Telegram is launching a new update that includes multiple functions to facilitate the use of the application. These include a new date bar and calendar view for the shared media page in the iOS app. The newly released date bar on the side of the shared media page will allow users to jump between days and months and find the images / videos they are looking for much faster. The latest update to the instant messaging platform also gives admins more control over who can join and view the chat with the new admin approval settings. Additionally, the Telegram update adds global chat topics and new interactive emojis. Telegram for iOS will now also display the transit time for shared locations.
The arrival of the new update was announced for Telegram iOS users on Wednesday, November 3 through a blog post which includes details on how to use them. As mentioned, the update added a date bar on the side of the Shared Media page that shows all the photos, videos, files and music that have been shared in a particular chat, individual or group. Users can drag up and down to scroll through shared media quickly with this. Additionally, users can even pinch to zoom in and out for an improved browsing experience.
The Shared Media page gets a new calendar view that allows Telegram users to find media from a specific date. You can also filter the shared media by photos, videos, or both. This can be accessed by tapping the chat header, then scrolling down and clicking the menu icon.
The latest update includes a preview option for administrators. When a user opens an invite link with Admin Approval enabled, they will see a button to send a request to participate that administrators can manage from a new bar at the top of the chat. With this, Telegram group admins can view an applicant’s public profile photos and bio before approving or rejecting their application. Additionally, administrators can name their invite links for better organization.
The eight new Chat topics announced by Telegram in the previous update are coming to iOS devices now. Each of the new themes features Day and Night mode, animated background, and gradient message bubbles. It will be available for Android users soon.
Shared locations on iOS will now show transit time with the new update. By tapping on a shared location in the chat, users can see the travel time to get there by foot, car, or public transport.
The new Telegram update allows the automatic conversion of text written in the message bar to a title when a user attaches a medium. Cloud Drafts allow users to write the message on the computer, then attach the photo from the phone and send it all together.
Users will also get new interactive emojis with full-screen effects with the new update. Also, the Telegram settings for iOS have been redesigned to match the style of iOS 15.