Telegram on Friday updates its app that brings cool features, including Download Manager, New Attachment Menu, Live Streaming With Other Apps, rearranging media albums before sending and More.
Starting with the new Download Manager, Telegram users can now send files of any type up to 2GB each and access them from any device with unlimited cloud storage. While files are actively downloading, a new icon will now appear in the search bar. The best thing I like about this new Download Manager is the “Raise Priority” option which lets users download that file much more quickly in the first place.
To view Download Manager, tap the icon or go to the ‘Download’ tab in Search to view and manage them like pause and resume all downloads or individual items and select one to increase its priority (as I said earlier) or view it in chat.
Moving to Telegram’s second newest feature i.e. new Attachment Menu, when you send multiple photos or videos, tap the ‘… selected’ at the top of the panel to preview how the album will look in the chat when it’s sent – and rearrange or remove selected media. The attachment menu icon on the iOS device has now been fully redesigned as the Android app.
Additionally, the in-app camera option is now beautifully integrated into the gallery and a new navigation bar gives quick access to photos, files, location sharing and more. The updated Files tab shows recently sent files and lets you search for them by name.
This update also brings a transparent header in Night Mode for Android called ‘Semi-Transparent Interface,’ however, this transparency effect has already been present in iOS since June 2021. In the night mode, panel and headers have a subtle transparency effect that let chat background, stickers and media shine through as you scroll.
The next is the new ‘Redesigned Login Flow’ on Android and macOS that lets login with smooth new animations. On Android, watch as the digits from your login code slide into place. On Telegram for macOS, watch the Matrix code fall in the QR Code login screen.
Anyone can create a unique @username from the Settings page – giving others an easy way to contact you via Search or your
t.me/username link without sharing your phone number.
This update also allows you to share a direct t.me link to your phone number that instantly opens a chat with you. Naturally, the link will only work if your privacy settings let others find you by your phone number.
The Groups and Channels support live video broadcasts with unlimited viewers. With this update, you can broadcast from streaming tools like OBS Studio and XSplit Broadcaster – to add overlays and multi-screen layouts with ease, turning any Telegram channel into a professional TV Station.
To stream from these tools, start a new Video Chat in your group or a new Live Stream in your channel, tap the ‘Start With’ button and enter the information found there into your streaming tool.
The new t.me pages. With t.me links like t.me/durov, anyone can preview profiles, posts or entire public channels in their browser – even if they haven’t signed up for Telegram yet. These web previews have a new look, adding chat backgrounds and design elements from the fully-featured Telegram Web client.