Telegram 4.0 has been recently released to include important new functions like video messages and Telescope. The messaging app claims that the all-new version 4.0 is the "mother of all Telegram updates". When channel owners publish video messages to their followers, it is also given a public URL for non-Telegram users to access and watch the content; the URL can be found on the channel's Telescope page. All you have to do is tap the camera icon to switch to camera mode. In an effort to not clutter the existing user interface of the app, Telegram developers decided to make the camera icon accessible by tapping the microphone icon, which will prompt a switch between the two.
So if you are a channel admin, you can post video messages to your channel subscribers as well. The update also allows you to swipe up on the record button if you want to record a video without having to keep your thumb pressed on the button. Additionally, Bot Payments support Apple Pay for a more seamless experience. Basically, when you decide to post a video message to a public channel within Telegram, it will also be uploaded to the Telescope hosting platform.
The feature launched last November to offer a quick-loading and Telegram-optimized interface for reading websites, not unlike Google AMP and Facebook Instant Articles. Instant View Platform. - Instant View is ready to support thousands of websites, including your favorite ones.
Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots.
Telegram has also announced a contest for rule makers where the top contender will get $10,000 (roughly Rs. 65 lakh) for describing the most contest domains with their templates.
While short videos in the form of "stories" are getting fiercely familiar, Telegram chooses to integrate them into the chat window as Video Messages.
We're launching a $200,000 contest to help us enable Instant View for the (almost) entire web.
Users can order products or services from bots that are offeredon Telegram with the new update. With Instant View, Telegram users can enjoy articles from any mass media or blogs in a uniform and easily readable way.