Telegram now supports chat list thumbnails, 2GB file sharing and multiple accounts on desktop
Key features of Telegram include privacy, but Instant Messenger is also regularly updated to add features that improve its usability. In the past few months, Telegram has received many features including a video and GIF editor, a chat folder, and more. Another major update to Telegram Messenger is now rolling out and it includes new support for video in place of profile picture, mini thumbnails for media in chat, group statistics, sharing for files as large as 2GB, and many more Supports multiple accounts for accounts. Desktop apps.
Starting with profile videos, you can now set up videos with static pictures for your display picture. You can also choose a single frame from that video to show as a profile picture in other people’s chats on your account. In addition to uploading videos, you can enhance them using the inbuilt video editor or add animated stickers to them. Like display pictures, you can also do multiple profile videos and set the mains as you like.
Back in February, Telegram updated the People Nearby feature so you could meet people in real life. With the latest update, Telegram adds new animated stickers that can be used to strike up a conversation instead of starting with a weird “hi”. The facility will also tell you the approximate distance from another contact. To make yourself visible, tap Settings> Contacts> Find people close and then “Make yourself visible”.
Conversely, for those who want to cut conversations, Telegram now has a new option to automatically archive chats from non-contacts. This feature can be enabled from Settings> Privacy and Security.
Subsequently, Messenger gets mini thumbnails for images acquired via chat. Although you can long-press a chat to preview new messages without already opening the chat, the mini thumbnail feature saves you the hassle of long press.
For the group administrators, Telegram is adding a group statistics feature that will show the group’s activities, growth rate with the help of a color chart. It also shows the top members of the group sorted by the number of messages and the average message length. For this feature to be active, a group must have at least 500 members.
Other minor additions to Telegram include new video cropping and rotation tools, a new music player UI, video taken with a skin softener or front camera for images, additional animated emojis and eventual support for multiple accounts on Telegram apps on Windows . Or macOS.