The team of the popular Telegram messenger has announced the release of a major update, which has quite a few interesting innovations.
For example, users were allowed to set “any” sound as the notification tone. You can use short audio files downloaded from your phone and save voice messages as chat notification tones, from your favorite cat’s meow to well-known memes.
The notification sound can be set both for an individual chat and for all chats of the desired type (personal chats, channels, groups). Notification sounds can be audio files and voice messages smaller than 300 KB and less than 5 seconds long. Telegram collected a selection of examples of suitable sounds in the channel “Sounds for Notifications“.
Another innovation is turning off notifications for any period. Previously, notifications could be turned off for one of the proposed periods, for example, for 8 hours or two days. Now you can take a break for any period.
Other new features include a new auto-delete menu in the chat profile, saving replies when forwarding to other chats, improved message translation on iOS, an updated picture-in-picture mode on Android, and additional animated emoji.