- Popular messaging app Telegram has rolled new features for its users.
- Telegram rolled out eatures including Voice Chat for Telegram Groups, SD Card storage and new UI animation.
- Telegram has over 400 million active users and set to cross the 500 million mark soon.
Popular messaging app Telegram has rolled new features for its users. The company on Thursday announced features including Voice Chat for Telegram Groups, SD Card storage and new UI animation for Android version of the app, new media editor capabilities along with fast loading & better looking animated stickers. Telegram has over 400 million active users and set to cross the 500 million mark soon.
Telegram announced a few updates including the voice chat feature that allows groups to instantly turn into a voice-chat room.
"Any Telegram group can be converted to a voice chat room with this new feature. Hence, it can be used as virtual office spaces for teams or casual lounges for various communities. With the Voice Chat Overlay feature, users can freely move around the app, browse conversations and send messages, while remaining connected on any voice chat. Android users also get the full Voice Chat experience with a system-wide floating widget that shows your mic controls and who is currently talking, even when Telegram is in the background. Users of Telegram Desktop and the native macOS app, can choose a push-to-talk key for Voice Chats, to control their mic even when Telegram is not focused," Telegram said in a statement.
Telegram will now let Android users move their app data from internal storage to an external SD card. This would help the users in freeing up the internal storage of their devices. Apart from this, Telegram is also rolling out new animated stickers and animated emojis for Android users. Another feature that has been rolled out for Android users include a media editing tool that would allow users to edit a photo that they have already sent to add effects, drawings or stickers with the media editor. iOS users can tap the pen button to quickly edit and send back a photo they have received.
Earlier, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said in its channel that the company needs to generate revenue from 2021 to keep the business going. "Telegram will begin to generate revenue, starting next year. We will do it in accordance with our values and the pledges we have made over the last 7 years. Thanks to our current scale, we will be able to do it in a non-intrusive way. Most users will hardly notice any change," Durov said.