Telegram X is a brand new iOS app that’s announced officially by Telegram Messenger LLP. The app has been completely realized in Swift language, with higher speed, slicker animations, support for themes and more efficient battery usage. It’s surprising that Telegram has decided to push out a new app, as opposed to updating the existing app on the App Store. It’s possible to use both the apps side-by-side on your iPhone or iPad, but the original Telegram app for iOS is likely to be phased out.
Twitter is officially announcing threads as a feature for all Twitter users. Until now, the feature had been in beta, available for Android users who have signed up for latest beta releases. In the coming days, all Android and iOS users will be able to tweetstorm natively using the Android or iOS app. The new threading feature on Twitter for Android and iOS will be available as a “Add another tweet” button which will be shown right below the threads you create.
Telegram just announced the launch of a new version. Telegram 4.5 brings Albums, Saved Messages, Improved search, ability to pin messages in channels and more. Let’s look at each feature in detail. [caption id=“attachment_2568” align=“aligncenter” width=“1200”]Telegram 4.5 brings a range of new features, primarily Albums and Saved Messages[/caption] Albums on Telegram 4.5 When you send multiple photos and videos in bulk, they will not be sent as individual messages anymore. They will be grouped to being an album.
Update: The update is now live on the Paytm app for Android. Users can see an icon called BHIM UPI and clicking on it will enable them to create a dedicated UPI address @paytm. It can be linked to their Paytm Payments Bank account or to any bank account, including Airtel Payments Bank. Users can create upto UPI IDs using Paytm BHIM UPI. Users can also customize their IDs to personalize their UPI experience.
Telegram is launching a brand new upgrade to the Telegram mobile app for Android and iOS starting today. The new version will now support the ability to share live location with other users for a certain time, and is also featuring an improved music player. Telegram’s new live location sharing feature will enable users to share their location with other Telegram users over a private chat or with a group of users over Telegram groups or supergroups for a certain period of time.
Net banking, IMPS, and even digital wallets, are passe as opposed to the latest launches that are happening in the fintech industry lately. The latest of interesting things happening in Indian fintech market is the concept of Unified Payment Interface (UPI), and Google is the newest entrant in the market with the launch of the app named Tez. UPI enables users in India to make money transfers and make bill payments at any merchant points directly with their bank accounts using their bank accounts, all with the convenient app interface.
Dropbox is announcing mobile prompts for two-step verifications starting today. 2FA verifications are used to add an additional layer of security to users’ accounts. Dropbox has always supported 2FA by SMS and by integration with third-party apps like Authy and Google Authenticator. Starting today, Dropbox is making 2FA logins even more easier for users who have the Dropbox mobile apps installed. Users can choose to receive a push notification on the app wherein they can confirm the login.
In a recent blog post, Pavel Durov, CEO of Telegram, confirmed that they have not moved servers to Iran and related countries as rumored by various media publications and related sources. In the post, Durov claimed that all reports of Telegram hosting data at servers in Iran were false and that it’s the local CDN nodes at such countries that route the data between the users and the Telegram servers.
Google is finally making Shared Libraries available for all users starting today. Google Photos Shared Libraries was announced at the Google I/O 2017 in May of 2017, and has been everyone’s highly anticipated feature since. Google Photos Shared Libraries will be available across all users starting today on iOS, Android and the web. In addition to this, Google Photos is announcing a new feature called Suggested Sharing, that creatively notifies users to share photos and videos with people they care.
Hike messenger is getting a major update today, and brings in some really cool features in addition to being the first to launch the most-discussed UPI payments on instant messenger apps. It has been long rumoured that WhatsApp and Hike messenger are bringing UPI payments to their messaging apps, and Hike’s beat WhatsApp to being the first to launch this. Hike 5 brings a few key features, emphasising Hike messenger 5 is available on beta for users at the time of writing this post, and should be rolling out for general users through the coming days.