Telegram has released an update that has brought a number of new features. For example, it is now possible to accept payments in any chat, announce future voice chats in advance, and more. And two new versions of Telegram for the browser have been launched. The company's website stated this.
“This update brings Payments 2.0 for all Telegram chats, Scheduling and Mini Profiles for Voice Chats, new Telegram apps for your browser, and more,” the statement says.
Merchants can natively accept credit card payments in any chat, relying on 8 integrated third-party payment providers. Buyers can add a tip whenever they make a purchase to show some extra love to their favorite artists, stores, or delivery drivers. Payments can now be made from any app – including desktop apps.
This is a free and privacy-conscious platform – Telegram takes no commission, and stores no payment information. Credit card information is sent directly to the payment provider and shipping information is shared with the merchant so they can send you your goods.
Admins of groups and channels can now schedule a Voice Chat for a particular date and time instead of creating one right away. Users will see a colorful countdown at the top of the chat. Those too busy to watch the countdown can opt to receive a notification when the voice chat starts.
Engineers have added two new, fully-featured Telegram web apps – both supporting animated stickers, dark mode, chat folders and more.
As it was reported earlier, Viber Messenger launched a function to protect Ukrainian users from calls by phreakers. Now the user will not receive call notifications from unknown contacts.