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Telegram helps health authorities around the world spread accurate information about the pandemic through verified channels.

To fight the spread of misinformation and the virus itself, make sure to always check your sources – and wash your hands 🧼.

On a lighter note, we've added a new set of 😷 masks for the built-in Photo Editor.

Read more about the new tools and changes on our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/coronavirus
Celebrating 400 Million monthly users 🥳

We’ve added extra features to quizzes and @QuizBot to help make educational tests – and are launching a contest with €400K in prizes for users who make academic quizzes.

The sticker panel has been updated: you can now scroll through over 20,000 stickers from professional artists, going all the way back to the very first submissions.

Android’s attachment menu got a makeover with new animated icons, while macOS received redesigned profile pages and drawing tools for its photo editor.

Read all about the latest milestone on our blog, with a secret look at what else is coming in 2020 🎥📞🤔
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/400-million
The latest Telegram update lets you enhance videos, put animated stickers on any media, and zoom in when drawing on photos and videos.

The GIF panel got upgraded with emoji-based sections and a Trending tab for the most relevant and popular expressions. GIF loading speeds have been greatly improved, to make sorting and sending even quicker.

Android has a host of new animations and interfaces, you can read all about them on our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/video-editor-gifs
Today's update adds Video Ca... (ah, no, not yet) Profile Videos, improved People Nearby features, 2 GB file uploads and much more.

Preview media from mini-thumbnails in your chat list and notifications, view detailed statistics for large groups, and send over 20 new animated emoji like ⚽️, 🙊 and 😱.

Android users can now crop and rotate videos, and the music player was redesigned with a new layout and icons.

Read our latest blog post to learn about all the new features (including multi-account support for Telegram Desktop):
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/profile-videos-people-nearby-and-more
Channel photo updated
Telegram is 7 years old today – and we have a present for you. Yes, it's Video Calls. 🎁

Enjoy the update while we go back to doing the three most important things: adding new features, standing up for what we believe in and animating emoji.

Read more on our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/video-calls
Today’s update adds filters to global search, a new setting to make group admins anonymous, and channel comments to start a conversation in your community.

New filters for media type, date and source are available in Global Search.

Admins can now become invisible in the list of members. Messages from these anonymous admins show no trace of their personal account and instead are signed with the name of the group.

Channels with a discussion group now have a comments button under their posts. You can try it here: @durov.

Read our latest blog post for more info on all these features and more, including a host of new animations and tweaks for Android.
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/filters-anonymous-admins-comments
Today's update brings you multiple pinned messages, proximity alerts for Live Locations, sending music as Playlists, and more.

All chats, including one-on-one chats now support multiple pinned messages. Tap on the top bar to jump through them in chat, or use the new icon to open all the pinned messages on a separate page.

When sharing Live Location, you can now set distance alerts that will send you a notification when someone is close, and icons on the map show which direction users are facing.

Sending multiple music files at the same time will create a playlist. Pressing play will automatically add the rest of the tracks to your queue. For other file types, multiple photos or documents will be sent as an album.

It wouldn’t be an update without extra animated emoji, so check out what happens when you send a single ⚰️ 🎃 🧛‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️ 🦇 🕷 🕸 🌜 🌛 or 🗿 in chat (and tap on the animated ⚰️ and 🎃 emojis in chat for an extra surprise).
If you’re feeling lucky, see if you can hit the jackpot using 🎰.

For more info on all these changes and more, including Channel Stats for individual posts and new Android animations, read the blog here: https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/pinned-messages-locations-playlists

Available on Android immediately (Google Play, APK) – and for the rest immediately after you switch to Android (or as soon as Apple finishes approving the update).
Our Bot API has reached version 5.0 today, adding the ability to run your own Bot API server or transfer bot ownership to another account, as well as support for all the latest Telegram features.

Read more on @BotNews
Today's update adds Voice Chats, creating a seamless integration of text and talk in groups. Members can join and leave these open conference calls at any time for a bit of spontaneous conversation alongside their usual text messages and media.

As the calendar turns over to 2021, we'll be busy taking in your feedback and improving Voice Chats with features like video and screen sharing at the top of our list.

To read about all the features in this update, like SD Card Storage for Android and more, check out the full post on our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/voice-chats
Move your message history from other apps to Telegram

Millions of people are switching every day and now their old chats from WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk can come with them – along with all their friends and family. 😉

This update also gives you more control of your data: secret chats, groups you created and call history can be deleted for all sides at any time.

Voice Chats now appear at the top of your Call History page, and both members and admins can individually adjust other users’ microphone levels.

