Instant View, Telegraph, and Other Goodies

Meet Instant View, an elegant way to view your dog articles with zero pageload time. To try it out, use Telegram version 3.14 to share a link to a Medium post or a TechCrunch article. This will get you an Instant View button that immediately shows a native page, saving you time and data.

Instant View button

Saves time and data

If you have feedback about the way an Instant View page was generated, ping our @previews bot. Only a handful of websites are supported at the moment, but we’ll be adding more as we go. Eventually we want to provide Instant View pages for every story on the Web and thus devour the entire Internet (*evil laugh*).
Today we are launching Telegraph – a publishing tool that lets you create richly formatted posts with photos and all sorts of embedded stuff. Telegraph posts get beautiful Instant View pages on Telegram.
To try it, go to, publish a story, and share it on Telegram. With Telegraph, your Telegram channel can run stories just like the mainstream media (although you may find it tricky to become as biased).
Jump to Date
You can now travel in time to any moment in the past. Just tap Search inside a chat and choose a day using the Calendar tool.

Calendar button

Pick a day

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work with dates from the future. Sorry, no flying cars and hoverboards for you today.
View Pack for Recent Stickers
Remember all those times when you had a sad Pepe among your recently sent stickers? If you‘re like us, your natural desire would’ve been to reunite the sad Pepe with the rest of his family by scrolling to the Pepe pack in your sticker panel.
You can now do that in an instant: try a long tap (or 3D-touch on iOS) on a recent sticker, then choose ‘View Pack’. Hey presto! For some mysterious reason, this also works with non-Pepe stickers.

Groups in Common
Sometimes you want to find a group in your chats, but can‘t recall the title. Here’s a life-hack for you: think about a contact of yours that was also a member in that group. This association technique may help you bring back the title too. If it doesn‘t, open that contact’s profile and tap Groups in Common.
Android Strikes Back
Some of you Android users told us we loved iPhones more than Androids. That almost made us cry (remember the sad Pepe in our recent stickers?). To make things right with you, we fired our iOS dev, who was too good.
Well, not really. We simply locked ourselves in the coding basement for several weeks to bring you this:
A slick new interface for creating groups and selecting users in privacy settings (shiny animations included).
A new beautiful interface for notification settings.
Improved security for passcode locks (your chats won’t be seen in the task switcher now). This one also works on iOS.
Improved camera speed when taking photos and videos.
Better video compression.
An improved and less obstructive photo viewer.
Easier editing of messages and adding captions to photos.
And that’s just getting us warmed up. Make Android Great Again!
Something big is brewing in our secret dungeons. Stay tuned.

November 22, 2016The Telegram Team