Testing of the beta version of Telegram 8.0, available for Android and macOS platforms, has started. The developers have added to the messenger more options for communication, managing chats and news feeds.
Telegram 8.0 Beta new features:
Timeline: In the updated app, you can quickly jump to the next unread news channel. At the end of reading one, swipe up to switch to reading another that has not yet been viewed. The function works both for channels located in the folder and in the general list of chats.
Forwarding a message without the sender’s name: Now the sender’s name can be hidden in the forwarded message – this functionality has long been available in many other messengers. To activate the function, just click on the message in the selected chat, the tool’s performance is still limited.
Advertising labeling: In some posts, the inscription Sponsored appeared, marking advertising messages. This may be a harbinger of the appearance of advertising in the service – Pavel Durov himself has already spoken about it.
The ability to record voice chats: Quite an unusual function that allows you to record not only the soundtrack of voice chats, but also the accompanying video sequence. It will be possible to record in both portrait and landscape modes.
Animate messages using a gradient palette: When sending messages, a gradient of several colors turns into an animation.
A selection of GIFs that match the emoji: Instead of an emoji or a sticker; you can now quickly select a GIF image with a similar meaning.
Displaying the process of choosing a sticker by the interlocutor in the status bar: The function is curious; although its purpose is not yet very clear.
Pavel Durov spoke about the success of the messenger
The Telegram messenger is eight years old now. In honor of this date, Pavel Durov announced that the Telegram messenger he created was ranked seventh in the ranking of the world’s most downloaded applications at the end of last year.
The Telegram project was launched in 2013 and has been actively developing since then. This free cross-platform messenger for smartphones and computers allows you to exchange text messages and multimedia files, organize group video calls for 1000 viewers, conduct voice chats with millions of listeners, and more.
Pavel Durov also noted that the platform will continue to develop. According to him, each new function makes you think about what improvements Telegram can get in the future.