Telegram is updated and takes advantage of WhatsApp: all its news, one by one – 08/12/2019

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Telegram is updated and takes advantage of WhatsApp: all its news, one by one - 08/12/2019

The rival messenger service of WhatsApp, Telegram, published the details of its new updated version by which Users can send silent messages to other people so as not to disturb them in compromised situations, and a "slow mode" with which it is possible to establish in the groups a time interval for each member to send new messages.

Silent messages

This new option allows you to send messages when you know that the recipients are sleeping, studying or in a meeting and not generating problems.


To do this you just have to click on the "send without sound" option that will appear by long pressing on the send button. The other person will receive the notification, but will not emit any sound, even if you don't have the "do not disturb" option enabled. This also works in groups.

A "slow" mode

The application also presents a novelty for the groups in which the administrator can establish how much time should pass before each group member can send a new message, for cases in which a more orderly operation is sought.

The user can see how long he has to wait to send his new message in the bar where the messages are written. These intervals can be 30 seconds, 1, 5, 15 or 30 minutes or up to one hour.

Punctual and miniature videos

Another difference with WhatsApp is in the videos, since now can be sent from the point where you want Let the other user see them. For example, if you want to see it after 1:05, the person who receives the message will have to click on the weather and can watch the video from that point.

In addition, from Telegram they claim that it also works if a "timestamp" is mentioned when responding to a video. The other user will appear as a link automatically and can access it from the point indicated by its issuer.

In relation to this, it is also included a new function that allows you to see thumbnails of what appears in each part of the video to find the part you want to see, as with the videos of YouTube.

Animated emojis and a better gallery

On the other hand, the new animated emojis that will appear when write some simple emoticon like a heart, a hand with the thumb up, the face of incredulous, ashamed or celebratory.

A series of animated emojis will be displayed on the message bar that can be played in loop or only once. To activate or deactivate this option, access the sticker settings.

Another novelty for the groups is that the administrators they can change their administrator name and put on one of fantasyto. The name can be changed in the group settings, in the rights of the administrators, and will appear next to the real name every time a message is sent.

In addition, in Android the menu to send images or videos increased in size and allows you to see the entire gallery of the phone sliding up. For its part, to access other options such as locations, surveys and music, you can swipe left and right and click on the option '…' that shows the possibility of sending compressed documents.

They inhabit the night mode

On the other hand now iOS users can change the colors of their night mode that until now it could only be blue or black.

Channel Improvements

In addition, the tools for commenting on posts on the app’s channels, Comments.App, now allow the user to add a widget of comments on your website. In this way, Telegram users will be able to log in to the application by double clicking on the comment and leaving comments with text and photos, as well as giving 'like', 'dislike' and responding to the comments of others.

They can also subscribe to comments and receive notifications from @DiscussBot, which allows you to add a comment button on all posts made in the application.

Source: Portaltic