Telegram App for Mac Gains New Power Saving Mode

Telegram Messenger this week released an update for its Mac app that adds a new Power Saving menu of options to help users save battery life when accessing the encrypted chat platform on their MacBooks.

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Found in the app's settings, Power Saving Mode can be turned on with the toggle of a switch, and when enabled, the feature instantly disables a series of resource-intensive processes.

According to Telegram, the feature turns off things like autoplay GIFs and videos, sticker and emoji animations and effects, and interface animations that normally work in the app. There's also a slider option that allows users to have Power Saving Mode turn on automatically based on the battery level percentage of their Mac.

In addition, the new Power Saving menu has a separate series of switches to turn off resource-hungry processes individually, offering a way for users to target only the worst offenders. The feature comes with version 9.4.1 of the Telegram Mac app, which also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Top Rated Comments

james2538 Avatar
8 months ago
Stuff like this why I think Telegram is hands down the best messaging platform. Always ahead in features.

Just wish they’d bring back the Apple Watch App :(
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
!!! Avatar
8 months ago
I feel like a messaging app shouldn't need a "power saving" toggle. Is the app made with Chromium/Electron?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peneaux Avatar
8 months ago
It shows those features shouldn’t be there if they use more resources than it should without affecting the usability.

Same with visiting a website to read a simple article and the trackers and ads make 98% of the page loading time.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hooptyuber Avatar
8 months ago
Apple heavily censors content in their version of Telegram. If you're going to use Telegram, you should only use the version that can be downloaded directly from Telegram.

For anyone wanting to live like an adult instead of a sheltered child spoonfed corporate approved and curated viewpoints, Apple Telegram is not and never can be an option. Giving over control of debate and expression to corporations like Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., is a colossal mistake. They have demonstrated over and over again that they cannot be trusted.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johannnn Avatar
8 months ago

I feel like a messaging app shouldn't need a "power saving" toggle. Is the app made with Chromium/Electron?
Exactly what I was gonna post. It makes no sense at all for a chat app to need a low power mode.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mike... Avatar
8 months ago
Is this a crap Electron app? Usually only such things are needed for those. It amazes me we have these amazing computers, yet junk in Electron eats vast amounts of CPU cycles to play an animated GIF my PC from 1999 had no trouble with.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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