Telegram has rolled out a ton of new features for its social messaging platform as part of its monthly update. In addition to fixing existing bugs, the messaging giant has added several new features, including support for new video stickers, interactive emojis, improved reactions, and easier navigation. So let’s look at the details.
Telegram v8.5 update: what’s new?
With the latest update, Telegram has added support for stickers that can be converted from regular videos. Previously, users could use the animated stickers feature to add fun and quirky stickers to the platform. However, creating such stickers requires special software such as Adobe Illustrator.
Now, with the support for video stickers, users can easily create their custom animated stickers from regular videos using video editing programs and add them to Telegram. They can publish their sticker packs using the @Stickers bot or download new sets created by others. You can use the Video Sticker Guide on Telegram’s official website for more information about the feature.
New reactions, better reactions and interactive emojis
In addition to adding video sticker support, Telegram also has: added five new reaction emojis so that users can provide relevant responses to posts. Additionally, these responses are interactive in nature, meaning that if a user taps and holds a response emoji before sending it, the response will turn into a full-screen synced effect.
Interactive emojis are similar to the full screen reaction feature. Therefore, users can send the same emojis available as comments as interactive emojis, which creates a full-screen animation effect in a personal or group chat when a recipient taps it.
With the improved navigation feature, Telegram makes it easier for users to navigate through personal chats, group chats, saved messages and other pages on the platform.
With the recent update, users can press and hold the “Back” button on any chat page to open a list of previously visited chats. They can then tap one of the options to return to a specific group chat or the Saved Messages page. In addition, if a user visits more pages, chats or group chats on Telegram, the list will be updated automatically.
Apart from this, Telegram has also added small animations to the tab icons on iOS. In addition, the company also improved call quality, added support for translation to Instant View pages, and an option to send silent messages from the sharing interface.
So, if you use Telegram over other messaging apps, you can download the latest update on your iOS or Android device from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Also, let us know your thoughts on the new features in the comments below.