Today's update to Telegram apps introduces a new kind of private communication. You can now "unsend" any message you sent or received in any private chat, anytime. You can also control when your messages link back to your account if forwarded. For good measure, we've also added an option to hide your profile picture from non-contacts.
Android users can now use emoji search to quickly find the yellow beasts they were looking for — and will get emoji suggestions for the first word they type in a message.
Both platforms also support improved sticker search — you can now find individual stickers based on the keywords for the relevant emoji.
All the important parts of our iOS app can now be accessed with VoiceOver and the Android app fully supports TalkBack.
More features from this update:
Introducing Chat Backgrounds 2.0.
You can now make your own wallpapers or search for them on the web, apply effects like blur or motion, then share your backgrounds with others via links.
Read more on our blog:
2018 was a great year for Telegram, but 2019 is going to be by far the most important one in our company's history.
In 2018, more and more people discovered Telegram and switched to it from services run by ad-selling IT monopolies.
As a result, Telegram became one of the few messaging apps that are enjoying significant growth globally.
Building on the success of the last year, this year we are going to implement many long-awaited product changes you have been asking for.
2019 will be the time when feature-related wishes of our users come true.
A major update: Telegram for Android 5.0, Telegram for iOS 5.1, and Telegram Desktop 1.5 have arrived.
You can now use the Translation Platform to create your own custom languages, spread them via links and apply changes in real time. Each language also gets a public discussion group.
Instant View 2.0 lets you view web pages instantly with improved support for more types of content: right-to-left languages, blocks of related articles, image links, tables, nested lists, horizontal scrolling, collapsible text blocks and much more.
Telegram for Android received a major redesign in version 5.0. Profile pages offer quick access to shared media. Shared content sections were improved with high quality previews, increased loading speed, and more info under Links and Files. The Settings and Notification and Sounds settings screens were updated for a more streamlined experience.
Telegram Desktop reached version 1.5. In addition to custom languages, it now offers interface scaling for large screens, new badge counter settings, support for new emoji and long media captions (up to 1000 characters). Like other Telegram apps, the desktop client now supports 2X mode for voice and video messages.
Telegram for macOS recently received support for video streaming, swipe navigation (including swipe to reply), and improved search for messages.
Read more on our blog:
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If you see any other website that claims to publish news or announcements on behalf of our team, it is most likely a scam.
Telegram 4.7 has arrived just in time for the holidays!
On Android, this update makes it possible to log in to multiple accounts and quickly switch between them. Consider it a New Year's gift to your alter ego – or your dark side?
Speaking of dark sides: on iOS, the new version brings theme support, including two versions of a night mode.
Starting with 4.7, both mobile platforms also support swipe-to-reply gestures.
Read all about version 4.7 on our blog:
Telegram v.4.6 is here! You can now set up your auto-download preferences with granular precision (find the new options in Settings > Data & Storage). For example, always download pictures from your mother on any connection, but only auto-download media from groups when you're on WiFi.
iOS users will enjoy the new option to swipe left on any message to quickly reply to it.
For everyone else, we've also added support for albums to Secret chats, full support for MTProto 2.0, and the option to only use p2p in calls with contacts (see Settings > Privacy & Security).
Link previews for Instagram posts and tweets with multiple photos will now show all the media as an album, like this:
We saw some groups approach the 20K limit and increased it again. Telegram groups can now have up to 30,000 members.Читать полностью…
New mention badges in Telegram 4.3Читать полностью…
We've just launched Instant View for 2,274 more websites following the end our first contest.
Read more about Instant View and the contest on our blog:
You can now search for messages from a specific group member and add emoji to your messages by typing ':' + keyword. Get Telegram 4.2.1 for iOS and 4.2.2 for Android these two new features.
Here's how the new message search works:
Supergroups can now have up to 10,000 members! We've added members search to supergroups to help you find people in these newly massive haystacks.
Admins also get new tools for managing the increasing group populations: creators can appoint admins with granular rights (add members, remove members, add new admins, etc.). We've also added partial restrictions for members (read-only, no stickers etc.) and temporary bans.
The new event log (admin-only) will help you see all service actions taken by members and admins of a channel or supergroup in the last 48 hours – with search and filters.
On top of this, we've added improved sharing to our iOS app, Android pay support to our Android app and many smaller quality-of-life improvements throughout.
Read more about version 4.1 on our blog:
If you lost your stickers for a few minutes, don't worry! They're all back now.
If you still don't see them, this may be related to caching — reloading the app will help. Alternatively, just add a new pack. Try this one:
For dessert, we've made Instant Views into a platform. And now we're launching a $200,000 crowdsourcing competition. Join us in our quest to make the entire internet available in the Instant View format.
Also, don't forget to check out the new settings: different styles and fonts and an auto-night mode for Instant View pages.
Telegram 4.0 is here — and it's not just one, but THREE major updates all at once!
