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Group Video Calls are here. With screen sharing, crisp audio and smooth animations, all optimized for phones, tablets and computers. This is big – and will only get bigger. 😎 telegram.org/blog/group-vide…
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You can tap an incoming photo to instantly add drawings, text or stickers and send it back – without needing to save the photo and re-upload it. Less saving, more sailing. ⛵️ #TelegramTips
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Group admins can enable Slow Mode to set a timer for how often each member can send a message in the chat – giving energetic groups a more peaceful pace. #TelegramTips
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Media editor and low-key meme machine 🎬
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You can view and share over 150 #TelegramTips right in the Telegram app – simply tap Telegram Features in the side menu of the Android and Web apps, or in the Settings menu on iOS. Posts there can be forwarded as friends sign up, or shown off to those who haven't joined yet. 😉
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You can create custom animated backgrounds with 3 or 4 colors of your choice – and tap to quickly share your moving masterpiece with friends. To get started, go to Chat Settings > Change Background on Android or Appearance > Chat Background on iOS. #TelegramTips
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When someone asks me “Do you have Telegram?”
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You can use the menu button in chats with bots to quickly browse and send commands. Bot developers can also create customized commands that change based on a user’s app language, chat type and more. #TelegramTips
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In group video calls, you can share your screen from any device to show off your latest project or greatest gaming moments. On Desktop, you can broadcast your whole screen or select only a specific program. #TelegramTips
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We’re hosting a contest to create new design concepts for voice and video calls on Android. At least $30,000 in prizes are available – and the winning design may be implemented in Telegram X for Android. 👀 See the full details here: t.me/contest/267
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New updates for Telegram – like your birthday, but about 12 times as often 🎂
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New animated chat backgrounds have been added to all default themes – with swirling colors that move as you send messages. Try one of the preset backgrounds built by our designers or create a custom one by adding 3 or 4 colors to your background in the theme editor. #TelegramTips
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With Telegram Desktop, group video calls open in a separate window so you can talk and type at the same time. When screen sharing, you can choose to broadcast the whole screen or a specific program. #TelegramTips
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Group Video Calls are optimized for all devices, including tablets and desktop – with built-in noise suppression for clear and crisp audio. Tap to open the side panel, which shows a dynamic split-screen view in both portrait and landscape orientations. #TelegramTips
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You can host Group Video Calls from voice chats in groups – using any device. Turn on your camera, share your screen or both with up to 30 video participants (increasing soon), as well as unlimited audio-only listeners. #TelegramTips
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And more – for the first time in a messaging app, animated backgrounds that change colors as you chat. This motion-filled update also adds new messaging animations, security and bot features, plus a way to import stickers from other apps. telegram.org/blog/animated-b…
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Telegram users have unlimited cloud storage – and don’t need to keep any media or files on their device. To free up space or change how long media is stored locally, go to Settings > Data and Storage. It all stays in the cloud, ready for whenever you need it. 👍 #TelegramTips
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