The folks at Telegram have been working hard behind the curtains and have introduced more updates for their app. This time around, the company updated its Bots platform, calling it Bots 2.0, and brought a new user interface that lets you share and preview content more easily than before.
Telegram, as part of the update (v3.8), now allows iOS users to easily share photos and videos with other chat windows with comment or to other apps such as Firefox , YouTube, Chrome, etc. IOS users can also use the “Tap and Hold to Preview” feature for gif images. Pulling it up will cause additional actions. A new look for documents and progress bars are also included in the update. The Tap and Hold feature to preview or send content is also available for online bots.
IOS users also get a new video player. The app comes with a built-in media player allowing users to watch YouTube and other videos without much hassle and in fewer clicks. Adding new stickers is easy because you can just tap any sticker in a chat to instantly open the corresponding sticker pack. Previewing and sending stickers from this menu is also possible.
As for Android, the updated Telegram app now features a redesigned chat screen, improved colors, redesigned buttons and message bubbles, new progress bars, and completely redesigned documents and attachments. . Updated Android and iOS versions of the Telegram app are available for download from Google Play and the App Store.
Bot API 2.0 offers developers new integrations and functions. Users can now interact with bots in new ways, including sending fewer messages. Telegram has given developers online keyboards, callback and URL buttons, location permissions, and on-the-fly message editing to use.
To show some of the functionality possible with these features, Telegram has created some sample bots. The @music bot example can help users send MP3s to other chats directly from the input field. Bots can also ask users to share their location. For example, the @foursquare bot example uses our new location features and sends addresses of places and places nearby. We can even connect the @Youtube bot with their accounts to view related content.
“These sample bots are just the start. Our Bot 2.0 API allows developers to create smooth, easy-to-use interfaces for powerful bots. And we’ll see plenty of new ones in the coming months, after all, 2016 is the year of bots, ”the Telegram blog post said.