The cloud-based instant messaging software and application service, Telegram, has rolled out a major update. The new Telegram Update 8.2 brings features such as high-speed scrolling and a calendar view, an admin approval setting for invite links, global chat themes for your entire app, and more. Keep reading to know about the features in detail.
With the release of Update 8.2 Telegram will be offering hyperspeed scrolling for shared media. A new date bar on the side of the page has been added, which you can drag up and down to scroll through shared media faster. All you need to do is pinch in and out, so you can see anywhere from 2 big thumbnails to a dozen small squares per row.
Besides this, the latest Telegram update also brings Calendar views for shared media as well. In order to quickly find media from a specific time user needs to tap on the date bar to open a calendar interface with media previews for each day – then tap to see all the media from that date. In addition to this, the users can also filter shared media to show only photos, only videos, or both. To view shared media, simply tap the header at the top of your screen in any chat and scroll down. To open the new menu, tap on three dots Android or on iOS.
Telegram will now also allow the opportunity to join your group or channel on their own time – whether you share the link privately or turn it into a QR code on a billboard is up to you. When additional invite links are created for chat, a Request Admin Approval setting will give admins more control over who is able to join and see the chat.
When a link is opened with Admin Approval turned on a button will be shown to send a join request that admins can manage from a new bar at the top of the chat. Admins will be able to view the applicant’s public profile pictures and bio there themselves and can then approve or dismiss a request. However, the Admin Approval can be applied to any link in the ‘Additional Invite Links’ section but giving all of those links unique names is new to the social media platform that comes with the latest update. So now you can label them for better organization and this will be hateful especially when you are using all the different options that exist for invite links, such as limits on duration, number of uses, etc.
Telegram’s last update brought 8 new themes that could be set for individual chats but they are now available for your entire app on iOS (with Android soon to follow). The users will be able to personalise their designs and tweak the colours or change the pattern. For more options and custom settings, tap ‘Chat Themes’ to edit and share your creations.
Apart from this, the iOS users can now share their transit times for shared locations. Your exact location can be shared from the attachment menu in the message bar. Tapping a shared location pulls up a map of the area – which now shows you the travel time to get there by foot, car, or public transport. To see detailed directions or get a taxi to the location, tap on the travel time to open it in your preferred app. The Transit times are displayed for both static and live locations
For the latest gadget and tech news, and gadget reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For newest tech & gadget videos subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay up to date using the Gadget Bridge Android App. You can find the latest car and bike news here.