With a focus on speed and security, Telegram has received a new update pushing its app version to 5.6. And this is not just a regular update, this is a big one! Among the new key features introduced in the new version is the ability to archive chats with just a swipe. There are also other features like pinning an unlimited number of chats in the archive, bulk chat actions, more information at a glance, and so on. Telegram is also boasting about its messenger app’s new design. There’s a new icon for the Android app and users will also notice many design changes throughout the app’s menu and UI. 

In this new version of Telegram, the company is introducing archived chats that will assist you in sorting your active or inactive chats with just a simple swipe. Swipe left to archive a chat and swipe the archived chat to hide it. Further, muted archived chats remain muted forever unless you change the setting. And while you can archive as many chats as you want, you can also pin them according to your liking in any order. So whenever an archived chat receives a notification, it will move back to your chat list. But when you archive it again, it will return to the original place that you had set for them.

Telegram’s focus with this update is to present users with a faster and more intuitive experience while using the messenger app. There’s a new sharing menu, the comments field now comes with emoji support, online badges, easier forwarding of texts and more. Other things you can look forward to include: a new quick forwarding button, up to three lines of text in the chats list, support for 6-digit passcodes on iOS, the ability to quickly clear recently used stickers, ability to copy links to messages in private groups and channels, and finally, online indicators in the chat list and sharing menu.

Telegram v5.6 is available to download on both the Google Play Store for Android as well as the App Store for iOS.