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Telegram brings new update: No phone number needed to register, more features


Telegram, an instant messaging platform, has updated its app with some new features. One of the major changes is the new registration process. Now users will not require any phone number to register. Previously, Telegram users needed to enter their mobile number to create a Telegram account. Furthermore, the update brought in automatic message deletion for new chats as well as a Topics 2.0 feature for groups and active anti-spam.

Based on telegram, with the latest update, users can now register their accounts using blockchain-powered anonymous numbers available on the Fragment platform. Previously, the app allowed users to manage who could see their number and who could find them with their phone number, but this process still requires a SIM card.

Telegram introduced self-destructing messages in 2013. Users can now delete any message they send or receive to both parties without leaving a trace, according to Telegram. Telegram blog post. Furthermore, users can also set up an auto-delete timer to clean up individual chats after a period of time.

“Today we are extending your control over your digital footprint into the future. You can now set a general auto-delete timer to automatically delete messages in all new chats. Existing chats won’t be affected, but you can easily extend your auto-delete settings to any chat from the new menu in Settings > Privacy & Security > Messages Auto-delete,” Telegram said in its blog post.

In addition, Telegram has also done topic for groups with more than 100 members. Groups with this topic can be opened in a nice two-column mode. It will allow users to jump directly to the latest theme and save time.

To recall, Telegram recently cut the monthly subscription fee for Premium users in India. The company has reduced the price from $469 to $179. As reported by TechCrunch, the announcement comes as the company is working to monetize a large user base in one of its biggest markets.

India is one of Telegram’s biggest markets. According to analytics firm data.ai., the platform has attracted more than 120 million monthly active users in the country.

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