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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...

Telegram 5.0 brings Instant View 2.0, design changes, and swipe navigation for images

If there's one thing that the popular messaging app Telegram isn't missing, it's new features. The developers are constantly rolling out something new for their user base and that isn't an exception for this week either. Some other social messaging applications may only roll out 1 to 3 new features a year. On average, we...

Google ends “Reply” experiment that added Smart Replies to other apps

Being able to predict what you are going to type out next can be an incredibly convenient feature for any product or service. It's the sole reason why I have stuck with SwiftKey as my 3rd-party keyboard of choice since the Nexus 5 days. Google's machine learning technology is getting good at predicting a variety...

‘Eva’ curates interesting channels, bots, & stickers in Telegram

It has been quite impressive watching a small Russian developer team take inspiration from applications like WhatsApp and create something that many believe is the best mobile chat application available today. Telegram started as an application that some would call nothing more than a WhatsApp clone. However, over time the team grew and the Telegram...

Telegram 4.9 quietly adds “Mark as Read” button for notifications on Android

Telegram's latest v4.9 update is the talk of the town thanks to the new Passport functionality. Passport is marketed as a unified authorization method for services that would require personal identification. With Passport, users upload their personal identity and other important documents online to Telegram's servers, and then this data can be instantly shared with...