Telegram X July update brings several new features [APK Download]

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Telegram X, Telegram’s experimental instant messaging app, has just got the latest July update adding a plethora of new features. It is said to be one of the biggest updates that bring several new features, substantial changes, and improvements to the app. This major upgrade includes Passcodes for Secret Chats, Fingerprint unlock, new GIF playback, MTProxy support and much more. With new exciting features being rolled-out, the app is definitely worth considering for download.

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The official changelog states:

  • Passcodes and fingerprint unlock for Secret Chats
  • GIF playback: play, pause, rewind, restart
  • Three new Shared tabs: GIFs, voice messages, video messages
  • MTProxy and censorship circumvention
  • Voice message playback through phone earpiece
  • Dynamic unread counter
  • Mark as read/unread through notification/chat previews
  • View messages from specific chat members
  • New hashtag search UI
  • Polished and reworked all of the application icons to look sharp on any screen density
  • Reduced APK and installed application size by up to 5MB (depending on the device abi). Most popular APK variant is about 13MB now.
  • Reduced application launch time
  • Huge amount of work to bring cloud lang pack support. Relevant section allowing changing app language will appear in settings soon.
  • Completely reworked application (non-cloud) storage for better performance and less disk space usage.
  • account list open/close state
  • “Places” are back and work properly
  • Reset synced contacts & Contact sync settings
  • Last seen timestamp is now always shown on the profile screen
  • Clickable usernames in sticker pack names
  • Delete inline bots from recent list (@)
  • /help and /settings shortcuts in bot’s three-dot menu, when available
  • Play/pause button while viewing videos on Telegram
  • “Silent Broadcast” setting in channels is now synchronized across all devices
  • Fingerprint animation in Passcode
  • Reduced application size
  • Better notification management and hints
  • Updated libtgvoip
  • Playback position is now properly saved when you pause/resume app while playing videos.
  • Reduced memory & battery consumption taken by inline results.
  • List of occupied public links when limit reached in manage channel / manage supergroup
  • Changed style of “Delete Synced Contacts” pop-up
  • Completely reworked delete chat / return to chat logic (delete chat / leave group / leave channel / clear history / return to group / return to channel buttons) on all screens (chats list, chat itself, profile)
  • Added: Clear Payment and Shipping Info
  • Added: Suggest Contacts toggle
  • Added: “Copyright” as chat report reason
  • Added: Settings – Privacy & Security – Clear all cloud drafts
  • Added: Settings – Privacy & Security – Clear all cloud drafts
  • Moved: Websites to Settings – Privacy and Security – Active Sessions
  • Moved: Incognito Keyboard to Settings – Privacy and Security
  • Moved “Link Previews in Secret Chats” setting to: Settings – Privacy and Security – Secret Chats.
  • Moved: Destroy group / channel is now located on manage group / channel screen inside three-dot menu (and only if there’s less than 1000 members)
  • Moved: “Save to Downloads/Music”, “Save GIF” are now located in “More” message menu
  • Improved: Terminate session / terminate all sesions pop-up style
  • Improved: Quality of sending photos
  • Improved: Animation when you open media viewer
  • Improved: Color of the “Disconect All Websites” button
  • Improved: Style of “Reset Notification Settings” pop-up
  • Improved: Color of the slider in media viewer
  • Improved: Animation of the PiP play/pause button
  • Improved: GIFs playback stops when playing video or specific GIF in fullscreen mode for battery saving and playback performance
  • Improved: Prompt when trying to insert link for the first time in secret chats
  • Improved: When new message arrives into the open chat, sound will play only for messages that need notification
  • Improved: “Too Many Requests: retry after X” error message
  • Improved: USER_NOT_MUTUAL_CONTACT error message
  • Improved: Contextual information in pop-ups (i.e. user names or chat titles) is now highligted in bold
  • Improved: Censorship circumvention
  • Improved: Relative date calculation
  • Improved: “Disconnect all websites” pop-up style
  • Improved: Added “Done” pop-up when clearing payment & shipping info
  • Improved: GIF preview open animation
  • Improved: “Unable to play GIF” when an unlikely error occurred during GIF playback
  • Improved: “More” is no longer visible in the message, if only 1 more menu item available (it displays instantly instead)
  • Improved: “Clear Recent Stickers” alert style
  • Improved: Error message when it’s not possible to perform specific action
  • Improved: Error message in “Inline Bot” tab, when user suggestions are disabled in Settings
  • Improved: title for voice messages on shared voice tab
  • Improved: synced strings with the ones on the cloud platform
  • Improved: Style of “Clear recent emojis”, “Delete sticker pack”, “Archive sticker pack” pop-ups
  • Improved: Style of “Change Number” pop-up
  • Improved: Hint when trying to open media with a timer by tap
  • Improved: Inline buttons width calculation (e.g. in bubble mode it will match bubble width, when it fits)
  • A multitude of bugfixes that I won’t list here

While the update has a lot to offer, as listed in the Changelog above. We would still like to walk you through some of the major additions and changes. It includes Secret Chats which can now be locked with a passcode enabling you to hide the contents of the chat from the main list. In addition, it gets an added capability to unlock passcode-protected chats with your fingerprint.

Telegram has further improved the GIF playback that allows you to play, pause, rewind, or restart. With this update, the full-screen GIFs play at full resolution. In case you have turned off the Auto-play feature, it now shows the preview in full resolution instead of a blurry image.

This update also brings MTProxy support and latest censorship circumvention techniques to check if Telegram is available without proxies in your region.

This major update also addresses several issues and bug fixes to enhance the overall user experience.

You can download the app here, APK Download.

Source: Telegram X