For starters, check out the new ultra-slick video messages and meet Telescope, our new video service where anyone can view video messages from public channels — even if they don't have a Telegram account.
Introducing autoplaying videos, smart auto-download settings and support for multiple accounts.
Read more on our blog:
Telegram for iOS and Android have just reached v5.2.
Group admins can set default permissions to restrict all members from posting specific kinds of content. Telegram groups can now have up to 200,000 members.
When you delete a chat or clear chat history, you'll get a detailed confirmation dialog and an option to restore the chat within the next 5 seconds.
We've also added new streamlined group settings, new contact sorting options, better thumbnails, improved animations, stylish new search bars on iOS, an improved dark mode on Android – and more.
Read more on our blog:
Telegram for Android, iOS, desktop and macOS have been updated with a dedicated tool for polls.
You can create polls in groups and channels – right from the attachment menu.
In addition to this, Image Search is back to the iOS app. Use the Web Search option when setting any profile picture and the looking glass button when sending a Photo & Video attachment.
Telegram for macOS caught up with rest of the crowd, adding support for custom languages. The app also boasts improved performance when playing GIFs.
Read more on our blog:
Telegram for iOS and Android 4.9.1 are out today, adding a new Exceptions section in Notification settings that lists all your chats with custom notifications.
Telegram Passport now supports more types of data, including translated versions of documents. We've also improved the password hashing algorithm to better protect Telegram Passport data.
And with the new Telegram Desktop 1.3.13 you can easily save some (or all) of your chats on your disk.
Read more on our blog:
This video should give you an idea of how the new account switching feature works – available on Android today and coming soon to other platforms. ✨🌟⭐️ Happy holidays!Читать полностью…
Bonus track. An embeddable HTML-widget is now available for all messages in public groups and channels. You can see it when you open links to such messages in your browser – try this with t.me/telegram/81.
Below the widget is a button that reveals the code to embed it on any website. Journalists quoting Telegram channel posts in their articles are going to love this.
Meet Telegram 4.5! You can now group photos and videos into albums when sending — and control the order in which your media will be sent.
Store any important messages or media by sending or forwarding them to the Saved Messages chat. Each saved message has a “go to” button that takes you to the right place in the original chat.
We've also improved username search to make it easier to find popular bots and channels, added support for pinned messages in channels, and redesigned the Settings screens on iOS. iOS users also get full support for iPhone X.
Read all about version 4.5 on our blog:
Telegram 4.4 is here! With the new Live Locations it's easier than ever to meet people on the go or get together during crowded events.
Also in this update: A completely redesigned music player – try it out on the @cctracks channel that features Creative Commons music.
Telegram is now available in 13 languages including French, Malaysian, Indonesian, Russian and Ukrainian. More languages are coming soon thanks to the new localization platform.
Read all about version 4.4 on our blog:
Telegram 4.3 is out! We've added reply and mention badges so that it's easier to keep up with conversations in busy groups.
Also in this update: A new panel for quick access to your favorite stickers, a new interface to invite your friends to Telegram (get there via Contacts), group stickers, and numerous other design and UI improvements.
Read all about version 4.3 on our blog:
The new emoji shortcut is particularly handy on desktops, but can also help to quickly locate obscure emoji on your mobile. :sunglasses :Читать полностью…
Disappearing content is now available for all private chats on Telegram. With version 4.2 of our mobile apps, you can set a self-destruct timer for any photos and videos you share in private chats.
We've also completely redesigned the photo editor, added an option to add a bio to your profile, and laid the groundwork for increasing download speeds for popular media in massive channels.
Read more about version 4.2 on our blog:
The Bot Payment Platform now supports payments from more than 200 countries via 4 payment providers.
Three new payment providers have joined the platform since launch:
- Paymentwall, a global provider that works in 200 countries
- Yandex.Money, well known in Russia
- Paycom, popular in Uzbekistan
In case you missed it, you can read more about the payment platform here: https://telegram.org/blog/payments
We will be adding more payment providers soon. Follow @BotNews if you'd like to stay up to date on the latest bot news.
Terrorists are after your fear – and the media are glad to help them. Don't give in!
You can't stop newspapers from spreading the terrorists' message far and wide, but at least you can report public terrorist content on Telegram (in the unlikely event you ever see it).
Payments are coming to Telegram bots. Soon you'll be able to order pizza, pay for a pair of shoes, hire a cab, or refill your subway pass — all in a few button taps on Telegram.
Meanwhile, check out @ShopBot and @TelegramDonate for a taste of tomorrow (both need Telegram 4.0 to work).
Telegram 3.18 for Android and iOS just hit the stores, and with it, we are beginning to roll out Voice Calls: secure, crystal-clear, and constantly improved by machine learning.
Telegram calls will first become available to users from Western Europe, but the rest of the world will get them very soon as well (no extra update required). Get ready to roar!