Telegram has announced that it has updated its iPhone and iPad app with several new features, including new video stickers, improved reactions, interactive emoji, improved chat navigation, and other fixes, additions, and improvements.
This update brings easy-to-make video stickers, better reactions with compact animations and extra emoji, a button to review unseen reactions, improved navigation between chats and more.
The update now allows users to make detailed animated stickers without specialized software such as Adobe Illustrator. Telegram has a video sticker manual with all the details.
VIDEO STICKERS, BETTER REACTIONS AND MORE
• Use a new type of detailed stickers with smooth animations.
• Create new sets by sending .webm videos to @stickers.
• Bring your custom animated stickers from other apps.
• See smaller, compact animations when reacting to messages.
• Press and hold an emoji in the reaction menu to send a bigger animation.
• See real-time animations in chat when a user reacts to your message.
• React with additional emoji expressing love, appreciation, anger or surprise.
Read Status for Reactions
• Tap the new button in chats to jump to your messages that have unseen reactions.
• Watch the animations for unseen reactions play when you hit the button.
Navigate Recent Chats
• Quickly return to a specific chat after following links to other chats or jumping to the next unread channel.
• Long-press the Back button to choose which chat to return to.
Telegram version 8.5.1 is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.