Download Telegram Testing Feature to Help Avoid Spoilers in Chats for free
In an effort to trump WhatsApp, Telegram expand its feature set and is one of the safest messaging apps around now. However, if you weren’t convinced to make the switch until today, I think this feature can make you move away from WhatsApp. Telegram is testing a unique feature, possibly inspired by Reddit, that allows you to hide spoilers (for example, from your… favorite Netflix movie or the latest episode of Witcher) into the conversation.
if spotted by Reddit user u/Tanto_Faz_123 earlier this week, Telegram is testing a feature to hide spoilers. This allows you to easily hide sensitive text, giving the recipients the choice to reveal the message completely or skip it.
You can see how the spoiler hide feature works in the GIF below. While sending a text message, you can long-press and select the text to open the format pop-up menu. You will find a new “Spoiler” option in this pop-up menu, which, when selected, pixelates the text as soon as you hit the send button on Telegram. Everyone in the chat will now see pixelated text with the spoiler, and they can tap the message to view its content.
Now there are a few things that are not yet known. Will Telegram enable this feature for both individual and group conversations? Can you also pixelate images and other media files before sharing? I mean, there are times when you want to share a leaked photo from a movie set or a recent smartphone leak with friends. The details are currently unknown. The feature is still in development and we could hear more about it in an upcoming update.
Are you excited to send these mysterious pixelated messages to friends and family to pique their curiosity? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.