Telegram has recently updated its mobile app, allowing users to unsend messages, monitor network usage, and share T.me links. If you are a clumsy person who tend to accidentally send wrong messages to the wrong person, or use stickers inappropriately, you’ll definitely love this update.
Available right now in Telegram v.3.16, the update not only lets you delete a message you sent on your side, you can also choose to delete it for everyone else in the conversation. This works for one-on-one, as well as group chats. Sadly though, if you thought you could finally delete that drunk text you sent last Christmas, you will not be able to do so; you can only unsend messages you shared within the last 48 hours.
In addition to that, the update also lets you monitor your data usage. Telegram will show you byte by byte statistic for your incoming and outgoing traffic on Telegram. This feature is available in the “Data and Storage” Settings, and will show you traffic on both Wi-Fi and cellular network so you can easily check how much data you consume.
Telegram has also made sharing links a whole lot easier with a new t.me link instead of telegram.me. Share your contact with a new friend using t.me/username; this new short link also works with channels such as t.me/telegram, public groups like t.me/snowballfight, as well as stickers like t.me/addstickers/NickSantini.
Finally, last but not least, Telegram also gave some exclusive updates to its Android app.
- Messages from one sender are now neatly grouped together, and scrolling up shows the date right away, making the chats easier to navigate.
- The app now restores your previous scroll position when you switch back to a chat. Very useful when somebody sends you a saga in 1,000 messages, and you want to patiently read them in the right order.
- Sharing files has become easier because you see a list of recently downloaded files right on the sharing screen
- Support for GBoard, the Google keyboard that can apparently send cat GIFs.
Check out Telegram’s blog for more information about its latest update.