Stories. They are all over. The function, first introduced by Snapchat in 2013, was adopted to an absurd degree by Meta, integrated into Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Google even tried with it. It is now coming to Telegram.
That being said, breaking news! Despite the appeal of including Stories in its software, Telegram has so far managed to resist. Okay, not any longer. Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, revealed today that Stories would be accessible on the network beginning at the beginning of next month. If you’re curious about how they’ll look, look below, but be aware that the information might not be appropriate for the workplace.
Durov claims that Telegram chose to implement the feature “the Telegram way” rather than simply copying it verbatim from its rivals (hear that, Meta?). This implies that you will choose “with granular precision” who can view each of your tales (everyone, just contacts with exceptions, a small number of carefully chosen contacts, or a list of close friends). It will be simple to hide Stories shared by any contact using the functionality, which is housed in an expanding section at the top of your chat list.
Photos and videos captured simultaneously with the front and back cameras will feature subtitles and stories. You can choose whether a Story expires in 6, 12, 24, or 48 hours.
Alternately, you can configure select of them to always be shown on your profile, each with its own privacy settings. Messages from channels can soon be reposted to Stories.
Even the company’s critics began to value the function following internal testing, according to Durov, and today no one on the team can envision Telegram without it. That implies that once it lands, it’s probably here to stay.