Telegram continues to roll out updates with new features on a monthly basis.
In its latest version, already available on desktop, iOS and Android, it is notably a question of being able to program the self-deletion of its messages. Good news for people who want to leave as few traces as possible behind them.
An increasingly feature-rich application
Telegram is not lacking much to become the funniest messenger on the market as it is so rich in features. If it is not yet a question of being able to make group video calls (or to take advantage of full encryption …), you can now program your messages to self-destruct.
As in Mission Impossible, absolutely. Concretely, it suffices to make a long press on one of its messages then to set up a timer. However, only two choices are available: 24h, or 7 days. A delay after which all messages posted in the interval will be deleted.
A feature that inevitably evokes the possibility of self-destructing messages (much faster, however) during a secret exchange on Telegram. Let's take the opportunity to remind you that on this platform, only secret exchanges are end-to-end encrypted.
Widgets are also appearing on iOS like Android. The opportunity to easily group your conversations on the home screen of your smartphone.
Telegram blows limits on group participants
Another new feature in this version is the ability to share an ephemeral invitation link. A bit like Discord or something else. The idea is to prevent a link from walking in nature and unwanted people from joining the conversation.
If you are one of those people who are lucky enough to meet other human beings on a daily basis, it is also possible to invite someone into a group by having them scan a QR Code.
Groups which, incidentally, can now accommodate over 200,000 users. The previous limit jumps in effect with this version, with one specificity: your group is thus converted into a "distribution group". Therefore, only users can send messages to it.
Finally, Telegram has improved the tool for importing conversation history from other applications. We told you about it a few weeks ago: you can now import your WhatsApp history on Telegram . The problem is, the process tended to mess up the timestamps of your conversations. It is now corrected; your imported messages are nicely arranged in chronological order if they are integrated into a new conversation or if they contain less than 1000 messages.