Cloud-based instant messaging service Telegram has rolled out its latest update with a host of features including an expanded library of emoji reactions, emoji support on status for premium customers, better login experience for iOS users, smoother in-app transition animations. and priority. Auto-apply support for downloads on Android, icon packs for Android 13 users, and changes to the format of the user’s unique profile URL. The latest update is based on a previous update to the messaging service that brought in an open source platform for creating custom animated emoji.
Telegram claimed through its updated announcement blog post That its latest Telegram v9.0 update will give users “infinitely” more ways to express how they’re feeling. The emoji library, previously limited to premium users, has now been extended to free users, while paid subscribers will receive a more comprehensive list of emoji, which the company is calling “infinite emoji.” To accommodate the expanded library, Telegram has redesigned the feedback panel, making it expandable for easier viewing. Premium Telegram users will now be able to react to group and 1-on-1 messages with emoji, much like the feature seen on Slack, the office messaging platform. However, even premium Telegram users will be limited to three emoji reactions per message, while group admins can control whether custom emoji reactions are allowed in their groups, the blog post said.
Premium users can now use custom emoji on their status updates instead of the limited 7 options available on the previous update. However, this will replace their premium user badge displayed next to their username.
The latest update also looks to streamline and simplify the login experience for Android and iOS device users through support for receiving login codes to their email addresses, or by using the Sign in with Apple or Sign in with Google options. Is. iOS users will also see animations on the login page which was earlier limited to Android users only.
Telegram has also introduced a new unique link format for usernames – username.tm, which the company claims will help users emphasize their name, as well as the ‘/’ key on the keyboard. It will also eliminate the trouble of searching. previous link format.
All Android users will now be able to prioritize downloads in the ‘Downloads’ tab by pressing and holding any item in the list to rearrange them in order of preference. Meanwhile, Android 13 users will have a smoother in-app experience through additional transition animations for opening, closing, and changing media, while also having the option to choose thematic Telegram icons that automatically change their phone’s dark mode settings and settings. The accent will match the color.