Telegram brings some new features with a new update which includes an auto-delete functionality for one-on-one Telegram chats, groups, and even channels. It is also adding Broadcast Groups with support for live voice chat. It is easier for users to report any spam content or fake accounts. It is also adding support for expiring joining links.
Telegram users can delete messages for all participants in a conversation at any time. They can do Secret Chats earlier. Users can set a timer of 24 hours or 7 days in any chats before sending messages, which will disappear afterward. This feature makes it to groups and channels. The admins can enable the feature. The auto-delete will only apply to messages sent after the timer is set. The earlier messages will stay in the chat history.
Broadcast groups and improved reporting system
Telegram Broadcast groups as the new type of groups where only the admin can send text messages. All users in the Broadcast group can join a live voice chat in the app for audio-based discussions. Broadcast Groups have no limit on how many users you can add to the group.
The newer reporting system that going to allow users to report content with more context. It includes Spam content, fake accounts, violent content, or content be identified as child abuse or pornography that can be reported.
Expiring group invite links and scan QR codes
It creates additional limited-duration links for new users to join the Telegram Group. These links will no longer available for unauthorized strangers to the group chat. These new links are set to the number of uses, allowing only a selected number of people to join from the link. Group invite links will turned into scan QR codes.
Home screen widgets for Android, iOS
Users can add Telegram widgets to their Android or iOS home screens. Chat widgets going preview of received messages. The shortcut widget going to display only names and profile pictures. Both widgets allow users to jump to active chats.
Animated emojis and improved chat importing
Telegram has added animated emojis to accompany the animated stickers and GIFs.