News from The Verge indicates that Telegram Reveals Live Stream Viewers as a Part of Big Version 8.0 Update. The popular messaging app (Telegram) is gradually becoming more and more like a fully-fledged social media network and is expanding support for video live streams via its latest update (Version 8.0). Take note, this new version is now available for both Android and iOS devices.
With this new update, users can go on live streams that can be watched by an unlimited number of viewers. Other new features accompanied by the app include more options when forwarding messages. Also, there is a shortcut to switch between channels.
Telegram Reveals Live Stream Viewers as a Part of Big Version 8.0 Update
This new update on the app opens the door to Telegram becoming a full-on mobile app for live streaming. You can’t deny the advantages as you now have the power to run your own TV station. Telegram puts it in quotes “The power to run your own TV station is here, right in your pocket”.
This service also supports Clubhouse-style voice channels with support for millions of live listeners. This is rapid progress considering the fact that Telegram’s group calling feature only launched in June this year (2021).
How do I Update my Telegram App?
Below is how you can update or download the Telegram app if you do not already have it installed on your device.
- Get your android or iOS device and turn it on
- Make sure the device is connected to the internet (if it isn’t, simply turn on the device mobile data connection or connect to a mobile hotspot)
- Now open any App store on your device
- On the search bar of the app store, enter the search term “Telegram”
- On the app download page, tap on the “Install” or “Get” button (If you already have the app installed on your device and it isn’t up to date, tap on the “Update” button
With the steps enumerated above, you should be able to download or install the Telegram app on your device.
This new update is by all ramifications promising. There is an option to remove captions and hide sender names when forwarding messages and media added to the app. In addition to that, scrolling down to the bottom of a text channel now indicates a new option to quickly swipe up to jump to the next unread channel.