Telegram Update Lets Users Send 2GB files, Add Profile Videos And More

Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service that allows messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files of any type.

On July 26, 2020, Telegram announced an update that brings Profile Videos along with improved People Nearby features, unlimited file sharing with up to 2GB per file, mini-thumbnails for your chat list, and notifications, group stats, and much more. 

Let’s have a look at the features rolled out in the latest update:

Profile Videos

You can now upload a video to your profile and choose any frame for your static profile picture in chats. You can capture yourself in action, or wink and wave at people like you are in a magical picture from Harry Potter.

“Same as with any videos you upload, our media editor will help you enhance quality – or decorate yourself with animated stickers. As your mood changes, you can quickly switch back to a previous profile photo or video by tapping Set as Main. Great for rewinding time and staying young forever,” Telegram said in the announcement blog post. 

Soften Skin

Any photo or video you take with the front-facing camera now has a soften skin option in the media editor.

Improved People Nearby

When people contact you via the People Nearby section, you will see how far away they are. And when you start a chat with someone nearby, Telegram will suggest a greeting sticker.


The new chat list thumbnails appear in notifications and message search results. You can hold on a profile picture in the chat list to preview messages without opening the chat. 

Filter New Chats From Non-Contacts

If you are getting too many messages from non-contacts, you can try the new switch in Privacy & Security settings to automatically archive and mute new chats from people not in your contacts. You can access these chats anytime from the Archive folder and bring them back to the main chat list in a tap.

Group Stats

Owners of large groups with over 500 members can now view beautiful, detailed graphs about their activity and growth. Group stats also show a list of top members by a number of messages and average message length. In the future, Telegram plans to roll out access to group stats for admins of all groups with 100 members or more.

Android Extras

On Android, the music player has been redesigned with sleek new icons and an expandable tracklist. Tap the button on the left to control looping, shuffling, and to reverse the track order so your playlist can moonwalk with you.

The message input bar will grow smoothly as you type a long message. And the video editor now allows cropping and rotating videos – to help you hide any evidence you were filming vertically.

Multiple Accounts On Telegram Desktop

Telegram Desktop now lets you stay signed in on 3 accounts from different phone numbers without logging out, similar to the feature that mobile app users have been enjoying since 2017.

More Animated Emoji

You can simply send a message with a single emoji and watch it jump to life.

File Size

Since 2014, Telegram users were able to share files up to 1.5GB each. From now on, you can send unlimited numbers of media and files of any kind up to 2GB each.

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Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human!!!


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