Telegram, the messaging app that’s turning into increasingly like a fully-fledged social media community, is increasing assist for video reside streams with its newest replace. Version 8.0 of the app, which is out there now on each iOS and Android, permits reside streams to be watched by an infinite variety of viewers, up from the previous limit of 1,000. Different new options embrace extra choices when forwarding messages, and a shortcut to modify between channels.
Rising the utmost variety of viewers like this opens the door to Telegram turning into a full-on cell reside streaming platform, full with the flexibility for as many as 30 customers to broadcast without delay. “The ability to run your individual TV station is right here, proper in your pocket,” is how Telegram places it. The service additionally helps Clubhouse-style voice channels with assist for “hundreds of thousands” of reside listeners. It’s fast progress contemplating Telegram’s group calling function solely launched in June this year.
Additionally included with model 8.zero of the app is an choice to take away captions and conceal sender names when forwarding messages and media. Scrolling to the underside of a textual content channel now features a new choice to rapidly swipe as much as leap to the subsequent unread channel. Different interface tweaks embrace a brand new “selecting a sticker” standing in chats, and an unread messages counter in remark threads.
As of January this yr, Telegram boasted 500 million active users, in comparison with round 2 billion for Facebook’s rival WhatsApp.