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Add contacts in Telegram without your number, geolocated groups and more

Add contacts on Telegram without their number, geolocated groups and more

Telegram does not cease its efforts to become the messaging application More complete, private and easier to use, it is not in vain that it leads the way in terms of news. The company usually goes against the current updating its applications on Sunday. As it happened today: you already have a new Telegram update at your fingertips.

The app strengthens your commitment to privacy and secure contact management, these are the two keys that center the latest update of Telegram for Android. If in the previous version it was possible to choose which contacts could see our phone number, now the application goes beyond allowing add contacts without knowing that number. It is a huge step in the protection of privacy.

Telegram focuses on improving the exchange of contacts: no number and, if you want, by proximity

Add contacts on Telegram without their number, geolocated groups and more

New add contacts button

We already said it at the beginning: it is now possible add Telegram contacts without knowing your phone number. Since we have a nickname in the application, and they can contact us using that nickname, Telegram adds a button to add the owners of new messages to the contact list. Without us having to know your phone number or them ours; and allowing habitual communication such as that carried out with the rest of the agenda.

Add contacts on Telegram without their number, geolocated groups and more

Telegram allows you to add people nearby

To further facilitate the incorporation of new contacts Telegram incorporates the search for close people: just activate this option, and that the other person also activate it, so that you appear in the application while Telegram gives you the possibility of establishing yourself as contacts. The way to act is simple:

  • Update your Android Telegram application to the latest version, the 5.8.0.
  • Display the side menu and click on «Contacts«.
  • You will see that there is a new option, that of «Add people nearby«. Click there and accept the location permit (if you did not accept it already).
  • The contact you want to add must do the same process: Telegram will find you giving the option to add you.

Add contacts on Telegram without their number, geolocated groups and more

Search for nearby groups

In addition to taking advantage of the location to link contacts it is also possible to create geolocated groups. This way it is very easy to open local groups, also find them. And the procedure is so simple that just follow the steps above: if there is a local group near you it will appear in the search.

Further, Telegram for Android incorporates other novelties:

  • Group administrators can easily transfer them.
  • Telegram adds the possibility of applying exceptions to notifications.

Do you want to try the news? You don't have to fight with betas: Telegram is already updated in its stable version and you only need to download the new application from Google Play.