Hey guys, check out the latest updates on telegram messenger, which includes video calls with up to a thousand viewers,video playback speed, high-quality video messages, and screen sharing with sound and many more feautures.
Group Video Calls 2.0
roup video calls allow up to 30 users to broadcast video from both their camera and screen
– and now 1000 people can watch anything from online lectures to live rap battles.
We will keep increasing this limit until all humans on Earth can join one group call and
watch us yodel in celebration (coming soon).
to start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page (in the ⋮ menu on
Android) of any group where you are an admin – then turn your video on.
Video Messages 2.0
Video messages are a quick way to check-in or share your surroundings without adding
another video to your gallery. They now have a higher resolution and you can tap on a
video message to expand it and take in all those extra pixels
Tapping on an expanded video message pauses it and allows you to fast
forward or rewind the message in case you missed a word.
To record a video message, tap the microphone icon in the message bar to switch
from voice message recording to video. Press and hold to record, then tap the camera
icon to switch back.
Audio from your device will keep playing as you record so you can now sing along to
your favorite songs or reply without pausing your podcast. Additionally, recording with
your rear camera lets you pinch to zoom in and capture things at a distance or add a
dramatic effect (eerie music not included).
Video Playback Speed
o power through lecture videos and replay kung fu moves in slow motion, the media
player now supports 0.5x, 1.5x, and 2x playback speeds. Our Android developer is a fan
of hummingbirds, so his app also supports 0.2x speed.
To change your video playback speed, tap ⋮ on Android or ⋯ on iOS when watching a
video in fullscreen.
On Android, you can also press and hold the 2X button when playing voice or video
messages to switch between 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x and 2x playback speed.
Since 2019, putting a timestamp like 0:30 in the captions or replies to videos and
YouTube links let users jump to that exact second – and you can now press and hold on
a timestamp in a message to copy the link and share the moment in another chat.
Screen Sharing With Sound
Screen sharing has been added to 1-on-1 calls and now includes the sound
from your device when broadcasting in any video call. So make sure you quit Super
Mario before it’s your turn to present — or don’t, and use the game for sound effect ts
To share your screen during a video call, tap the camera button and select your screen
as the video source.
Auto-Delete After 1 Month
Messages in any chat can be set to erase themselves after 1 day or 1 week – and now 1
month, in case you need your chats to stick around for a full lunar cycle before
To enable the timer on Android, tap ⋮ > Clear History then choose a duration. On iOS,
press and hold a message, tap Select > Clear Chat (top-left) > Enable Auto-Delete.
The media editor allows you to illustrate and decorate your photos and videos with
drawings, text and stickers. To more easily add fine details (or that perfect mustache and
pointy ears), the width of your brush now decreases as you zoom in – giving you the
precision of a professional.
To change the width of your brush at any time, drag the dot up from the color selector.
New animations make the passcode lock interfaces even snappier than before. If you’re
using an animated background, it will also appear on the passcode lock screen. The
disco never stops.
Password Recovery and Reminders
Telegram messenger has added a new prompt in Settings to help you practice entering your Two-StepVerification password.
If you forgot your password, there is a new password reset option that works even if you
don’t have a recovery email — as long as you’re still logged into your account. The
process will take 7 days and can be canceled from any of your devices.
Message Sending Animations on Android
Like emoji and stickers, text messages have new lightweight animations – when you hit
Send, your text smoothly transforms into the message bubble as it flies into the chat. iOS
users received these energy-efficient animations in the previous update.
New In-App Camera on iOS
The in-app camera now utilizes all zoom levels on your device – including 0.5x and 2x if
available. You can also press and hold to open a zoom wheel that lets you zoom in and
out with granular control.
To use the in-app camera, tap the 📎 icon in the message bar and then tap the camera feed in the attachment menu.
More for iOS
Choose multiple recipients for forwarded messages by tapping ‘Select’ in the
forwarding menu to share your best memes with all your best friends
New Animated Emoji
No Telegram update is complete without new animated emoji. As always, simply send a
message with a single emoji to get one of these in a chat