Telegram Chat App Gains Reply/Mention Alerts, Twitch Video Support, and More (iOS, Windows Phone, Firefox OS and Android)
My note: Yes there are other, and often better messengers than just WhatsApp. Telegram offered end-to-end encryption before WhatsApp, as well as a proper desktop app that does not require the phone present for use....
Encrypted chat platform Telegram pushed out a new iOS app update on Sunday, with a new reply/mentions alert system among several other tweaks and improvements.
Since 2015 when Telegram first introduced the reply feature, the maximum group chat size has increased from a maximum 200 members to 10,000. As a result, new user mentions and replies in group chats can happen several times a day.
To help users stay on top of these messages, Telegram 4.3 has introduced a new in-app notification badge. Now, whenever someone replies to a user or mentions them in a group, an "@" symbol appears in the chats list. A tap on the new "@" button takes the user to the new replies/mentions and disappears once all the relevant messages have been read.
|Telegram Chat App Gains Reply/Mention Alerts, Twitch Video Support, and More|