While with the latest stable version released at the end of July, Telegram has announced among other things the “group video calls 2.0“. So now is the time to analyze the news that appeared in preview on the beta for Android, and in particular on version 8.0.0.
What stands out most is probably the introduction of an infinite feed dedicated to channels, which will show their notifications and allow you to consult them all. By scrolling up, the icon of the channel protagonist of the next notification will appear, allowing you to choose whether to open it to view it or not.
Still on the subject of channels, there are other new features with support for live video streams in channels (a feature previously only available in groups), as well as the ability to share your screen. Finally, again with regards to the channels, it will now be possible to decide whether to conduct a voice chat by recording only the voice, or by activating the camera as well (for a video horizontally or vertically).
Very interesting then is the possibility of removing the sender’s data when forwarding a message. It will be sufficient to select the relative option before proceeding with the sending. However, in the current state of things, the function is not yet functional and in fact it seems that the name of the sender is preserved in any case. With the next versions of the beta this problem will probably be corrected (we hope).
For the chats also comes a touch of color, with the themes that can now integrate color gradients and some new animations applicable to the bubbles that contain the messages, as seen in the screenshot below.
Finally, a small section dedicated to Debugging has appeared in the Settings screen that allows easier sharing of the related logs with Telegram. Among all the various innovations, it is likely that this is destined to remain exclusive to the beta channel.