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Telegram celebrates seven years on Android and with the arrival of video calls. Over the years the app has left us with seven very outstanding functions.
Telegram has just completed seven years in the market , as one of the most popular messaging applications in Spain. The application has just celebrated it by launching its version 7.0, where they leave us with video calls , one of the most anticipated functions among users. Throughout these years the application has introduced a large number of functions that help make it such an interesting app.
For this reason, below we collect the seven best functions that have been introduced in Telegram over the last few years since it hit the market. Because thanks to these functions it has become one of the best applications on the market, ideal also as an app to work with.10 reasons to use Telegram as a work tool
Send large files
One of the most important functions in Telegram, which allows it to differ from applications such as WhatsApp, is the ability to send large files to your contacts. When the application was launched on the market, it was possible to send files up to 1 GB in weight, something that has increased over time, reaching 2 GB in one of its latest updates . In addition, it allows you to send all types of files.
This function is presented as a fast method to send large files , even photos without losing quality, so that we can use it with both personal files and work files, for fast and simple sending. So it is one of the functions that have made the app so versatile.
Private chats that self-destruct
Privacy has been from the beginning one of Telegram’s main weapons, it is not only possible to protect the app with a PIN or your fingerprint, but in it we have the possibility of creating private chats. These private or secret chats in the application are chats in which it is not possible to take a screenshot, so that the content in it does not leave it, in addition to being impossible to forward messages from said chat.
One aspect that makes these private in-app chats so special is the ability to self-destruct . In the Telegram settings it is possible to program when we want said chat to be automatically destroyed, so that once it is finished, it is permanently deleted before another person has access to it. We already tell you the steps to follow to use these messages. How I made Telegram the ultimate best note app
Chat with yourself on Telegram
Unlike applications like WhatsApp, where it is possible in a somewhat complex way, in Telegram you can have a chat with yourself thanks to the Saved Messages chat. It is a chat in which you can send messages to yourself, as well as files, so that you use the application as your own cloud or calendar.
It is a very comfortable function, which allows you to get the most out of the app and also use it on various devices, if for example you use the desktop version of it. Since in a simple way you will be able to send files (including heavy ones) between devices in a fast and simple way. If you have a problem with this chat, like it has disappeared, you can fix it with these steps.
Channels are one of the most popular features on Telegram, something that helped set it apart from other apps. Channels are a good way to stay up-to-date on news or specific topics, like El Androide Libre’s own channel . Thanks to these channels you can follow news on topics that you like in a simple way, since they allow you to spread public messages
In a channel it is possible to share links , photos, messages, videos or files. Normally the channels are open, so that anyone who wants to join a channel will only have to click on join that channel and you will already be able to see all the posts that have been shared in it. Using the search function in the app you can have access to new channels. In addition, any user on Telegram can easily create their own channels. Even the Ministry of Health has its channel in the app.Four shortcuts or gesture to use Telegram more efficiently
Groups on Telegram are also a feature of interest, which has been in the app for several years. The size of these groups has been increasing over time, as groups with up to 200,000 people are currently supported . Groups are chats with more people, where you will be able to chat and share files between the participants at all times. There are all kinds of groups in the app.
Since there are groups of topics, such as the El Android Libre group , where we talk about topics that we talk about on the web, allowing all of you to participate, give your opinion or ask questions. There are also groups of friends, companies or families, as well as news or any topic you can imagine. The groups are many and can be very large.
Stickers (and animated stickers)
Telegram stickers are another of those outstanding functions that have come to the app in the last seven years. Some stickers that even we can create ourselves, following a few steps. We can even make these stickers to be stickers for WhatsApp , something that many Android users have done over time.
The amount of sticker packs in the app is huge , both normal and animated , so you will be able to make your chats much more fun and interesting thanks to them, either by using the ones in the app or creating your own. own. A function that is already essential in Telegram.
Telegram video calls
The most recent function in Telegram are these video calls , which arrived in the beta of the application in the middle of the week and which is official from this afternoon and is available to all users on Android. It was one of the most anticipated functions by all, and that has become the main novelty with which the seven years of the application are celebrated.
It is a function that you can access with version 7.0 of the application , so that by updating it, if your contacts already use it, you will be able to make these video calls in the application.