Telegram gets real-time chat translation, premium annual subscription and more in latest update

Telegram rolled out its first major update of 2023 on February 3 and added some important features. The last major update received by the application dates back to December last year. Some of the latest updates, however, are only available to Telegram Premium users, including the ability to translate an entire chat in real time. The translate button is located at the top of any foreign language chat thread, including personal chats, groups, and channels. Users can choose the languages ​​to translate to or hide the bar from the options menu.

Among the updates available to all users is the ability to see a detailed breakdown of network usage by the Telegram app. A post on the social media platform’s official website said: “You can see how much data Telegram uses with detailed pie charts for Wi-Fi and mobile data – and adjust your download settings. automatically depending on your data plan.”

Users can also control the auto-save feature of any incoming media with the latest Telegram update. “You can control when media is automatically saved to your gallery based on its size, type, and the chat it was received from. This menu now also supports exceptions, so you can only save whatever you want,” the post reads. This feature is supported by another called “Granular Media Permissions,” which allows admins to “choose whether group members are allowed to send 9 types of separate media – like photos, voice or video messages”. They can also disable text messages to create media-only groups. It also allows “voice notes only or quiz only communication” without regular interference from the administrator.

With the new update, Telegram users who have logged out can quickly re-enter their Apple or Google IDs without accessing an SMS code, but they will still need to enter their 2-step verification password if they have one. defined.

This update also allows bot developers on Telegram “to add special buttons that help users select groups, channels or people who meet predefined criteria. For example, this can be used to quickly add the bot to a group where the user is an admin and topics are enabled.

Telegram has also introduced several updates regarding emojis. The site has introduced several hundred custom emojis and interactive emojis, the latter of which will “trigger a full-screen effect” when tapped, according to the post. All “stickers and emoji are now sorted by categories” and users can “hold any emoji to zoom in and see it better before sending it”. Telegram also allows “any sticker or animated emoji” to turn “into a profile picture”.

Another premium feature update mentioned in the article is the offer of a 40% discount on “Telegram Premium subscription by prepaying for one year”.

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