Its capabilities are: content hosting (with integrated history, and the ability to save conversational content), files (up to 1.5 GB, including documents, multimedia and graphic animations), global content search, contact book, calls , broadcast channels, supergroups, among others. Secret chats is a complementary tool for conversations with exclusive encryption for the sender and receiver. This function promoted for the Cryptanalysis makes it more secure. has other important characteristics among these we have the Identification by alias: Each user can identify their own number with an alias, in the same way that is done with a user account. Thus, the receiver will be able to search and identify by the alias, the name of the receiver and his profile image, without the need to have an aggregate in his contacts or reveal his number.
Groups and supergroups: Supergroups allow to communicate in circles of up to 100 000 users, with administrators and a system of permissions Since November 2015, user limits grew and included features such as the complete history, default silence mode, system of expulsion of users, anchor messages and other functions To indicate in the conversation the character @ followed by the contact to be mentioned is used.
Channels: Channels is a social feature that separates groups, to focus on unlimited audiences. The messages are broadcast in a unidirectional way with the possibility of using interactive buttons (some bots allow to personalize that feature). Each publication has a visit counter instead of bookmarks. Administrators are the ones who add content and manage the list of subscribers. You can also use aliases and specific links to share to social networks.
Utilities: Other options are blocking users and / or silencing notifications from contacts or groups.For websites and social links, developers offer a scoreboard that was implemented for telegram.me. In the "Cache settings" the application can manage the amount of files received, delete them or perform a cleaning every so often In 2017 the option of using custom themes in Android and the PC version was added.
The application has a defect that is not able to hide the last connection time. It also does not allow to establish the information or status message and has little privacy when forwarding photos.
Another disadvantage of Telegram appears when someone enters a group chat, which can see all the previous messages.
Of course I recommend it since it is a plication used by developers where the learning capacity is very broad, here we can exchange files, documents, applications, videos, etc. It is a very efficient and effective application in the teaching-learning process.
I am currently in a group of software developers using the pinguino program to generate new projects that seek to create induatrual and educational solutions, with this I have been able to generate more learning and capture the attention of the students achieving a greater capacity for learning. Through my account I have contact with a supergroup of developers with whom we exchange ideas and solve problems together.