The cross-platform, cloud-based freemium, instant messaging service Telegram has revealed further upgrades to its existing Emoji Platform with new features like Emoji Statuses, Infinite Reactions and Improved Login Flow, etc.
Previously, Telegram introduced an open platform allowing users to create and customize animated emojis in messages and captions, along with features like the ability to gift Telegram Premiums and privacy settings for voice messages.
Telegram’s New Features List
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Here’s a list of the new features that Telegram has introduced:
More Access to Emojis: With the latest update, Telegram has broadened the access to all emojis, including those reserved for Premium users. Now all users have access to more than 12 emojis.
Infinite Reactions: Telegram Premium users can choose a reaction from an ‘infinite selection’ of customizable emojis.
However, choosing specific reactions from the wide range of custom emojis can be difficult. From now on, Telegram will allow Premium users to attach up to 3 reactions per message.
The changes to reactions will only be available for individual chats and group messages.
The custom emojis are part of the Open Emoji Platform Telegram introduced in August 2022. It allowed anyone to upload custom emoji packs to the platform for Premium users.
Redesigned Panel: Telegram has also reworked the design of the reaction panel to accommodate the new emojis. Also, the frequently used reactions will be shown on the top.
Emoji status in Telegram: Premium users can also display a customized, animated emoji status next to their name. They can pick one from the pool of an infinite number of custom emojis. Suggestions for sleeping, working, eating, etc., will be listed.
The new custom animated statuses replace the existing Premium Badges. It will be available for the chat list, profile, and groups. It will let everyone else know what they are up to without sending any texts.
Change Color: To match different Telegram themes, users can set one of the seven standard statuses to change their color.
Control Statuses: Users can also set the emoji status for a specific duration per their liking.
By tapping the Premium Badge at the top of the chat list, they can also change their status.
Improved Login Flow in Telegram: Telegram has perked up its login process for users who have to log in and out repetitively. They can now receive login codes in their email address.
Also, Telegram provides options to sign into their accounts with Google or Apple IDs.
Streamlined iOS login: iOS users expect the login process to be smoother with freshly-added interfaces and refreshing animations.
Username Links: All usernames already have their unique format in Telegram for easy sharing, which is t.me/username. With the new update, users can emphasize their username, as it will have a new format: username.t.me
Android Download Prioritized In Telegram: Android users can prioritize their in-progress download items by changing the order and setting their priority.
Smooth Animations For Android: Opening, closing, and changing media will look fresh as Telegram adds new animations for Android users.
With the thematic Telegram icon, Android 13 will find their telegram application icon changing with their phone’s display theme and accent color.