Telegram Founder and CEO Pavel Durov on Tuesday launched a brand new ‘Stories’ characteristic and mentioned it is going to be accessible in early July.
“For years, our customers have been asking us to implement Stories in Telegram. More than half of all characteristic requests that we obtain are associated to Stories,” Durov posted on his Telegram channel.
Users will be capable to select who can see their tales with granular precision — Everyone, solely their contacts (with exceptions), a couple of chosen contacts or a listing of Close Friends.
Users may even be capable to disguise tales posted by any contact by shifting them to the ‘Hidden’ record in the Contacts part as a substitute of the primary display screen.
In addition to utilizing photograph and video-editing instruments, customers will be capable to present captions for his or her tales so as to add extra context or hyperlinks and tag different individuals.
“Building on the success of Telegram’s Video Messages, we’re including the choice to publish images and movies taken by the entrance and the rear cameras concurrently,” Durov mentioned.
Moreover, customers can have the flexibility to decide on when a narrative expires– in six, 12, 24, or 48 hours– or in the event that they need to completely show tales on the profile web page, with particular person privateness settings for every.
“Speaking of channels, they’ll profit from extra publicity and subscribers: as soon as we launch the flexibility to repost messages from channels to tales, going viral on Telegram will change into lots simpler,” Durov added.
(With inputs from IANS)