Telegram launches WebZ and WebK web apps with many features

WhatsApp’s new privacy rules have forced users to switch to other messaging apps. Now, these “other” applications are deploying features in their offers to make them stand out. Telegram is one of them. The company announced WebZ and WebK web apps with nearly identical functionality, but with a few design differences. According to Telegram, it believes in internal competition and therefore has launched two different versions of its web application. Both apps are supposed to work on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. They come with the latest features like stickers, dark mode, animations, etc.

Telegram has launched two new web applications. The development was first Point by DroidMaze. The two Telegram WebZ and WebK telegram are listed under “Web Applications” on the company’s website. If you want to use one of the two apps, the Telegram mobile app must be installed on your smartphone. The web apps will ask for your phone number and once you enter it to log in you will receive a message in the Telegram mobile app with the code. You can also log in by scanning the QR code, like WhatsApp.

The two new Telegram web apps include a variety of features including support for animated stickers, dark mode, chat folders, and more. According to Telegram, version Z and version K have “major features that are not yet supported or not fully implemented.” However, users were invited to send their comments. The two apps look alike. They support most of the features that you probably need for your daily Telegram use, said the company. That said, the Telegram WebZ app doesn’t have a bell icon to turn on notifications. however, it does come with a colored background.

Telegram had seen an increase in user numbers in the last quarter when WhatsApp announced a change to its privacy policies earlier this year. The app reportedly registered 25 million new users in three days.

Prakhar Khanna

I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014 when I started my first blog. I worked with Digit, one of India’s biggest tech publications. As of now, I work as an editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write on cutting edge technology. You can reach me at [email protected]

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