Tuesday , October 23 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Apps, Games & Google Services » Telegram v4.6 builds on albums and adds granular controls for downloads


Just in time for Christmas, our favourite messaging app, Telegram, has updated with a few minor, yet helpful updates.

It’s not quite a big enough update to warrant a blog post, but Telegram has sent out notifications to users in chats, and the What’s New section of the Play Store has been updated with all the new features. So, what’s in this update? The change log looks like this:

WHAT’S NEW
New in version 4.6:
– New granular settings for auto-downloading media.
– Link previews for Instagram posts and tweets with multiple photos will now show all the media as an album.
– Embeddable HTML-widget for messages in public channels and groups (available when viewing t.me links to messages in web-browsers).
– Added support for albums to Secret Chats.
– Added full support for MTProto 2.0.

The updates very much build on the previous update in v4.5 which brought albums to Telegram, compacting all those pictures into a neat album. It now works for previews of social media posts from Twitter and Instagram that include multiple photos which is handy – and in secret chats (if you use them). You also get better controls for media downloads.

MTProto 2.0 support is in there as well, and if you read through Telegrams documentation on this (and your eyes don’t glaze over), it appears to be their new protocol for connecting with mobile clients from multiple sources – basically their web/desktop clients. Basically their housekeeping.

All of this is available in the latest update to Telegram which is available now through Google Play. Head over and ensure you’re up to date.

Telegram
Telegram
Developer: Telegram FZ-LLC
Price: Free

Daniel Tyson   Ausdroid's Editor in Chief

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

2
Join the Ausdroid Conversation

avatar
1 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
1 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
Chris RowlandTerry Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Terry
Guest
Terry

Any reasons you guys like Telegram more than Whatsapp? Try to install before only a few people use it same amount as Allo. Heard this is quite popular in Russian.

Chris Rowland
Ausdroid Director

Telegram is quite popular in eastern Europe, but we’ve been using it internally for a few years now to discuss news stories before they break, to share ideas, and chat generally. It’s the service that works best for us, and mainly because its effortlessly cross-platform. You can sign in from any number of phones,tablets, computers, and even smart wearables and access the same Telegram without the kerfuffle of WhatsApp desktop, for example, which simply won’t work if your phone isn’t powered on. Telegram is great, and easily better than WhatsApp or Allo.

Check Also

Modified Google Camera app lets you try Night Sight on your Pixel phone

Google’s announcement of Night Sight for the Pixel 3 at their Made by Google event …