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10.1 2023-09-22

    Stories for Channels
  • Telegram users can boost their favorite channels, allowing the channel to post stories.
  • Channels can ask subscribers for boosts using a special link.
  • More boosts make the channel level up – able to post more stories per day.
  • Reaction Stickers in Stories
  • Users can add reaction stickers to their story, letting viewers share emotions in one tap.
  • Music in Stories
  • Anyone can use audio files on their device in their story – adding music, narration and effects.
  • View-Once Media
  • Self-destructing media now has a view-once setting.
  • View-Once media is permanently deleted from the chat when the recipient opens it.
  • New Login Alerts
  • When a new device logs in to your account, a login alert appears at the top of your chat list.
  • If you don't recognize the new device, tap 'No, it's not me!' to instantly secure your account.
  • and More
  • For all the changes from this update, including what's new on Android and iOS, check out the latest blog post.

10.0 2023-08-15

  • Unigram 10.0 came out today bringing quite a bit of new features. As Telegram turned 10 years old yesterday, I’ll leave the explanations to the official blog post.

9.0 2022-09-16

    Infinite Reactions
  • A new expandable reaction menu was added in private chats and groups.
  • All users get access to dozens of new reactions, including reactions previously reserved for Premium users.
  • The reactions you use most frequently will always be displayed at the top.
  • Premium users can react to messages with thousands of custom emoji and add up to 3 reactions to each message.
  • Reaction Management
  • Group admins can control whether custom reactions are allowed in their groups.
  • We've added an option to report spam when opening a user's profile from a reaction. (Internet rule number N: if something exists, sooner or later, it will be used for spam).
  • Premium: Emoji Statuses
  • Premium users can add an animated emoji status next to their name to display their current activity.
  • To set a status, tap your Premium badge in the chat list or Settings.
  • Popular suggestions for working, sleeping, traveling and more will be shown at the top.
  • To set a status for a specific duration like 1 hour or 2 days, press and hold the emoji.
  • New Username Links
  • A new format was supported for username links, in addition to "" You can now open Telegram accounts, groups or channels using links like "" or ""
  • Improved Login Flow
  • We've improved the registration and login experience with slick animations and a smoother UI.
  • If you frequently re-login on Telegram, you can sign in faster using your email.

8.9 2022-08-12

    New Sticker Panel
  • Switch between sticker, emoji and GIF tabs to quickly find what you're looking for.
  • Enjoy a more vibrant design with semi-transparency and improved scrolling performance on older devices.
  • When typing a message, the sticker button turns into an emoji button that opens the emoji panel.
  • Premium: Custom Emoji Packs
  • Add animated emoji from 10 new custom packs – with countless more coming.
  • Get animated emoji suggestions from your packs when you enter any static emoji.
  • Press and hold on a message containing emoji to see which packs were used.
  • Create your own custom emoji packs for Premium subscribers.
  • All Telegram users can see emoji from any pack — and try them out for free in the Saved Messages chat.
  • Premium: Privacy Settings for Voice Messages
  • Control who can send or forward you voice messages in Settings > Privacy and Security with Telegram Premium.
  • Create exceptions to add individual users or groups of users.
  • Gifting Telegram Premium
  • Send a prepaid Premium subscription to any user from their profile page.
  • Choose from a 3, 6 or 12 month duration – at a discounted price.

8.8 2022-06-19

    Premium: 4 GB Uploads
  • Send media and files each up to 4 GB in size.
  • Premium: Faster Downloads
  • Download media and files at the fastest possible speed, with no limits.
  • Premium: Doubled Limits
  • Follow up to 1000 channels.
  • Connect 4 accounts in any app.
  • Organize your chats into 20 folders, holding 200 chats each.
  • Pin 10 chats in your main list.
  • Reserve up to 20 public links.
  • Save 400 favorite GIFs and 10 favorite stickers.
  • Write a longer bio for your profile and include links.
  • Include longer captions for photos and videos.
  • Premium: Voice-to-Text
  • Get a new button next to any voice message to generate a transcript of its audio.
  • Premium: Unique Reactions and Stickers
  • React with even more emoji, including :clown: and :hearteyes:
  • Send unique stickers with additional effects, updated monthly.
  • Premium: Chat Management
  • Set a default chat folder or enable tools to auto-archive and hide new chats.
  • Premium: Badges and Animated Profile Pictures
  • Subscribers have a badge next to their name, showing they help support Telegram.
  • Show off your profile video that will be animated for everyone in chats and the chat list.
  • Premium: No Ads
  • Sponsored Messages that are sometimes shown in public channels will no longer appear.
    Join Requests for Public Groups
  • Enable join requests for your public groups – no invite links required.
  • Users who open the group will see an 'Apply to Join Group' button.
  • Once approved by an admin, users will be able to participate in the chat.
  • Verification Badges in Chats
  • Verified groups and channels now also show their badge at the top of the chat.
  • Better Bots
  • Include a photo or video in the "What can this bot do?" section of your bot.
  • Bots that are integrated into the attachment menu can be programmed to work in groups and channels.

