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Telegram 5.15 revamps Profiles, adds Fast Media Viewer and People Nearby 2.0

Despite the increasing popularity of WhatsApp around the world, the Telegram messenger remains the top choice for users who are big on privacy. But ensuring user privacy isn't the only factor behind Telegram's rise to success. The app also offers a ton of useful features that make it a better alternative to WhatsApp and it...

Telegram 5.13 update brings Theme Editor 2.0, “Send when online”, verifiable builds, and more

The Telegram messenger is steadily becoming the go-to choice for users looking for a reliable cross-platform messaging app that's big on privacy. The app offers tons of useful features that make it a better alternative to WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger, and it keeps getting even more new features with each successive update. Earlier this year,...

Telegram 5.11 adds Scheduled Messages, Custom Cloud Themes, and more

Telegram, the cloud-based instant messaging and VOIP service that is well-known for its fluidity and ease-of-use, has continually added new features since its initial explosion in popularity. While its best known for its security, the platform is by no means lacking in features that we're used to seeing from more popular messaging apps like Facebook...

Telegram 5.10 brings silent messages, slow mode in group chats, new attachment menu, and more

The Telegram messenger is hailed for its virtue of being pro-privacy and pro-consumer, which is why it remains to be one of our favorite means to communicate. In the last couple of updates, Telegram added animated stickers as well as certain privacy-focused features including the ability to add contacts based on your geographical location as...

Google Assistant can now read/reply to Telegram, WhatsApp, and Slack messages

Getting lots of people to use your virtual assistant means it needs to be easier than if they were to just do it themselves. Amazon was able to find success with Alexa for being one of the first with a smart speaker on the market, but also because they were able to sign up so...

Telegram 5.8 lets you add contacts without sharing phone numbers, location-based chats, and more

The Telegram messenger is a popular choice among privacy enthusiasts. During the last update, Telegram for Android received the option to hide your mobile number from other contacts. With the latest update to version 5.8, the messenger is adding the convenience of adding a new contact based on a fresh chat even without their number....

Telegram 5.6 adds archived chats, bulk actions, quick forwarding, and more

The Telegram messenger puts privacy first and features a minimal interface, which is why it is also one of our community's favorite places to discuss new developments in the world of Android and (sometimes) Chromebooks. We're always excited to learn about new features being added to Telegram and the latest update brings a horde of...

Telegram X April Update brings revamped notifications and account manager

Telegram may not be as popular as WhatsApp or iMessage, but it has its fair share of users. The application has a clean and intuitive interface, as well as always backed-up media and messages. Telegram X is a variation of the service which aims to replace Telegram at some point. Telegram X doesn't have any...

Telegram 5.5 adds the ability to unsend messages at any time, anonymous forwarding, GIF search, and more

Telegram messenger has privacy and interoperability at its core. The company takes pride in letting users take decisions about the degree of privacy they want with their chats and this is improving a bit further with the new update. Telegram is getting a bunch of new features to allow its users greater control over the...

Telegram 5.4 adds autoplaying videos and automatic download settings

We're always on the lookout for a new Telegram update and today version 5.4 has started rolling out. The update includes a number of features, including autoplaying videos, automatic download settings, and logout alternatives. Autoplaying videos work the same as you've seen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As you scroll through a chat, videos will play automatically...

Soundcloud, Telegram among sites blocked by Reliance Jio in India’s porn ban

India is the third-largest consumer of online pornography in the world. The country attempted to ban porn in 2015 but was forced to lift it soon after following a mass outcry. This ban was enforced again in October 2018 when the Department of Telecom (DoT) asked telecom providers to wall off more than 800 porn-related...

Telegram v5.2 brings global permissions for groups and undo deleting chats

Telegram is one of the most popular messaging services on almost any platform. Just on Android alone, it boasts over 100 million users, with an average rating of 4.4 on the Google Play Store. Originally developed in Russia, I've seen Telegram being used in many of the European countries. The team behind the service is...