Telegram brings Scheduled Messages, Reminders, Custom Cloud Themes and More Privacy

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Telegram has rolled out a new update, bringing Scheduled Messages, Reminders, Custom Cloud Themes and More Privacy features.

In the previous update, the company added a new menu when you hold the send button. Today’s update now populates this menu with a new option that helps you plan ahead.

Users can Hold the ‘Send’ button in any chat and select ‘Schedule Message’ to automatically send things at a specified time in the future. Scheduling also works in your ‘Saved Messages’ chat, turning your planned posts into reminders.

Whenever a scheduled message or reminder is sent, you get a special notification marked with a 📅, so you don’t get caught off-guard by messages you planned in the past.

Today’s update makes customising Telegram easier than ever across all platforms, including the native desktop apps.

Choose a pre-set accent colour or pick something unique from the colour wheel, and the app will adjust all elements accordingly. You can now easily create new themes based on your colour and wallpaper choices, then fine-tune them manually or share right away. Each theme has a sharing link which allows anyone to switch to your theme and wallpaper in just two taps. When you change your theme, it gets updated for all its users.

On iOS, message options have been condensed into a single menu for forwarding, replying and more. You can now also select any portion of the message to copy or share, instead of only the full text.

New Privacy Settings

Telegram groups can be public and may hold up to 200,000 members each but users also have a right to express their opinions and communicate privately. To further protect these rights, today’s Telegram update expands the Privacy Settings.

If you set Who Can See My Phone Number to ‘Nobody’, a new option will appear below, allowing you to control your visibility for those who already have it. Setting Who Can Find Me By My Number to ‘My Contacts’ will ensure that random users who add your number as a contact are unable to match your profile to that number.

If, like the majority of users, you rely on uploading phone contacts to identify friends and family members on the app, this setting won’t get in your way.

Finally, there are new additions to animated emojis.

What’s New Summary

  • Hold the ‘Send’ button to schedule messages in any chat and reminders in ‘Saved Messages’
  • Customise your app’s appearance by choosing accent colours for the ‘Mono’ and ‘Dark’ themes.
  • Create new themes based on your colour and wallpaper choices
  • Share your themes via links and update them for all users when you change something.
  • Choose who can find you on Telegram by your phone number.
  • Send a single emoji to get more animated emoji.
  • Message options have been condensed into a single menu (iOS)
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Version: 5.11
Updated: 5 September 2019
Category: Communication
Requirements: Varies with device
Price: Free
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Version: 5.11
Updated: 5 September, 2019
Category: Social Networking
Requirements: iOS 8.0+
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Developer: Telegram
Contains Ads: No
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