Telegram's multi-national team includes many members from Ukraine. We all wish for an immediate end to the conflict. In these troubled times, we find consolation in the fact that our work at Telegram helps people get quick access to critical information – from verified official statements to airstrike alerts that bring civilians to safety. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this war.
We will continue improving Telegram's ability to connect people in areas with limited coverage and withstand service disruptions.
Video Calls with up to 1000 Viewers, Video Playback Speed, High Quality Video Messages, Screen Sharing With Sound, and More
Group Video Calls have leveled up and can now have 1000 viewers – in addition to the 30 broadcasters and unlimited audio-only listeners.
The media player has new 0.5x, 1.5x and 2xplayback speed options, which you can enable when watching videos in fullscreen.
Video Messages record in higher resolution and you can tap a video message to expand it – while tapping again allows you to fast-forward or rewind. When recording video messages, device audio will keep playing in the background, and you can zoomin when using the rear camera.
Screen Sharing has also been added to 1-on-1video calls, and now includesdevice audio in both individual and group video calls.
And that’s just the beginning – there are a dozen more features on our blog, as well as plenty of jokes and stunning demo videos. Click here to see more about Precision Drawing Tools, Desktop’s Photo Editor, a new In-App Camera on iOS and more:
Animated Backgrounds have been added to all default themes. These new wallpapers swirl as you chat, thanks to a little algorithmic magic. 🧙♂️ Find your favorite from the dozens of new presets or build your own in the editor.
There’s much more motion as well – stickersandemoji now jump from your keyboard into the chat with new animations. On iOS, this also applies to mediaandtextmessages.
To see everything this update has in store, including new bot and security features, as well as importing stickers from other apps, take a look at the full blog post: