Telegram new features: WhatsApp’s rival Telegram said on Wednesday that it will now be able to auto-delete users’ messages on chat, groups and channels on its platform. This feature was previously available for secret chats. Along with this, Telegram Broadcast Group is bringing features like expiring invoice link, invoking QR code. This will give a tough competition to WhatsApp.
Telegram said in a statement that with the help of auto delete feature, users will be able to completely delete the message for all the participants in a conversation at any time. On the platform, users will be able to put a timer of 24 hours or 7 days before sending the message, so that they will be automatically deleted when they reach the border in individual chat, groups and channels. In groups and channels, only administrators will be able to enable this feature.
How to use auto delete feature?
- At the top of the chat on Android, at the top right, select the Clear History option and then choose the duration.
- Tap and hold the message on iOS, then tap on Select, then on the left side of the chat top, tap on Clear Chat. You can choose the duration by enabling auto delete.
Telegram is also launching a new way group, where only admin can send messages. However, all members can join live voice chat through audio for discussion. This new type of group will be called Broadcast Group. The normal telegram group has a limit of two lakh members.
With these new features, Telegram is also upgrading the security level on its platform. The platform is improving its reporting system. Users can now add comments informing them about spam content, fake accounts, violence, etc. by selecting certain messages. Telegram said that this step will help the platform to better understand the concerns of users.