If you’re using Telegram, there are simple ways to build your following and maximize the utility of the app for your purposes.
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Telegram is a recently developed messenger app that in its first 24 hours garnered close to seven million new users, possibly because they like the fact that it combines the features of WhatsApp with those of Snapchat.
The app allows users to contact other individuals who either have public (and searchable) Telegram usernames or are existing contacts within your phone. Telegram, which comes with an open application programming interface (API) and protocol, allows users to know when recipients have received and read their messages.
While Telegram’s capabilities draw parallels to WhatsApp, there’s an ephemeral quality to Telegram messages that distinguishes them from WhatsApp’s messages. Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram sends messages, including photos, with a self-destruct timer that’s a lot like Snapchat’s.
Although those same photos can still be screen-shot before they disappear, the app itself has an enhanced security system, using servers worldwide, which positively affects both security and speed. A secret chat feature uses end-to-end encryption and a time-tested algorithm. And Telegram boasts a combination of high-speed delivery and increased reliability.
The app is also cloud-based, allowing users to access their messages from multiple devices; there are no data limits, no fees, no subscription requirement and no ads. The app, further, lifts many of the messaging and file exchange constraints of other applications, allowing users to share and distribute a wide range of information and files without having to toggle back and forth between multiple applications.
If you’re using Telegram, then, here are some simple things you can do to build your following and maximize the utility of the app for your purposes — plus one thing not to do.
Repost interesting content from your industry or community.
If you find a document, article, meme or something else you think will interest your followers, be sure to share it. Drawing people into your network by initiating conversations that might interest your community or be of value within your industry is a good way…