Telegram introducing Profile Videos, Sharing Files up to 2 GB, Group Stats, and More

Telegram introducing Profile Videos, Sharing Files up to 2 GB, Group Stats, and More

The latest update for Telegram has been rolling out for the Mobile and Desktop platform. Telegram has introduced Profile Videos along with improved People Nearby features, unlimited file sharing with up to 2 Gigabytes per file, mini-thumbnails for your chat list and notifications, group stats, and much more. Going back to 2014, Telegram users will have been sharing files up to 1,5 GB each, but now you can send unlimited numbers of media and files of any kind up to 2 GB each. Check some new updated features:

Telegram Update Changes

Profile Videos

You can now upload a video to your profile and choose any frame you like for your static profile picture in chats. Capture yourself in action, or wink and wave at people like you’re in a magical picture from Harry Potter.

Same as with any videos you upload, Telegram media editor will help you enhance quality – or decorate yourself with animated stickers.

As your mood changes, you can quickly switch back to a previous profile photo or video by tapping ‘Set as Main’. Great for rewinding time and staying young forever.

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Soften Skin

Speaking of the media editor, any photo or video you take with the front-facing camera now has a soften skin option in the media editor. But you don’t need it to look fabulous, you already are fabulous.

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Improved People Nearby

Profile videos make meeting new people a dozen times more interesting, and Telegram has beefed up the People Nearby section for the occasion.

When people contact you via the People Nearby section, you will see how far away they are. And when you start a chat with someone nearby, Telegram will suggest a greeting sticker to break the ice. Luckily, all Telegram stickers are extroverts.

Greeting Sticker
Image via Telegram: Greeting Sticker


Ever wondered whether the incoming picture is just another meme or that selfie you’ve been waiting for? Get an idea of what media is in a message right away thanks to the new chat list thumbnails.

The new thumbnails also appear in notifications and message search results. Never lose a cat photo again. you can hold on a profile picture in the chat list to preview messages without opening the chat.

Chat List Thumbnails
Image via Telegram: Chat List Thumbnails

Filter New Chats from Non-Contacts

People Nearby and groups with up to 200,000 members, you can always find someone to chat with. Public figures sometimes have the opposite problem and may wish to tone down the attention they receive.

If you’re getting too many messages from non-contacts, try the new switch in Privacy & Security settings to automatically archive and mute new chats from people not in your contacts. You can access these chats anytime from the Archive folder and bring them back to the main chat list in a tap.

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Group Stats

Owners of large groups with over 500 members can now view beautiful, detailed graphs about their activity and growth. Group stats also show a list of top members by the number of messages and how many characters their messages have on average.

The minimum number of subscribers to get Channel Stats has been reduced to 500 as well. ???? Telegram planning to roll out access to group stats for admins of all groups with 100 members or more in the near future. Back on March 30, 2020, Telegram introduced Channel Stats when you have a channel with more than 1000 subscribers, you can now view detailed statistics about its growth and the performance of its posts.

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Android Extras

On Android, the music player has been redesigned with sleek new icons and an expandable tracklist. Tap the button on the left to control looping, shuffling, and to reverse the track order so your playlist can moonwalk with you.

The message input bar will grow smoothly as you type a long message. And the video editor now allows cropping and rotating videos to help you hide any evidence you were filming vertically.

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Multiple Accounts on Telegram Desktop

Telegram lets you stay signed in on 3 accounts from different phone numbers without logging out. Telegram multiple accounts already available for mobile users, now Telegram expanding multiple accounts for Telegram Desktop users.

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More Animated Emoji

Telegram animated emoji army keeps growing (note to self: build a bigger barracks). To get one of those in a chat, simply send a message with a single emoji and watch it jump to life.

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If you’re looking for something more interactive, try sending a single ⚽️ to any chat to see if you score a goal:

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Telegram introducing Profile Videos, Sharing Files up to 2 GB, Group Stats, and More


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