Telegram adds support for Twitch video in new update

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Credit: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/04/telegram-app-updated-reply-mention-alerts/

Hurray! Telegram encrypted chat now has support for Twitch video in the recent update. You know what that means; you can now watch Twitch streams in Picture-in-Picture mode while chatting with your friends, per Mac Rumors. The Twitch video support is one of a couple of other new features the encrypted chat app added recently.

If you are sticker freak, you can now mark individual stickers as “favorites” if you have five or more sticker sets installed. Furthermore, you can have your marked stickers available at the top of the sticker panel in the “star” section once they have been marked as favorite.

For groups that have 100 members or more, they can now choose an official sticker set for all the members of the group to see and use while chatting, of course, within the group. The sticker set within the group can be used without adding it to their panels.

Switch between This Chat and All Chats

Telegram users can now also switch between “This Chat” and “All Chats” when carrying out a hashtag search. When viewing Instant View pages within the app, you can now open the original articles in Safari.

A new look Invite Friends section

The “Invite Friends” section is now wearing a new look—and you can now view a list of friends not yet on Telegram at the top of “Contact.” With that, it has become easier to invite your friends that are not yet on Telegram to join. This will further help to boost the user-base of the app, and encourage you to invite people to join—the more the merrier as they always say.

All new features have already been rolled out and are now fully available to everyone.

Two months ago, Telegram went the way of Snapchat when it added its own disappearing chat feature. Users can now enjoy similar feature that made Snapchat one of the most popular apps.

Telegram’s disappearing message feature supports disappearing videos and photos in private chat. You can use the feature by setting a timer for your media and the message will disappear. One great thing about the function is that you will know as soon as anyone takes a screenshot of the message. This, however, is not unique to the app as other apps such as Snapchat and iMessage support similar function. So, that about takes care the issue of having your pictures leaked to the public.

What’s more? Everyone can now add a bio to their profile—another great feature added to the encrypted chat app recently. You can type the words by yourself in setting, the company said. Bios, according to the company, will be very useful every time you “stumble upon new users in large groups.” The new function will allow you to learn more about new people you come across while using the chat app.

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