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Telegram issues a new update with 2x playback, replaceable media, text hyperlinks, and more

Telegram has also added three features that are exclusive to Android at the time and it is likely that the company will update its iOS app to add these features.

  • Published: June 28, 2018 1:06 PM IST
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Popular instant messaging and VoIP platform Telegram has launched new updates for its app on iOS and Android. The new update brings a number of useful features increasing the set of things that the platform can do. Telegram posted a dedicated post on its official blog to share the details about these new features. According to the blog post, the first feature will allow users to replace media and adding captions to videos and photos. It is particularly useful when you accidentally share the wrong version of the photo in a char with your friends, family, or colleagues.

The platform already allows the user to delete messages for everyone in case a user has sent a message that was not intended for the other user or group but this new feature will simply allow the user to replace the image without the need to delete the message and then sending the correct media. Telegram already supports adding captions to videos and photos that you share but it can now allow users to add captions to any photos or videos that you may have accidentally sent without any caption.

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The second new feature allows users to listen to long voice notes or audio files at 2X speed to cut short the time you spend on that particular activity. Telegram pointed out that developers have “spent a few extra hours” while developing this new feature so that the video does not sound odd most of the time in the 2X playback more. Other features include quickly marking conversations as read or unread, sharing contacts with multiple contact numbers along with the ability to choose what information fields from the contact you want to share.

Telegram has also added three features that are exclusive to Android at the time including tap and hold on profile pictures in the chat list to preview the conversation, text hyperlinks, and the ability to cancel messages before they are sent. It is likely that Telegram will launch these features later in their iOS app.

  • Published Date: June 28, 2018 1:06 PM IST