Telegram Gains Real-Time Chat Translation, New Group Admin Controls, and More

Telegram Messenger this week released a new update for iPhone and iPad that adds a new chat translation feature, network usage statistics, new emoji features, and more.

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Telegram channels have become very popular with groups of various nationalities and languages, and with the arrival of Telegram v9.4.2, if you're a Premium user, it's now possible to translate entire chats in real time as you scroll them or receive new messages.

If you administrate your own groups, this update means you can now control whether group members can send nine different types, like Photos, Voice, and Video Messages. It's also now possible to quickly create group and profile pictures from animated emoji and stickers with a new Set Emoji option.

Elsewhere, there's a new Network Usage section in Settings that allows you to check how much of your data was spent on Telegram, and it's now possible to adjust which media should be automatically saved to your Camera Roll from chats, based on size, type, and source.

As for what's new in the world of emoji: There are new emoji and sticker filters like "love" and "celebration" to help you quickly find the ones you want, and premium users can check out trending emoji packs in the emoji panel and zoom in on individual emoji.

Telegram version 9.4.2 is available now on the App Store for ‌‌iPhone‌‌ and ‌‌iPad‌‌, with a new 40% saving for users who pre-pay for a year of Telegram Premium ($39.99).

Top Rated Comments

lysingur Avatar
11 months ago
Say what you will about Telegram. It's currently the most feature-rich cross-platform messaging app with the most intuitive UI and the easiest registration process. It's the gold standard that everyone else is trying to emulate.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5580463 Avatar
11 months ago
The most feature-rich messenger currently available imo. I still use iMessage and Signal for frequent contacts/family.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacProFCP Avatar
11 months ago
Who cares? Telegram lost all excitement when we found that the messages were not, in fact, as secure as they claimed. Signal is much better as is iOS. Stay away from WhatsApp as they are owned by the devil incarnate.

The only thing Telegram is used for is YouTube scammers. As in “TeXtMeoNTeleGram123-456-789 says: you are my winning subscriber!”
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Frantisekj Avatar
11 months ago

Who cares? Telegram lost all excitement when we found that the messages were not, in fact, as secure as they claimed. Signal is much better as is iOS. Stay away from WhatsApp as they are owned by the devil incarnate.

The only thing Telegram is used for is YouTube scammers. As in “TeXtMeoNTeleGram123-456-789 says: you are my winning subscriber!”
Telegram is getting better and better. Fastest growing messenger. Great time to do the first ever app purchase or subscription.
It is not encrypted by default as some other claims. But do you believe those companies that they have best intentions with you data. That is valid even for Signal. I have not heard good about origin of this App. It can be just defamation and slander but i consider every other messengers as data mining apps or purely spyware.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hydrochloride Avatar
11 months ago
Unfortunately, Telegram can‘t be trusted anymore as reported by Wired.

https://www.wired.com/story/the-kremlin-has-entered-the-chat/
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bustycat Avatar
11 months ago
A bit outdated. This should have been posted when version 9.4 was released on February 3.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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