Last Updated: Jan 2, 2023 at 06:04 UTC+01:00
WhatsApp’s rival Telegram released a new update just before 2023 begins. According to the official blog, the latest update to the Telegram app brings a bunch of new features, including hiding media with spoiler effects, new ways to save space on your device, new drawing tools, suggested profile pictures, and more.
The best feature in groups is that Telegram users can now easily hide their messages using the spoiler effect. They will appear only after the recipient taps on the message. The spoiler feature was earlier limited to text messages, but has now been extended to photos and videos. The new “Hide without spoiler” option in the latest Telegram app update can be accessed by tapping the 3-dot menu icon at the top-right corner of the media selection window.
Telegram is also getting new storage management options. For better management, Telegram will show you a pie chart to help you understand what’s eating up your local space. After analyzing it, users can decide to delete photos, videos and other items to free up space. Once the images are deleted, you can download them again from Telegram Cloud. You also get tools to set up auto-delete rules for new and existing chats.
Apart from these two key features, Telegram’s latest update is also bringing new progress animations, drawing tools and the ability to set custom profile photos for others in their contacts. To avoid the possibility of spamming contacts, group admins with 100+ members can now choose to hide the member list. Premium Telegram users are getting 10 new animated emoji. The new Telegram update is rolling out widely starting December 30, 2022.
If you have not received the update, then you should visit Google Play Store and check if any pending Telegram update is available.