New Telegram update brings interesting features
One of the most interesting new features announced by Telegram today is the possibility of activating an auto-delete timer in all Telegram chats, which will automatically delete messages for all participants between 24 hours or 7 days (depends on users’ choice) after they have been sent.
It is worth noting that the auto-delete only applies to messages sent after the timer has been set, and that previous messages will remain in the chat history.
Also, unlike in secret chats, the countdown starts when messages are sent, not read. In groups and channels, only administrators can activate or modify the auto-delete timer.
Widgets for the home screen
Exclusively for Android, Telegram has introduced the ability to add widgets to the system home screen. There are two types: the chats widget, which displays a list of our conversations with recent messages; and the shortcuts widget, which displays only the names and profile pictures of contacts.
Expiring invite links
From now on, channel and group administrators can decide when an invitation link should expire, with the aim of preventing more people from joining the group than necessary. The links can expire on a certain date, or once the quota of members has been reached.
In addition, the possibility of generating invitation links via QR codes has been included.
Unlimited group members
If, for some reason, the group member limit is too low for you (200.000 members right now), it is now possible to create a broadcast group, which allows unlimited members to join in.
More new features
Now imported messages will appear sorted with their original dates if they are added to Telegram chats that have less than 1,000 messages.
In addition, in order to facilitate the process of reporting messages or chats, Telegram will now ask to select specific messages when sending a report.
To conclude, the company once again introduces a new collection of animated emojis.
All the new features are available in Telegram version 7.5, which is now available for download through the main app stores.