Telegram now also lets you mention people (using the @ symbol) in group chats, even those without a username which wasn’t the case before. Your favorite in-line bots can now easily be accessed from the attachment menu. Other new features include pulling up your friend list in search, and other interface improvements.
WhatsApp fans will perhaps gloat that they have something Telegram shows no signs of adding to their arsenal: WhatsApp calls and now rumors of WhatsApp Video Calls as well. Telegram came out to state that their focus is only chat for the foreseeable future but we are not complaining. Yet. Telegram has a bunch of neat features and clusters of loyal fans from across the world keeping it top on the WhatsApp alternatives list.