Messaging app Telegram gets auto-delete timer and Widgets
What you need to know
- Telegram has issued a new update for its app this week.
- It brings an auto-delete timer for messages, Widgets, and more.
Telegram has updated its iOS app to bring an auto-delete timer for messages, Widgets, and more.
In a blog post this week the company stated:
The new update also brings a new Chat Widget, which can show you a preview of recent messages on your home screen, a Shortcut Widget will let you see names and profile pictures of contacts for easy access to contacting them. Slightly more limited on iOS, the iPhone widget will only get fresh data updates "occasionally", and can't be expanded like the Android version, which also updates more regularly.
Telegram also has the option to create additional invite links with limited time duration, numbers of uses, or both, as well as a new invite by QR feature:
Telegram says that groups pushing the 200,000 member limit will now be able to convert into a Broadcast group of unlimited size, with voice chats and posting limited to admins.
Telegram has also updated its chat import feature and reporting.
You can read the full release here.
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To be honest, I don't really understand the aim of that feature. If I need to delete something, I'm deleting it right after posting or after a person have read it. And if I don't selete something, it can remain forever. So.. The function looks like have been made just to make some update... I still not believe in Telegram security and prefer to test something like Utopia p2p, which provides full anonymity online.