Telegram adds real-time video translation, group topics, and more

The messaging app also adds collectible usernames to create alternative usernames for accounts and public chats

Telegram has become a great alternative to WhatsApp when choosing an instant messaging service. And part of the features of this program is the continuous updating that the team behind its development has put in place to provide more and more features that differentiate it from its competitors.

Telegram has announced through its official blog that it is launching a new update equivalent to version 9.1, adding some really interesting improvements to its instant messaging app.

According to the company, the new update allows “adding themes for organizing conversations in large groups, a new mode of collectible usernames secured on a blockchain, an option to convert video messages to text, and much more.”

These are the news of Telegram 9.1

It must be said that the update is already available for download, so if any Infobae reader uses Telegram, it is necessary to know that you can already update to version 9.1 without any problem. If you do not see the update, then you need to be a little patient because the update may take a few days to be released due to global distribution.

So, as far as new features are concerned, Group Themes are arriving. Until now, Telegram groups had huge communities, and now groups with more than 200 members can create separate rooms for each thread.

These threads act as individual chat rooms within the group with their own media system and notification settings, making it ideal for certain communities that currently need to keep groups open for new events. Everything is now more organized.

As stated in the press release, “This feature is specifically intended for large groups, adding new ways to personalize your chats and motivate conversation. We expect to introduce a set of tools tailored for smaller groups this year.”

What's new in the latest Telegram update. (photo: official Telegram blog)
What’s new in the latest Telegram update? (photo: official Telegram blog)

Collectible usernames also help create optional usernames for public accounts and chats. These collectible credentials are protected by the TON blockchain network, a fast and scalable network that allows buying and selling through the platform. Very useful for selling valuable Telegram domains.

Unlike normal usernames, collected usernames can have less than five characters, so they have unique names like @girl or @lady.

Moreover, once such a name has been acquired, the user will have the power to keep it as long as they want. It is also possible to disable any collected username and hide it from search results without losing the username.

What's new in the latest Telegram update. (photo: official Telegram blog)
What’s new in the latest Telegram update? (photo: official Telegram blog)

Video message transcription, new emojis, and more

Continuing with all the new features coming to Telegram, it is valid to recognize that the Premium version will have the ability to transcribe video and audio messages to text. It is expected that in the future this feature will reach all users because it will be useful to more than one.

What's new in the latest Telegram update. (photo: official Telegram blog)
What’s new in the latest Telegram update? (photo: official Telegram blog)

On the other hand, Telegram has added 12 more emoticons packs, although for now, for Premium users. And if any reader has an iPhone, i.e., iOS operating system, it is important to know that the dark themes have been updated to look better. For example, the colors are balanced and blurred better when you slide your finger on the chat and chat list.

And if any user uses Android, it should be noted that improvements have been made to the text size.

To complete all the new features coming to the instant messaging platform, four new interactive emoticons are also said to land, which will play in full screen and can be used as reactions.

Telegram's new emojis
New Telegram’s emojis