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  • Telegram beta 4.8.10 got a TON passport support with a bunch of new features

    Date: 27 Jun 2018
    Author: Alexey S

    Report Value: 100 %

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    Telegram Beta Report

    Google Pixel XL 2, Android 8.1.0; Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1

    App version 4.8.10 (13050)

    With a new beta update for Telegram app, users can set up a 2-factor authentication for Telegram Passport. Telegram passport supposed to be used with an upcoming TON cryptocurrency. For now, it allows you to set up a secure account and store your personal data there.

    You can find a new passport feature in Settings > Privacy and Security > Telegram Passport.

    Possible entries: Phone number, Email, Personal details, Passport, Internal Passport?, Passport registration, Temporary registration, Identity card, Driver licence, Address, Utility Bill, Bank statement, Tenancy agreement.

    Unofficial changelog

    • TON passport support.
    • Hyperlinks can be set to the text.
    • Long tap on the chat gives a new "Mark as read" menu option.
    • Long tap on the chat profile pic shows a preview of unread messages.
    • Played media files now can be played with 2x speed.
    • [?] Sent media file now can be changed.

    Additional info: Regarding Telegram Passport: The feature might be available to you in the beta version, but it's possible that it somehow disappears again, even after you used it and added documents etc. Remember: It's beta and not yet officially released.

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