There is a new update for Telegram Messenger and it adds a bunch of new features to the app. First spotted on the official Telegram blog, the update will not be available on the Google Play Store as yet. This is because it is taking a bit of time on Google’s end because it is currently experiencing longer than usual review times due to adjusted work schedules. If you are an iOS user, you can head on over to the App Store and update the app there. If you’re an Android user, you can still head on over to Telegram’s website to sideload the update to your device.
Telegram has introduced Payments 2.0 with the update. Payments 2.0 allows merchants to receive payments made using credit cards. Telegram will take no commission from its users as well. Telegram has also created a demo channel for users to test how this works without spending a penny. Voice Chats 2.0 has also seen a few updates with a new feature that allows hosts and admins to schedule a voice chat. A countdown will then appear at the top of the screen. When the timer is up, hosts can then manually start the voice chat. Telegram first introduced Voice Chats for groups as part of an update back in December 2020. The same feature is now being extended to channels as well, meaning that users can now host live voice chat sessions like the increasingly popular invite-only Clubhouse app
You can check out the full details of the updates on Telegrams official website, right here. In fact, we earlier reported that Telegram has more downloads than an app like WhatsApp in 2021. You can read more about this story here.