Telegram Messenger has rolled out multiple new features to enhance the user experience in its latest update, which includes live streaming with other apps, improved download manager, better documents sharing features, a new attachment menu with unique file maneuvering capabilities, and more.
Live Streaming With Other Apps
With the latest update, Telegram has added a new feature to its existing capability of supporting live video broadcasts with unlimited viewers in Groups and Channels. Users can now broadcast from streaming tools like OBS Studio and XSplit Broadcaster – to add overlays and multi-screen layouts with ease, turning any Telegram channel into a professional TV Station. This new feature will be helpful for professional bloggers and journalists who are increasingly using Telegram live streams to reach their subscribers.
Telegram has been supporting the sharing of files up to 2GB each, since 2020. With the latest update, a new icon will now appear in the Search bar, when the files are actively downloading. Users can tap the icon or go to the ‘Downloads’ tab in Search to view and manage them – pause and resume all downloads or individual items, and select one to increase its priority or view it in chat.
New Attachment Menu
Users can manage and preview their album before sending multiple photos. The new attachment menu allows users to rearrange or remove selected media.
On iOS, the Attach attachment menu has been fully redesigned to catch up with the Android app. The in-app camera option is now beautifully integrated into the gallery and a new navigation bar gives quick access to photos, files, location sharing and more.
Further, the updated Files tab shows recently sent files and allows users to search for them by name.
Semi-Transparent Interface on Android
The unique night mode gives panels and headers a subtle transparency effect which allows chat backgrounds, stickers and media to shine through as a user scrolls. This update brings more of the best visual technologies in the world from other platforms to Android.
Redesigned Login Flow
On Android and macOS, log in has been refined with smooth new animations. On Android, the update allows the digits from login code to slide into place. On Telegram for macOS, users can watch the Matrix code fall in the QR Code login screen.
Phone Number Links
One of the unique and popular features of Telegram is that it enables users to create a unique @username from the Settings page, giving others an easy way to contact via Search or t.me/username link without sharing phone number. The latest update to this feature, will enable the sharing of a direct t.me link to the phone number that instantly opens a chat with the user. The link will only work if your privacy settings let others find you by your phone number.
New t.me Pages
With t.me links like t.me/durov, anyone can preview profiles, posts or entire public channels in their browser – even if they haven’t signed up for Telegram yet. These web previews have a new look, adding chat backgrounds and design elements from the fully-featured Telegram Web client.