Telegram Launches Power Saving Mode To Preserve Battery
The mode activates when the battery drops below a preset level and disables resource-intensive features like background updates, auto-playing videos and GIFs.
A new Power Saving Mode has been added to Telegram to protect device’s battery. The mode activates when the battery drops below a preset level and disables resource-intensive features like background updates, auto-playing videos and GIFs, sticker animations, and video playback.
The new feature has a dedicated settings menu that also includes toggles for GIFs, stickers, emoji, auto-playing videos, GIFs, interface effects, preloading media, and background updates (for iOS only). To conserve battery, users can permanently turn these off. The business claimed to have “optimised default settings” for more than 200 Android phones after testing them.
It should be noted that WhatsApp does not have a power saving mode, but it does have settings to turn off automatic media downloads to conserve battery and storage. A playback speed control for videos in chat has also been implemented by Telegram in addition to the new battery-saving mode.
Anyone can use the slider to select a custom speed or choose from pre-set speeds like 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, and 2x. Additionally, Telegram is rolling out a feature that automatically invites group links. Those who choose to invite to a group will receive an invite link if they have disabled auto-joining.
Along with this, Telegram is introducing new animated emojis and interactive reactions, translating bot descriptions, and improving folder support on iOS. Read time for messages in groups with fewer than 100 members is another feature that Telegram is pushing. With the most recent Telegram update, these features are now available to all users.
In June of last year, Telegram introduced a $5 per month premium subscription with extras like exclusive stickers and reactions and the capacity to upload large files. The business announced in December that it had surpassed the milestone of 1 million paying customers.
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