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Telegram Announced Auto-Delete Messages, New Widgets And Many Other Features

It has copied few features of WhatsApp so that users can feel easy on the new platform. Undoubtedly, Telegram has become the most downloaded app on Google Play Store.

Telegram saw a surge in users over the last few weeks and now, it has been added with few most wanted features. The messaging app has appeared as the most downloaded app on Google Play Store. Interestingly, Telegram has reached the top from the number ninth on Google Play Store. On the other hand, it is the fourth most downloaded app on Apple’s App Store. And when it comes to the overall downloads, Telegram again comes on the top level.

Here, we will discuss some features of the Telegram announced today.

The auto-delete message feature resembles WhatsApp’s disappearing features. With this feature, the user can set an auto-delete timer in all Telegram chats. Thus all messages will automatically get erase either after one or seven days of sending. The feature will work for messages that are sent after the time is set. You can enable the timer on Android, go to Clear History and choose a duration. On iOS, press and hold a message, tap Select and then Clear Chat and Enable Auto-Delete.

Home screen widget

Telegram provides an option for its users to add a new Telegram widget a to their home screen for quick access. The chat widget shows the preview of the recent chat while the Shortcut Widget displays only names and profile pictures.

Group links with limited duration

Telegram reveals a possibility of creating group invite links that come with a limited duration. It said in a blog, “Any invite link can be converted into a scannable QR Code to put on everything from brochures to billboards. You can also see which users joined using each invite link to find out where new members came from or which format has been most effective for growth.”

Groups with unlimited members

Moreover, there will be no limit on the number of members in a group you can add. Telegram lets over 200,000 members exchange messages, media, and stickers in a group.

Improved reporting system

Telegram makes users easy to report spam and fake people on the messaging platform. “Telegram processes millions of user reports each month to make sure the platform is not abused. To help make this more efficient, we will now always ask you to select specific messages when sending a report. Additionally, all reporting options allow you to add a comment to give more context like when reporting fake accounts”. It stated in a blog.


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