Mimicking functionality already available on some Google services, Telegram adds support for real-time message translation, making it easier to have conversations with people who speak a language other than your own.
For example, the new feature makes it more attractive to subscribe to Telegram channels that speak a language other than the international language. For example, chatting with hotel staff at your holiday destination could be easier once the language barrier is overcome. For now, only Telegram Premium subscribers will also have access to this feature when interacting with groups and channels.
Also on the topic of Telegram Premium, the platform’s administrators are announcing a new annual payment option that allows you to save up to 40% on the cost of the service if you subscribe for a full year.
Another new feature is the addition of tools that allow you to convert stickers and emoji into profile pictures to use as an alternative to your real photo. Also, those who want to use emoji in conversations have 10 new custom collections available.
Somewhat more usefully, other optimisations are aimed at managing your internet connection, with the new network usage tool now graphically displaying the proportion of traffic carried over your mobile internet connection, i.e. WiFi. Also to save bandwidth, Telegram now allows you to adjust the maximum size for media files that are automatically downloaded to your device.