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Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

The update includes three major features: video messaging, bot payments, and Instant View...

The company looks to be following the footsteps of messaging giants like WeChat - where messaging apps are integrated with offline commerce and electronic wallets.

Users can order products or services from bots that are offeredon Telegram with the new update.

You can choose to send the message right after you're done recording, or you can replay and trim the video before sending, or you can delete it and try again.

Soon you'll be able to order pizza, shop for clothes, or maybe pay your utility bills using Telegram bots. On the other hand, developers can add a Pay button to these bots so that when users tap Pay, they will be asked to fill in their credit card and shipping info.




Telegram is working with Stripe to enable payments, but it has plans to add support for more localized options such as RazorPay, FlutterWave, PaymentWall, Yandex.Money and Qiwi, which will give it a stronger footprint in India, Africa, Russia and beyond.

To record your message, tap and hold the icon. Touching the microphone, we will get an icon of the camera, which is to be pressed to start recording a video message of no more than 10 seconds, that can be seen in a circle in the chat. As of today, channel owners also can send video messages to their followers. "With Instant View, you can enjoy articles from any blog or media outlet in a uniform and easily readable way".

The good thing is that you don't need a Telegram account to view public video messages. Bot Payments. - Bots can now accept payments from users.

"Video messages are so fast because Telegram compresses them and sends them even as you record them". With the update, you'll be able to read articles in a "dark, gray, or sepia-toned environments", and will have the ability to adjust the font type and size and turn on the "Auto-Night Theme" setting. The Instant View platform works even for those websites or blogs not optimised for mobile devices.

"To generate Instant View pages, our parser bot uses templates - sets of rules that tell the bot where to find useful content and what to ignore on a particular domain or URL".

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