Telegram has announced some new updates to its services that allowed users to set any sound as their notifications tone, setting custom durations for muting chats or auto-deleting messages, as well as supercharged bots ready to outshine any website.
The company also improved the forwarding of messages that preserves replies, and a lot more.
The new updates allow you to use short audio files uploaded from your phone and save messages as notifications tone from a chat and also create a custom alert from your favorite music or even memes.
According to a post published on its website on Saturday, Telegram says it currently supports audio files and voice messages under 300KB and is less than five seconds long. “You can assign a sound to specific chats or whole groups of chats from the Settings > Notifications and Sounds menu. If you don’t have a sound you want to use right away, you can choose from an array of options, ranging from a bell to Merlin the cat, available from Telegram’s Notification Sounds channel.”
Aside from custom notification tones, the company also rolled out custom mute durations. Formerly, you could only mute notifications for one hour, eight hours, or two days, but the new update gives you many more options.
Now the feature is a bit more practical if you want to pause notifications during a 30-minute drive, for example, or even for a much longer two-month period if you’re on an extended break. The update includes more increments for the auto-delete timer, which automatically makes messages in a chat disappear at a specific time.
Telegram also made some iOS-specific changes, including improved in-app translation on iOS that supports just as many languages as the Android version of Telegram.
The messaging app now lets you change the size of the player window in picture-in-picture mode on Android, letting you use pinching gestures to resize the window or hit the “X” button to close the screen.
In addition, the company also added a new animation emoji has a new look, with animated ducks to walk you through the process.
An interface for changing your phone number in Settings was also added. Changing your account’s phone number updates where they will send future login codes – all your chats, media, and other settings will stay the same.
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