In a recent update, the cloud-based instant messenger app, Telegram, launches new capabilities like Multiple Pinned messages, Live Location 2.0, and easy music Playlist sharing option to enhance user chat experience. In addition to this, Telegram also introduces Channel Post Stats for the owners and admins of a channel to check performance of a specific message shared. A new set of Halloween stickers and animations was made available to users on Android.
Channel and Group admins can now pin multiple messages at a time for their audiences. Multiple pinned messages feature allows a member to tap and switch to different pinned messages. Now there is no need to pin a single long message to gain attention of the members to important communications as admins can divide it into multiple smaller version. Moreover, Telegram has enabled this feature for one-on-one chat in addition to the Groups and Channels. There is a button available on the top right corner of the chat section, users can click to see all the pinned messages together on a separate page.
Live Location 2.0 is an improved version of the previous feature. With this addition, a user on Telegram will get an alert with a notification whenever the person has come closer who has shared his or her live location with the respective user. This reminder can be set in accordance to the distance, for instance 0.5KM, 1KM, etc. Moreover, this new version shows the Movement direction of the users with a pointed arrow.
Playlists is another unique offering by Telegram messenger where the app introduces an option for their users to send multiple songs as a whole playlist. Whenever a user will send multiple number of songs in the audio format, it will automatically get converted into a Playlist.
Channel Post Stats is another useful feature for admins of Channels especially in the larger ones. Now admins can monitor the performance of a specific messages shared in terms of views and number of times it has forwarded to another Channels. Moreover, it will provide the admin a list of Public Channels where the message has been re-shared.
In addition to all these new features, Telegram also introduces new set of Halloween animated emojis and a special slot machine emoji for users to enjoy their chatting experience.