Telegram has rolled out a new update bringing New Profiles, Fast Media Viewer and People Nearby 2.0 and includes includes a collection of animated love-themed emoji for Valentines Day.
The redesigned profile pages sport a slightly refined UI for your contact’s profile pictures at the top. More changes are visible when you scroll down, where you’ll see the familiar collection of shared content in a new tabbed interface that gives you instant access to photos and videos, files, and links.
You can now flip through media from chats and profiles with taps – no more smudges on your screen from repeatedly swiping. Simply hit the right or left side of an image to go forward and back.
After entering an image or clip’s fullscreen view, you can now tap left and right to move to the adjacent files, just like in Instagram or Snapchat Stories. That’s possible no matter where in the app you view fullscreen content. You can also still simply swipe left and right.
Telegram has additionally improved People Nearby with this update. When you head to Contacts -> People Nearby -> Make Myself Visible in the hamburger menu, to explicitly share your profile before you’re visible to others.
If you decide you’re no longer in the mood for this, simply ‘tap Stop Showing Me’.
Previously, you’d automatically show up in other users’ lists as soon as you’d enter that part of the app.
Finally, a few new animated love-themed emoji has been added to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
What’s new Summary
Access shared media directly from the redesigned profile pages.
Pull down to enlarge profile pictures.
Flip through photos by tapping on their left or right edge.
Tap on your chat partner’s profile picture to immediately expand it.
Make your profile visible to others in your area from ‘Contacts’ > ‘Add People Nearby’ and make new friends.
Versions: 5.15 Updated: 14 February, 2020 Category: Communication Requirements: Varies with device Price: Free Developer: Telegram Contains Ads: No In-App Purchases: No