Telegram launches update and seeks to displace WhatsApp with these new functions

The new version of Telegram, which is available for Android and iOS users, added some great features. Here you can meet them.

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The new Telegram features are available on all devices. Photo: iProUP

Telegram wants to become the most popular instant messaging application in the world, a title that belongs to WhatsApp. For this reason, its developers often release updates that include new features for the benefit of users. Recently, the platform just released a new version for Android and iOS that added privacy-focused features. What does it consist of? Here we tell you.

According to Unocero, a portal specialized in technology, the first function that Telegram added is called ‘Protected content‘ and it allows the creator of a group to prevent the rest of the participants from forwarding the messages, they will not be able to take screenshots or save the photos and videos that are sent in that conversation.

It is worth noting that these features were already available on the platform; however, only in personal chats. If you want to activate it in a group, you just have to enter the settings of that conversation, press the option “Type of group/channel” and choose “Restrict saving content”.

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You Will Have To Choose “Restrict Saving Content”. Photo: Unocero

Another new function added by Telegram, which is available on Android and iOS, is that users will be able to log in by receiving a phone call, they also provide the possibility of responding in a public group using the name of your channel and not with your username.

The option to manage connected devices has also been included, that is, you can set a time limit for your account to be automatically closed on other computers. Finally, the function of deleting messages from a specific period was also added, although only for individual chats, not group chats.

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The Telegram update brings new ways to find memories in shared media with quick scrolling and a calendar view, among other features that will be available on both Android and iOS.

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Scrolling To Hyper Speed And Calendar View For Shared Multimedia Are Some Of The New Tools In Telegram. Photo: Telegram

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Just as you read it. According to the same Dubai-based company, advertising reaches Telegram, but gradually. The firm has decided that for this first one it will be called “sponsored messages”, in the same style as Twitter, but with some conditions.

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Advertising Reaches Telegram Through Sponsored Messages, Which Will Be Displayed In Groups With More Than 1000 Members. Photo: 20Minutos

Edward Snowden harshly criticized Telegram and its founder Pavel Dúrov came out to answer him

Edward Snowden, a former CIA worker who leaked classified documents on surveillance programs, used his social networks to harshly criticize Telegram, the instant messaging application created by the brothers Pável and Nikolái Dúrov. His words became a trend and reached one of the founders of the platform, who did not hesitate to answer him.

As detailed by RT, it all started on Twitter, when the former NSA agent expressed his annoyance, because Telegram had not taken restrictive measures against a false account that was posing as him and that had more than 80,000 followers.

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The Exchange Of Messages Generated Surprise On Twitter. Photo: Andro4All

Telegram reaches 1,000 million downloads on Android thanks to the fall of Facebook

Telegram is WhatsApp’s main competition. This application developed by the brothers Nikolái and Pável Dúrov, whose offices are located in Dubai, offers an immense number of attractive functions for iOS and Android users, the latter being the ones that use the platform the most. A recent report reveals that the application developed by Pável Dúrov managed to reach 1,000 million downloads from Google Play.

On October 4, the servers of WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram suddenly stopped working. For several hours, users were unable to connect to their accounts, send or receive messages, let alone post. Basically, these apps were useless, both in their version for iOS and Android devices and on the web.

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Despite This, Telegram Is Still Far From Surpassing Whatsapp And Messenger, As They Have More Than 5,000 Million Downloads From The Google Play Store. Photo: Snail

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This secret trick is available to all users, no matter if they have an Android or iPhone phone.


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