Telegram has just launched a new update for its mobile app both on Android and iOS with a number of new features. Taking a look at the announcement post about the new features, the company has introduced improved group permissions to its app on Android and iOS. This gives administrators comprehensive control over all aspects of the group including restricting members from sending a certain type of messages. For instance, admins can restrict users from sending any GIFs or stickers in the group or restrict users from sending any messages at all. The company claims that it has streamlined the group interfaces along with the Settings screens, Admin panels, and Member lists.
In addition to interface optimization, groups now come with a new limit of up to 200,000 members which is twice in number than the previous limit of 100,000 members. Telegram also clarified that after today, both supergroups in the app and other basic groups “are simply groups”. Admins can make any basic group public while adding admins with granular privileges along with the option to turn persistent history on or off. The mobile apps will also come with a new time-limited feature to undo critical actions including clearing chat history or deleting entire conversations.
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Currently, the users are presented with a confirmation dialogue while deleting conversations or clearing chat history. As part of the undo delete option, the users will also be presented with a 5-second button to restore the chats. Apart from group permissions and undo delete, the company has introduced a number of small improvements. These improvements and changes include the ability to sort contacts with the name or last seen time on the mobile apps, “ultra-light thumbnail” for photos and videos to improve animation while downloading large files.
Developers have also made improvements to the search bar for the app on iOS and the dark mode on Android. The updated Android app allows new users to set their profile image at the time of registration for a new account. The latest version of the Desktop app for Telegram now gives users the option to select the style of emojis in the app along with support for automatic file and music downloads. The company now also allows users to select default input and output devices for calls. Last but not least, the company also revealed that it is planning on releasing a new update for users in “coming” week or two.