Telegram has released a new update to their messaging app, bringing the version number to v7.7. With it, Telegram is introducing their Payments 2.0 feature, adding the ability to schedule voice chats and set reminders, new web versions and more.
Telegram has supported payments on their platform for a long time now. They have now upgraded the feature with support for credit card payments, via 8 third party payment providers, namely Stripe, Yandex.Money, Sberbank, Tranzzo, Payme, CLICK, LiqPay, ECOMMPAY. Telegram also added the ability for users to tip businesses when making payments.
Voice chats now have the ability to be scheduled for a particular date and time. There will be a helpful countdown animation for the scheduled voice chat or users can opt in to be notified as a reminder.
The app’s built-in video player has received an update where users can fast-forward or rewind quickly with either a double tap or press and hold gesture.
Telegram also announced two new web versions that can provide users with quick access to their chats. These standalone web versions are about 400 KB in size and support animated stickers, dark mode, chat folders and more.
Telegram v7.7 has begun rolling out to iOS users via the App Store, however Android users need to wait a little longer as Google is taking time to validate the update. If you really want the update now, you can always download the .apk directly from Telegram’s website.
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