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Last week, the team at Telegram, the messaging app, introduced new features for group admins and users. These features include Slow Mode switch, custom titles, features for videos, and much more.

What’s new in Telegram?

Admins get more authority to manage the group 

Slow Mode switch

The Slow Mode feature will allow the group admin to control how often a member could send a message in the group. Once the admin enables Slow Mode in a group, the users will be able to send one message per the interval they choose. Also, a timer will be shown to the users which would tell them how long they need to wait before sending their next message. This feature is introduced to make group conversations more orderly and also to raise the value of each individual message. The official post suggests admins to “Keep it (Slow Mode feature) on permanently, or toggle as necessary to throttle rush hour traffic.”

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Custom titles

Group owners will now be able to set custom titles for admins like ‘Meme Queen’, ‘Spam Hammer’ or ‘El Duderino’. These custom titles will be shown with the default admin labels. For adding a custom title, users need to edit admin’s rights in Group Settings.

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Silent messages

Telegram has now planned to bring more peace of mind to its users by introducing a feature that allows its users to message friends without any sound. Users just have to hold the send button to have any message or media delivered.

New feature for videos

Videos shared on Telegram now show thumbnail previews as users scroll through the videos to help them find the moment they were looking for. If users add a timestamp like 0:45 to a video caption, it will be automatically highlighted as a link. Also, if a user taps on a timestamp the video will play from the right spot. 

Comments widget

The team has come up with a new tool called Comments.App for users to comment on channel posts. With the help of the comments widget, users can log in with just two taps and comment with text and photos, as well as like, dislike and further reply to comments from others.

Few users are excited about this news and appreciate Telegram over Whatsapp because it provides by default end to end encryption. A user commented on HackerNews, “I really like Telegram. Only end-to-end encryption by default and in group chats would make it perfect.”

To know more about this news, check out the official post by Telegram.

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