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Telegram Messenger this week released an update for its Mac app that adds a new Power Saving menu of options to help users save battery life when accessing the encrypted chat platform on their MacBooks.

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Found in the app's settings, Power Saving Mode can be turned on with the toggle of a switch, and when enabled, the feature instantly disables a series of resource-intensive processes.

According to Telegram, the feature turns off things like autoplay GIFs and videos, sticker and emoji animations and effects, and interface animations that normally work in the app. There's also a slider option that allows users to have Power Saving Mode turn on automatically based on the battery level percentage of their Mac.

In addition, the new Power Saving menu has a separate series of switches to turn off resource-hungry processes individually, offering a way for users to target only the worst offenders. The feature comes with version 9.4.1 of the Telegram Mac app, which also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

Article Link: Telegram App for Mac Gains New Power Saving Mode
 

saltukkos

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IDK, sometimes AppStore version is just consuming 100% CPU until I relaunch the app. And it has a lot of bugs, like when application was reading all messages in background, and it took few months for them to fix it. I just think cross-platform version is more stable. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot of native features (like text selection on images or Force Touch integration). Hope this version is more stable.
 

james2538

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IDK, sometimes AppStore version is just consuming 100% CPU until I relaunch the app. And it has a lot of bugs, like when application was reading all messages in background, and it took few months for them to fix it. I just think cross-platform version is more stable. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot of native features (like text selection on images or Force Touch integration). Hope this version is more stable.
They also make an macOS native client available outside the App Store that has all the same features. Maybe give that a shot.
 

Moka Akashiya

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Exactly what I was gonna post. It makes no sense at all for a chat app to need a low power mode.
In power save mode you probably can make less pings to server and less updates in background, so messages will be received with delay. But maybe this is about disabling fancy animations.
Biggest problem about telegram on mac for me is that you have to restart client every time you wake up your mac from sleep, just to reconnect. Very annoying:
 

alexandr

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I feel like a messaging app shouldn't need a "power saving" toggle. Is the app made with Chromium/Electron?
I guess they felt differently. Also, it explains that this will limit things like gifs and video autoloads. No one is forced to toggle this...
 

hooptyuber

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Apple heavily censors content in their version of Telegram. If you're going to use Telegram, you should only use the version that can be downloaded directly from Telegram.

For anyone wanting to live like an adult instead of a sheltered child spoonfed corporate approved and curated viewpoints, Apple Telegram is not and never can be an option. Giving over control of debate and expression to corporations like Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., is a colossal mistake. They have demonstrated over and over again that they cannot be trusted.
 
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VMukhtarov

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And it also has memory leak on Mac after few days uptime. This thing is overcomplicated.
 

Beatrix Kiddo

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While whatsapp ( world most used messaging platform excluding US) still has no native Apple Silicon app.
 

mhnd

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Apple heavily censors content in their version of Telegram. If you're going to use Telegram, you should only use the version that can be downloaded directly from Telegram.

For anyone wanting to live like an adult instead of a sheltered child spoonfed corporate approved and curated viewpoints, Apple Telegram is not and never can be an option. Giving over control of debate and expression to corporations like Apple, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., is a colossal mistake. They have demonstrated over and over again that they cannot be trusted.

Or you can simply access the web version, disable filtering from there (which then applies to the apps, regardless of source), and enjoy whatever it is you enjoy.
 

hooptyuber

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Or you can simply access the web version, disable filtering from there (which then applies to the apps, regardless of source), and enjoy whatever it is you enjoy.
Or you could simply download the app from Telegram and not have to bother with disabling anything.
 

JackNL

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In power save mode you probably can make less pings to server and less updates in background, so messages will be received with delay. But maybe this is about disabling fancy animations.
Biggest problem about telegram on mac for me is that you have to restart client every time you wake up your mac from sleep, just to reconnect. Very annoying:
I'm using both Telegram clients for many years and I never had to restart them after waking up. I think your Mac could use a fresh install.
 

xolinan27

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Can Macrumors stop calling telegram “encrypted chat platform”? You don’t call Facebook Messenger encrypted, do you?

Telegram stores almost all messages in plaintext on their servers.
 
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hooptyuber

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Yeah, I guess. It certainly seems to give people much more time to rant about how Big Tech is out to get them.
Oh my. Got the sniffles? I made a point re Apple and Telegram based on the facts at hand while you seem to have a different agenda.
 
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mike...

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Is this a crap Electron app? Usually only such things are needed for those. It amazes me we have these amazing computers, yet junk in Electron eats vast amounts of CPU cycles to play an animated GIF my PC from 1999 had no trouble with.
 
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shoehorn42

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Apple heavily censors content in their version of Telegram. If you're going to use Telegram, you should only use the version that can be downloaded directly from Telegram.
No need to do that. You can download it from AppStore and enable sensitive content through the web version.
 

JackNL

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Can Macrumors stop calling telegram “encrypted chat platform”? You don’t call Facebook Messenger encrypted, do you?

Telegram stores almost all messages in plaintext on their servers.
True. Only the secret chat option is E2E encrypted, however that is not working with multiple devices. In that case Signal is the better option, but that is an ugly electron app on macOS.
 
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