San Francisco, September 18
Encrypted messaging app Telegram has announced that it is rolling out a new update that will give users more ways to use new emojis to express how they feel — with infinite reactions and emoji statuses.
The company said premium users can choose responses from an infinite selection of custom emojis. To make choosing from thousands of emojis easier, they can now add up to three comments per post.
“All users can now access dozens of comments — including those previously only available with Telegram Premium,” the company said in a blog post.
“To accommodate all the new emojis, we’ve redesigned the comment panel, making it extensible. The comments you use often appear at the top,” it added.
These comment changes are currently available in groups and 1-on-1 chats.
With the new update, group admins can control whether custom responses can be used in their groups.
Now the premium users can add an animated emoji status next to their name – to quickly let everyone know how they are feeling or what they are doing.
“This custom status will replace your Premium Premium badge in the chat list, profile, and groups,” the company said.
Users can set one of seven default statuses that change color to match different Telegram themes – or choose from an infinite number of custom emoji. Popular suggestions for work, sleep, travel and more are shown at the top.
“Tap the premium badge at the top of your chat list or go to settings to change your status. Press and hold an emoji to set a status for a specific duration,” Telegram said.
“Anyone can use Telegram’s open emoji platform to upload custom packs with unique art styles and characters for Telegram Premium users,” it added.
Users who regularly log out and back in can now receive login codes via their email address or via Sign in with Apple or Sign in with Google. IANS