Social media is now becoming more and more interesting. People are more active on Facebook and Twitter than in their actual and physical social circles. Apart from social networking sites there is another way of socializing, which was started since the evolution of WhatsApp and that change the whole aspect of instant messaging. With the growing demands of users, there were many Instant Messengers developed. One such messenger is Telegram, which was initially developed for iOS later made available in Google Play Store for Android Users. There are many exciting features that telegram exhibit along with its main objective of being used as a messenger.
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Usage and Features of Telegram
Telegram works similar to that of whatsApp and many other messengers. After you have downloaded and installed the app, at the start screen you will be required to register to the community using your mobile number. The servers will now synchronize and verify your mobile number by sending a text message containing a code, which you need to enter in the application. However, you need not to copy and paste the code, it verifies automatically once correct mobile number is entered.
Once registered you will now be able to see all the contacts whoever have registered on telegram community, this feature is same as used in most of the other messenger. For getting connected to someone in the community you need to have their mobile number. Using telegram is as pleasant as using whatsApp, and often sometimes it might appear as a cloned version of WhatsApp.
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When it comes to the features, it has all the common features such as Smilies support, custom background, magical character, etc. However, it doesn’t have any option of voice messaging yet, which is now available in all other apps of same kind. You can see who is online, if not last seen will be displayed; there is also an option of hiding the last seen update in settings too. This application allows sending audio, video, images and any other file in the community, which is a distinguishing feature of the application. In every other app you can only send videos, audio and images with some size limit, but in Telegram, the size limit is of 1 GB which is very high as compared to other apps.
Installing Telegram on PC
Telegram is an iOS and Android application and it has not been officially launched for Windows, Mac and other OS. It can be installed of windows and Mac using Android Emulators, which are specific applications that allows installation of Android packages (APK) to Windows. There are many emulators available such as Andy, Bluestacks and Youwave. We are going to use Bluestacks as it is free and very easy to use. Telegram can be installed on PC using Bluestacks as follows:
- Download Bluestacks. It can be downloaded from here!
- Install Bluestacks.
- Now find Telegram in 1Mobile Market in the Bluestacks, once downloaded install it on your PC using Bluestacks.
- After installation is successful, open Telegram using Bluestacks.
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Bluestacks is recommended to run Telegram on PC as it is free, also it can be used of MAC OS too. Apart from this, it supports all the major games and applications as compared to other Android emulators. In case you wish to install telegram from your device backup, it is rather simpler just open the backup APK file using Bluestacks. Telegram will automatically be installed on your PC.
In case you find any issues in following the above procedure, drop your comments below 🙂