Telegram launches “Silent Messages, Slow Mode, and Admin Titles

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Telegram is never short of new updates every now and then—and while the chat app may now have the strength of WhatsApp in terms of user base, it is one of the best apps when it comes to end-to-end encryption. A couple of new features have just been added to Telegram, and I am sure you would like them all.

Silent Messages

This new feature allows you to freely message your contacts even when you know they are sleeping, studying or in some meetings. Your recipient would get a notification as usual, but the phone won’t make any sound—and this is regardless of whether or not the do-not-disturb mode is on. The Silent Messages feature also works when you are sending messages to groups. Simply hold the Send button to have any message or media delivered without sound.

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Slow Mode

The Group Permissions section now has a new feature that allows you to send one message per interval. This has become necessary given how difficult it is to follow some groups. As an admin, you can enable Slow Mode in a group that enables members to send one message per chosen interval. A timer will show how long you have to wait before sending your next message. One great advantage of having this feature is that it makes conversations in a group more orderly.

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Admin Titles

As the name suggests, this new feature allows you to set custom titles for admins like ‘Meme Queen’, ‘Spam Hammer’ or ‘El Duderino.’ Just as with the default admin labels, custom titles are shown with every message in the group so members know that they are talking to the designated ’Myth Buster’. It is easy to add an admin title—simply edit the admin’s rights in Group Settings.

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Timestamps and Improved Scrubbing

Videos now display thumbnail previews as you scrub through in order to help you find the moment you were looking for. If for example you add a timestamp like 0:45 to a video caption, it will be automatically highlighted as a link. Tapping on a timestamp will play the video from the right spot. This method also works if you mention a timestamp when replying to a video. Just in case you want to make your favorite moments when sharing a Kurzgesagt episode, Timestamps are also supported for YouTube videos.

For more on the aforementioned features as well as a couple of newly added ones, you can check the official blog of Telegram. It is good to have a chat app that is always rolling out new features—they [features] make the app more appealing to users.

Just last month, Telegram rolled out new sticker format that uses less data and takes only a little time to load. The new format is designed specifically to use less data, while also giving you the chance to continue to have fun using stickers.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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