Telegram vs Signal – Which one is better?

There are 1.5 billion people on earth who prefers to use the WhatsApp messaging app for communications through text messaging. Honestly, this figure is impressive enough, and no doubt that the WhatsApp application is used in a big copious amount. Recently, on January 6, 2021, WhatsApp users received an unexpected notification as “WhatsApp is updating its terms and privacy policy”, also the notification clearly indicating about user data, and Facebook hosted service can be accessed by business to store and operate the WhatsApp chats.

However, for some reason, if you decline the policy you no more will get to access their service from the 8th of February, then, of course, these people will switch on another messaging application. I’m pretty much sure that most of you might be familiar with Telegram, but the messaging app known as Signal is going viral. And it could possible that Signal will become the most used application in the future, but again it’s just a hunch. Read the article till the end, that we’ve managed to put our point of view on Telegram vs Signal – Which is Best? So without further delay, let’s get started.

Telegram vs Signal - Which one is better?

Telegram vs Signal – Which one is better?

If I’m not mistaken, deep down we all know that messaging app is used for sending text messages, video clips, documents, audio, images, attachments, and the list continues. These are the basic features that are present in almost every messaging application that is available in the app market. But the question is are these apps are enough to trust in terms of security?

Read More: Signal good for privacy?


Privacy and security are the most important factor that we need in the era of the digital generation. Even privacy lovers would love to use the perfect application that will provide privacy and security. Here are the comprehensive differences in terms of security and as well as features.


  • In terms of security, the good thing is that the messaging app does provide support for E2E encryption, but the thing is you have to enable it manually, and the same encryption is only provided in the secret chats features.
  • Telegram desktop does not support any of the encryption but on macOS.
  • If one person wants to access your data, he/she requires court orders from multiple legal systems around the world. also, the company has shared 0 bytes of data with third parties and the government till now as stated by Telegram company itself.

Telegram collects the data of:

  • User ID
  • Contacts
  • Contact Info

Must Read: How to Shift from WhatsApp to Telegram App? What are the benefits?


  • In terms of security, Signal uses the open-source Signal Protocol to provide end-to-end encryption. 
  • Every communication is protected by E2E encryption on the app.
  • Every local file encrypted by a 4-digit passphrase, which also includes group calls.
  • “Sealed Sender”, is a new way of communication present in Signal, this particular feature will ensure ultimate privacy, no one will able to know including Signal that who is messaging to whom.

Signal collects the data of:

  • None (Only your phone number)


  • Includes basic features of chats, group chats, channels, voice, and video calls.
  • Can add 200,000 members to the group.
  • Multiple group-specific features like bots, polls, quizzes, and hashtags.
  • Support of self-destruction message feature.
  • Can send the file up to 1.5GB in size.
  • Includes basic features of messaging, group chat, voice, and video calls.
  • Support of self-destruction message feature.
  • Feature of “Note to self”, you can send a note to yourself.
  • Voice call identities remain concealed from your contacts
  • Every communication is protected by E2E encryption.

That’s it for now. You can comment below for your further queries or your experiences. Till then stay tuned for more info. You can also follow us on Google News or Telegram group below for real-time notifications whenever Gadget Headline publishes any post.

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Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta

Love to explore the world of smartphones and gadgets. Focused on latest and upcoming tech news, Android news, ROMs, tips, guides, leaks, and reports. Love Android and Windows Phones but addicted to Android OS from Android Gingerbread version till now. Foody and music lover.

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