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How did you like the privacy-focused update of Telegram?
Anonymous Poll
55%
Awesome, keep it up! ๐Ÿ‘
45%
Awful, take it back ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Today's update brings archived chats and a host of new and redesigned features โ€” just in time for spring cleaning.

Tidy things up with archived chats by separating work from play, and important from inactive. Copy links to messages in private groups and channels to point back to specific posts. Redirect forwards before sending to keep messages for their intended audiences only. See who else is up past their bedtime with online badges.

Android users can now select multiple chats for bulk actions, quickly pinning, muting, archiving or deleting in one sweep. The appโ€™s icon and menus have a new look and new functions โ€” introducing an expanded chat list, quick forwarding button, and a more robust sharing menu supporting emoji.

iOS now accommodates 6-digit passcodes and a new look for large emoji, as well as the option to clear recently used stickers.

Read more on our blog:
https://tlgr.org/blog/archive-and-new-design
Today's update allows you to add entire group chats as exceptions to any privacy settings. Settings will adapt as people join or leave the groups.

We've also added a new privacy setting for Who Can See My Phone Number.

Channel admins can now link a discussion group to their channel. And developers can make bots that can seamlessly authorize you on web services.

Any public channel can now be viewed from the web, even without a Telegram account.

Read more on our blog:
https://tlgr.org/blog/privacy-discussions-web-bots
Telegram 5.8 lets you add anyone to your Telegram contacts โ€“ even if you donโ€™t have their number.

If youโ€™re looking to exchange contact info with people standing next to you, try the new Add People Nearby section in Contacts. You will see other users within 100 meters who are also viewing this section at the same time.

The People Nearby section also shows Groups Nearby โ€“public chats related to places around you. As of today, anyone can host location-based group chats in their city.

Weโ€™ve also added a tool to transfer group ownership and enhanced notification exceptions to all apps.

Additionally, iOS users can now use Siri shortcuts and change the app icon (in Settings > Appearance).

Read all about this update:
https://tlgr.org/blog/contacts-local-groups
Today's update brings Animated Stickers.

High-quality with full 60 FPS motion, lightweight Animated Stickers require less battery than GIFs and less bandwidth than regular stickers.

Check the Trending ๐Ÿ”ฅ section of your sticker panel for some sample sets.

Artists are welcome to create their own packs of animated stickers on our free platform.

Read more on our blog:
https://tlgr.org/blog/animated-stickers
Today's update brings features to add a little peace, quiet and customization to your chats.

Hold down the Send button to deliver messages with a silenced notification. Your recipient will still see the alert, but won't be woken up or interrupted.

Display your claim to fame with custom admin titles and make group traffic more manageable with Slow Mode. Admins choose how often each member must wait before sending their next message.

Send a single โค๏ธ, ๐Ÿ‘, ๐Ÿ˜’, ๐Ÿ˜ณ or ๐Ÿฅณ and watch as new animated emoji come to life. Toggle looped playback for animated stickers to decrease the RPM of your favorite reactions.

Add timestamps like 0:45 to video captions and replies to automatically create links that play the video from that specific moment.

Android has a fully-redesigned attachment menu, boasting bigger thumbnails and easy gallery access.

iOS users can now set accent colors for night themes, or choose a color-rich Tinted Night theme.

Buckle up, and read more about all the new changes here:
https://tlgr.org/blog/silent-messages-slow-mode
Telegram is six years old! ๐Ÿฅณ

To celebrate, we locked six people in a room and gave them six hours to write this encyclopedia of Telegram (it took 24).

https://tlgr.org/blog/6-years
The latest update brings scheduled messages, better themes and more privacy for those who need it most.

Holding down the send button now gives the option to schedule a message. Choose the date and time, and let Telegram take care of the delivery. Set a reminder for yourself by scheduling something in your Saved Messages.

Cloud Themes allow you to create a unique combination of theme, wallpaper and accent color to quickly share across platforms and update for all who use it.

Keeping your phone number confidential has become more universal with the new setting Who Can Find Me By My Number. This additional layer of privacy prevents even people who add your contact information to their device from being able to match your profile to your number.

Animated emoji were expanded to include ๐Ÿ˜, ๐Ÿ˜ง, ๐Ÿ˜ก, ๐Ÿ’ฉ, ๐Ÿ˜ข and ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

Read more on our blog:
https://tlgr.org/blog/scheduled-reminders-themes
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The new Telegram update โ€“ our 12th this year โ€“ has arrived, just in time to say goodbye to 2019.

In this new version (and new decade) say hello to verifiable builds, theme editor 2.0, send when online and plenty more.

The code of Telegram apps has always been open source, but starting today, you can verify the apps you download use the exact same code as we post on GitHub.

New year, new you, new look โ€“ you can now add custom gradients to your backgrounds and messages, explore more predefined color schemes and add detail with some of the new background patterns.

Scheduled Messages have a new option โ€“ Send When Online. Save yourself the guesswork of when your friend will wake up, and instead have your message arrive the next time they open the app.

When sharing a location, you can now easily select venues on your map instead of scrolling through a list. That's not even mentioning the new night mode maps to help you navigate in the dark.

Android and iOS got plenty more in their stockings and under the tree. Read the full blog to see all the changes, including a Quick Day/Night Toggle, Share Sheet Settings and Improved Search along with tons of new animations and redesigned interfaces.

Happy update to all, and to all a Happy New 2020: https://tlgr.org/blog/verifiable-apps-and-more
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Todayโ€™s Telegram update adds even more choice to polls.

Create polls with visible votes, polls that allow multiple answers, or even trivia-style quiz polls.

Use the new @QuizBot to help you make your own quizzes with media (memes, anyone?) โ€“ it even tracks scores so you can see who reigns supreme.

Create other bots like our demo quiz bot, using the new tools added to the Bot API.

Read more about Polls 2.0 and all the new changes here:
https://tlgr.org/blog/polls-2-0-vmq
Love is in the air, so make sure to tell everyone the three words they need to hear this Valentineโ€™s Day โ€“ Telegram Just Updated.

Get instant access to shared media from redesigned profile pages which prominently display usersโ€™ profile pictures.

Tap left and right on images to quickly flip through photos and videos anywhere in the app.

Make new friends or find your Valentine through the updated People Nearby interface.

Wear your heart on your sleeve screen with new animated emoji: ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ป ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿ’‘ ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ–ค ๐Ÿค ๐ŸคŽ ๐Ÿ’” โ€“ and of course ๐Ÿ’Œ

Read more about the latest romantic developments here: https://tlgr.org/blog/new-profiles-people-nearby