Telegram, Messaging, Mobile communication

Telegram messaging app, which had surpassed 35 million acitve users back in March, has just received an update for Android smartphones that brings a smörgåsbord of changes.

Version 1.8.0 now allows users to send messages in the background (messages are sent even after force-quitting the app), which will definitely address the issue of messages not sending when the app crashes. In addition, you can now auto-download media in the background.

The app also now handles interrupted uploads “properly” and also received new vibration patterns, an improved blocking UI, and the ability to delete older profile pictures in any order.

Of course, where would an app update be without the usual round of improvements and bug fixes, which Telegram says the new update contains “a lot” of.

Telegram recently launched on Windows Phone and is so far looking like it could be a successful competitor in a highly competitive messaging market.

If you haven’t yet recieved the new update notification on your device, you can grab the latest Telegram version directly via the Google Play Store.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at