When sending video over instant messenger apps like WhatsApp, you usually have to download the video first before you can play it back. This is versus watching videos on platforms like YouTube where you can stream as you go. The good news is that it looks like Telegram is bringing that feature to its app.

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According to the developer, Telegram for Android has been updated with a video streaming feature. This is as its name implies, which is that users now get to stream video files that are sent to them instead of having to wait for them to finish downloading. This can be handy because sometimes people send videos that you’re not sure is worth your time, and streaming it lets you take a quick peek before deciding if you want to watch it in its entirety.

In addition to video streaming, Telegram for Android is also updated with auto-night mode. This seems to be similar to other night/dark modes that we’ve seen from other apps, except that in Telegram’s case users can set it to automatic which is based on ambient light falling below 25%, which can be useful if you’re trying to use the app at night and don’t want to blind yourself with the glare.

Note that these changes appear to be applicable to the Android version of the app, and presumably the iOS version should also be updated soon as well.

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