The messaging app also gets new reactions and emojis and simplified navigation between chats.
what you need to know
- Telegram has released a new update that introduces support for video stickers without the need for special software.
- The app’s message reactions also get tighter animations and new improvements.
- Added new reactions and interactive emojis, as well as an easier way to browse recent chats.
Telegram continues to improve with every update, making it one of the best messaging apps on Android. In its latest update, the service rolled out support for video stickers, new improvements to react to messages, an easier way to browse recent chats, and more.
The new version allows you to convert regular videos into animated stickers using any video editor. This process makes it easier for you to create your own stickers without relying on some special skills or using professional software like Adobe Illustrator. Telegram has also released a guide to help you get started creating video stickers.
The iMessage-style responsiveness, first introduced in the previous version, has received new improvements. These reactions now have tighter animations, although you can still send larger effects by holding down a reaction in the menu as before.
Both sender and recipient responses will be synchronized. This means recipients will be able to see your reaction to the message in real time. Telegram also adds read status to reactions, letting you know when someone has seen your reaction.
In addition to these upgrades, Telegram has introduced five new reactions, including 🥰🤯🤔🤬👏, which you can also send as interactive emojis via private chat. You can tap the animated emoji to see the synchronized full-screen effect.
The messaging platform also now allows you to browse chats more easily by holding and pressing the back button to return to a specific chat. Call quality has also been improved, and silent messages can be sent through the share menu.
The updates are part of Telegram version 8.5, which is rolling out to Android phones and iPhones.