Telegram rolls out stories for all users

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Telegram on Monday rolled out the Stories features for all users on the messaging platform.

The function was initially made available to Premium users last month, and it is now accessible to all platform users.

The statement was made on Monday coincided with Telegram’s tenth anniversary.

The ability for users to update their stories after uploading them distinguishes Telegram’s new feature from Stories on other networks. Once a Story goes live on a network like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or TikTok, you can’t modify it.

“For the first time in the history of social media, you can update any element of your story at any time – changing its visibility, caption, on-screen text, stickers or anything else – without having to delete and repost it from scratch,” Telegram wrote in a blog post.

The rest of the Stories experience on Telegram is comparable to that on other platforms.

You can specify whether or not anyone, only your connections, a small number of carefully chosen contacts, or a list of close friends can see your Stories.

At the top of your chat list, in an expanded section, you’ll find stories. Any contact’s Stories can be hidden by transferring them to the “Hidden” list in your Contacts area rather than the home screen.

When a story expires is up to the user. You can set it to expire in six, twelve, twenty-four, or forty-eight hours, for example. Or, in a manner similar to how Instagram allows you to display Story highlights, you can permanently display Stories on your profile page.

You can also include captions and links in your Stories. Additionally, you can tag other people in your Stories. Additionally, you will be able to concurrently post pictures and movies made with the front and back cameras in a manner akin to BeReal.

Telegram is still providing a benefit to Premium users with regard to Stories, even though they are now accessible to all users and not just paying subscribers. Stealth Mode, a feature available to premium users, hides what they see for the next 25 minutes and erases their views from any stories they opened in the previous five minutes.

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