Telegram 4.2 is the latest version of the app and it comes with “disappearing photos and videos” features. Telegram is an app similar to WhatsApp and it’s popular for its mesmerizing features as well as encrypted messaging service and pretty emojis.
The messaging and chatting platform recently added yet another feature to improve its privacy. Now, the app allows you send disappearing photos and videos to your friends. These photos and videos disappear after a few seconds, or you can set the timer for how long you want the media to stay before it gets deleted.
If this sounds familiar, it is because this feature is similar to Snapchat’s self-destructing photos and videos feature. Snapchat has seen a lot of its features cloned by other platforms. In the last year, the same feature has come up on Instagram, WhatsApp and the Facebook app.
The main difference between Snapchat’s version of the self-destruct media feature and that of Telegram is the timer. Telegram lets you set a timer, which you can set anywhere from one second to one minute, to delete the pictures or videos once they have been sent. Furthermore, if the recipient tries to take a screenshot of your message, you get a notification immediately. The media can only be viewed on the devices used to send or receive it. also, the feature does not work on Telegram’s Web platform.
This feature has been touted as a way to improve privacy on the platform. however, it might be coming at a bad time, given that some governments believe that the app offers a safe haven for terrorists to spread extremist ideas and plot attacks. After all, in the aftermath of troubles in Russia recently, Telegram got banned in Indonesia, where the authorities claimed to have detected “thousands of communication activities [on Telegram] leading to terrorist activities.”
Telegram announced this feature alongside some other changes to its mobile app. these include better photo-editing tools and the ability to add a bio to your profile. These are available in the latest version of Telegram, which was announced as Telegram 4.2.
For some time now, people have voiced their opinion on Telegram superiority over whatsapp, claiming that the former has more features than the later. One of the features is the increased number of group members. You can checkout this article 8 reasons why Telegram is better than WhatsApp. I think that article will open your eyes even more.