The Telegram Tales launch comes after rival messaging apps WhatsApp (with statuses) and even Signal have launched their very own variations. Durov admitted there was some inner skepticism on whether or not Tales is a good suggestion — however shared that the workforce now “can now not think about Telegram with out it.”
Snapchat popularized the Tales format earlier than Meta swiped the thought, constructing them into Fb, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. The NBA, TikTok, and, for some time, Twitter with Fleets have all tried them out, too. Telegram Tales can be following Meta’s playbook by copying BeReal’s (maybe one-hit-wonder) spin on the function, with assist for taking footage from each the entrance and rear cameras concurrently. Durov posted this video final month displaying off that new capability, together with a number of others.
Telegram is providing granular controls over how Tales are shared. You’ll be able to select to have them expire in timed increments of 6, 12, 24, or 48 hours and even hold the story pinned completely till you need it eliminated. Plus, every story can have particular person privateness settings so solely desired contacts can view them.