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This comparison table mainly focuses on private use cases. For business group chat solutions please refer to Comparison of Google Hangouts Chat, Slack, Cisco Jabber, Skype for Business, Telegram, WhatsApp and other group chat solutions.

CriteriaTelegramHipChat ServerGoogle Hangouts ChatValue
Incredibly fast loading times

UNRIVALED

OKAY

GOOD

VERY HIGH
Multiple accounts on one device(tick)(error)(tick)

MEDIUM

Fast sharing of pictures3 CLICKS

1 AT A TIME

GOOD

HIGH

Zero upload picture forwarding(tick)(error)(error)

HIGH

Easy forwarding of messages(tick)(error)(error)

HIGH

Offline abilitiesGOOD(error)(error)HIGH
Un-send messages(tick)(error)(error)HIGH
Completely free and independent(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Usernames and public messages(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Stickers(tick)(warning)(warning)MEDIUM
Possibility to chat with yourself(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Sticky chats(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Options to edit and annotate picturesPOWERFUL(error)(error)MEDIUM
Improving pictures(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Who reads it and when(error)(error)(error)MEDIUM
End-to-end encrypted chats(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Open source(tick)(error)(error)MEDIUM
Automatic Masks and Stickers(tick)(error)(error)LOW
Unread syncing over devicesGOODOKAY

GOOD

LOW
Message self-destruction(tick)(error)(tick)LOW
Public channels and groups(tick)(error)(error)LOW
Channels(tick)(error)(error)LOW
Instant view for fast news consumption(tick)(error)(error)LOW
Groups with up to 200,000 people(tick)(warning) 8,000(error)LOW
Optimal text formatting for conversations copied over from other software (e.g. JIRA)(tick)(tick)(error)LOW

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