Telegram February 2023 Update Includes Real Time Chat Translation: How it Works
Telegram this month, rolled out the first major release for this year 2023 on February 3rd. The new features include the ability for premium users to translate an entire chat in real-time to their default language, and a few more. Let's see how they work.
Other updates included is is the ability for all users to see a detailed breakdown of data usage by the social media app. A post made by Telegram says "You can see how much data has been used by Telegram with detailed pie charts for Wi-Fi and mobile data – and adjust your auto-download settings to suit your data plan."
User accounts and admins now have new features; Individual profiles of Premium subscribers can now ontrol when media is saved automatically to your gallery based on its size, type and which chat it was received from. This menu now also supports exceptions, so you can only save exactly what you want.
As for Telegram admins; choose whether group members are allowed to send 9 distinct media types – like photos, voice or video messages. They can also disable text messages to create media-only groups.” It also enables “voice notes only or quiz-only communication” without regular admin interference.
The translate feature button which is the main update can be accessed at the top of any foreign-language thread, including personal chats, groups and channels. So users can quicky choose the languages they want to translate or hide.
Telegram also added a new feature that lets users who are currently logged in to re-enter their Google or Apple ID to get access back without having to get an OTP SMS code, though they will still be required to enter their 2-Step Verification password if they have one set.
Furthermore, the update now lets bot developers on Telegram to “add special buttons which help users select groups, channels or people that meet predefined criteria. For example, this can be used to quickly add the bot to a group where the user is an admin and topics are enabled.”
New emojies were added on the Telegram update, interactive emojies, and non-intereactive emojies. All “stickers and emoji are now sorted by categories” and users can “hold any emoji to zoom in and get a better look before sending.” Telegram also allows “any sticker or animated emoji” to turn “into a profile picture.”