Latest Telegram Update Uncaps Number of Live Video Stream Viewers

Telegram Messenger has received a major update that expands support for live video streams, allowing streams to be watched by an unlimited number of viewers.

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Version 8 of the popular messaging platform uncaps the previous live stream audience limit of 1,000 viewers for groups and channels, and includes more customization options when forwarding messages, plus a shortcut to switch between channels.

The change makes the previous update that brought group video calls all the more powerful for live broadcasts. "The power to run your own TV station is here, right in your pocket," says Telegram in a blog post, underlining the possibilities.

When forwarding messages, there's a new option to remove captions, and sender names can now be hidden. Meanwhile, at the bottom of a text channel, there's a new option to quickly swipe up and jump to the next unread channel.

This update also makes stickers easier to find, with trending stickers now shown above the "Recently Used" sticker panel, and there's now an unread messages counter in comment threads.

Telegram is a free download for iPhone and iPad from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

larrylaffer Avatar
38 months ago

Oh good. Now they can spread their idiotic conspiracy theories that are killing people even more.
Telegram is spreading conspiracy theories? Or conspiracy theorists are using Telegram? There's a difference.

If those whackos are using it for these things, that could be seen as a testament to the security of the platform.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peneaux Avatar
38 months ago

Oh good. Now they can spread their idiotic conspiracy theories that are killing people even more.
people should post only things that align with your POV right?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Airforcekid Avatar
38 months ago
Telegram is a great WhatsApp replacement still sticking with Signal for day to day stuff.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
star-affinity Avatar
38 months ago

Oh good. Now they can spread their idiotic conspiracy theories that are killing people even more.
I thought it was The Internet™ that's spreading conspiracy theories. :D
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
38 months ago
As a fan of ape-reptilian chat shows, I shall be more than happy to download.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mymacrumorsname Avatar
38 months ago
Unlimited? Like 8 billion participants and even more? Wowsy. I guess limits will be reached due to unavailable bandwidth much sooner.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)