Telegram rolls out video-to-text transcription for premium customers

Telegram has up to date its app with new options and visible updates, together with the addition of voice-to-text transcription for movies, separate subjects in massive group chats, and “Collectible Usernames.”

Video messaging transcription might be accessed by tapping the “→A” button on the bottom-right of a video, however gained’t be out there for everybody — very similar to Telegram’s current voice message transcription, the characteristic is restricted to Telegram Premium customers. A Telegram Premium subscription prices $4.99 a month and comes with further advantages equivalent to quicker downloads, no adverts, and a bigger file add restrict of 4GB.

A gif displaying a phone screen, demonstrating how the Telegram voice-to-text transcription feature works with video messages.

No time to look at movies from your pals? Telegrams’ voice-to-text transcription characteristic now extends to video messages.
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Telegram has additionally launched new options free of charge customers, beginning with Subjects in Teams. This permits teams with over 200 members to create separate areas that perform like particular person chats, with their very own notifications impartial from the bigger Group. The set-up is just like Discord servers which have a single overarching focus but in addition facet channels for extra particular conversations. You possibly can take a look at out the characteristic your self in Telegram’s personal public group.

Subsequent up is Collectible Usernames, an NFT-like asset secured by the TON blockchain community that may be bought and offered through Fragment. Telegram says these vainness names might be lower than 5 characters lengthy and performance similar to common usernames, showing in International Search outcomes and producing ‘username.t.me’ and ‘t.me/username’ hyperlinks that can be utilized exterior of Telegram.

A gif of a mobile phone displaying the Topics feature in Telegram. The demonstartion showcases how to enable and create a Group Topic.

Subjects can be utilized in Teams with 200 or extra members to create separate areas for extra particular conversations.
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Telegram’s Night time Mode has additionally been redesigned for iOS customers, making colours extra balanced with higher blurring results as customers scroll by way of chats, whereas Android customers will profit from new choices to resize textual content — together with hyperlink previews and reply headers — through the Chat settings. Some minor design enhancements have additionally been added, equivalent to pulsing placeholder chat bubbles when messages are loading and a brand new animation for swiping left to answer. Lastly, Telegram Premium customers have entry to 12 new emoji packs (some with a seasonal Halloween theme) that may be set as person statuses or utilized in messages and captions.

Telegram rounded off its replace announcement with an apology for its delayed launch, saying that “Apple took two weeks to assessment the replace.” Telegram founder Pavel Durov gave further particulars in a devoted post, saying “Apple claims they assessment apps inside 24 hours, however, in our expertise, it takes not less than 7-10 days for any significant product replace to achieve the App Retailer.” This isn’t the primary time that Durov has publicly criticized Apple, having beforehand accused the tech big of delaying updates for weeks and eradicating the power for customers on iOS to create pay-to-view posts as a consequence of Apple’s strict App Retailer tips.

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