When comparing Telegram vs Joey for Reddit, the Slant community recommends Joey for Reddit for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design apps?” Joey for Reddit is ranked 24th while Telegram is ranked 28th. The most important reason people chose Joey for Reddit is:
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
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Pro Free and convenient large file sharing
Copy/paste videos, gifs, images, geolocation, and documents, drag over files for practically any time up to 1.5GB in size. Images can be compressed, too.
Pro Privacy focused
In addition to the end-to-end encryption that provides privacy to communications, the app also includes self destructing timers for chats, and the ability to permanently delete messages, yours and theirs, from your device.
Pro Beautiful UI
Very customizable with a lot of clean looking options.
Pro Media messaging
Videos, gifs, images, geolocation, and documents.
Pro Possible to send photos and videos without compression
Pro 2-step verification
You can set up an additional password to your account, which can be reset by your email. You don't have to use an email if you do not want to. If you lose access to your email or forget your password, you will be able to reset it via text message if your account is over seven days old and will receive it within a week (in case you recover anything before then).
Pro Channels for one way broadcasting
Broadcasting channels suitable for announcing things.
Pro Free of cost
The application is available free of cost.
Pro Customer support is within the app
Although it's volunteer based, but still pretty top-notch if available, which it tends to be.
Pro Supergroups of up to 5000 people
In Supergroups, anyone along with admins can delete their messages from all sides. A message can be pinned to the top. All of the user's messages can be deleted by an administrator, and they can be banned and reported as well. Supergroups can have a public link (outside of Asia, due to high spam volumes), which is also a username.
Pro Desktop app handles HIDPI
The desktop app has a built in setting to scale the UI of the app up to 200% which allows for those with 4k monitors/screens to use the app without scaling issues.
Pro Save time with inline bots and link previews
Unfortunately, on the desktop videos don't play, but images are viewable without visiting popular websites like imgur and Instagram.
You can play YouTube videos and others within the app, so you don't need to embed code or anything.
With inline bots, such as @gif, @pic/bing, @vid/YouTube, etc, you can look things up without leaving the client or chat that you're in. Simply type the name and some keywords and wait for the results to load.
Pro Cloud chat keys are kept in different jurisdiction
Even though encryption used for cloud-based storage (e.g. Gmail, Facebook, iCloud) may not be as secure as end-to-end encryption or zero-knowledge storage, Telegram does the most that it can by holding keys to chats in different jurisdictions, requiring intergovernmental cooperation to obtain the keys. This is aside from whatever other security measures have been taken, of course.
Pro High quality calls
Uses the latest GPL audio codecs, such as Opus, an adaptative high-quality codec that supersedes AAC at any bitrate.
Pro Fast and fluid
No lag or stutter, smooth as butter.
Pro Supports TTS
Only client which reads out content to you.
Pro Streams all GIFs
No waiting for download of entire GIF. Streams instantly
Pro See all the ancestors of a comment
You can see not only parent of a comment, but parent's parent and so on of a comment with single tap.
Pro It has the fastest gif loading speed
This is the faster reddit app, when it comes to loading gif files.
Pro Reader view
Read web articles without the clutter.
Pro Streams comments
Streams match threads.
Pro Has screen lock feature
This is the only app with a screen lock feature.
Pro Supports live threads
Full support for Reddit live threads.
Pro Can collapse the comment thread from anywhere
You can collapse the comment thread from anywhere inside the comment tree.
Pro Most powerful text editor
One of the few mobile apps that has support for inserting tables, codes, headings.
Pro Read AMA in magazine style Q/A format
AMAs are available in magazine style Q/A formatting. works for multi author AMAs too.
Pro You can add upcoming AMAs to your calendar
Upcoming AMAs can be added to calendar, so you never miss an AMA.
Pro Easy to view albums and read image descriptions
It has vertical cards for albums, so swiping for next image and reading description is in same direction.
Pro Lets you filter posts by flair
You can filter posts from r/science, r/LifeProTips, r/IAmA, r/askscience by flair.
Pro 16 million colors for customization
Both primary color and accent color have 16 million options.
Pro Swipe to close
Swipe to close is available for everything
Pro Amoled Night theme available
Power saving with Amoled night theme. Normal night theme also present.
Pro Auto theme change
Change themes automatically.
Collapse comments at any level of your choice.
Pro Omni Subreddit Finder
Searches your subscriptions and the web simultaneously. http://i.imgur.com/5eJrjwD.png
Pro Shows which AMAs are going on
It shows live AMAs going on currently, so you can participate in them.
Pro Beautiful animations
Has very beautiful and smooth animations. For example when upvoting or downvoting stuff.
Pro Color coded usernames
Highlights users who have participated earlier in the comment chain. http://i.imgur.com/XsrxbXN.png
Pro Real trophy case for reddit trophies
This is the only app that has got the Reddit trophies correctly.
Pro Doesn't put strain on eyes
The sepia theme is very easy on the eyes.
Pro Beautiful error screens
Even the error screens have cute animals.
Con Not fully open source
Telegram has an open API and protocol free for everyone, but the backend software is not open source. Therefore 100% privacy can not be evaluated.
Con Can only be used with a phone number
It is not possible to activate and use Telegram by mail etc. You need a phone number.
Con Only "Secret Chat" messages are encrypted end to end
The only way to get end-to-end encryption (client-client) using Telegram is to use the Secret Chat function, anything through the service is server-client encrypted. Also secret chat is only implemented in the mobile apps, meaning there is no way to encrypt messages end-to-end when using the desktop client or the web browser client.
Con Multireddits are not niche, it is standard to incorporate them in apps
The other apps have it multireddit integration.