Telegram X Beta - An alternative Telegram client based on TDLib, with higher speed, slicker animations and experimental features

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  • Telegram X unique features which don't exist in Telegram App

    Date: 04 Apr 2018
    Author: Alexey S

    Report Value: 100 %

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    Telegram X Beta Report

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

    I recently discovered a Telegram App unique features list made by one of Telegram App beta testers. Thanks to @Gensetti

    This list is the reason why you may want to consider to use Telegram X App over normal Telegram client. I found it a quite interesting to read and I want to share it here.

    Do you want to see more? Follow @tgtester in Telegram

    • Set old profile pictures as current
    • Forward as copy
    • Customize unread messages count badge
    • Log in with more than 3 accounts
    • Automatic data saver
    • More options for passcode locks (Pattern, gesture)
    • Ability to directly set every lock method without starting with PIN or password
    • Enable/disable passcode invisibility
    • Enable/disable Bubbles mode (and the ability to set bubbles mode only for chats or channels)
    • Show previews for text sizes options
    • More built-in themes
    • Hold-to-preview for chats
    • Custom vibrations option
    • Reduce motion option (not clear whether "enable animations" does the same in Telegram for Android)
    • Enable/disable swipe to reply/share
    • Enable/disable hiding keyboard on chat scroll
    • Customize markdown settings
    • Open all supported link in Instant View (with customization)
    • Enable/disable incognito keyboard in secret chats
    • Enable/disable HQ Round Videos
    • Enable/disable start Round Videos with a rear-facing camera
    • Enable/disable prompt before calling
    • Different forwarding behavior
    • "select" option by tapping a message
    • "share" button when long click an URL
    • "view message" button in the preview for links containing a picture
    • Camera button in chat to quickly shot and send a picture
    • Swipe on camera/attachment button to open an in-app camera
    • Every chat (sort by cache dimension) shown in storage settings
    • Share, archive or copy stickers pack link by tapping on a sticker in chat
    • "save to gallery", "save GIF" and "show in chat" options in full-screen GIFs
    • Scrolling right and left in a full-screen GIF will make you navigate through all GIFs in chat
    • Rotate videos before sending (even after capturing them with in-app camera)
    • The icon for trending stickers is always shown at the start in stickers menu (in chat). The legacy client shows it at starts only when new trending packs are available.
    • Full-screen preview (with a long tap) for GIFs (saved and inline)
    • Sticker preview shows all the emojis associated with the sticker (like TDesktop)
    • Opening a media from the media tab, you can see at the bottom the preview for the other media, like albums.
    • Faster in downloading messages and some other cases
    • "copy", "copy link" and "share" options for the username in every profile
    • "copy link" option in public supergroups for all members
    • Double timestamps (action timestamp and message timestamp) in recent actions
    • Clear cache (delete from internal memory) for singular media
    • In private chats (and basic groups) the option for deleting the message for the other is selected by default
    • URL markdown [text](URL)
    • Debug: read all unread chats
    • Option to call by phone or Telegram when choosing "call" after tapping on a shared contact
    • "copy link", "archive pack" and "delete pack" options with a long press on a sticker in the stickers bar
    • Button to avoid sending pictures/videos as albums without opening the gallery from attachment menu
    • See unread messages for the other accounts in the preview
    • Quick toggle in the main menu to switch to Night mode
    • When you share some types of files from other apps (like PDFs), Telegram X sends the title as the caption, while legacy client sends two separate messages
    • Mute/unmute a chat without opening it
    • Option to destroy group without entering in group info
    • Full-screen pictures in channels (without bubble mode)
    • Choose separate themes for different accounts
    • Hold accounts to preview chats list, without triggering online status
    • Hold accounts to quickly sign out, without triggering online status
    • Hold & swipe up to change account position in the list
    • Night theme for a map with Auto-Night mode support
    • Foursquare button in the message menu
    • The realtime distance between you and another party when sharing live location to each other
    • Animated typing, upload, and other actions
    • When receiving a sticker or photo, peek system notification to see it without opening
    • Swipe up an emoji to apply Skin Tone to all other emojis
    • Hold pinned chat & swipe up to change its position
    • Phone numbers highlighted in texts
    • Preview images and GIFs before sending in the inline bot results
    • Hold or tap chat picture to open without a need to open profile
    • Options to choose "None", "All chats", "Non-muted only" at Settings > Notifications > Unread messages count badge
    • Chat Admins can dismiss pinned message only for themselves
    • Undo pinned message dismiss via Three-dot menu > Pinned Message
    • People suggestions on calls tab
    • If last seen doesn't fit, you will be able to see most important part anyway
    • Hold inline buttons with links for fast copy/share
    • See the preview for a public/group even clicking on the group/channel private link (like TDesktop)
    • "select in between" button to select all messages between two posts
    • Clickable links/usernames in bio
    • The exact number of contacts
    • While editing a message, you still see the name of chat, profile picture and last seen/number of members