This facilitated communication over larger distances and was more efficient than sending a messenger. The invention of the telegraph helped people to talk with each other, to catch up on news. Remember, most families lived apart, so they couldn't visit each other very often. Also, the telegraph projected process in America, and was the first model of a modern day phone. It also helped speed up business, and benefited the economy. people loved the telegraph, it enabled them to communicate with people in different cities. before the telegraph the fastest a message would reach its destination was as fast as your horse could run.