Telegram is bringing video streaming support, and auto-night mode to its Android app. The messaging company has released version 4.8 of its app for Android, which brings support to stream videos without downloading them first. Also Read - WhatsApp tips: How to send message to an unknown number without saving itAlso Read - WhatsApp Status video download: How to secretly download someone's status video
Now when a video arrives on Telegram, users of the messaging app can watch it instantly by clicking on the video. There won’t be a need to fully download them first, and users will see the caching progress as a light grey strip. The update also adds auto-night mode on Android where users can set the app to automatically switch to night mode after nightfall or in low-light conditions. Telegram users can set up Auto-Night mode from Settings -> Theme -> Auto-Night Mode. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) server busy error: How to fix the issue in simple tips
Alongside these two new features, Telegram also announced a new login widget for websites. Websites can now add Telegram widget to authenticate users similar to Facebook, Twitter or Google login on most websites. When users login to websites with the Telegram widget for the first time, they will get a confirmation message in the app to authenticate themselves and their browser.
Once logged in, Telegram shares the name, Telegram username and profile picture with the website requesting authentication. It does not share any other detail for phone number. Telegram users will have option to revoke the authorization at a later stage if they wish.
The latest version 4.8 of the app also brings improved bots, which can interact with you directly without you initiating the conversation. These bots can now be used by platforms for things such as customer support, accepting payments or even sending notifications for delivery status, and ticket bookings among others.
The new announcements from Telegram is similar to ones previously introduced by WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned social messaging service also allows users to stream videos without fully downloading them first. It also launched WhatsApp For Business, a platform that can be used by third-party services like BookMyShow and Goibibo to send notifications like movie tickets or flight tickets.
The main Telegram app and Telegram X were abruptly pulled down by Apple from its App Store last week. The app was reportedly pulled down by Apple for ‘inappropriate content’ being shared on its platform. Apple SVP Phil Schiller said the app was pulled down after the company learnt that the app was serving child pornography to its users. The apps were reinstated on the store with fixes to prevent the distribution of illegal content.