First of all, here's the changelog:
- Video messages. Tap the mic icon to switch to camera mode, then tap and hold to record stylish video messages. Swipe up while recording for hands free mode (works with voice notes).
- Meet , where anyone can view video messages from public channels — no Telegram account required.
- Bots can now accept payments from users.
- The Instant View Platform is now public and will soon support thousands of websites, including your favorite ones.
Though it's a brief note in the changelog, Telegram has an entire blog post about bots and payments. Starting on this version, you can order goods or services right in Telegram through bots (third-party applications that run inside of Telegram) that support them. You might find a "Pay" button below some of these bots' messages; tapping it will prompt you for billing info and then you're done. Accounts protected under 2FA can save card information.
Each instance of Instant View is lightweight and cached on Telegram's servers, so it should theoretically work on most connections. The platform itself is going public, meaning that anyone can create custom templates for how they want Instant View pages to look. There's a contest going on for creating these templates; be sure to check out the source link for more information. Instant View will also come with settings for background color, text size, and font — there's also an automatic night mode (which might be limited to iOS for the time being).
The v4.0 update should be live for everyone in the Play Store, so go check on your device. In the event that you have not received it yet,