Telegram has announced an update that brings video stickers, better message reactions, new interactive emoji, new navigation options along with a few bug fixes and improvements. The popular instant messaging service will now allow users to create animated stickers from videos. Also, it has been made better than before by changing the process of showing the message reaction. Now users will also be able to see when the reaction has come on their message. Additionally, Telegram has added five more emoji to its interactive emoji roster. This instant messaging service gives a tough competition to WhatsApp and Signal.
These new features came with Telegram Update
Through a blog post, Telegram has told about several new features and improvements to the features already available for the instant messaging service. The video sticker feature was first announced by the company. It allows users to create their own stickers from videos. Users can create stickers with the help of any video editing platform and publish sticker packs using Sticker Bot.
Improved message response feature
With the January update, another improvement in the features of Telegram has been made for better responsiveness. Message Reaction was introduced in the last update and now users can give a big reaction by long-pressing their favorite reaction. The reaction is synchronized and the receiver will be able to watch the animation in real time. The reaction also has a read status and when users have not seen any reaction, a vibrating icon appears in the chat menu.
Added 5 new reactions
Not only this, with the new update, Telegram has added five more reactions. It can also be sent as an interactive emoji. Telegram users can now also send face with heart, exploding head, thinking face and clapping emoji. When users tap on it, sending the same emoji will show an animation. Apart from this, Telegram has also improved its in-app navigation. Users can now return to a specific chat using the back button.