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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.

November 2021 updates: 123
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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.
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Telegram’s latest update adds a new tab in Search to manage active downloads and recent files. When downloading files, tap the ⬇️ icon in your chat list to get there.

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When selecting multiple media items, tap selected’ to preview the message and reorder media before sending.

On iOS, the attachment menu has a new interface with a navigation bar to easily switch between attachment types (like on the Android app).

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The Android app has a new look in night mode, with transparent headers that subtly show stickers and media as you scroll past.

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Turn your group or channel into a TV station – live streams now support software like OBS Studio and XSplit to integrate multiple inputs, graphics and overlays.

Select ‘Start With’ in the Live Stream menu to copy the stream key for your preferred app.

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