Telegram just released its 5.8 ver update by loading a number of new features.
This update is starting to be available on Android and iOS. New features added focus to make it easier for the users to exchange contacts based on the location, without the need to request a phone number.
First, Telegram users can now add contacts from fellow Telegram users around them through the “Add People Nearby” feature.
To use it, both parties must activate this mode to be detected by each other. Then open the contact and find the contact in question. If it has been found, click the name of the profile, and add it to the contact.
Still using the “Add People Nearby” feature, Telegram also makes new features to make it easier for people to find groups based on the location.
How it works, when this group has been created, users who are around the area can quickly search for the group and shortly join.
As adding friends, this local group can also be searched by opening the contact menu, then clicking “Add People Nearby” to find the local group.
This feature is useful to use in the work area or campus, without bothering to add contacts.
Save Contacts from “Chat”
A new Telegram feature that makes it easy for users to store contacts from the sender of the message without having to save the phone number.
This feature makes it easy for users to store contacts from the sender of the message without having to save the phone number.
Telegram users can now more easily store contacts when someone else sends a message. When there are incoming messages from other users whose numbers have not been saved, just click “Add to Contacts” under the sender’s contact name.
In this way, users do not need a phone number to store contacts.
But if you are unwilling to save your contacts and do not want to receive messages from these users, Telegram provides the “Block User” option next to the “Add Contacts” option.
Telegram Feature: Handover of Group Admin Position
Another the app new features that allow the group admin to give up their rights and controls to the new admin who has been appointed.
Finally, Telegram also allows group admins to submit their “positions” to other designated admins, as reported by KompasTekno from the official Telegram blog, Tuesday (06/25/2019).
This is somewhat different from the rival application, WhatsApp. Where the new admin group is randomly assigned by the system when the first admin leaves the group.
All previous admin rights or group owners will be transferred to the new owner, who is also a member of the group.
The new admin has new controls, including ejecting the old admin from the group.