Between 2019 and 2021, messaging app Telegram saw a rise in terms of usage from 300 million to 500 million users.
This because the developers have consistently added new features to the app – making it user friendly.
Now a new feature ahs just been added: Payments 2.0.
Payments 2.0 works with all Telegram chats, scheduling and mini profiles for voice chats, new telegram apps for preferred browsers.
The previous Payment bots allowed users to securely pay for goods and services without leaving the app – anything from ordering a pizza to hailing a taxi, to replacing winter tires when you’re tired of winter.
But now there is a new catch.
“Merchants can natively accept credit card payments in any chat, relying on eight (8) integrated third-party payment providers such as Stripe. Buyers can add a tip whenever they make a purchase to show some extra love to their favorite artists, stores, or delivery drivers. Payments can now be made from any app – including desktop apps. This is a free and privacy-conscious platform – Telegram takes no commission, and stores no payment information. Credit card information is sent directly to the payment provider and shipping information is shared with the merchant so they can send you your goods.“Telegram
Scheduled Voice Chats
Voice Chats give users the option to catch up with a few friends or tune in to massive broadcasts with millions of listeners.
Admins of groups and channels can now schedule a Voice Chat for a particular date and time instead of creating one right away. This gives community members time to let their friends know and get the popcorn ready.