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Video Calls with up to 1000 Viewers, Video Playback Speed, High Quality Video Messages, Screen Sharing With Sound, and More

Group Video Calls have leveled up and can now have 1000 viewers – in addition to the 30 broadcasters and unlimited audio-only listeners.

The media player has new 0.5x, 1.5x and 2x playback speed options, which you can enable when watching videos in fullscreen.

Video Messages record in higher resolution and you can tap a video message to expand it – while tapping again allows you to fast-forward or rewind.
When recording video messages, device audio will keep playing in the background, and you can zoom in when using the rear camera.

Screen Sharing has also been added to 1-on-1 video calls, and now includes device audio in both individual and group video calls.

And that’s just the beginning – there are a dozen more features on our blog, as well as plenty of jokes and stunning demo videos. Click here to see more about Precision Drawing Tools, Desktop’s Photo Editor, a new In-App Camera on iOS and more:

https://telegram.org/blog/video-1000
Live Streams, Flexible Forwarding, Jump to Next Channel and Trending Stickers

Telegram has been steadily developing for 8 years, and in celebration, here comes version 8.0 🥳

Live video is now available in Channels – and streams in both Groups and Channels support unlimited viewers.

We've added a new preview window for Forwarded Messages with customization options like hiding sender names or hiding captions on media messages.

You can now quickly read posts from all your channels – without going back to your chat list. At the bottom of a channel, pull up and the feed will automatically switch to your next unread one.

Trending Stickers have a new place in the sticker panel, right above your Recently Used, that you can use to browse and add packs.

Users browsing in their sticker panel now show the status ‘choosing a sticker’ in chat (like typing…) to let you know their response is coming soon.

To see these features in action and read about other additions like bigger sticker thumbnails, new animated emoji and more, check out our blog:
https://telegram.org/blog/live-streams-forwarding-next-channel
Chat Themes, Interactive Emoji, Read Receipts in Groups and Live Stream Recording

8 new themes are available for you to apply in specific private chats –  each has day and night versions and colorful animated backgrounds with unique patterns.

Animated Emoji for 🎆🎉🎈👍💩 and ❤️ now have fullscreen effects in private chats – tap to watch new animations that are synced for both users when they have the chat open.

Small group chats now have detailed read receipts for your messages, showing which members have seen it.

Admins in Live Streams and Video Chats can record video (and audio) in either portrait or landscape orientation to upload and share later on.

More about this update:
https://telegram.org/blog/chat-themes-interactive-emoji-read-receipts
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Telegram’s latest update lets you time travel through years of Shared Media in any chat by dragging the date bar and pinching to zoom in or out. From there, tap the bar to open a new calendar view with media previews for each day.

For detailed info about these features, check out our full blog post.

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Also in this update, users can join and create closed communities with the new Admin Approval setting for invite links.

When opening these links, potential members can send a Join Request, which must be approved by an admin before that user can access the group or channel.

Bot developers now have the tools to create bots that can share invite links and approve potential members – or even give them special tasks before they are allowed to join.

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Additionally, iOS has redesigned Appearance settings – including new themes for the entire app, each with a Day and Night Mode, colorful animated background and gradient message bubbles.

You can personalize these themes with custom colors and patterns, and tap Chat Themes to edit and share your designs.

These new global themes will be available on Android in future updates.

Our latest blog contains the full details about this feature and others – including instant media captions, transit times, new interactive emoji, and more.

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Telegram’s latest update adds a new setting for creators to protect content in groups and channels – keeping it exclusive to their intended audience.

When enabled, this option restricts forwarding messages, while also preventing screenshots and limiting the ability to save media from posts.


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For years, users have been able to completely delete chat contents in any chat for both sides, along with other privacy features like auto-delete and disappearing media.

Now you can also clear chat history from a specific day or period of time in any one-on-one chat – simply tap a date header in chat and select which days to permanently erase.

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Telegram allows users to log in on an unlimited number of devices on all platforms. In Settings > Devices, there is a new button to quickly link a desktop device via QR code, and extra settings to manage your active devices.

At the bottom of the page, you can now set your devices to automatically log out after a specific period of inactivity. Tapping an individual device lets you log it out remotely – or toggle whether it can accept Calls or Secret Chats.

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Public Groups and Channel Comments are used by millions of people to create communities around any topic. To give users more anonymity, we’ve added the ability to appear as a channel when posting in these chats.

Tap the profile picture next to the message bar to choose one of your channels – after which, your messages will appear with the name and photo of the channel instead of your personal account.

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And that’s not all – today’s update has even more features, including Global Chat Themes on Android, support for Text Recognition on iOS, new ways to Log In via Call and even more.

To read more about all of these features and see vibrant video demonstrations of each, check out our latest blog post:
https://telegram.org/blog/protected-content-delete-by-date-and-more

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Telegram’s latest update adds reactions to directly share your feelings and feedback on messages. Double tap for a quick 👍 or select the message for more reactions like 😁🎉😱🔥👎, all with unique animations.

Reactions are always on in 1-on-1 chats, while group and channel admins can decide whether to enable them, and which emoji are available.

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New spoiler formatting allows you to hide parts of your messages under a special animation in chat, as well as in the chat list and notifications.

Tap the animation to reveal the hidden text – spoilers can also be combined with other text formatting for bold punchlines or hidden hyperlinks.

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Messages in any chat can now be translated to your language directly in the app – so you can understand messages sent from anywhere in the world.

Enable translation in Settings > Language to add a dedicated Translate button to the context menu when selecting a message.

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You can generate QR codes for any users that have a public username – as well as for public groups, channels and bots.

Tap the QR code icon next to the username of a person or chat, customize its appearance, then share it in any app.

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For all the features, details and video demos from this update – including new interactive emoji and updated macOS menus, check out our full blog post:
https://telegram.org/blog/reactions-spoilers-translations

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Telegram’s latest update adds a new way to easily create animated stickers from video files.

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Reactions have compact animations that play in real time for everyone in the chat.

They also have read status – you can jump to unseen reactions by tapping the new ♡ button in chat.

Plus 5 new emoji 🥰🤯🤔🤬👏 for reactions and interactive emoji.

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When jumping through channels or moving between chats, press and hold the ‘Back’ button to return to a specific chat.

Opening chats from forwarded messages, links, usernames or profiles adds them to the navigation menu.

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Telegram's multi-national team includes many members from Ukraine. We all wish for an immediate end to the conflict. In these troubled times, we find consolation in the fact that our work at Telegram helps people get quick access to critical information – from verified official statements to airstrike alerts that bring civilians to safety. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this war.

We will continue improving Telegram's ability to connect people in areas with limited coverage and withstand service disruptions.