The update also includes trending stickers, larger previews for sticker suggestions in Android, an unread comment counter for channels, and new animated emoji.
The Telegram messaging app introduced new features in its latest monthly update, including support for live streams with unlimited viewers in groups and channels.
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Telegram users can start a live broadcast on a channel or start a video call in a group with unlimited viewers, the company said in a blog post. Additionally, audience members in a live stream can raise their hands to join the broadcast.
The update also changes the way users forward messages, including a preview window, showing what the messages will look like when they are sent; an option to hide the sender’s name or captions on multimedia messages; and change the recipient if he tapped on the wrong chat, Telegram noted.
Additionally, users can now more easily browse the channels they follow for news and other content by simply scrolling down a channel and then swiping up to go to the next unread channel.
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The app update also brings trending stickers, which are displayed above recently used ones, in the sticker panel.
Other improvements include larger previews for sticker suggestions in Android, an unread comment counter for channels, and new animated emoji.
The Dubai-based company had recently introduced features like group video calling and noise cancellation, among others.