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Telegram is updated: improved bots, personalized notifications and more

A new version of Telegram, a new package of improvements that takes the experience to a level that a few years ago seemed impossible. History repeats itself once again with the update to version 8.7 of Telegram, that has reached users through the stores of Applications.


Telegram 8.7 allows users to customize notifications more precisely by being able to create their own notification tones with sounds, as well as silence them for a certain time.

There are also improvements to PiP (Picture-in-Picture) mode for Androidtranslations in iOS and a bot platform with very interesting improvements. TechMarkup brings everything below:


Bots with great improvements

The latest version of Telegram took its BOT platform a step further, allowing developers to create interfaces with JavaScript.


In fact, this allows you to create all kinds of complex applications in Telegram stickers, without having to submit to browsers.

Another change related to bots is that now users can add robots to groups or channel profiles, then easily configure the permissions.

Notifications with custom sounds


The latest version of Telegram allows Easily customize notifications with your own notification tones without having to mess around with mobile options and settings conveniently synced across all versions of Telegram being used.

To do this, you must enter the chat options. Then, in the section Notifications you can select the audio files from the mobile (up to 5 seconds long and less than 300 KB in size) to use as a notification tone for any chat.

Message forwarding improvements

Message forwarding can become messy, because sometimes it gets lost along the way. This will no longer happen in Telegram: forwarding messages will keep the response information, which will make reading easier.

Conversations can now be muted more accurately

Sometimes you want a chat to play a custom sound and other times you want nothing to play. Telegram has revamped its notification settings with a simple menu where you can you can individually choose whether you want chat notifications to come to you without sound.

In this second case, you will be able to choose exactly how long you will mute the chat, instead of having to choose from a closed list as in previous versions of the application. From 1 hour to 365 days.

Better translation on iPhone

Telegram 8.7 added message translation and now its iOS version updated to match Android.

The translation of messages in Telegram for iOS add more languages and, according to its creators, with higher quality results.

Best Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode for Android

A new feature exclusive to Telegram for Android resides in a floating window when playing a video or in PiP mode.

The new version of the app improves video playback in PiP mode so that can be resized or closed. In addition, it has a design with rounded corners.

New animated emojis

Rare is the opportunity that a new version of Telegram does not accompany some animated emoticons.

Are 15 new animated emoticons, being food as the main character. To appreciate them, you just have to send a message that contains one of these and that’s it.

Self-Deletion in Temporary Messages

There are also changes in the temporary messages of Telegram or rather the auto clear function. And it is that now, is more accessible from the menu ⋮ in a profile view.

Not only that, you can also choose the exact amount of time before the messages are automatically deleted. Instead of having to choose from multiple options, you can now set your messages to last from 1 day to 1 year, with several intermediate periods.

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