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Telegram March 2024 Update: 9 New Features and Improved Group Experience

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Telegram is frequently featured in the news, and it is due to its activities towards bringing new features for the users. In the recent coverage, we have reported about the monetization program, which will be available for channel owners starting this month. Now it has brought a new update with some new features.

Telegram’s latest update brings 9 new features

Telegram has received a new update, which will provide some new features to bring more functionality related to wallpapers, statuses, and personalization. Let’s explore all the new functionalities.

Stories from groups

With the latest update, group owners can now post stories; the replays from moments will be sent to the groups, which brings new ways to start conversations.

Boosts for Groups

Telegram has also applied the boost concept for groups as well, which was available for the channels. Now, just as with channels, groups can now gain levels according to the collection from members or giveaways; higher levels of groups will access some premium feats like voice-to-text and custom emoji.

Emoji status, covers, wallpapers, and link styles

With the boost feature support, groups get some unique customization options, such as changing the color and logo of their group’s profile cover, setting an emoji status, and choosing a wallpaper that will be visible to all who open the group.

Group Emoji packs

In the higher level of groups, Telegram will give some sets of emojis; these emoji sets will be available for use as per the preference of the administrator; in other words, the administrator will have the right to set any emoji pack that will be used by all members.

Voice-to-text

If you are in the higher-level group, then you will have unlimited access to use the voice-to-text transcription for both video and voice messages in the group.

Special permission for the booster

Members who boost the group will get some special permission from the admin, like ignoring slow mode or other restrictions. Along with this, the messages from the boost will have some special badges, which will evolve with every boost sent.

To get the latest feature on your Android smartphone, you have to update the Telegram application to the latest version; however, there is no confirmation about which update will give you all these new features. You can easily update the application from the Google Play Store.


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Circle to Search is no longer exclusive to Samsung and Pixel devices

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We are in the tech era where nothing lasts limited, and Android’s exclusive Circle to Search feature is a hot topic in the tech market after being a couple of months older than how it cannot be available on iOS. The reportedly new Circle to Search feature could come to Chrome on iOS. 

Samsung is the one who brought Circle to Search into existence, initially introduced on its recently launched Galaxy S24series, but the backbone of the feature is Google since this feature uses Google’s algorithm to run. It later came to the Pixel smartphones and tablets. 

Circle to Search Expands Reach: Feature Spotted in Chrome for iOS

At the I/O 2024 event, Google promised to expand the Circle to Search feature’s reach to 200 million devices by the end of 2024. Probably, this could include the iPhone as well. 

This probability is being speculated by the reports from Mac Observer, who spotted something interesting hiding in Chrome for iOS. As per his analysis, a new “Lens Circle to Search” flag appears that was silently added to the app, and once the flag is enabled, the Circle to Search feature will be available within Google Lens on iOS. 

If this analysis comes true, then iPhone users could get the power to start circling and searching to their hearts’s content. However, it is quite obvious that there will be little difference in the way of functionality or appearance as compared to the system-wide integration Circle to Search has on Android. 

As a result, the feature appears to be limited to being used on Chrome for iOS. At the moment, it is not clear whether this feature would only be limited to the iPhone or if it could also make its way to the iPad. Google is also yet to officially confirm its plans to roll out the Cirlce to Search feature for iOS. 

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Samsung Care+ Lets You Two Claims Per Year With No Extra Cost

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Samsung India introduced upgrades to its Samsung Care+ program to enhance the convenience of customers by offering them two claims per year at no extra cost

Samsung Care+ is an extra insurance package for accidental damage to your Galaxy devices, including smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and notebooks. It goes beyond Samsung’s usual warranty period to offer extended protection. Usually, Samsung Care+ only offers two claims within two years, but now things have changed as Samsung releases a new announcement. 

The new announcement asserts that it will cover both screen protection as well as accidental and liquid damage. Samsung Care+ is the exclusive authorized program for Galaxy devices, providing full coverage without even a decrease in value. 

Interested customers can register claims through walk-in, pick-up, and drop-off facilities. This exclusive Samsung Care+ is provided by Samsung-authorized technicians who are specially trained to repair Samsung Galaxy devices, and they use actual Samsung parts to ensure optimal device performance and endurance. 

Samsung Care+ provides some convenient offers, which are mentioned below: 

  • Hardware repair: instant repairs by authorized technicians using genuine parts. 
  • Battery replacements: unexacting battery replacements to keep your device powered up. 
  • Water damage repair: offers hassle-free service for accidental liquid damage. 
  • Software coverage: This offer helps in fixing issues to deliver smooth device operation. 

The giant offers four protection plans to meet various user needs. The claim process is hassle-free, requiring no documentation and ensuring data privacy. 

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Android Auto 12 stable update available for everyone

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Last week, Google introduced the beta update for Android Auto with v12. Now, after testing for a week, the search giant has started rolling out the stable version for Android Auto Stable version 12, compatible with cars.

For starters, Android Auto is an infotainment system that offers a whole bunch of functionality that you usually use on smartphones, but to provide convenience to car drivers, Google has introduced Android Auto, which offers almost all the features of smartphones accessible directly from the car display. For instance, users can easily find information on the internet, access different video or music streaming apps, etc.

Being a Google product is not yet successful in providing seamless services as compared to other devices; however, with the new Android Auto 12 stable update, the company is trying its best to make Android Auto an important part of cars. To do that, the company frequently brings new updates to the application.

With the continuous upgrade, now Android Auto has reached the twelfth edition in a very short time; however, with the latest major update, the company hasn’t brought any changelog, so there are currently no details on whether any changes happened to the application or not.

Based on the recent announcement, it is possible that the company may start preparing for the new changes that will reshape Android Auto compatibility for new applications. The company has also decided to introduce new guidelines for the developers, so it is possible that I may initiate the platform to make it more compatible for better access to new applications. To take advantage of new updates, you can install the latest update from the Google Play Store.

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