02 January 2023
Telegram has released a new update that brings a number of noteworthy changes. It covers a wide range of elements related to improving the user experience. There are features that enhance the way you use groups, video messages, animations, dark theme, usernames, and emojis. Let's have a look at these one at a time.
If you have a Telegram group with at least 200 members, you can now enable Topics for a more categorized way of communicating with each other. This is similar to interacting with others on a forum where you choose a topic before posting your thoughts. Each topic will work as a separate individual conversation within a group. They will have their own shared media and notification settings
Voice-to-text feature is available on Telegram for quite some time. The team has now expanded the functionality to video messages with the new update. It means if you receive a video message you cannot listen to for any reason, you can use the feature to get it transcribed. It is claimed to work almost instantly but it is restricted to Premium users.
Telegram is joining the crowd of NFT and blockchain with the release of Collectible Usernames. These usernames can be less than five characters long which means users will have an opportunity to reserve some cool and unique ones. They can now have multiple usernames assigned to their accounts. Each collectible username is secured by the TON blockchain network. It will be up to users whether they want to keep such a username or trade it with others.
Other changes include new emoji packs that can also be set as statuses. Telegram brings a new redesigned dark mode for iOS users, text resizing on Android, and minor design improvements. All the changes are available with the new Telegram version available via Google Play Store and App Store.