Today Telegram rolled out a new round of cool updates for the app on both Mobile and Desktop. Some new features that we have never thought of, and which are very fun and cool.
Telegram has today on 26th of July 2020 introduced these features for their messaging app:
- Profile Videos
- Improved People Nearby features
- Unlimited file sharing with up to 2 Gigabytes per file,
- Mini-thumbnails for your chat list and notifications,
- Group stats
- Skin Softener
- More Animated Emoji
- Multiple Accounts on Telegram Desktop
- And much more
Telegram has made a statement that indirectly points out to one of Whatsapp’s weaknesses, which is not allowing users to share media larger 16MB. Telegram shared the statement below:
Telegram users have been sharing files up to 1,5 GB each, which happens to be 93 times larger than 16 MB (which is a totally random number, we have no idea what it could possibly mean.)
Telegram Profile Views
This one is the coolest feature out of them all. With profile videos, we are now able to add videos instead of pictures to our profiles. Incredible isn’t it?
Capture yourself in action, or wink and wave at people like you’re in a magical picture from Harry Potter.
You can edit your profile video before setting it to your profile. Same as with any videos you upload, the media editor will help you enhance the quality or decorate yourself with animated stickers.
Telegram Skin Softener
No need to worry about bad skin day, freckles, wounds, or much more. Telegram now lets you edit your pictures and videos and make your skin shine before using the media. Speaking of the media editor, any photo or video you take with the front-facing camera now has a softened skin option in the media editor. But you don’t need it to look fabulous; you already are fabulous.
Improved People Nearby
You can now find out how far your friends or contacts are in the new Telegram update.
When people contact you via the People Nearby section, you will see how far away they are. And when you start a chat with someone nearby, Telegram will suggest a greeting sticker to break the ice. Luckily, all our stickers are extroverts.
Head over to Contacts > Find People Nearby and try tapping on’ Make myself visible.’
You can now see a small preview of the media sent to you by other Telegram users and choose whether or not you want to open the message now or later.
Ever wondered whether the incoming picture is just another meme or that selfie you’ve been waiting for? Get an idea of what media is in a message right away, thanks to the new chat list thumbnails.
The new thumbnails also appear in notifications and message search results. Never lose a cat photo again.
According to the official Telegram website, Owners of large groups with over 500 members can now view beautiful, detailed graphs about their activity and growth. Group stats also show a list of top members by the number of messages and average message length.
By the way, the minimum number of subscribers to get Channel Stats has been reduced to 500 as well.
On Android, the music player has been redesigned with sleek new icons and an expandable tracklist. Tap the button on the left to control looping, shuffling, and to reverse the track order so your playlist can moonwalk with you.
The message input bar will grow smoothly as you type a long message. And the video editor now allows cropping and rotating videos to help you hide any evidence you were filming vertically.
Multiple Accounts on Telegram Desktop
Telegram lets you stay signed in on three accounts from different phone numbers without logging out. Telegram mobile users have been enjoying this feature since 2017, and today it’s coming to the multi-platform Telegram Desktop.
More Animated Emoji
Telegram’s animated emoji army keeps growing (note to self: build a bigger barracks). To get one of these in a chat, simply send a message with a single emoji, and watch it jump to life.
These new Telegram features have surely thrilled you enough, and you cannot wait to get these updates as soon as possible. So do I. We are excited to see more fun and useful Telegram updates for its upcoming versions, and we hope they’d be as great as these ones.