Telegram announces new feature-packed update, future monetisation plans for app

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By: Tech Desk | Mumbai |

December 24, 2020 2:50:46 pm


Telegram will quickly add paid premium options for enterprise and energy customers. (Image Source: Reuters)

Telegram has rolled out a new replace with a number of new options and enhancements. The new additions embody voice-chat for Telegram teams, new UI animation for Android customers. The app has additionally unveiled its technique for the future as Telegram nears 500 million energetic customers globally. Check out all of the new options and the app’s future-plans under.

New Telegram options on Android and iOS

The new Telegram Voice Chat function permits teams to immediately flip right into a voice-chat room. The voice-chat overlay additionally permits customers to freely navigate by way of the app, enabling them to browse different conversations and ship a new message, whereas being related on the voice-chat.

On Android, customers will now additionally have the ability to exit the app and nonetheless be on the group voice chat. A new floating widget will enable microphone controls and alert customers on who’s talking. On Telegram Desktop and the Telegram macOS app, customers get a new Push-to-Talk button for voice chats.

Android customers now even have the flexibility to maneuver their Telegram app information from the telephone’s inside storage to an exterior SD card, which is able to assist these with much less inside storage left on their telephones. The Android app additionally will get new animations all through the UI.

The Android Telegram app will now enable customers to edit a photograph that has already been despatched. Users will have the ability to create drawings on images and paste stickers on them with the new built-in media editor. Meanwhile, on iOS, a new pen button will let customers shortly edit and ship again a photograph they’ve obtained. iOS customers can now additionally allow Siri to announce incoming Telegram messages aloud.

Telegram can be launching a new ‘Bug and Suggestion Platform’ the place customers can report bugs and counsel new options.

Telegram will quickly enable further options at a worth

Telegram Co-Founder Pavel Durov lately introduced the corporate’s two-fold plan to monetise the app. Under the primary half, Telegram will quickly be introducing new premium options for enterprise and energy customers. However, all current options will proceed to stay free for customers. Only customers who want to use the new premium options might be required to pay a premium.

Under the second half, Telegram will introduce advertisements within the app’s public channels. Telegram channels are successfully giant group chats, usually run by both a single consumer or a small group. Meant to shortly relay essential updates in a group, Telegram channels have through the years turns into one of many app’s standout options. These channels will now present advertisements by way of Telegram’s personal advert community and can have a greater interface to distinguish them from common posts.

However, one-on-one chats and personal group chats will stay ad-free. Durov additionally mentions in his Telegram publish that the app will proceed to stay an unbiased firm. He provides that the new steps are to maintain the corporate afloat and to keep away from having to promote the corporate to generate income, straight pointing to Facebook-owned competitor WhatsApp as a nasty instance.

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