Telegram 3.17 adds supports for themes, includes a theme editor

Telegram 3.17 has dropped a shiny new themes feature. There is an in-built theme editor, that allows users to easily customise the appearance of Telegram. User created themes can be shared with other Telegram users. New themes created by users are available on the @themes channel, which has more than 67 thousand users already. There are a wide variety of themes created by users to choose from.

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There are three themes available by default.

The option to change themes is now available in the Settings> Themes menu, with three default options, including a dark version. To choose a theme, users have to scroll through the list of user made themes. There is a vote function on the bottom to let the creators know your reactions over the theme. On the top, the theme name is described in a button that can be tapped to preview the theme. Screenshots of how the theme will appear when installed is shown, and an "apply" button instantly activates the theme.

Themes can be previewed before they are applied.

Themes can be previewed before they are applied.

The theme editor is available in the Theme menu. Users can create a new theme or modify an existing one. Colours can be picked from a colour wheel or background images selected for some options. Customisation options are available for the backround, action bar, selectors, dividers, lists, stickers menu, shadows, text and icons. For users who want to specify exact colours, there is an option to input the RGB values of a colour as well.

Users can create and share their own themes as well.

Users can create and share their own themes as well.

The feature has been rolled out for Android and Desktop users as of now, covering more than 85 percent of the userbase of Telegram. For those using Telegram on iOS and other less popular platforms, the themes feature is coming soon. The update is a 5.97 MB package.

Android users can head over to the Play Store to update Telegram to the latest version, to start using the themes feature.


Published Date: Feb 21, 2017 02:33 pm | Updated Date: Feb 21, 2017 02:33 pm