Telegram unveils new features, adds Payments 2.0, Voice Chat scheduling in latest update

Buyers can add a tip whenever they purchase to show some extra love to their favorite artists, stores, or delivery drivers. Payments can now be made from any app -- including desktop apps. This is a free and privacy-conscious platform -- Telegram takes no commission and stores no payment information.

Apr 27, 2021, 15:30 PM IST

Telegram improves its web play with two new apps offering better features

Telegram’s two new apps aim to resolve the flaws of its previous web app.

Apr 18, 2021, 12:53 PM IST

Want to pin chats or messages on Telegram? Here's how to do it

Recently, the messaging platform unveiled another improved version of the Voice Chat feature on its platform. Telegram also has a pin feature which is quite similar to WhatsApp as it helps users to pin important messages or chats in the app.

Apr 04, 2021, 10:19 AM IST

Signal replaces WhatsApp to become the fastest growing app

The upcoming WhatsApp privacy policy has actually helped Signal and Telegram grow their user base. Facing a backlash in February, WhatsApp deferred its new data privacy policy by three months that is reported to be sharing users` data with Facebook (which the company has denied).

Apr 02, 2021, 18:26 PM IST

Telegram receives $150 million investment from Abu Dhabi State Fund

Mubadala invested $75 million in five-year, pre-initial public offering (IPO) bonds of Telegram, while Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners invested a further $75 million.  Telegram, along with messaging app Signal, have seen an increase in users this year amid privacy concerns with larger rival Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

Mar 23, 2021, 19:05 PM IST

Telegram’s voice chat feature: Here are the 5 key things to know

Admins of channels and public groups can now host voice chats for millions of live listeners. Admins can record the live voice chat sessions, and the audio file will be automatically saved in their `Saved Messages` window right after the session.

Mar 21, 2021, 12:38 PM IST

Telegram unveils a new feature: Voice Chat 2.0, recorded chats, Android swipe gestures and more

Telegram channel administrators will also be given an opportunity to launch a Voice Chat for channel subscribers. Apart from that, Telegram has also come up with a feature that helps users to record audio from voice chats to save talks and publish them for followers who missed the live event. 

Mar 19, 2021, 22:17 PM IST

Telegram's update brings this feature to keep your chats secure, know more

Telegram got an eruption of new users in the disarray over WhatsApp's privacy policy and now the organization is adopting new features that were at that point part of its rivalry applications, features that offer greater security.

Feb 26, 2021, 23:54 PM IST

Planning to switch to Telegram from WhatsApp? Here are the new features that will change your mind

Another feature is called expiring invite links where users will be able to send invite links that come with a limited duration, a number of uses or both. Also, invite links can be converted into scannable QR codes for sharing. In addition to that, there are also new emojis.

Feb 26, 2021, 10:56 AM IST

WhatsApp turns 12: Here's looking at top 5 features that are oh-so-wonderful

WhatsApp is probably the most used app in the Indian context. Youngsters, parents, teachers, businessmen everyone are on this app and their daily business happens here. In many ways, our day starts by checking the WhatsApp notifications and ends with the same. WhatsApp has completed 12 years. 

Feb 25, 2021, 22:54 PM IST

Telegram's update brings new features; Auto delete, Home screen widget and more

The messages will auto-erase themselves for all the users in a group or channel, or for an individual recipient. In the case of groups and channels, only the admins are authorised to enable the auto-delete feature on the chat windows. This feature was only available to secret chats.

Feb 25, 2021, 15:35 PM IST

Use Telegram QR codes to invite people to group chats, new beta feature rolling out soon

Spotted by TestingCatalog, Telegram’s beta version 7.5 comes with new features which include adding support for QR codes that can be used to invite people to group chats and channels as well. The messaging app is also testing a way to limit group chat invite links. 

Feb 23, 2021, 15:58 PM IST

WhatsApp upcoming feature 2021: New logout feature, multi-device support in the offing

This new feature will be available on WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp's Business option too. According to the WABetaInfo, there will be a new option called 'log out', that allows to unlink your device to the main WhatsApp account. At the moment the Log out option replaces the Delete account on linked devices but their plan might change, moving/copying the option in the previously linked device section."

Feb 18, 2021, 20:08 PM IST

Know how to use 'Note to Self' feature on WhatsApp with these simple steps

Note to self is an extremely useful feature where you can send an important note or reminder to self. This user displays a separate chat window which makes it easier to get to your important information quickly by reducing extra steps. This is also helpful and efficient as it syncs over the cloud in the same format, so in future, if you want to find something important, it is just a few clicks away. 

Feb 18, 2021, 18:13 PM IST

Telegram's Schedule Message feature: Use it to automatically send things at a specified time in future, here's the step by step guide

Telegram became the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in the same month a year ago, according to latest data released by app analytics firm Sensor Tower. 

The countries with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 per cent, followed by Indonesia at 10 per cent.

Feb 17, 2021, 10:17 AM IST

Here’s a quick look at the 10 most downloaded apps in January 2021

Telegram has become the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in the same month a year ago, according to the latest data released by the app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Feb 09, 2021, 18:04 PM IST

WhatsApp privacy policy impact: Telegram becomes most downloaded app; highest installs from India

The popularity of Telegram increased dramatically after WhatsApp started sending notifications to over 400 million users in India in January asking them to either accept its new policy or see their accounts removed from February 8. The countries with the largest number of Telegram installs were India at 24 per cent, followed by Indonesia at 10 per cent.

Feb 08, 2021, 13:04 PM IST

Telegram trumps Signal and WhatsApp to become the most downloaded app on Google Play Store

While TikTok came in a close second followed by Signal and Facebook, WhatsApp slid to the fifth position from its earlier third place, in January. The Telegram was ranked at ninth position in terms of downloads on Google Play in the month of December. 

Feb 07, 2021, 12:57 PM IST

Move your WhatsApp chat history to Telegram, know how to use migration tool in 4 simple steps

WhatsApp recently saw a great pushback from users across the world as it launched the new privacy policy. Users are not at all happy about the private data collection from the company and are moving to other safer choices such as Signal and Telegram. 

Jan 28, 2021, 20:47 PM IST

How to stop getting new friends joined alerts on Signal, Telegram apps

Know how to stop the alert notifications when someone from your contact list joins Signal or Telegram app.

Jan 17, 2021, 08:05 AM IST