🆕Unlimited Live Streams • Broadcast video and share your screen to an unlimited number of viewers. • To begin, tap 'Video Chat' (in Groups) or 'Live Stream' (in Channels) on the profile page of a community where you are an admin.
🆕 Flexible Forwarding • Tap the ‘Forward Message’ label above the input field to preview or change how messages will be sent. • Hide or show the original sender’s name. • Remove or keep captions from media messages. • Select and Unselect messages to change which ones will be forwarded.
🆕 Jump to Next Channel • Scroll through channels you follow without going back to your chat list. • When you reach the bottom of a channel, pull up to go to the next unread channel.
🆕 Trending Stickers • Discover Trending Stickers above the ‘Recently Used’ section in your sticker panel. • Easily locate your sticker packs — when scrolling the top bar, the thumbnails enlarge to give you a better view. • Know when your chat partner is looking for stickers – their status will show “Ch👀sing a sticker”.
🆕 Unread Comment Counters • See how many unread comments there are when opening a channel's comments.
🆕New in Android • When you enter one emoji in the message bar, sticker suggestions appear – now with larger previews. • Pull upward on the suggestions panel to see more stickers. • Improved Search for Internal Sharing. Frequent Contacts and Recent Search results now appear when you tap 'Search' while sharing messages inside Telegram.
🆕New in Telegram Desktop • Choose one from dozens of new gorgeous animated backgrounds in Chat Settings > Chat background. • Added ability to set custom auto-lock timer.
🆕New in Telegram macOS • Set stickers or GIFs as your profile video — or as profile videos for your groups or channels. • Profile pictures in groups follow the messages as you scroll the chat.
🎂8️⃣ It’s hard to believe it’s been 8 years since Telegram first appeared in the App Store.
According to research published last week, Telegram became the 7th most downloaded application worldwide in 2020. This is not surprising: for the last several years, Telegram has been the most feature-rich and user-friendly messaging app in the world.
And yet, every single feature we add makes me think of new improvements we are yet to implement. It’s like reaching a peak of a mountain only to discover greater heights to climb from the new vantage point. That is what makes this journey so exciting.
Thank you all for believing in Telegram early. And even if you just joined Telegram yesterday, it is still very early. From here, we shall reach new heights 🏔
🆕Group Video Calls 2.0 • Group Video Calls now support up to 1000 video viewers, as well as unlimited audio-only listeners. • To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page of any group where you are an admin — then turn your video on.
🆕Video Messages 2.0 • Enjoy higher resolution from video messages in your chats.
🆕Timestamps • Add timestamps like '0:45' to video captions and replies to automatically create links that play the video from that specific moment.
🆕Screen Sharing with Sound • Share your screen in 1-on-1 video calls, as well as group video calls.
🆕Group Video Calls 2.0 • Group Video Calls now support up to 1000 video viewers, as well as unlimited audio-only listeners. • To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from ⋮ menu in the profile (Android) or the info page (iOS) of any group where you are an admin — then turn your video on.
🆕Video Playback Speed • Tap ⋯ in the media player to select 0.5, 1.5 or 2X playback speed while viewing a video.
🆕Video Messages 2.0 • Enjoy higher resolution from video messages in your chats. • Tap a video message to expand it. • Rewind and fast forward video messages when they're paused. • Pinch to zoom while recording a video message with the rear camera. • Continue playing music while recording video messages. • Tap once on the 'voice message' button to switch to video mode, then hold to record and release to send.
🆕Timestamps • Add timestamps like '0:45' to video captions and replies to automatically create links that play the video from that specific moment. • If a video caption includes a timestamp, hold on it to copy a link to that moment.
🆕Screen Sharing with Sound • Share your screen in 1-on-1 video calls, as well as group video calls. • Audio from your device is included while sharing your screen in any video call. • Swipe left or right to select a video source when turning on your camera in any video call.
🆕 And More • Enable auto-delete in your chats to remove messages after 1 month (also 1 day or 1 week). • Easily draw small details in the media editor – the brush now gets smaller as you zoom in. • Passcode Animations: New animations make the passcode lock interfaces even snappier than before. If you're using an animated background, it will also appear on the passcode lock screen. • New Animated Emoji
🆕New in Android • Message Sending Animations: Send messages with improved animations – your input text smoothly transforms into the message bubble as it flies into the chat.
🆕New in iOS • Improved In-App Camera: Switch to 0.5x or 2x zoom when taking photos or videos if this is supported by your device; Press and hold the zoom button to open a zoom wheel with granular controls. • Tap 'Select' in the forwarding menu to choose multiple recipients. • Swipe with two fingers in the chat list to select multiple chats. • Profile pictures in groups follow the messages as you scroll the chat.
🆕New in Telegram Desktop • Quickly find all GIFs from a chat using the new GIF section in Shared Media. • Enjoy a new app icon and default background.