Compared to WhatsApp, Telegram has always been ahead in terms of more feature-rich chat application, and it’s also widely considered to be more secure. Now, in a new update, the Telegram messaging platform has received a bunch of new useful features into the mix making the app even more productivity-friendly than before.
Let us take a look at what the latest update brought.
1. Chat Folders
Firstly, the app now supports Chat Folders. Think of these as workspaces. Users has the ability to create multiple folders and add chats to them for better organisation. This way, you can keep work chats, family chats, and fun chats all in their own folder. The app also supports swiping to move between these folders which is great both in terms of being a time-saver and intuitive.
How To Create A Chat Folder In Telegram
To create a chat folder,
- Simply long press on the ‘Chats’ button in the toolbar
- Tap on the ‘Add Folder’ option
Then you can add new chats to the list, exclude chats from it, and more.
2. Unlimited Pinning
You can now pin as many chats as you like. If you have way too many Telegram channels that you’re a part of, you can now pin as many of them as you want without a hassle.
While Chat Folders work best to make some of your chats easily accessible, Archived helps to hide some of your chats from view.
To transfer a chat to your archived your chat, swipe left on a chat to transfer it to your archived chats folder. When an archived chat gets a notification, it will pop out of the folder and back into your chat list. Muted chats will stay archived forever.
4. Channel Statistics
For channel admins whose channels have over 1000 subscribers, you can now view detailed stats about your channel’s growth, and the performance of its posts.
Apart from that, the latest Telegram update also brings new animated emojis, including a new Coronavirus themed animated sticker, new voice recording animations in Android, an animated dice, and more.