Replace Media, Share vCards, Mark as Unread, 2X Voice Messages, and More

Telegram 4.8.3 for iOS and 4.8.10 for Android are out today, bringing several nifty features and improvements.

1️⃣ Replace Media and Add Captions

Sending the wrong picture by accident is rarely fun. On Telegram, it was already possible to delete the message for everyone and send a new one instead. Now you can just replace photos or videos with the right versions right away

Start editing the message, then tap the paperclip button to replace the attached media. You can also add captions to photos or videos that didn't have one.

2️⃣ Double-Time Playback for Voice and Video Messages

You'll like this one if your friends enjoy sending long and thoughtful voice notes. From now on, you can switch to 2X playback and hear people get to the point faster.

We did our special best to ensure that your friends don't sound like Helium-breathing chipmunks as a result. Well, most of the times.

3️⃣ Mark as Read or Unread

This offers a quick way to get less important messages out of the way and highlight the chats that require your future attention.

4️⃣ Share vCards

Sometimes you want to share more info about a contact than just one number. With this update, you can select what data you want to send when sharing a contact. For example, several phone numbers or other vCard fields.

5️⃣ And Two More (on Android 💪)

— Android users are getting a few extra goodies with version 4.8.10. Use the “create link” option in the formatting menu to make text URLs

— Last but not least, it is now possible to cancel sending messages before they were sent.