Telegram is getting a massive update on Android and iOS

Telegram is getting a massive update on Android and iOS
The folks over at Telegram have just released a new update for their mobile apps on Android and iOS. Most of the new features and improvements included in the update are available on both platforms, but a couple of them are exclusively available on Android.

Let's start with those new features that are common to Android and iOS users. First off, the update introduces the options to replace media and add captions. The former allows Telegram users to replace a photo or video they sent by accident with the correct version, while the latter does exactly what it says.

Next, there's another option that comes in handy when you receive a long voice note and want to listen to it faster or at least a part of it. The new feature is called double-time playback and enables Telegram users to switch to 2x playback and hear people's voice and video messages faster.

Also, you'll be happy to know that you can now mark messages as Read or Unread. Finally, with the latest version of Telegram, you'll be able to share more info about a contact than just one phone number, including other vCard fields or additional phone numbers.

As mentioned earlier, Android users are getting three extra features that aren't available on iOS. The first one will enable them to preview chats by using the tap and hold gesture on profile pictures in the chats.

Furthermore, Android users get the option to “create link” available from the formatting menu to make text URLs. The third new feature aimed at the Android version of Telegram allow users to cancel sending messages before they are sent.

source: Telegram



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Probably the most secure cross-platform IM client, in my personal opinion (And yes, I'm aware of BBM). Too bad; everyone around me relies on Facebook's What'sApp and Messenger. And its no secret that there's virtually ZERO security on Messenger and I'm losing my faith on What'sApp's 'encryption' because Facebook is using What'sApp data to push adverts. Oh well... Waiting for RCS to gain traction! G'Day!

3. kucma

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Agree! So far I managed to completely stay away from What’sApp but Messenger I was pretty much forced to install much to my disgust. So many people were using it and while I refuse to use Facebook on my phone I had to respond to some urgent messages. Removed the Messenger several times from my phone but finally had to give in... Why can’t people just use iMessage??? ;)

4. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I love Telegram. I use Telegram X, and I use that to primarily stay in contact with my loved ones. I prefer it over WhatsApp and Messenger. I hope Telegram continues to stay around. I recommend anyone who wants a great messenger, to download it. You can contact people via username (less intrusive, giving you more privacy, or your phone number)

5. iushnt

Posts: 3174; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I have been using it as primary IM since few years now.

6. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

It's dope!

2. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

3 years ago i tried my every Facebook and w. App contacts to use telegram but only 2.3 people joined.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless