WhatsApp, Telegram or Messenger: Which application consumes less data?

fter the tests carried out by the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (Etecsa), and with the launch of 3G , it remains only to see which instant messaging applications consume less data.

According to a survey conducted by Cubadebate on September 11, many Cubans share a preference for instant messaging applications when connecting to the Internet. Facebook occupied 30% of the survey, while applications such as WhatsApp and Messenger , were only one point below the leading social network in the computerized world.

WhatsApp is a leader when choosing a message delivery platform. International companies offer along with the purchase of packages that usually includes voice, messages and data, the possibility of using the application at no cost. However, in our parallel universe, where we will depend on ToDus to do something similar, it is vitally important to know finally, which application would save us a few megabytes.

The Italian web SosTariffe.it analyzed the hourly data consumption of the most used applications in the world (WhatsApp, Telegram , Messenger, Hangouts, Line, Viber and Skype), using a 4G / LTE data network, by simulating The three consumption profiles you will see below:

Low consumption : 20 messages sent and received, 5 photos received and 2 sent.
Average consumption : 40 messages sent and received, 10 photos received and 5 sent.
High consumption : 100 messages sent and received, 50 photos received and 20 sent.

From this scheme, the test revealed that Telegram is the platform that consumes less data, with 35-40% less than WhatsApp. The difference increases as the profile grows. A high consumption, shows that Telegram consumes 3.75 mb, almost half of what WhatsApp consumes (6.23) in messages and photos sent and received.

The famous Facebook Messenger and Skype, close the list with an expense that can reach 13.94 and 22.22 mb respectively, in the case of the high consumption test conducted by SosTariffe.

Telegram is compatible with all platforms (including desktop PC) and is totally free and without advertising. You can download it from Google Play for Android systems, or through its telegram.org page for the browser or desktop version.

Next, features of the application according to Google Play.

Pure and instant messaging. Simple, fast, secure and synchronized across all your devices. More than 200 million active users in two and a half years.

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging application on the market. It connects people through a unique network of data centers, distributed throughout the planet.

SYNCHRONIZED: Access your messages from all your devices at the same time. You can start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or PC. Never lose your data again.

UNLIMITED: You can send files and multimedia without limits of size or type. Your chat history will not require storage on your device and will be stored securely in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

SAFE: Our mission is to deliver the best security without losing ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, multimedia, etc., is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie – Hellman secure key exchange.

POWERFUL: You can create chat groups of up to 100,000 members, share long videos, documents of any kind (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.), and even configure bots for specific tasks. It is the perfect tool to organize online communities and coordinate work groups.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the least amount of bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools, and an open stickers / GIF platform to cater for all your expression needs.

SIMPLE: Although it offers an unprecedented number of features, we are concerned with maintaining a clean interface. With its minimalist design, Telegram is clear and easy to use.

100% FREE AND NO ADVERTISING: Telegram is free and will always be free. We will not sell advertising or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give access to your data to third parties.

For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers secret chats. Messages in secret chats can be programmed to be automatically destroyed from both devices that participate in the chat. In this way, you can send all kinds of content to disappear, such as messages, photos, videos and even files. Secret chats use end-to-end encryption (end-to-end), to ensure that messages can be read only by the recipient.


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