Text Recognition. On devices with iOS 13 or macOS 10.15 and above, you can use Live Text to select and copy text directly from photos in chat.
On iOS, tap to open a photo in the media viewer, then tap the text icon to isolate words from the background. The macOS app automatically detects text in photos – ready for you to select with your cursor.
This secure image recognition is handled entirely on your device.
Global Themes on iOS. Choose from 9 themes built by Telegram designers for your entire app – each with a Day and Nightmode, colorful animated background, and gradient message bubbles. (Coming soon to Android)
Like all themes, you can personalize these to change colors or pick a different pattern. For more custom settings, tap Chat Themes to edit and share your creations.
Join Requests. Enable admin approval for additional links to your group or channel so you can preview potential members before they are able to access the chat.
With these links you can create and join special closed chats – like a group just for superfans, or a channel with exclusive content. Users opening these links send a join request, which admins can manage from a banner at the top of the chat.
Bot developers have the tools to build bots that can share invite links and approve potential members – or even give them special tasks before they are allowed to join.