According to Telegram Official Blog, a recent telegram update has been added to the chat giving you the option of creating your own notification tones, setting custom durations for muting chats or auto-deleting messages, as well as supercharged bots. The updates are ready to outshine any website, improving the forwarding preserves replies, and a lot more.
You can now turn any sound into a notification tone, creating custom alerts from your favorite music or even memes (and meows). Tap a short audio file or voice message in chat to instantly add it to your list of notification sounds, which you can assign to any chats.
Telegram tones are cross-platform and completely free.
How to access Telegram Sounds
You can access your sounds on all your devices via Settings > Notifications and Sounds. From there you can add new tones and set sounds for individual chats or entire groups of chats.
Custom Mute Durations
For years, Telegram users have been able to temporarily mute chats to take a break from notifications, like for 8 hours or 2 days. Now you can also pause notifications for a specific duration, like the length of a midday nap or extended vacation.
Each chat has a streamlined menu for modifying alerts – choose Disable Sound to receive notifications silently, or one of the Mute options to turn off notifications completely.
New Auto-Delete Menu in Profiles
Auto-Delete can be enabled in any chat to make a conversation more confidential or less cluttered. Now it takes fewer taps to enable and supports flexible timer settings – like 2 days, 3 weeks, 4 months, and more.
Replies in Forwarded Messages
Telegram was the first app to make replies easy and efficient to navigate. Swipe left on any message to reply to it. Your reply will include a small preview you can tap to instantly jump to the original message.
These same reply previews are now included when forwarding messages to other chats, so everyone can see the full context of your inside jokes.
Since 2015, millions of people have utilized bots to convert files, shop online, and even pay their taxes. Telegram bots already support seamless authorization, processing payments via 15 integrated payment providers (with Google Pay and Apple Pay out of the box), collecting feedback, delivering tailored notifications to users, and much more.
These interfaces can be programmed to match a user’s theme – adjusting color schemes in real-time, for example when switching between Day and Night modes or setting custom themes.
Telegram bots can also handle small tasks like chat management by adding extra features, automating processes, or helping moderators. Users can now quickly add bots to their group or channel right from the bot’s profile and instantly configure rights and permissions for the bot.
Bots can only be added to channels as admins, while bots can be added to groups as both members or admins.
The in-app translation feature for iOS devices has been expanded to support better quality translations from many more languages, such as Ukrainian – and is now able to translate the same languages as the Android app.