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We have increased the member limit for supergroups to 100,000.

If you're looking to get more users in your community, the best strategy is to open a channel on Telegram. Channels are the perfect tool for broadcasting your messages to the masses because they can have an unlimited number of subscribers.

With channels, you can broadcast important announcements to millions of people or post answers to the most popular questions from members of your supergroups.

See this post for more info on channels:
We've added two new official apps: Telegram X for iOS and Android. Both were written from scratch to boost internal competition and explore new technologies and design decisions.

Check them out if you're looking for slick design, smooth animations, efficient battery use and even more speed.

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Here's a video demo to give you a taste of Telegram X for Android.
Telegram 4.8 for Android is now available.

This update introduces Media Streaming. Start watching videos without waiting for them to download fully.

Another new feature is the Auto-Night Mode. Choose your favorite dark theme and instruct the app to switch to it after sunset or in low-light environments.

These features are also coming to other platforms, so stay tuned for our next updates.

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Telegram Login is here. Authorize your browser once and get frictionless two-click login on any website that supports signing in with Telegram.

Using the widget, website owners can also request permission for their bot to contact you on Telegram. If you agree, this could be used for customer support, accepting payments, or sending notifications of any kind – including account statements, shipment tracking, flight updates, and so much more.

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Telegram 4.8 for iOS and 4.8.5 for Android are here.

Discovering new stickers has just become easier – when you type an emoji, the app will suggest stickers from your added sets first and then throw in some new ones from other popular sets.

A search field is now available in the sticker panel, so you can quickly locate your sets or find new ones. The new version also allows taking multiple photos or videos before sending them all together.

iOS users get some of the features from the previous Android release: Auto-Night Mode, support for text formatting in media captions and more.

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Please meet Telegram 4.8.3 for iOS and Telegram 4.8.10 for Android.

You can now replace media when editing messages – an easy way to quickly post the correct photo instead of whichever wrong one jumped at your thumb initially.

The new 2X playback mode makes it much easier to get through long voice and video messages. You can now choose which phone numbers and other vCard data to send when sharing contacts. It's also possible to mark chats as Read or Unread.

4.8.10 on Android also includes previewing chats (long tap on profile pictures in the chats list), creating custom text links from the formatting menu, and canceling messages before they are sent.

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Telegram 4.9 for iOS and Android is out. We're introducing Telegram Passport, a unified authorization method for services that require real-world ID.

Upload your documents, then easily share them with other services and apps. Telegram Passport data is stored using end-to-end encryption so that Telegram has no access to your data.

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Telegram for iOS and Android 4.9.1 are out today, adding a new Exceptions section in Notification settings that lists all your chats with custom notifications.

Telegram Passport now supports more types of data, including translated versions of documents. We've also improved the password hashing algorithm to better protect Telegram Passport data.

And with the new Telegram Desktop 1.3.13 you can easily save some (or all) of your chats on your disk.

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A major update: Telegram for Android 5.0, Telegram for iOS 5.1, and Telegram Desktop 1.5 have arrived.

You can now use the Translation Platform to create your own custom languages, spread them via links and apply changes in real time. Each language also gets a public discussion group.

Instant View 2.0 lets you view web pages instantly with improved support for more types of content: right-to-left languages, blocks of related articles, image links, tables, nested lists, horizontal scrolling, collapsible text blocks and much more.

Telegram for Android received a major redesign in version 5.0. Profile pages offer quick access to shared media. Shared content sections were improved with high quality previews, increased loading speed, and more info under Links and Files. The Settings and Notification and Sounds settings screens were updated for a more streamlined experience.

Telegram Desktop reached version 1.5. In addition to custom languages, it now offers interface scaling for large screens, new badge counter settings, support for new emoji and long media captions (up to 1000 characters). Like other Telegram apps, the desktop client now supports 2X mode for voice and video messages.

Telegram for macOS recently received support for video streaming, swipe navigation (including swipe to reply), and improved search for messages.

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Telegram for Android, iOS, desktop and macOS have been updated with a dedicated tool for polls.

You can create polls in groups and channels – right from the attachment menu.

In addition to this, Image Search is back to the iOS app. Use the Web Search option when setting any profile picture and the looking glass button when sending a Photo & Video attachment.

Telegram for macOS caught up with rest of the crowd, adding support for custom languages. The app also boasts improved performance when playing GIFs.

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2018 was a great year for Telegram, but 2019 is going to be by far the most important one in our company's history.

In 2018, more and more people discovered Telegram and switched to it from services run by ad-selling IT monopolies.

As a result, Telegram became one of the few messaging apps that are enjoying significant growth globally.

Building on the success of the last year, this year we are going to implement many long-awaited product changes you have been asking for.

2019 will be the time when feature-related wishes of our users come true.
Telegram for iOS and Android have just reached v5.2.

Group admins can set default permissions to restrict all members from posting specific kinds of content. Telegram groups can now have up to 200,000 members.

When you delete a chat or clear chat history, you'll get a detailed confirmation dialog and an option to restore the chat within the next 5 seconds.

We've also added new streamlined group settings, new contact sorting options, better thumbnails, improved animations, stylish new search bars on iOS, an improved dark mode on Android – and more.

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Introducing Chat Backgrounds 2.0.

You can now make your own wallpapers or search for them on the web, apply effects like blur or motion, then share your backgrounds with others via links.

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Today's update to Telegram apps introduces a new kind of private communication. You can now "unsend" any message you sent or received in any private chat, anytime. You can also control when your messages link back to your account if forwarded. For good measure, we've also added an option to hide your profile picture from non-contacts.

Android users can now use emoji search to quickly find the yellow beasts they were looking for — and will get emoji suggestions for the first word they type in a message.

Both platforms also support improved sticker search — you can now find individual stickers based on the keywords for the relevant emoji.

All the important parts of our iOS app can now be accessed with VoiceOver and the Android app fully supports TalkBack.

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