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Telegram update brings Payments 2.0, scheduled voice chats, and new web version: Everything you need to know

Telegram’s Payments 2.0 feature will enable the users to transfer money to contacts, groups, and channels using the app.

Telegram, a cloud-based instant messaging software and application service, Telegram, has got a significant update bringing new features. The app update has brought the Payments 2.0 feature, new web versions, and scheduled voice chats.

What is the new Payments 2.0 feature of Telegram?

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The new Payments 2.0 feature is the most significant feature added to the new update of the Telegram application. The feature will enable the users to transfer money to contacts, groups, and channels using the app. The feature will be applicable in more than 200 countries including India. The payment information will remain secured with the user and shall not be taken by the company.

What are other platforms that have started providing integrated methods of payment?

Online platforms that have recently started supporting built-in payment feature are as follows.

Clubhouse

Clubhouse, an invitation-only audio-chat service, announced a similar feature in its application. According to the company, the new ‘Clubhouse Payments’ feature will enable content creators to monetise their content. Earlier, the service only provided an environment to promote their content but not monetise them.

What are other platforms that have started providing integrated methods of payment?
What are other platforms that have started providing integrated methods of payment?

WhatsApp

The Payments 2.0 feature of Telegram is similar to WhatsApp Payments. The Payment feature of WhatsApp offers a secure and convenient way to transfer to or receive money from your contacts. If the recipient does not use WhatsApp Payment, the sender can still send the money using his/her UPI ID. If the sender is using the WhatsApp Payment method, then the amount will automatically be sent to the recipient’s bank account.

The feature will allow all the users to send money to the desired content creator. However, only certain users will be eligible to receive the funds. The company is optimistic with regards to the new feature. The ‘Clubhouse payments’ will allow users to express their appreciation and applause by making a desires payment to their favourite content creator.

What are other features offered by the Telegram update?

The other features brought by the new update of the Telegram app are as follows.

Scheduled voice chats

The Voice Chats 2.0 has got an update by which the users can schedule the voice chats This will allow them to send messages at the desired time. The Voice Chats 2.0 will essentially be useful for formal Telegram groups in which information is being delegated on a regular basis.

Scheduled voice chats
Scheduled voice chats

Voice chat reminders

Now users can add voice chat reminders so that they can join them on time. Moreover, the app offers mini-profiles that you can refer to while chatting with a person. This shall not only help you know about the other person but also build a rapport.

New web versions

The Telegram update comes with two new web versions, namely, Telegram Web K and Telegram Web Z. Both versions will offer several features including animated stickers, dark mode, and chat folders.

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