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Version history

7.1 2020-10-02

  • ANONYMOUS GROUP ADMINS, CHANNEL COMMENTS AND MORE
  • Anonymous Group Admins
  • Turn on 'Remain Anonymous' in an admin's Permissions to let them post on behalf of the group and become invisible in the list of members.
  • Channel Comments
  • Comment on posts in channels that have a discussion group.
  • Get notified about replies to your comments via the new Replies chat (if you are not a member in the discussion group).
  • Silent Messages, now in Secret Chats
  • Send messages silently in Secret Chats by holding the Send button.

7.0.1 2020-09-07

  • Yes, Video Calls (alpha version)
  • Telegram turns 7 years old!
  • Thank you for your support over all these years. Because of you, this year Telegram reached 400 million active users and is now one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world.
  • To celebrate our 7th anniversary together, we are launching the first version of the feature you’ve been asking for – ultra secure and fast Video Calls.

6.3.1 2020-07-31

  • PROFILE VIDEOS, 2 GB FILE SHARING, AND MORE
  • Telegram is now among the top 10 most downloaded and most used apps in the world.
  • Increased limits for sending files
  • Share and store unlimited files of any type, now up to 2 GB each.
  • Profile Videos
  • Set a Profile Video instead of a static picture.
  • Quickly change back to a previous profile photo or video by tapping ‘Set as Main’.
  • Mini-thumbnails, Group Stats and More
  • See what media is in a message thanks to new mini-thumbnails in the chat list, message search and notifications.
  • View detailed statistics for the large groups you own.
  • If you're getting too much attention, flip a switch in Privacy and Security settings to automatically archive and mute all new chats from non-contacts.
  • Send a single football emoji to see if you score a goal.

6.2.5 2020-07-22

  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

6.2.3 2020-06-18

  • Better GIFs
  • Enjoy greatly enhanced loading times for GIFs.
  • Quickly find GIFs in emoji-based sections covering the most popular emotions.
  • Check the Trending Tab for the top reactions of the day.
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements.

6.1.4 2020-05-07

  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

6.1.2 2020-04-30

  • 400 MILLION USERS, QUIZZES 2.0 AND €400K FOR QUIZ CREATORS.
  • Access Shared Media faster from fully redesigned profile pages.
  • Use the new brush tools in the photo editor to draw on photos when sending or editing.
  • If you have too many folders, try the alternative mode with folder tabs on the left.
  • Send a single dart emoji to see if you hit the bullseye.
  • Add explanations that appear after users respond to a quiz question.
  • See how much time you have left to answer a question from @QuizBot with the new countdown animation.
  • Quiz Creator Contest
  • Participate in Telegram's €400,000 contest by using @QuizBot to create and publish an educational test on any subject.

6.0 2020-03-30

  • Chat Folders and More
  • Organize chats into Chat Folders if you have too many chats.
  • Create custom folders with flexible settings, or use default recommendations.
  • Pin an unlimited number of chats in each folder.
  • Archive chats to hide them from "All chats". Muted chats will always stay in the Archive.
  • View detailed statistics about the growth of your large channels and the performance of their posts.
  • Send 🎲 to any chat to try your luck and get a random number from the animated dice.
  • Send 🦠, 🤒, 😷, 🤕, 🤧, 🤢, 🤮, 🧼, 💉, 💊 or 🚑 to try out the new animated emoji.

5.9.3 2020-02-23

  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

5.9.2 2020-02-20

  • Increased stability, optimized memory usage.
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
  • The oracle would like to know what you think of the color blue.

5.9.1 2020-01-23

  • Polls 2.0: Open Polls, Multiple Answers, and Quiz Mode
  • Create three new kinds of polls.
  • See who voted in Open Polls with non-anonymous results.
  • Vote for several options in polls that allow Multiple Answers.
  • Try to guess the correct answer in Quiz-style polls.
  • Explore various ways of combining the different poll options.
  • Just like before, you can add polls from the attachment menu in any group or channel.

5.8.1 2019-10-30

  • Mute chats for a specific time.
  • Switch between accounts from the improved status bar menu.
  • Enjoy improved design and animations (e.g. try clicking and holding on a sticker to preview).
  • Look for new bugs that were introduced while we were fixing the old ones.

5.8 2019-10-22

  • Enhanced design and other improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

5.8 2019-10-21

  • Enhanced design and other improvements.

5.7 2019-09-09

  • SCHEDULED MESSAGES
  • Hold the 'Send' button and select 'Schedule Message' to automatically send something at a specified time.
  • Schedule reminders for yourself in the 'Saved Messages' chat.
  • Get a notification when any of your scheduled messages are sent.
  • CUSTOM CLOUD THEMES
  • Choose a custom accent color and quickly create a new theme in Settings > Appearance.
  • Share your themes with other users on Telegram across platforms.
  • Update your theme for all its users when you change something.
  • NEW PRIVACY SETTINGS AND MORE
  • Choose who can find you on Telegram when they add your number to their phone contacts.
  • Share documents to Telegram from your favorite apps using the Share Extension.
  • Send a single 😁, 😧, 😡, 💩, 😢 or 😮 to check out what's new in the animated emoji department.