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Telegram updated with self-destructing images and videos

By Peter Chu - on 24 Jul 2017, 1:10pm

Telegram updated with self-destructing images and videos

The least favorite social messaging app of the United Kingdom and Indonesian government, Telegram, was recently updated to include a self-destruct timer for both photos and videos, an option for you to supplement your profile with a short bio, improved photo editing tools, and an expanded scrolling area for stickers.

Just like the Secret Chats of Telegram, you can set a countdown for the media content that you send to your recipient. Once time runs out, they will disappear forever. Should your recipient decide to take a screenshot of the photo or video that you’ve shared, you will receive a notification about it immediately.

Because it’s hard to remember the identities of everyone within large group chats (the ‘supergroups’ on Telegram are able to accommodate up to 10,000 members at once), you would be doing everyone a favor by adding a short bio to your profile to bring everyone up to speed.

Also, if you happen to be a part of really large channels (which can have more than 100,000 subscribers), Telegram will rely on a Content Distribution Network (CDN) to cache publicly available photos and videos that have been posted, resulting in faster download speeds wherever you are.

Lastly, those of you with a chronic addiction to stickers would certainly appreciate the expanded sticker scrolling area, which now shows you more stickers at a glance.

Telegram 4.2 is now available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.