Instant messaging platform, Telegram has announced a major update over the weekend that will allow users to record livestreams and video chats on the app itself.
Telegram's new feature announced Sunday is suitable for Android and iOS users and introduces eight chat themes. Each theme comes with a day and night version and will follow the night mode settings of the app settings. The app has also launched detailed read receipts in groups. Users will also be getting new interactive emoji with fullscreen effects with the new update.
The eight new Chat themes launched by Telegram can be applied to specific private chats to customise their appearance. Each of the new themes features gradient message bubbles, animated backgrounds, and unique background patterns that help the users to organise their chats.
If you are using the latest version of Telegram on your smartphone and have already received the update, you can tap the chat header box on a chat window, click on the three-dot icon, and the select Change Colors to enable themes. The user you are chatting with can also see the theme you picked if they are also using the latest version of Telegram.
Telegram also received yet another new set of animated emojis with fullscreen effect with the update for users to choose the option of being more expressive in the Telegram chats. The animations and vibrations will play at the same time on the smartphones if the chat window of the user and chat partner is open.
Users can now check if the other parties in the group have received or read your message yet. Group messages will be marked with double-check icon (✓✓) to signify the read receipt status. In small groups, the user can now see which group members have read the message by selecting it. Telegram confirms that to ensure privacy read receipts in groups will be stored for seven days after the message was sent.
The latest update Telegram 8.0 also introduced the ability to have an unlimited audience for a livestream. The new feature is expected to entertain an endless number of participants when they start a livestream in a Channel or a Group Video Call. Now, in the latest update, Telegram allows admins to record livestreams and video chats to publish them for those who missed the live version.
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