Telegram has been a go-to solution for communication for businesses and groups. The mobile app is great to use and has seen updates, but the web version has been left unattended. Now, according to Droid Maze (via Android Police), we have word that there are two new Telegram web apps that the company has unveiled.
The two new Telegram web apps will bring some much-needed features and aesthetic updates
The web version of Telegram has looked dated for some time. Not only that, but it lacked some features like being able to make video calls and being able to use stickers. These two new web apps are a step in the right direction. First off, they are called Telegram WebZ and Telegram WebK.
It’s not certain why Telegram went with two separate web apps instead of making one with all of the feature upgrades. For the most part, they are identical with the exception of a few features. The features that both versions share include stickers, chat folders, and search.
Both apps also feature aesthetic changes that make Telegram Web look more modern. The interface has a more rounded look and there’s a better use of space. There are smooth animations also.
The differences between the two versions are slight
Telegram Webz and WebK are maintained by two different developers. There are subtle nuances between both versions, but it’s clear that they were both aimed at creating a similar aesthetic. Both versions have the All, Chats, Channels, and Work tabs on the left with a search bar above. On the right side, there’s the active conversation. Above that, we see the user’s information and thumbnail. To the right of that, there’s a search icon and a sub-menu indicated by three dots.
A few differences can be spotted in the photos below. WebK has a mute option above the conversation and the search bar is all white. In the conversation, there’s a lengthy message that’s followed by an image below. The text bubble extends past the picture.
As for WebZ, there’s no visible mute button and the search bar is gray. The text bubble does not extend past the image below. The text wraps so that all of the bubbles line up. Also, next to the user’s thumbnail, we see a blue “verified” icon. We don’t see that on the WebK version.
These two new Telegram web apps look promising. It’s not all sunshine though, as the ability to make video calls is still not present. Hopefully, that feature will make it to the web apps down the road. Telegram has been a popular platform along with Slack and Whatsapp. The company hopes that these web apps will entice more people to join.