Telegram is testing a new feature that allows users to join groups from the app using a QR Code. The company has made numerous updates to the app and the news will be implemented in a new beta version made available to Android users this semester.
The discovery came from TestingCatalog, which looked at the latest Beta (7.5) and found changes. According to the website, it is now possible to invite users through a QR Code, making it easier to find groups in the app. The novelty had already been observed in macOS since last week, but only now has it integrated the beta of Telegram for the Android system.
The update also introduces a feature to limit group chat invitation links. That is, people will only be able to use the link for a certain period of time or until the member limit is reached. Group administrators will also be able to set up a custom timer to automatically delete messages from the group within 24 hours or seven days.
As a reaction to the growing wave of disinformation shared on social media, Telegram now allows users to report spam, violence, child abuse, pornography and “other” messages. The Beta version of Telegram is not yet available on the Play Store.