Telegram is an instant messaging app that, like similar apps such as Viber, WhatsApp, and LINE, gives you a simple, accessible way to communicate with all of your contacts. The main difference between them is that Telegram also tries to increase your online security and privacy. Now in this article we are going to introduce the new features in the popular messaging app Telegram 5.7 update.
How Telegram Concerns Your Security
Telegram’s security options allow you to create private chats with other users. It means that your conversations with them are completely encrypted and aren’t saved or stored on Telegram’s servers. And you can activate a “self-destruct” feature on it. So that your messages are erased every X amount of time.
Aside from those privacy features we have mentioned, Telegram offers basically the same service as any other instant messaging system: group chats, file sharing, personalized notifications, and etc.
Telegram is an instant messaging tool that shares many similarities – including its appearance – with WhatsApp. Still, the additional privacy that it provides could be very attractive to many people. Don’t want conversations with certain contacts to be saved? Set them to self-destruct after ten seconds, and you are all set!
Telegram 5.7 New Features
To get June started off right, Telegram version 5.7 just released for Android. The main focus continues to be on privacy and improving those elements, but there is more, too. This update also comes with probably our favorite cartoon yet.
Here is the Play Store changelog:
- You can choose who can see your phone number by going to Privacy & Security settings.
- Add groups to “Always/Never Share” exceptions in privacy settings. Permissions will get updated as users leave and join the groups.
- Enjoy improved design when confirming actions, searching for messages and adding users to groups.
- Connect a discussion group to your channel.
- View any public channel, even without a Telegram account.
- Seamlessly integrate bots with web services.
Telegram 5.7 Features Review
As usual with these updates, there is a lot to break down. First up, Telegram now lets you decide who can see your phone number, whether it is your contacts, no one, or a whitelist. For the privacy conscious, this is an excellent addition in this new version of Telegram 5.7.
Next, you can add people or groups to a always or never share exception for privacy. This means you can share something with one group, but another won’t be able to see it. Bots have also gotten some love, with full, seamless web integration. This means you can use one to login to some services with Telegram when you tap a link, meaning you can be logged in by the time the webpage loads. The possibilities are nigh endless.
If you are a big fan of the channel and group features, they are finally crossing each other’s borders. It means that channels can have discussions and groups have big announcements. Seems so simple, right? Channel subscribers will see a “Discuss” button below the main feed, which will show them the latest post and any comments. And speaking of channels, you no longer need a Telegram account to view public ones.
We are finally getting scam alerts, too. Finally, the Android app is getting some visual tweaks to message search and most confirmation dialogs to bring them in line with the new design, including a new carousel for selecting the chat theme. The Arctic Blue is really nice if you want a light theme for your Telegram.
The Telegram 5.7 update should be available for everyone in the Play Store, but you can always sideload it from APK Mirror if you’d rather.