Today's update brings Animated Stickers.
High-quality with full 60 FPS motion, lightweight Animated Stickers require less battery than GIFs and less bandwidth than regular stickers.
Check the Trending 🔥 section of your sticker panel for some sample sets.
Artists are welcome to create their own packs of animated stickers on our free platform.
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Today's update allows you to add entire group chats as exceptions to any privacy settings. Settings will adapt as people join or leave the groups.
We've also added a new privacy setting for Who Can See My Phone Number.
Channel admins can now link a discussion group to their channel. And developers can make bots that can seamlessly authorize you on web services.
Any public channel can now be viewed from the web, even without a Telegram account.
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Today's update brings archived chats and a host of new and redesigned features — just in time for spring cleaning.
Tidy things up with archived chats by separating work from play, and important from inactive. Copy links to messages in private groups and channels to point back to specific posts. Redirect forwards before sending to keep messages for their intended audiences only. See who else is up past their bedtime with online badges.
Android users can now select multiple chats for bulk actions, quickly pinning, muting, archiving or deleting in one sweep. The app’s icon and menus have a new look and new functions — introducing an expanded chat list, quick forwarding button, and a more robust sharing menu supporting emoji.
iOS now accommodates 6-digit passcodes and a new look for large emoji, as well as the option to clear recently used stickers.
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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!
A big update is coming to Telegram soon. It is currently delayed because Apple is keeping the iOS version "In review" – it's been stuck in this state for more than 10 days.Читать полностью…
Telegram 5.8 lets you add anyone to your Telegram contacts – even if you don’t have their number.
If you’re looking to exchange contact info with people standing next to you, try the new Add People Nearby section in Contacts. You will see other users within 100 meters who are also viewing this section at the same time.
The People Nearby section also shows Groups Nearby –public chats related to places around you. As of today, anyone can host location-based group chats in their city.
We’ve also added a tool to transfer group ownership and enhanced notification exceptions to all apps.
Additionally, iOS users can now use Siri shortcuts and change the app icon (in Settings > Appearance).
Read all about this update:
Now is a good time to bring your friends and family to Telegram.
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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.
So while we're all waiting, check out this new text that explains how terrorists can use any encrypted messaging app and what all of us can do about this.