Telegram for Android brings Location-Based Chats, Adding Contacts Without Phone Numbers and More

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Telegram has rolled out a new update which brings Location-Based Chats, Adding Contacts Without Phone Numbers and More.

The latest update makes it easier to exchange contact info on Telegram. All new chats now have an Add to Contacts button at the top. This allows you to quickly add anyone who messages you to your Telegram contacts, even if you don’t know their phone number yet.

You can now add People Nearby to quickly exchange contact info with Telegram users who are standing next to you (and also have this section open). This feature comes in especially handy when several people meet to perform the take-my-number routine.

The new People Nearby section also shows Groups Nearby – location-based group chats open for anyone around to join. This is great for hosting local communities by creating location-based group chats. Tap Create a Local Group to unite your office or apartment building.

This update opens up a new world of location-based group chats for anything from conferences, to festivals, to stadiums, to campuses, to chatting with people hanging out in the same cafe.

If you ever get tired of being the host of your group, you can pass the burden on to another administrator. Telegram apps now support transferring ownership rights from any groups and channels to other users.

 
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You can now transfer ownership of groups and channels by granting full rights to another admin. Useful when switching jobs or if you just want to retire as creatorGrant full admin rights to your Chosen One to see the Transfer Ownership button.

Notification Exceptions just got more powerful. You can now toggle message previews for specific chats. If you have many exceptions, use Search to find the right chat — or ‘Delete All’ to get back to square one instantly.

What’s New Summary

 
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  • Add any users to contacts, even if their phone numbers are not visible
  • Host local communities by creating location-based group chats
  • Transfer ownership of groups and channels by granting full rights to another admin.
  • Toggle message previews for specific chats, and use Search and ‘Delete All’ tools in Notification Exceptions
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Version: 5.8
Updated: June 24, 2019
Category: Communication
Price: Free
Requirements: Varies with device
Developer: Telegram
Contains Ads: No
In-app Purchases: No

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