- Search for settings
- New icon for messages in the notifications shade
- QR codes for profile sharing
- No more access to our favourite collections.
- No more access to our favourite communities.
- No more social platform without ads.
- No more content delivery as we used to.
- Apply blur and motion effects to chat backgrounds in Settings » Chat Settings » Chat Background.
- Global permissions for groups. Restrict all members in any group from posting certain types of content.
- Nested lists
- Document attachments
- Colored links
As a user, I am also an owner of several channels and groups on Telegram plus I am reading around 10 different channels on a daily basis.
First of all, I think that every Android app can find it's user because people are different and they have different preferences. The same goes for Telegram clients. They have minor differences in UI/UX and some of them might be a better fit for one person than another.
Apart from UI/UX, there is one extra difference between standard Telegram client and others - the speed of new features being delivered.
What does it influence? Let's take the most recent example with the latest release of Telegram 5.11....
It isn't a long time before another Telegram update comes out, yet today we are here with a new build. Version 5.7.0 is available with a generous number of upgrades upon the previous release but still deemed enough for us to do a report about it. So, here we go.
New theme switcher
First things first, this update adds two new themes to the app and more redesigns to the majority of the pop-up dialogs, whilst bringing a separate page for managing all themes and creating custom ones. The Arctic Blue theme, as the name suggests, combines white with blue, while the second theme, named Graphite, boasts a lighter variant of gray as the preferred main background color....
The latest Telegram update, version 5.6.0, is out in the wild and brings one so much requested feature - Archived Chats. Besides, the whole user interface design has got a fresh coat of paint, including further usability improvements.
Earlier confirmed by Pavel Durov, Telegram's founder, in a Twitter comment, archived chats have finally made their way to the Android app. Thankfully, you can now easily declutter your chats list by archiving lousy chats, past ones, etc. With a left swipe, a chat is immediately transferred to the archived chats folder....
Last month Telegram announced a new design contest for developers from around the world. Their purpose has been to spice up the interest of some clever minds and give them a platform to showcase their fresh design and coding ideas, with the added benefit of giving them prizes and hiring them later down the line. The latter is perhaps, mostly applicable for winners who are good enough to pass all stages of the contest and prove themselves to be worthy, though job opportunities by other companies may come up too.
V5.5.0 beta for Telegram brings deeper privacy options and search functionality for emojis/stickers and settings
The initial beta's for Telegram's next update have been dropped yesterday and are surely packed with plenty of interesting stuff. So, as of the time of writing, there isn't an official changelog provided, but, sure enough, we have got our hands on pretty much everything that has been changed or added thanks to other sources.
As the Telegram team is adding more and more options and sections to the settings page, the need for a search functionality has been deemed necessary. With this update installed, once you get inside the settings of the app, you will notice right away the magnifying glass icon in the action bar, which does also let you search for frequently asked questions.
The old icon for notifications has been replaced with a plain white paper plane icon....
Recently, Telegram officials created a channel where they publish the best design and feature concepts in regards to their apps, all created by talented designers and developers from around the world. We did a report about the more eye-catching concepts published there a while back, which you can take a look at from here. Just a couple of days ago a new concept was shared and it indeed caught our attention as it has some pretty neat ideas that you would wish Telegram's developers go ahead and leverage as soon as possible. So, without further ado, let's see what this concept by @maratkharr has in mind.
This would come quite in handy as it is crazy simple to scan a code to add someone to your contacts list and instantly start chatting with....
I wrote this post for Google+ but I think that it might be also helpful for others to check.
Google+ is going to be shut down but what does it mean for us?
The newest Telegram Messenger update for Android and iOS has arrived just yesterday. Version 5.4 brings lots of practical options for better data management, including something that not everyone is going to be a fan of. So without wasting any time, let's get down to the meat and potatoes of what's new in this stable release.
Smaller videos on Telegram will start playing automatically when they reach your screen. By default they are muted, so to unmute a video, you have press one of your device's volume keys....
Telegram is my favorite cloud-based instant messaging app because of its simple user interface and the great level of functionality it has to offer. It also uses end-to-end encryption for sending and receiving messages and does not pack intrusive ads as Facebook Messenger does.
Its clients for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows and Linux are all fully open-source, allowing anyone to fork the sources and build their own variants and contribute to the project by adding newer localizations or helping improve the current ones, assist with fixing bugs and provide fresh design ideas. Speaking of design ideas, there is a new official Telegram channel dedicated especially for that. The development team behind Telegram will choose the best concepts for new UI layouts and animations and share them on the channel....
Chat Backgrounds 2.0 in Telegram v5.3 for Android - blur and motion effects, sharing backgrounds, and more
The Telegram app has gotten a record-breaking number of four major updates in the past two months and we are glad to see that there is such a dedicated development team behind it. The most recent update of the bunch is version 5.3 available both for Android and iOS, as always. It comes along with the so-called Chat Backgrounds 2.0, which does bring numerous customizability options and necessary refinements. First things first, let's go through the release notes and later on continue with our detailed overview for this release.
Telegram for Android updated to v5.2.1 - brings granular permissions for groups and support for undoing chat deletions
Telegram's new suite of updates for their messaging clients for all major operating systems, including our favorite Android, have been made public this week. Included are lots of cool new features that everyone would fancy, minor design changes and refinements, and much more stuff we will share with you. Just keep reading.
Telegram is a messaging app where you can use different chatbots in order to enhance your chat experience. There are a lot of different bots available including different timers, reminders, and services. There are also plenty of different poll bots with allow users to create and share polls in their channels and groups. From now on, most of them will become unnecessary.
New polls feature was introduced in the latest Telegram beta update for the Android v5.1.0....
Instant View is a technology crafted to perfection by Telegram's developers. It optimizes all of the supported web pages explicitly for mobile devices and makes them load instantly, no matter what is your Internet connection speed, by caching them onto their servers, hence why it is called "Instant View".
What is new in Instant View 2.0
Version 2.0 is a welcome upgrade over version 1.0, and we will go ahead and explain why just in a moment. Before that though, we would like to note that there is not an official statement by Telegram about what are the exact changes in this update, but alas, we got some more insight details, which are based on the changes in code on GitHub, examined by some folks at the Russian website ROZETKED, and more information from the Telegram Beta channel. The guys at ROZETKED are saying that other than tables and nested lists, file attachments are supported too....
Telegram beta got a major update to v5.0 with a refreshed design, settings, instant view 2.0 support and more
After a long period, Telegram beta for Android finally got a new update. There is no official blog post available for this release at this moment apart from the previously released 5.0 update for ios.
The first thing you will notice after opening the app will be a new icons design. All icons were changed from "full" to "empty" and Telegram app UI feels a bit lighter now.
The second noticeable change would be a revamped settings tab....
Telegram is a messaging app in its core, but it also packs some extra features you may haven't come across. One of them, in particular, is the music player, which can be used to play music files attached to your messages. The player can also play in an order all MP3s in a chat and has extra options like shuffle play, reverse order, and repeat. Other than that, it also allows rewinding. The playing continues in the background as in every other music player and can be controlled from the notifications panel of your Android devices....