With each new Telegram update, the instant messaging platform jumps to a key moment in the experience, such as the last receipt: Telegram dramatically improves user privacy, both for individual and group discussions. Version 8.3 is now available.
There is no doubt that few messaging apps put as much effort into evolving as Telegram. In fact, you could say that is the one who puts the most intentions in this task: developers keep including noticeable improvements in each version of the application; which usually happens once a month. So, a long time had passed since the last update, it was playing a new app. And the changes are noticeable.
Delete all messages from a specific date
One of the most important changes recently introduced in Telegram is that of the mass delete messages. That you didn’t have a good day and want to delete everything you wrote on that date? Well, Telegram 8.3 already lets you do that: go to any chat you want, pick the exact day, and wipe out any traces you left behind. Of course, at the moment this is only valid for private conversations, not for groups.
Another important change related to privacy concerns precisely groups and channels. With telegram 8.3 chat administrators can choose to protect the content posted by their users. Once protection is applied, no one can save or share the images, videos or audios uploaded to the chat. Also, they won’t be able to take screenshots or forward messages from the protected group or channel.
The other changes introduced in Telegram 8.3 are summarized in the following sections:
- Manage connected devices. Telegram incorporates a new button to link computers (with a QR, like WhatsApp) and an adjustment to unlink devices that have not been used for some time.
- Comment on behalf of the channel. Telegram allows posting to groups and channels on behalf of the managed channel. Thus the comments appear anonymously and with reference to said channel.
- Connect with the latest phone numbers. In addition to the current boot options, Telegram offers to confirm the code by entering the last digits of the confirmation number that calls the phone.
- Confirmation in group entry requests. Telegram offers more information on accepted applications to join groups.
- New global themes on Android. Telegram 8.3 includes eight global themes in the Android application: night and light mode, animations and message bubbles with color gradients.
Besides the important news, Telegram 8.3 for Android includes improvements to the stability and security of the application and the usual bug fixes. You can download this latest version from Google Play or by going directly to Telegram’s download page.
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