Search Filters, Anonymous Admins, Channel Comments and More

Introducing Search Filters, Anonymous Group Admins, Channel Comments and More

Your personal Telegram Cloud is endless and full of spicy memes. To help you find your way around it, we're introducing Search Filters. Today's update also features Anonymous Admins to make your battle for freedom safer and Channel Comments to make sure everyone's voice is heard.

Search Filters

From now on, you can filter search results by type using the new tabs: Media, Links, Files and others. To search a particular time period, just type “August 14” or “Yesterday”. Typing the name of any person, group, channel or bot will add a filter by source.

These search filters can be combined, which lets you look for something as specific as messages with a link, sent in March 2016, containing the word “boat”.

Anonymous Group Admins

Telegram is increasingly used to organize protests for democracy and freedom. Today we're introducing another tool for safer protests.

Toggle Remain Anonymous in Admin rights to enable Batman mode. The anonymized admin will be hidden in the list of group members, and their messages in the chat will be signed with the group name, similar to channel posts.

Post from an anonymous admin in a group

Channel Comments

Speaking of Channels, we've added a comment button to posts on channels with discussion groups. Comments show up in a cozy little thread of their own, but will also land in the discussion group to keep everyone in the loop and make it easier for admins to keep the conversation civil.

If you are not a member of the channel's discussion group, you will be notified about replies to your comments via a new chat called Replies.

For a limited time only, you can test this feature in this channel.

If you'd like to enable discussions in your own channel, head to Channel Settings > Discussion.

Amazing Android Additions

Our Android wizards didn't forget to pack some new smooth animations. To get a taste, try expanding or hiding your keyboard – or switching between your day and night themes from the left menu. You will also see animated popups when deleting messages, changing notifications, saving media, etc.

In case you're more into practical things, press and hold on any profile picture in a group chat to take a closer look. And if you're using multiple accounts in one app, you can now preview the chat lists of your other accounts using the same gesture in the account switcher.

More Animated Emoji

We carry on with our quest to animate every emoji in existence. To get one of these 👇 in a chat, simply send a message with a single emoji.

And that's all for today, see you in the comments.

September 30, 2020
The Telegram Team