20 September 2021
Telegram has announced a new major update that like always is packed with new features and changes. The biggest change included in the Telegram 8.0 update is support for unlimited viewers during live streams. It further brings an improved sticker panel, new emojis, the ability to remove captions from media files, and the ability to remove the name of the sender while forwarding.
With the update, Telegram has added unlimited viewers support for live streams to groups and channels. The whole process of starting a video stream is the same as it has been so far. There are no changes to the process but since there are under the hood improvements, you will be able to have as many viewers are willing to watch it.
The update is further bringing flexibility to how you forward text messages. It will be up to the user whether they want to keep/hide the message caption and whether to show/hide the name of the sender. There is also an option for deselecting messages and even change recipients.
The sticker panel has been improved as the team has now put the Trending Stickers section at the top. It is just above the Recently Used section and will make it easier for users to discover new sticker packs. The app now shows a "Choosing a sticker" alert at the conversation on the top just like it shows the "Typing.." alert. Lastly, the team has added a set of new animated emojis to make your chats more expressive.