Telegram brings three new kinds of polls

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Telegram has rolled out a new update bringing three new kinds of telegram polls. Previously, all polls on Telegram were anonymous but you can now create polls that allow everyone in the group to see who voted for what. Users can still create anonymous polls when they choose.

One of the best ways to settle the score is with polls that allow people to select multiple answers. Scheduling events, or choosing a playlist of songs for a party – sometimes you need more than one choice.

Polls now have Quiz Mode. Such polls have one correct answer and can power anything from trivia games to public service exams. Correct answers will trigger a shower of confetti.

Polls can be created in groups or channels. Simply choose the “Poll” option in the attachment menu. Type in your question, add answer options, choose the settings that fit your purpose best – and you’re ready to go.

All the new poll types are supported in today’s update to the Telegram Bot API, so bot developers can build on this new functionality.

As an example, Telegram has created a Quiz Bot that lets you create multi-question quizzes and share them with others. It also lets you add text or media before questions to help create exam-style prompts with graphs and tables.

The bot will keep tabs on how many questions users got right and how much time it took them to complete the quiz. It also keeps a global leaderboard for each quiz you create.

Once your quiz is ready, you can share it to a group or channel – or invite users to answer questions privately, in a chat with the bot.

Message Corners

In addition to the new polls, the Telegram apps have a new visual setting. If you find your Telegram messages too hip to be square (or round, depending on your platform), you can tweak the appearance of message bubbles in Settings:

New On Telegram for Android

Download Progress Counters on Android: Just like on iOS, Android users can now see exact progress counters when downloading or uploading files.

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