Replace Media, Share vCards, Mark as Unread, 2X Voice Messages, and More

Telegram 4.8.3 for iOS and 4.8.10 for Android are out today, bringing several nifty features and improvements.
Replace Media and Add Captions
Sending the wrong picture by accident is rarely fun. On Telegram, it was already possible to delete the message for everyone and send a new one instead. Now you can just replace photos or videos with the correct versions right away:

Start editing the message, then tap the paperclip button to replace the attached media. You can also add captions to photos or videos that didn’t have one.
Double-Time Playback for Voice and Video Messages
You’ll like this one if your friends enjoy sending long and thoughtful voice notes. From now on, you can switch to 2X playback and hear people get to the point faster.

Works with voice and video messages

We‘ve spent a few extra hours to ensure that your friends don’t sound like Helium-breathing chipmunks as a result. Well, most of the times.
Mark as Read or Unread

This offers a quick way to get less important messages out of the way and highlight the chats that require your future attention.
Share Detailed Contact Info
Sometimes you want to share more info about a contact than just one number. With this update, you can select what data you want to send when sharing a contact. For example, several phone numbers or other vCard fields.

Choose which fields to share

Try sharing a contact that has multiple fields with data to check this out.
One More Thing
When you open a chat from Global Search and then go back, you will return to the search results and keep your position in the list.
And Three More (on Android )
Android users are getting a few extra goodies with version 4.8.10. Tap and hold on profile pictures in the chats list to preview chats:

Tap and hold on the profile picture

Use the “create link” option in the formatting menu to make text URLs:

Select some text, then tap ‘…’

Last but not least, it is now possible to cancel sending messages before they are sent.
And that’s it for today, stay tuned for our next updates!

June 27, 2018The Telegram Team