Telegram launched its Tales characteristic to everybody in the present day, following its availability to Premium users beginning final month. Like Facebook Messenger’s Stories, they seem as expandable bubbles above your dialog. Nonetheless, Telegram’s take is extra customizable, offering granular management of who sees uploaded posts and for a way lengthy. “Now while you meet individuals on Telegram, you’ll see thrilling snapshots of their life — not just some profile photographs,” the corporate wrote in a blog post in the present day.
Launching alongside the messaging service’s tenth birthday, Telegram describes Tales as “by far the most-requested characteristic” within the firm’s decade-long historical past. Its privateness controls embody visibility choices for everybody, all contacts, chosen contacts or shut buddies.
Telegram’s Tales additionally allow you to disguise your posts from contacts you don’t need to see, and Premium customers can select between six, 12, 24 and 48 hours of visibility for brand new posts. As well as, put up creators can see a listing of the Telegram customers who seen their content material. It additionally helps a BeReal-like dual-camera mode, letting you concurrently share photographs or movies captured by your telephone’s entrance and rear sensors. The characteristic additionally contains reactions, so viewers can add a coronary heart or select from “tons of” of different responses to posts.
A few of Tales’ extra superior controls are reserved for Premium subscribers ($5 per 30 days). Maybe most vital, paying customers’ posts show first, giving them extra publicity. Subscribers may view others’ tales in stealth mode, hiding all traces of their go to from the writer. Moreover, subscribers get the beforehand talked about customized expiration choices, a everlasting view historical past (see who seen your posts even after they expire), the power to save lots of Tales to the gallery, “10 occasions longer” captions and the next allotment of every day Tales (as much as 100).
Telegram Tales is scheduled to roll out to the service’s iOS and Android apps in the present day.