Telegram: Learn about 11 features of the new update

This Friday (30), the Telegram team released the news of the new application update. With a focus on raising the bar for video on the platform, some of the new features include video calling with up to 1,000 viewers and up to 2x video playback speeds.

To help you stay on top of the news, the TechWorld listed the new features that came to the app. Check it out below:

1 — Group video calls 2.0

Group video calling 2.0 allows up to 30 people to broadcast via camera or cell phone screen to up to 1,000 viewers. To initiate new group calls, create a ‘Voice Chat’ on the info page — or in the ‘three dots’ menu on Android — of any group you’re an administrator for and turn on video.

The new calls allow up to 30 people to transmit simultaneously to a thousand viewers (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

2 — Video Messages 2.0

Video messages will now be of higher quality and will have video zoom, pause, fast forward or rewind features. Plus the zoom option when recording with the rear camera.

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3 — Speed ​​of videos

With the update, the media player now allows playback at 0.5x, 1.5x and 2x speeds.

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4 — Time stamping links and tags

Following a tool already used by YouTube since 2019, now on Telegram it will be possible to jump directly to a part of the video that has a tag, in addition to generating a link that can be shared with the time tag.

5 — Screen sharing with sound

It will now also be possible to share your screen in private calls, including screen sound. To share, tap the camera button — a preview will appear to make sure everything is fine — select the screen and share.

Be careful if you have any background applications — with audio — that might interfere with your presentation. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Be careful if you have any background applications — with audio — that might interfere with your presentation. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

6 — Self-destructive messages after one month

One of the preferred features of the app is that messages are self-deleting after a set period of time. It is now possible to schedule up to one month after submission.

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7 — Precision drawings

The media editor now allows for greater precision as the brush shrinks when zooming in on the image allowing for greater control over details. To decrease brush thickness at any time, simply drag the point up or down while pressing the color picker.

The brush shrinks when zooming in on the image being edited, allowing for greater control over details. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)The brush shrinks when zooming in on the image being edited, allowing for greater control over details. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

8 — Animations in passwords

If you have an animated theme enabled, it will appear on the app’s lock screen.

If you have a theme enabled, the animation will appear on the lock screen. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)If you have a theme enabled, the animation will appear on the lock screen. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

9 — More practical password recovery

The new password reset option works even if you don’t have a recovery email — as long as you’re still logged in to your account. The process takes 7 days and can be canceled using any of your devices.

10 — New animations on Android

In addition to the emoji and sticker animations, Telegram now features new animations when sending messages and audios, making the experience more dynamic.

Messages smoothly transform into balloons. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Messages smoothly transform into balloons. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

11 — New camera for iOS

The app’s camera will now use all zoom options natively available on iOS. When pressing, a zoom wheel appears and allows you to zoom in and out more accurately.

The zoom wheel allows you to choose more precisely. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)The zoom wheel allows you to choose more precisely. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

More for iOS

In a group conversation, profile photos will follow messages as you scroll across the screen, letting you know who sent them.

Now you'll never lose track of messages in group chats again. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Now you’ll never lose track of messages in group chats again. (Source: Telegram / Reproduction)Source:  Telegram

Unsurprisingly, Telegram invests in tools to improve the user experience, making its rival — WhatsApp — always rushing to catch up with the company’s innovations. You can check seven functions that are coming to WhatsApp and that Telegram already has at this link.

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