New Telegram Update: Protected Content, Live Text, Login by QR or Call

Emily Heller
13 Dec 2021
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From a simple messenger, Telegram becomes one of the most advanced platforms for communication. The update that soon comes to all the versions of Telegram brings a lot of features that enhance both user privacy and security and content management. The post in the official blog reveals what the update is to bring.

One of the most noticeable changes is the ability to log in on another device and confirm your identity with an incoming call or by scanning a QR code on the screen of another device with your Telegram account. QR codes will also let users manage connected devices from the PC version or a web browser, by applying forced logout.

If you run a channel now, you can participate in public chats without revealing your identity (or one of them). Complete anonymity is out of the question so far, but you can use your channel credentials as you leave a comment in a public place. If you haven’t created any public channels yet, here is the reason to.

Another new feature will be appreciated by channel administrators. If they publish sensible data, they can block their users from saving pictures and videos, making screenshots, or forward messages. Of course, there is no way to prevent just photographing the screen with another device. But even these measures can be a good protection measure.

The most impressive, though, is the ability to delete chat history for a certain day or period. To easier manage chat history, now users can select the period with a built-in mini calendar and check the messages sent and received on a certain day. With this, you can only delete the messages that you want to delete.

iOS users receive yet another bonus: Telegram embraces the Live Text feature, enabling it to optically recognize characters with a built-in camera module. The greatest thing is that it all takes place locally, so no data is sent to any server. And, finally, there are new color themes that match iOS 15 themes.

Which of these features do you consider to be the most useful? Do you believe the new security measures will make your life safer? Or will you rather be frustrated by the impossibility to save content from your favorite channels? Share your opinion in the comments!

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