8.6 2022-03-11

    Download Manager
  • Check the status of media and file downloads by tapping the new icon in the Search bar.
  • View recently downloaded files from the new ‘Downloads’ tab in Search.
  • Pause and resume unfinished downloads.
  • Live Streams with other apps
  • Manage Live Streams in your groups and channels using external software such as OBS Studio or XSplit Broadcaster.
  • Phone Number Links
  • Share a direct link to your phone number that instantly opens a chat with you.
  • Use the full number in international format, like

8.5 2022-01-31

    Video Stickers
  • Use a new type of detailed stickers with smooth animations.
  • Create new sets by sending .webm videos to @stickers.
  • Bring your custom animated stickers from other apps.
  • Reactions
  • Right click a message for more reactions.
  • Group and Channel admins can enable reactions in their chat via Chat Info > Edit > Reactions.
  • See real-time animations in chat when a user reacts to your message.
  • React with additional emoji: 🥰🤯🤔🤬👏.
  • Read Status for Reactions
  • Tap the new button in chats to jump to your messages that have unseen reactions.
  • Watch the animations for unseen reactions play when you hit the button.

8.4 2022-01-02

  • Select text when typing and choose 'Spoiler' formatting to hide some or all of the contents of a message.
  • Tap the spoiler animation in chat to reveal its hidden text.
  • Spoiler formatting hides text in chat, as well as in the chat list and notifications.
  • Translation
  • Turn on the Translation option in Settings > Languages.
  • Press and hold a message to translate it into another language.

8.3 2021-12-07

    Protected Content in Groups and Channels
  • Content creators can restrict the ability to forward messages from their groups and channels.
  • When forwarding is restricted, users will also be unable to directly save media from the chat or take screenshots.
  • Toggle this option on or off via Chat Info > Group / Channel Type.
  • Delete Messages by Date
  • Clear messages in one-on-one chats from a specific date or period of time.
  • Tap the date header in a chat to open the calendar and select a single day or range to delete.
  • Manage Connected Devices
  • Choose how long a device may stay inactive before it's logged out automatically.
  • Select a device to control whether it is allowed to accept Calls or new Secret Chats.
  • Anonymous Posting in Public Groups
  • Comment as one of your channels in public groups and channel comments.
  • Tap the profile picture next to the message bar to choose which channel you will appear as when you send the message.

8.1 2021-09-19

    Chat Themes
  • Choose one of 8 new preset themes for any individual private chat.
  • Tap the chat header > More (⋯) > 'Change Colors' to pick a theme.
  • Both chat participants will see the same theme in that chat – on all their devices.
  • Each new theme features colorful gradient message bubbles, beautifully animated backgrounds and unique background patterns.
  • All chat themes have day and night versions and will follow your overall dark mode settings.
  • More chat themes coming soon.
  • Interactive Emoji
  • Some animated emoji now have fullscreen effects.
  • Send 🎆 🎉 🎈 👍 💩 or ❤️ to any private chat, then tap on the animated emoji to launch the effect.
  • If your chat partner also has the chat open, you will both see the effects and feel the vibrations simultaneously.
  • See the "Watching" status when your chat partner is enjoying emoji effects with you.
  • More interactive emoji coming soon.
  • Read Receipts in Small Groups
  • Select one of your outgoing messages in small groups to see who recently viewed it.
  • To protect privacy, read receipts are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.
  • Record Live Streams and Video Chats
  • Record video and audio from live broadcasts in your group or channel.
  • Admins can start recording from the Settings menu (⋯).
  • Choose between recording in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Finished recordings are sent to the admin's Saved Messages and can be easily shared.

7.8 2021-06-25

    Group Video Calls
  • Start video conferences from Voice Chats in any group.
  • Share your screen or video from your camera with up to 30 participants (limit to be increased soon).
  • Talk without video with an unlimited number of participants.
  • Create voice chats from the info page of any group where you are an admin.
  • Group video calls are supported natively on all devices, including iPads and laptops.
  • Animated Backgrounds
  • Meet animated backgrounds for chats – first time in a messaging app! These multi-color gradient backgrounds are generated algorithmically and move beautifully every time you send a message.
  • Create your own backgrounds in Appearance Settings by selecting unique combinations of colors and applying any of the dozens of patterns.
  • Share your animated backgrounds with friends and family to upgrade them to a new level of messaging experience.
  • Choose between dozens of new gorgeous animated backgrounds in Appearance Settings > Background.
  • Backgrounds are now partially visible through the header and the footer in chats.
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