After one of your contacts joins Telegram, you can open the chat and send a friendly greeting sticker with one tap. 👋

For the full details on how to migrate messages from other apps, plus new Android Animations, Accessibility Improvements and more, check out our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/move-history
Auto-Delete, Widgets, Expiring Invite Links and More

You can now set an auto-delete timer in any chat, which will erase messages for all participants 24 hours or 7 days after they are sent.

New home screen widgets for iOS and Android let you preview messages and instantly open chats.

Group and channel admins can create additional invite links with a limited duration, number of uses, or both.

Groups approaching the limit of 200k members can now convert to Broadcast Groups that allow unlimited members.

For more information on all these features and their uses, read our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/autodelete-inv2
Voice Chats 2.0: Channels, Millions of Listeners, Recorded Chats, Admin Tools

Voice Chats can now hold millions of live listeners in any Telegram group or channel.

Admins can record audio from the chat and add users with specific Speaker and Listener links. Listeners who are muted can raise their hand to let admins know that they want a turn to speak.

In channels, you can join a voice chat with your personal account or appear as one of your channels.

For the full story on all these features (and some excellent video demos), check out our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/voice-chats-on-steroids/
Payments 2.0, Scheduled Voice Chats, New Web Versions

Merchants can now natively accept credit card payments in any Telegram chat, relying on 8 integrated third-party payment providers. Telegram doesn't store card info and charges no commission.

Voice Chats can now be scheduled in advance – members will see a countdown in the chat and can choose to be notified when the chat starts.

Two new web versions have launched, with full support for features like dark mode, animated stickers, chat folders and more.

Android users can directly download Telegram from our site. The app will get new updates automatically – and faster than the Play Store version:
https://telegram.org/android

For more info on all these changes, including new animations and job openings at Telegram, read our full blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/payments-2-0-scheduled-voice-chats
In case you missed this from the blog, we're looking for more Content Moderators to join our team.

Responsibilities: Use a specialized interface to manually sort content according to provided guidelines.

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in English, strong analytical skills, quick reaction, attention to detail.

If you love order and have the self-discipline required for remote work, submit your application via @jobs_bot before 23:59 Dubai time on May 10.

More Telegram jobs here:
https://telegram.org/jobs
Group Video Calls and More

Voice Chats in groups now support video – both from your camera and by sharing your screen. Up to 30 people at a time can chat with video, and we’re already working to expand this soon.

Group video calls are optimized for all devices, with dynamic display options for tablets and desktop. Enjoy the improved audio quality thanks to built-in noise suppression.

For more info and video demos, see our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/group-video-calls
Animated Backgrounds and More

Animated Backgrounds have been added to all default themes. These new wallpapers swirl as you chat, thanks to a little algorithmic magic. 🧙‍♂️ Find your favorite from the dozens of new presets or build your own in the editor.

There’s much more motion as well – stickers and emoji now jump from your keyboard into the chat with new animations. On iOS, this also applies to media and text messages.

To see everything this update has in store, including new bot and security features, as well as importing stickers from other apps, take a look at the full blog post:

https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/animated-backgrounds
Video Calls with up to 1000 Viewers, Video Playback Speed, High Quality Video Messages, Screen Sharing With Sound, and More

Group Video Calls have leveled up and can now have 1000 viewers – in addition to the 30 broadcasters and unlimited audio-only listeners.

The media player has new 0.5x, 1.5x and 2x playback speed options, which you can enable when watching videos in fullscreen.

Video Messages record in higher resolution and you can tap a video message to expand it – while tapping again allows you to fast-forward or rewind.
When recording video messages, device audio will keep playing in the background, and you can zoom in when using the rear camera.

Screen Sharing has also been added to 1-on-1 video calls, and now includes device audio in both individual and group video calls.

And that’s just the beginning – there are a dozen more features on our blog, as well as plenty of jokes and stunning demo videos. Click here to see more about Precision Drawing Tools, Desktop’s Photo Editor, a new In-App Camera on iOS and more:

https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/video-1000
Live Streams, Flexible Forwarding, Jump to Next Channel and Trending Stickers

Telegram has been steadily developing for 8 years, and in celebration, here comes version 8.0 🥳

Live video is now available in Channels – and streams in both Groups and Channels support unlimited viewers.

We've added a new preview window for Forwarded Messages with customization options like hiding sender names or hiding captions on media messages.

You can now quickly read posts from all your channels – without going back to your chat list. At the bottom of a channel, pull up and the feed will automatically switch to your next unread one.

Trending Stickers have a new place in the sticker panel, right above your Recently Used, that you can use to browse and add packs.

Users browsing in their sticker panel now show the status ‘choosing a sticker’ in chat (like typing…) to let you know their response is coming soon.

To see these features in action and read about other additions like bigger sticker thumbnails, new animated emoji and more, check out our blog:
https://tlg.name/s/seo_praktika/live-streams-forwarding-next-channel