Telegram for Android brings new Privacy Settings, TalkBack support and more

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Telegram has rolled out a new update which brings new privacy settings, TalkBack support and more.

Users can now delete any message on both ends in any private chat. You can also delete any private chat entirely from both your and the other person’s device with just two taps.

To make your privacy complete, Telegram has also introduced a way to restrict who can forward your messages. When this setting is enabled, your forwarded messages will no longer lead back to your account — they’ll just display an unclickable name in the “from” field.

This way people you chat with will have no verifiable proof you ever sent them anything. Users can select this option by selecting “Forwarded messages” in Privacy and Security settings. In addition you can now also restrict who can view your profile photos.

Since the Settings section keeps getting bigger, a search tool has been added that allows you to quickly find any settings you need.

The GIF and stickers search has been upgraded on all mobile platforms – it now looks better and finds more cats. Any GIF you find can be previewed by tapping and holding. Sticker packs now have icons, which makes selecting the right pack easier. Large GIFs and video messages on Telegram are now streamed, so you can start watching them without waiting for the download to complete.

You can now use keywords in many languages to find any emoji.

TalkBack brings support for accessibility features. These gesture-based technologies give you spoken feedback so that you can use Telegram without seeing the screen.

What’s New Summary

  • Delete any message on both ends in any private chat, anytime.
  • New privacy settings for message forwarding and profile pictures.
  • Redesigned panel for Emoji, GIFs and Stickers with new search.
  • Emoji suggestions for the first word you type in a message.
  • Streaming support for GIFs and video messages.
  • Search in Settings.
  • TalkBack support.
  • Improved call quality.
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Version: 5.5
Updated: 24 March, 2019
Category: Communication
Price: Free
Requirements: Varies with device
Developer: Telegram
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