If there's one thing I've learned, it's that people won't change what apps they use unless they had a bad experience. My friends who complained about losing their WhatsApp chats (and photos sent via WhatsApp) only tried out Telegram after the fact. It's definitely not easy to get people on board a new platform, but if you can get just the people closest to you that would be a good start. Like I mentioned in my post, I use Telegram more than WhatsApp because the people I communicate with the most are all on Telegram. I use WhatsApp with more people, but I don't talk to them as much as I do with my contacts on Telegram.