Telegram adds slew of features including auto-delete and home screen widgets Telegram

Telegram recently experienced a massive spike in the number of users signing up for the messaging platform after the WhatsApp controversial privacy policy updates. Now, the WhatsApp’s rival has introduced a slew of new features including an auto-delete messages feature, widgets for Android, making it easier to report spam content and fake accounts, expiring links and a lot more.

The new auto-delete messages feature, which was earlier only available for Secret Chats, is now available for individual chats, groups and channels and as the name suggests deletes the messages after a stipulated time. Users can set the auto-deletion time between 24 hours to 7 days.