Telegram Messenger gets new security features

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Last month, Telegram Messenger introduced several value-added features like date bar, shared media page, etc.

Now it has released a new update bringing protected content, deletion by date, anonymous posts, global discussion topics and more to improve the overall user experience on the messenger.

Once updated to the new version, group or channel owners will be able to protect misused content. They can restrict message forwarding from their chat, which also prevents screenshots and limits the ability to save media from posts.

Open Telegram page >> Group or Channel Info >> Group / Channel Type>> Restrict Content Recording.

With the “Delete messages by date” feature, users can clear the chat history for a specific day or date range in any one-on-one chat. The app also allows users to freely access and control their chat data.

Open the Telegram app, tap on the chat session >> tap on the date bar that appears when scrolling through the chat >> choose the days to clear.

For now, users can clear history by date only during one-on-one chat sessions. However, messages from any chat can be set to be deleted automatically a day, a week, or a month after sending.

New features coming in the latest update of the Messenger app. Credit: Telegram

The new update also allows users to post comments anonymously on forums such as Telegram Public Channels. This will help protect the identity of the users and also the abuse or intimidation of users on the platform.

Telegram is also bringing eight new global chat themes to the Android version, which were previously only available on iOS. All themes have light and dark modes.

For the iOS version, Telegram brings text recognition (Live Text) for photos in Telegram chats. with this feature, users can quickly select, copy and search without touching the keyboard. This image recognition is fully managed in a secure manner on the device.


New features coming to the Messenger app. Credit: Telegram

Additionally, Telegram also allows all text formatting options in media captions including text links. Additionally, Contacts, Groups, and Channels have redesigned info pages with a new look synced with the latest iOS 15 update.

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