With the update, Telegram has also dropped the 48-hours time limit for deleting messages.
Telegram is a free encrypted messaging service similar to WhatsApp that runs on user donations.
Telegram desktop clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux exposed IP addresses during voice calls.
In the wake of lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards, looking for alternatives is a good idea.
Apple has finally approved an updated version of the Telegram app, after it allegedly rejected app updates
A day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements in iPhones, Apple has finally approved an updated version
Paper plane protests garner more support in Russia in an act to make establishment lift ban on Telegram
Telegram’s founder, Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, called for “digital resistance”
'Privacy is not for sale,' promises Telegram founder Pavel Durov adding the app will use built in systems to bypass Russian ban
Speaking to his followers on the Telegram group 'Durov's Channel', he stated that at Telegram they have the luxury to not care about revenue streams.
Telegram had appealed against an earlier ruling that it must share this information, but this appeal was rejected on 20 March.
Telegram and Telegram X were pulled from the App Store because they were serving child pronography to users
Apple has a strict policy against so-called "inappropriate content" and apps found in violation of these policies are taken down.
According to the BBC, restrictions to access Telegram and Instagram apps were imposed to 'maintain tranquillity'.
A Russian court on Monday fined the popular Telegram messenger app for failing to provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data.
They allege that Telegram is used to spread uncensored news and political opinions, is rife with extremist propaganda and child pornography.
Iran's communications and information technology minister was quoted as saying the widely used Telegram messenger service has transferred some of its servers into the country.
Iran told foreign based social networks, like Telegram, that they must move their servers into the country if they want to continue operations in Iran.
Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said it would block Telegram soon unless it handed over information needed.
Russia's FSB security agency said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the St Petersburg metro bombing.
Pavel Durov, founder of secure messaging app Telegram and VKontakte, lives in the vortex that now pits technology giant Apple against the FBI.