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Telegram 8.0.1 goes customization crazy with individual per-chat themes (APK Download)

Telegram 8.0.1 goes customization crazy with individual per-chat themes (APK Download)

Telegram's updates are always jam-packed with thoughtful new features, and that's not different for the latest release the company has pushed to the stable channel, Telegram version 8.0.1. The release brings Facebook Messenger-like synced chat themes, interactive emoji, improved read receipts, and the option to record live streams and video chats.

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Latest Telegram beta adds group read receipts to stop you from ghosting your friends

Latest Telegram beta adds group read receipts to stop you from ghosting your friends

Group chats make setting up plans so much easier, no matter whether you're choosing which restaurant to reserve a table at or arranging an entire week-long vacation. Sometimes it's not enough to just speak with your friends — you need to know who has or hasn't seen a specific message. It's a feature supported by apps like Facebook Messenger, but up until now, something Telegram has completely lacked.

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Telegram abandons its Wear OS app as the platform loses another major player

Telegram abandons its Wear OS app as the platform loses another major player

This week, Telegram celebrated its eighth anniversary with an all-new version of its app, packed with features like unlimited livestream viewing and trending stickers. Unfortunately, it's not all good news for the messaging service's fans. Telegram is quietly killing off its Wear OS application, and even if it's installed on your watch right now, it might not work for much longer.

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Telegram v8 takes off cap for livestream viewership and makes a priority out of sticker choosing

Telegram v8 takes off cap for livestream viewership and makes a priority out of sticker choosing

Messaging app Telegram is celebrating its eighth anniversary with the push to version 8, packing in a whole bunch of improvements that will make sending stickers and emoji more lively and timely, speed up your channel browsing experience, and drastically increase the headroom of live streams and group video calls. And yes, you can get it all right now.

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WhatsApp's bigger, bolder link previews are rolling out in beta

WhatsApp's bigger, bolder link previews are rolling out in beta

WhatsApp is working on implementing bigger link previews. The news comes to us courtesy of the folks at WABetaInfo who love to dig into the app and figure out what the devs have in store for us before the features are made public.

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Telegram has created a whole new social experience for you to dread with 1,000 person video calls

Telegram has created a whole new social experience for you to dread with 1,000 person video calls

It was just a couple of days ago that we first got our hands on Telegram's latest beta, adding screen sharing, video speed controls, and new options for clearing out your chat history. If you gave that version a spin only to find it seemed a bit buggy, you're in luck. Telegram 7.9 is already making its way out to users today, and it's got all of those beta features and a whole lot more.

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Telegram's latest beta includes a screen sharing tool: here's how to try it out

Telegram's latest beta includes a screen sharing tool: here's how to try it out

It's no secret that Telegram development moves at 10x the speed of other messengers. No sooner had we learned about some new features than we discover there's a newer update with even more interesting things to try. This is the case today with an update to Telegram beta, which brings a bunch of interesting additions like video playback speed controls and screen sharing — though the latter seems very buggy for now.

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Group video calls and animated backgrounds are finally here in Telegram 7.8

Group video calls and animated backgrounds are finally here in Telegram 7.8

Video chat has been around for the better part of forever, but it really came into its own over the course of the past year. With the surge in popularity, a whole host of new players have been coming out of the woodwork, many adding video-chat support to their existing apps. Earlier this month we checked out Telegram's effort when it first came to beta users, and now group video chats are finally going live for everyone with the public release of Telegram 7.8.

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WhatsApp tried to dunk on Telegram but failed miserably

WhatsApp tried to dunk on Telegram but failed miserably

WhatsApp's new privacy policy has received a lot of criticism and competitors haven't shied away from making the most of the opportunity. Signal recently took a dig at parent company Facebook for allegedly blocking Instagram ads that revealed the vast amounts of data the platform collects about us. Telegram isn't pulling punches either, mercilessly savaging WhatsApp on Twitter (see above image). WhatsApp tried to fight back but its attempt to dunk on Telegram simply backfired.

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Sick of Zoom video calls? You'll soon be sick of Telegram video calls, too

Sick of Zoom video calls? You'll soon be sick of Telegram video calls, too

Telegram is on a roll this month. After announcing not one, but two new web apps and significant updates to its mobile offerings, the company has now set its sights on Zoom, Slack, and co. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov has just announced that the company wants to add a "video dimension" to its voice chats in May, making it a powerful video-conferencing platform.

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