Telegram 4.2 brings self-destructing media, profile bios, and more


The Telegram Messenger has been among one of the most popular, as well as controversial apps when it comes to communication. This self-destruct timer is restricted to photos and videos that are shared in private chats, and the timer is initiated right when your recipient opens the media.

The app has streamlined its photo editing function and says it has reduced the number of taps it takes to modify and upload pictures. Once the set time runs out, the media disappears just like it does in Secret Chats. Rest assured that the app will send you a notification if the recipient tries to take a screenshot of your photo before it disappears.

If you use Snapchat, Telegram's disappearing photo feature won't be all that novel.

The app also allows you to add a short bio to your profile, which is accessible to users in groups you've joined. Despite the several advantages Telegram holds over other similar products, the Instant Messaging app has now added a few features that can be found on other apps as well.

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"Every time you stumble upon new users in large groups you might want to learn more about them", the team wrote.

"This will result in significantly higher download speeds for tens of millions of Telegram users around the world", the team wrote.

The update to Telegram (V4.2) is rolling out now, check your Google Play updates section to see if you've gotten it yet. CDN will make such data files travel less by caching them in third party nodes and making them available to all those who might need it, Telegram says. Then, choose a game and start playing with your friends.