No need for a phone number to register, more features
A network for instant messaging called Telegram just upgraded its app with a number of new capabilities.
The revised sign-up procedure is one of the significant modifications.
Users no longer need a phone number to register.
Before, in order to create a Telegram account, users had to enter their mobile number.
In addition, the upgrade added Topics 2.0 for groups, automated message deletion for new conversations, and aggressive anti-spam.
With the most recent update, users can now register for an account using blockchain-powered anonymous numbers that are available on the Fragment platform, according to Telegram.
Users could previously control who could see their number and search for them by phone number through the app, but a SIM card was still required for the operation.
2013 saw the introduction of self-destructing messages on Telegram.
According to a blog post on the Telegram website, users can now delete any communications they transmit or receive on both sides without leaving a trace.
Users can also set up auto-delete timings to erase specific chats after a predetermined amount of time.
“Today, we’re giving you more control over your future digital footprint.
Now, messages in all fresh chats can be automatically deleted by setting a global auto-delete timer.
Existing chats won’t be impacted, but using the new option under Settings > Privacy & Security > Auto-Delete Messages, you may quickly extend your auto-delete settings to any of them, according to a blog post from Telegram.
Telegram has furthermore created Topics for groups with more than 100 members.
These topic-based groups could be displayed in a modern two-column format.
Users will be able to quickly switch to the most recent topic and save some time.
Recall that Telegram recently reduced the monthly charge for its Premium subscribers in India.
The cost has been lowered by the corporation from 469 to 179.
The move, according to a TechCrunch article, coincides with the company’s aggressive drive to capitalise on a sizable user base in one of its key countries.
One of the biggest markets for Telegram is India.
The platform has collected more than 120 million monthly active users in the nation, according to analytics company data.ai.