Almost immediately after crossing 1 billion downloads, Pavel Durov's Telegram Messenger received another major update to version 8.0. Telegram 8 brings unlimited live streams, improved message forwarding, trending stickers, and other enhancements.
The latest update to Telegram turns messenger into a Clubhouse clone
Back in December 2020, Telegram received a big update with the new voice chat feature for groups. Today, the messenger got another major update with “Voice Chats 2.0.” The update focuses on new features for voice chats in groups and now in channels. Here what is new in this release which basically turns Telegram into a Clubhouse clone.
Telegram introduces new message auto-delete, widgets, and more
After introducing the ability to move chats from WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk, Telegram developers are back with another major update for the popular messenger. This time, a new version focuses on disappearing messages, new invitation links, and home screen widgets.
Telegram has fixed a serious privacy issue with self-destructing media
Dhiraj Mishra, a security researcher, has shared with Bleeping Computer interesting findings of two security bugs in the now-fixed Telegram messenger app for macOS. These issues made the app fail to properly remove self-destruct media in Secret chats and to store local passcode in plain text.
Telegram: new Group Voice Chat feature, Monetization strategy
The latest update to the Telegram app introduced group voice chats. This new feature adds a voice layer to regular chats, allowing participants to not only write text messages, but also speak.
Telegram Desktop gets picture-in-picture support and more
Right now, Telegram Messenger is more popular than it ever has been. With the recent release of the Telegram Desktop client in the Windows Store, more and more users over the world find it a convenient alternative to WhatsApp, Viber or Facebook Messenger. The team behind it is also working hard on adding more and more features to all versions of the clients, including the Windows app. And the recent update to the app brings some features worth mentioning.
Telegram 1.0.2 has Icon Based Contact List
Yesterday, Telegram for Desktop got an update. Version 1.0.2 was rolled out for all major platforms. This version allows you to shrink the contact list to icons.
Restore Default Theme in Telegram Desktop (Remove Custom Theme)
Starting with version 1.0, Telegram Desktop allows the user to customize the appearance of the app in a flexible way. It supports themes which change the style of the app completely. If you are bored with a theme you have installed and would like to restore the default one, here is how to do it.
How to Install Themes in Telegram Desktop
Telegram Desktop Messenger v1.0 has been released with theme support. In this article, we will see how to install themes in Telegram Desktop and change Telegram Messenger's appearance.