With Telegram’s latest update, it pretty much disappears from your phone’s storage

Along with new spoiler tags, drawing tools and much more

The holidays are slowly coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you’re done making all your plans. Whether you’re trying to get together to celebrate 2023 in style, or make up for lost parties due to weather or travel – trust me, I get it – communication is still key as we head into the new year. Telegram ends 2022 in style with a latest update, and it brings with it a ton of new tools, including media spoiler effects, reduced storage space, and much more.


Perhaps one of the best additions to Telegram 9.3 is the ability to cover images and other media with a spoiler filter. If you’ve spent any time on Twitter recently, you’ve probably noticed all sorts of jokes and other images hidden behind a faded filter. Telegram’s latest update offers a similar feature with its new media tag, which makes photos or videos instantly visible until clicked by your friends or family. Whether you’re sharing gifts or trying to hide Marvel spoilers, it’s a useful tool.


However, it’s not the only vanishing act Telegram pulls. The app already makes it easy to control how much of your device’s storage is being used, and new auto-delete options give you even more control. Today’s update lets you automatically remove cached media from private chats, group chats, and even channels, while setting exceptions for those conversations you really care about. Telegram also includes a new pie chart to see what’s being used at any time.


The app’s updated drawing and text tools seem straight out of Snapchat or Instagram, just in time for New Year’s Eve. Decorate to your heart’s content before sending a group chat – you can even add gifs and emojis to your artwork.


Telegram is making some changes to profile photos, allowing anyone to replace contact photos without the other user knowing. This brings the app in line with how most number-based messaging services work and offers unlimited customizability. You can also suggest profile pictures to other users, in case you took a great family photo during the holidays. Finally, multiple profile pictures are now supported, with private and public options available in settings.

There are also a handful of smaller changes, including new animations on Android when loading pages in the app, hidden member lists in groups for large, unwieldy public chats, and animated, interactive emoji. It’s a fantastic way for one of our favorite chap apps to get even better, and you won’t have to wait to try out all the new features. You can get the APK from APK Mirror or check for an update on the Play Store from the link below.