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Firefox gets exclusive features on iPad; Telegram and Sygic are also updated.

Recently some popular iOS apps have been updated with news. Among them, the Firefox browser now has even more unique features on iPad; Telegram introduced the option to delete incoming messages on all devices and the Sygic navigation app gained support for Siri Shortcuts, as we will see below.

Firefox


Firefox web browser app icon

To make the iPad experience even more dynamic and productive, Mozilla has updated its mobile browser with news exclusive to the Apple tablet. With that, now finally Firefox has support Split view, making it easy to share web links to other apps.

If you use an external keyboard with iPad, you can now also use commands to perform actions within Firefox (reload, open a private tab, search the page, etc.). The update has also enabled Outlook users to set Firefox as the default (internal) browser for the app.

In addition to the shortcuts, opening a new Firefox incognito tab on iPad just got easier, right from the app's tab bar. Like the desktop or iPhone version, Firefox for iPad can also instantly send tabs between devices connected to the same account and manage them more easily from the Firefox overview.

Finally, the browser has the same features shared between iOS devices as Night Mode, Dark Mode, and crawl protection to prevent third-party services from tracking your web activity (and consuming your data).

Telegram


Telegram Messenger app icon

Telegram was one of the first messengers for iOS to offer the option to delete messages sent on all devices now, it has also expanded this option to received content.

Delete incoming messages in Telegram

In Telegram version 5.5, it is possible to delete any message received from a chat at any time from the handset of both users of the conversation. You can also delete any secret chat from both your device and the other person's device with no maximum time limit.

Tuning Forwarded Messages in Telegram

In addition, it is possible to restrict other users from viewing your profile from your forwarded messages. When this option is enabled, any content originally from you has your name, but people may or may not view your profile according to your settings, further increasing privacy.

Search settings, GIFS and view stickers in Telegram

A new search bar in the Telegram Settings tab allows you to access app settings faster. Similarly, the search for GIFs and stickers has been updated to view them before sending GIF or purchasing a sticker pack. In addition, Telegram now stream the content on video so you can start watching it without waiting for the download to complete.

The messenger also gained support for iOS VoiceOver, which helps visually impaired users use the device by gesturing and reading screen items. In macOS, Telegram now supports multiple accounts as well and has improved call quality, as well as all the same new features for iOS.

Sygic


Sygic app icon GPS Navigation, Maps

As we said, the navigation app now supports Siri Shortcuts, making it even safer and easier to use while driving. Simply create a shortcut to drive to your home or work, and with one tap, start navigating directly to the app.

Similarly, users can set a route and start navigating with Siri's voice commands, so as not to take their eyes off the road. App version 17.9.0 also includes new maps with updated road information.