Telegram has updated its client to version 4.2, with a number of feature additions. The image editing tools have been improved for a more streamlined workflow. Sliders for various adjustments appear just as a photo is being sent. Users can also send disappearing photos in all private chat, specifying a duration for which the photo will be visible. The ephemeral photos feature is most associated with Snapchat, but has been incorporated into other instant messaging and social networking applications.
The countdown for the secret photos start the moment the recipient opens up the chat. If a screenshot is attempted during the period the self destructing photos are being displayed, the sender will be notified. The disappearing photos are similar to the disappearing secret chats. To make learning about individuals in large groups easier, users can now describe themselves with a short bio in their profiles.
Telegram is improving speed and security by using content delivery networks for publicly available photos and videos posted on channels with over 100,000 members. The content stored in the content delivery networks are encrypted. For those living in remote locations, the implementations of this feature should allow for a faster experience when it comes to browsing through multimedia content. Finally, the stickers menu has been expanded, to make it easier for users to browse through tons of stickers to find just the right one.