The Telegram team announced the release of two official web apps that have received an up-to-date set of messenger features, including animated stickers, dark mode, chat folders, and much more.

New web versions of the messenger are marked with letters "K" and "Z," and you can check out Version K here and Version Z here. According to the Telegram team, both versions work equally well on both desktops and mobile devices.

When asked why there are two versions of the web app, the messenger team replied that they believe in internal competition.

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However, not all Telegram features are implemented in both web apps at the moment. For example, they do not yet support secret and voice chats, audio and video calls, media editor, and the option to use multiple accounts at the same time. The complete list of features that have not yet been implemented in the web versions of Telegram can be found here and here.

These web clients are developed by the winners of the corresponding Telegram competition, which took place in 2020. In November 2019, Telegram launched a JavaScript Contest to create a new web version without using third-party interface frameworks.

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In addition, Telegram has released an app independent of Google Play in the form of an apk file, which will be updated more often than the app from Google Play and will have fewer restrictions. It can be installed from the page, bypassing the app store.

Apparently, the application contains materials that are blocked in versions from Google Play and the App Store, in particular, pirated and adult content.