Hundreds of millions rely on Telegram to share precious moments with their loved ones. Today we're making it easier to relive shared memories with redesigned profiles, instant access to shared media, and new ways to thumb through pictures and videos.
In case you're more of a digital extrovert, the updated People Nearby section offers fresh ways to forge new friendships.
This update transforms profiles into one of the most functional (and beautiful) sections of the app. It's simpler than ever to see the photos, videos and links you've shared with your friends – or browse their profile pictures.
You can now flip through media from chats and profiles with taps – no more smudges on your screen from repeatedly swiping. Simply hit the right or left side of an image to go forward and back.
In case you're wondering where to best try out these new features, look no further than the updated People Nearby section.
Last June, we added People Nearby for exchanging contact info face-to-face. With this update, People Nearby 2.0 can help you meet new friends, or arrange a last-minute date for Valentine's Day.
Head over to Contacts > People Nearby to see adventurous Telegram users in the area. Tap Make Myself Visible to join them and display your profile to others around you. They will be able to find you and send you messages – even if you navigate away from the page or close the app.
If you decide you're no longer in the mood for adventure, tap Stop Showing Me to re-engage your cloaking device.
We couldn't pass up the chance to let you shower important people in your life with the newest animated emoji. – and of course – have just become a lot more moving.
If your emoji has a heart, we'll give it a beat. Stay tuned for the next update!
February 13, 2020
The Telegram Team