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Telegram Update 4.0 Adds Video Messages, Bot Payments & More

Telegram Update 4.0 Adds Video Messages, Bot Payments & More

Refer to the gallery below to see how some of the new Telegram functionalities work in practice or follow the Google Play Store link beneath this writing to download the latest version of the popular communications app.

The new Telegram update has finally arrived, an update we have been waiting for a long time since it was leaked how video messages and new payments would be.

The company looks to be following the footsteps of messaging giants like WeChat - where messaging apps are integrated with offline commerce and electronic wallets. With Telegram v4.0, users can now send video messages.

Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots.

The update also brings along Bot Payments (the ability to order goods and services from bots). "Once the transaction is done, the merchant bot sends a receipt message". Simply head to any chat on Telegram and tap the mic icon to switch to camera mode.

Users can try out @ShopBot which is a demo bot as well as @TelegramDonate bot for testing a real payment with actual money.

Bots can now accept payments from users. As part of a new update, "It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View reading mode". Instant View Platform. - Instant View is ready to support thousands of websites, including your favorite ones. The video message will be sent one the recording button is released.

To encourage adoption of Instant View, Telegram is holding a contest with a $250,000 prize for those who work to enable Instant View for the entire web. Telegram claims that sending these videos are quick because the app actually compresses the clip even as it is being recorded.

As for the video, they are created by pressing the icon of the microphone. Basically, when you decide to post a video message to a public channel within Telegram, it will also be uploaded to the Telescope hosting platform. All public Telegram channels now have a telesco.pe URL, such as telesco.pe/channel_name, where all of its video messages are available for everyone to see. Beyond merely showing the text of an article, Instant View pages support images, videos, and any other media.


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