Saturday, 27 May, 2017

Telegram 4.0 released with video message support, Telescope and Bot Payments

Telegram Messenger updated w/ video support, bot payments, & new Instant View platform Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages
Frank Williams | 19 May, 2017, 18:41

The latest update is available for both iOS and Android. If you are a Telegram user, here are the key changes to the service you should know about before you hit update. Like the Telegram app's push-to-talk feature for sending walkie-talkie-like voice snippets, the new feature lets users send short video messages inside chats. In an effort to not clutter the existing user interface of the app, Telegram developers decided to make the camera icon accessible by tapping the microphone icon, which will prompt a switch between the two. The video message will be sent one the recording button is released. Alternatively, users are able to start recording a video message by swiping the camera icon and the same functionality now also works for recording voice messages with the mic shortcut. These video messages are automatically downloaded and auto-played.

There are several news to comment on this new update of the messaging application. What this feature does is allow anyone to view articles directly in the Telegram app and create article previews using the Instant View Editor.

To encourage adoption of Instant View, Telegram is holding a contest with a $250,000 prize for those who work to enable Instant View for the entire web. Telescope is a new video hosting platform aimed at those who use video to communicate.

Finally, a more user-focused addition is video messages. All anyone has to do is head over to a public URL based on your public channel name to keep in touch with your latest update to your adoring public.

Video Shows Turkish President Erdogan Watching Brutal Fight Outside Embassy In Washington
This isn't a third-world country, and this kind of thing can not go unresponded to diplomatically, and maybe in other ways". The Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East who have never had a nation state of their own. "This isn't Turkey.

The year 2017 is marked to ride high on artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital assistants, and bots.

That's what Telegram - which has some 100 million users - is promising, with the launch of its new Bot Payments. Just like you could with audio messages before, you simply tap and hold and lo and behold, you've shared a part of your daily life either with internet strangers in a Telegram group or a friend in a normal chat. Users have the option to save card for future purchases.

"Currently, most of the payments are handled by Stripe, but Telegram Bot Payments are a platform for payment providers all over the world", read a Telegram blog post. With Instant View, Telegram users can enjoy articles from any mass media or blogs in a uniform and easily readable way. The new Instant View Platform is a follow-up to the Instant View feature that was released previous year. It is especially helpful if the source website is not optimized for mobile devices.

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