Telegram has just rolled out Telegram 4.2 update. It brings a new Snapchat-like disappearing media feature, redesigned photo editing tools, a new bio section for profiles, as well as faster speeds and improved security.
With Telegram 4.2, you can set a timer for the photos and videos you share. After the timer runs out, the media file will disappear forever, just like in Secret Chats. Similar to disappearing chat feature on other messaging platforms, if the recipient tries to take a screenshot of your disappearing file, you will get a notification immediately.
Speaking of sending photos, Telegram has also given its photo editing tools a complete makeover. Telegram 4.2 makes it faster and easier for you to “make your photos look amazing”.
If you head on to your profile page on Telegram, you will also see a new bio section. You can enter a short description of who you are like your age, occupation, or city. This is useful for those who join large groups, you know, for Pokemon Go boss raids, so you can have a slight idea of who you will be meeting.
Finally, as for speed and security, Telegram 4.2 now supports CDN caching.
“On top of this, as of 4.2, Telegram apps will rely on a CDN (distributed network) to cache publicly available photos and videos posted in massive channels (100,000+ members). This will result in significantly higher download speeds for tens of millions of Telegram users around the world.”
Check out Telegram now to find out more about Telegram 4.2 update.