Popular social media app Telegram has released a fresh update that includes a tonne of brand-new features and other enhancements. The new software update is now available for both Android and iOS platforms. Users can now create custom wallpapers for specific chats, share entire chat folders with a single link, use web apps in any chat, and more thanks to this upgrade.
Telegram via blog post informed about the rolling out of the fresh new update. The instant messaging service has included the feature of shareable chat folders. The users will be able to share their chat folders with a link inviting their friends or colleagues to dozens of work groups, collections of news channels, and more. As per the company, multiple invite links are supported by each chat folder, therefore, enabling access to different chats. One can now choose the chats they want to include when creating a link, and give it a name that fits, such as Managers or Interns.
Users will also be able to include any public chats, as well as any chats where you have the admin rights to add people. A suggestion to join the new chats will appear to members if you add more chats to your folder. To create a folder, open Settings > Chat Folders. For more details, see our in-depth guide on Shareable Folders.
The new update also brings the ability to create custom wallpapers using their favourite photos or colour combinations for individual chats. Once you have set a wallpaper a special message will be sent in the chat that allows your chat partner to add the same wallpaper on their side. You can set a custom wallpaper in any 1-on-1 chat. To set a custom wallpaper, tap ⋮ > ‘Set Wallpaper’ in the chat header on Android, or open a profile and tap ⋯ > ‘Change Wallpaper’ on iOS.
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With the new Telegram update bots are also getting better which supports collaboration and multiplayer features for members. As per the company, the Web apps of bots that support the feature to be launched in any chat can be accessed via a direct link or by mentioning the bot’s username in any chat on Telegram. In addition to this Bots can use collectable usernames — including links without the -bot suffix.
Moreover, the Attachment menu on Telegram has also been improved and it now scrolls faster similar to Shared Media. All you need to do is pull down on the date bar to time travel. In groups of under 100 members with topics enabled, read receipts now show what time your messages were read by other group members.
The User interface has also been enhanced allowing users to create groups without adding members immediately – in case you want to set up permissions and pin a few messages first. Whereas Send When Online requires fewer taps and the latest iPhone has profile pictures with a new animation, sliding into the dynamic island when you scroll through profiles and info pages.
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