Popular Chats in Comparison: Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, Teams

Explore the diverse landscape of messaging apps as we delve into a comparative analysis of some of the most widely used platforms: Viber, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Microsoft Teams. Each offering unique features and functionalities, these apps have become integral parts of our digital communication. Let’s navigate through their distinct attributes, from encryption capabilities to group chat functionalities, to provide you with insights into choosing the most suitable platform for your communication needs.


  • End-to-end encryption for all calls and messages
  • Messages aren’t saved and stored on server locations.
  • Group chats can be created and hold up to 256 participants.
  • A message deletion functionality for group chats that can erase chosen messages from the archives of all participants in the group chat.
  • Voice and video group call functionality.
  • File, image and video sharing capabilities.


  • Telegram is the only chat app on this list that enables users to share files larger than 1GB.
  • Group chats can be created and hold up to 200,000 participants – the largest on this list.
  • Telegram has no ties to Facebook or any Facebook affiliate companies – which is a huge plus!
  • File, image and video sharing capabilities.
  • In group chats, you can delete messages for all participants – with groups being able to hole up to 200,000 participants, this is no small feat.
  • Has counterparty screenshot protection in secret chats.
  • Has self-destructing message capabilities in secret chats.


  • End-to-end encryption of all messages and calls.
  • All messages are deleted after delivery and not stored in an easily accessible server location.
  • Self-destructing message capabilities are available; meaning text message, video, sound files can be sent and set to delete themselves after being viewed.
  • Counterparty screenshot functionality included on the app.
  • Group chats can be created for private and public groups. Private groups can hold up to 250 participants, and public group chats can hold an unlimited number of users.
  • Messages can be deleted in group chats for individual participants or all participants.
  • Private chats can be locked and concealed from prying eyes with a pin code function.
  • Voice and video calls can be made – and the quality of these calls rest firmly at the top of this list.
  • Viber has no ties to Facebook or any of Facebook’s affiliate companies (like GIFY for example).

Microsoft Teams

  1. Seamless Microsoft 365 Integration
  2. Instant Chats
    Chat is one of the key features of Microsoft Teams. Whether it’s just with one person or with a group chat allows you to instantly message team members for quick discussions and feedback.
  3. Conversation Channels
  4. Direct Access to Email, Skype, OneDrive, and SharePoint
    Teams provides you with access to Microsoft 365 applications within one location, letting you work more efficiently. Access files and documents in OneDrive and SharePoint, plus make calls and conduct video conferences directly from Teams.
  5. Collaborate Internally and Externally Securely