Telegram has added yet another update to its instant messaging app, bringing the version count to v5.15. It brings a few features to enhance the user experience like a better profile viewer design, better media browsing, more moving emoji and an updated People Nearby 2.0.
With the new profile design, users can quickly swipe down to see the entire profile picture and also see the shared media below, neatly organised into photos, videos and links. Accessing shared media between users is quicker now than ever before.
Another update to the media browsing experience is the ability to tap the left/right part of the screen to go back/forward. This eliminates the need for users to swipe over their screen to browse media. We are not sure as to who asked for this feature. However, it just gives the user more UI controls, so we can’t complain.
The next update is to an existing feature in the app called People Nearby 2.0. Last year, Telegram added the ability to help users easily exchange contact information when they are face-to-face. With People Nearby 2.0, users can turn on a setting to let anyone in the nearby vicinity to be able to find them and send messages, even if the user closes the app. To use this feature, users can navigate to Contacts > People Nearby and turn it on.
Lastly, Telegram has added more emoji to its growing set of moving emoji, specifically these emoji – 😘 😍 😻 🥰 💑 💋 💝 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 🖤 🤍 🤎 💔 💌.