Telegram Updates: 4 Ways Of Updating Telegram in 2023

In this era of instant communication, it’s necessary to keep up with new features and security improvements by keeping your apps up to date.

Telegram maintains its innovative functionalities and robust security by regularly rolling out updates. As of writing this post, I am using the latest Telegram version; 10.0.4 for Android.

In this article, I will share with you why it is vital to keep your Telegram app up to date and show you how you can go about updating Telegram.

The easiest way to keep your Telegram app updated is by enabling automatic updates so that it updates whenever a new version is available.

You can enable Telegram automatic updates on Android by opening your Google Play store and searching for Telegram. Alternatively, you may find it under the Manage Apps and Device section.

When you locate Telegram, tap on the 3 dot menu(፧) in the upper right corner and check the Enable auto-update option.

Telegram app
tap on the 3 dots tovEnable auto-update option

However, if you do not want to have automatic updates, maybe you prefer to update your telegram manually, just keep reading because I am going to show you how.

Why updating Telegram is important

It is important to keep your telegram app for several reasons including:

  1. To fix bugs; like any other piece of software, apps (Telegram inclusive) are vulnerable to glitches and bugs. These are kept in check by bug fixes which are included in the app updates.
  2. To upgrade security; with technology constantly evolving, there is bound to be a rise in security vulnerabilities as well which can be exploited by hackers and spammers. Updating your telegram app helps you keep up to date with security patches that can help curb any vulnerabilities and keep your online presence safe.
  3. To improve user experience; with every new telegram update, there’s bound to be an improvement in the speed, navigation, and user experience.

    Additionally, updates enable developers to introduce new features and functionalities that enhance user experience.

4 ways of updating Telegram (Android, iOS, and Desktop)

1. Updating Telegram on Android

If you are an Android user, you can update your Telegram app with these simple steps:

Launch your Google Play Store app on your Android device and type Telegram in the search bar.

The telegram app should appear in the results and if there’s a new version, there will be an Update button.

Click on the Update button and your download will start and install.

search for telegram in the Google play store
Click on the update button
The download will start

2. Updating Telegram on iOS

If you use the Telegram app on an iPhone or iPad, follow the steps below to update:

Open the App Store app on your iOS device and in the top-right corner, tap your profile picture to access your account.

In your account Settings, scroll down to the Updates section where you’ll find a list of installed apps that have pending updates.

If Telegram has a new version/update available, you will see an “Update” button next to it, tap on it to download and install the update.

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3. Updating Telegram on desktop (Windows, macOS, Linux)

To update your telegram app on a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop:

Open the Telegram desktop app on your computer and go to the three horizontal lines (hamburger menu; ) in the top-left corner then select Settings.

Select settings

Under Advanced, scroll down and tap on Check for Updates. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install it.

Under Advanced
 tap on Check for Updates

4. Updating telegram on the web

Typically, the Telegram web version automatically updates when you open it in any web browser. However, if you encounter any issues, you can try the following steps:

  • Refresh the webpage by pressing F5 (Windows) or Command + R (macOS). You may also close and reopen the browser.
  • Clear your browser’s cache and cookies, then refresh the page.
  • If all else fails, you can try opening the web version in a different browser.

FAQs

Q: Is the Telegram update safe?

The safety of any software update, including that of Telegram depends on factors such as the developers’ intent, the security measures are taken, and the overall reputation of that software.

As a user you also need to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe by observing and making sure the update has good reviews from users, offers good security measures, and that the permissions required from you are within reason.

Additionally, always ensure that you use official sources such as Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Telegram’s official website to download updates and avoid third-party sources to ensure your security.

Q: What are the last features of the Telegram update?

The latest feature in the Telegram update is Stories. Much like WhatsApp status, Instagram stories, and the like, the Telegram stories feature allows you to share videos or photos with your contacts for 24 hours, and you can even edit an already-posted Telegram story!

The Stories feature also gives you the provision to add a story that lasts 6,12 or 48 hours. 

However, this and a bunch of other unique story features are only accessible in the Premium version of Telegram; a subscription-based version that gives you additional exclusive features.

Q: How can I upgrade my Telegram to premium?

To upgrade to Telegram premium all you need to do is pay their subscription and you’ll be able to access additional features like Stories, Advanced chat management, Custom emoji, etc.

To subscribe go to your Telegram Settings on your Android, iOS, or desktop and scroll down to the Telegram Premium option, then click the Subscribe button.

Under settings go to Telegram Premium option
click the Subscribe button

Q: How to turn off Telegram auto-update?

If you want to stop receiving automatic updates for your Telegram app, follow the steps below to turn off auto updates:

Open your Google Play Store and search for Telegram or find it under the Manage Apps and Device section.

Tap on the 3 dot menu(፧) in the upper right corner and uncheck the Enable auto-update option.

Q: How do I know if my Telegram is updated?

Well for starters, if you go to the App Store or Play Store and search for Telegram, you won’t find the Update button if it is already updated. You’ll only have the Open and Uninstall options.

If you’re using the Telegram desktop version and you follow the instructions given in the previous section to Check for updates, you will be informed that you are using the current version or that no update is available.

Wrapping up

As we’ve seen in this article, keeping your apps updated can be paramount in helping you keep up to date with new and improved features, tightening your online security, and fixing any bugs that may pop up now and then.

Endeavor to keep your telegram app up to date to enhance your app’s functionality and enjoy seamless communication with your loved ones in this constantly evolving digital world.

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