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Telegram, the renowned instant messaging app, has rolled out improvements and some new features in its latest update. Here’s all you need to know about Telegram’s new update.

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Chat Themes

Telegram has dozens of features to organize your chats and customize their appearance, from Chat Folders to Animated Backgrounds. In this update, coordination and decoration come together with new themes for individual chats.

Telegram’s designers have created 8 new themes that can be applied to specific private chats. Each of the new themes  features colorful gradient message bubbles, beautifully animated backgrounds and unique background patterns.

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To set a theme for your chat on Android, tap ⋮ > Change Colors. On iOS, tap the Chat Header > ⋯ > Change Colors. Your chat partner will see the theme if they are using the latest version of Telegram.

Interactive Emoji

“We love animating emoji, but there are times when even a big red beating heart – that makes your phone vibrate with each beat! – is simply not enough to express your feelings.” says Telegram. Now the app has created a new way of sharing emotion in real time. Send a single 🎆 🎉 🎈 👍 💩 or ❤️ to any private chat, then tap on the animated emoji to experience the full screen effect.

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Read Receipts in Small Groups

Group messages are marked as read (✓✓) as soon as it is seen by one of the other members. In small groups, users can now also select a message which they had sent to see which group members have read it. Keeping in mind the privacy, read receipts in groups are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.

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Record Live Streams and Video Chats

Admins can start a recording right from the Live Stream or Video Chat menu with options to record both Video and Audio or Audio only. To record the video, choose an orientation for the final video file, Portrait or Landscape. After the recording is finished, the file is instantly uploaded to your Saved Messages.

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Tap ⋮ or ⋯ to open the broadcast menu and start recording. While recording, a red dot appears next to the title of the broadcast.