Telegram launched its Tales function to everybody immediately, following its availability to Premium customers beginning final month. Like Fb Messenger’s Tales, they seem as expandable bubbles above your dialog. Nevertheless, Telegram’s take is extra customizable, offering granular management of who sees uploaded posts and for a way lengthy. “Now if you meet folks on Telegram, you’ll see thrilling snapshots of their life — not only a few profile photographs,” the corporate wrote in a weblog publish immediately.
Launching alongside the messaging service’s tenth birthday, Telegram describes Tales as “by far the most-requested function” within the firm’s decade-long historical past. Its privateness controls embody visibility choices for everybody, all contacts, chosen contacts or shut buddies.
Telegram’s Tales additionally allow you to conceal your posts from contacts you don’t wish to see, and Premium customers can select between six, 12, 24 and 48 hours of visibility for brand new posts. As well as, publish creators can see an inventory of the Telegram customers who seen their content material. It additionally helps a BeReal-like dual-camera mode, letting you concurrently share photographs or movies captured by your telephone’s entrance and rear sensors. The function additionally contains reactions, so viewers can add a coronary heart or select from “tons of” of different responses to posts.
A few of Tales’ extra superior controls are reserved for Premium subscribers ($5 monthly). Maybe most important, paying customers’ posts show first, giving them extra publicity. Subscribers can even view others’ tales in stealth mode, hiding all traces of their go to from the creator. Moreover, subscribers get the beforehand talked about customized expiration choices, a everlasting view historical past (see who seen your posts even after they expire), the power to avoid wasting Tales to the gallery, “10 occasions longer” captions and the next allotment of day by day Tales (as much as 100).
Telegram Tales is scheduled to roll out to the service’s iOS and Android apps immediately.
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