Hashtags, personalization of messages and reactions: the latest update of Telegram does not skimp on the new features

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Telegram is a free, cross-platform instant messaging app that offers enhanced security for your conversations as well as a host of cool features.

  • Downloads:
    2176
  • Release date :
    03/06/2024
  • Author :
    Telegram
  • Licence :
    Free license
  • Categories:

    Internet – Communication

  • Operating system :

    Android, Linux, Online Service, Windows 32 bits – XP/Vista/7/8/10/11, Windows 64 bits – XP/Vista/7/8/10/11, iOS iPhone / iPad, macOS

In the world of instant messaging, Telegram occupies a significant place, since it is the fifth most used in the world. The application has managed to prevail against many of its rivals, such as Signal, and competes with an undisputed leader: WhatsApp, owned by the social network giant Meta.

But to maintain such a rank, the application must constantly innovate and be enriched with new features. Telegram's latest update, for example, looks at animated reactions. New favorites of messaging applications, Google Messages at the topthese effects allow you to send a short animation to a recipient, who can benefit from it the next time they open the conversation.

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In the case of Telegram, the effect is selectable when you write a message: just hold down the send button, then select the emoji most suitable for the situation. Free accounts will have access to six different reactions, while Premium subscribers will be able to choose from more than a hundred possibilities, including some corresponding to Premium stickers.

Messages with animated effects on Telegram

On Telegram, during private conversations, it is now possible to send messages with animated effects that are triggered when the recipient opens the chat.

© Telegram

More clarity and less friction

Aesthetically, the Durov brothers' application becomes more readable. With this new update, users will be able to choose the location of captions when sharing media. When sending, they can be placed at the top or bottom of messages by holding down the send button. In the same category, long quotes can be shortened further, in order to take up a little less space in conversations.

Telegram also presents itself as a social network in its own right, and we are therefore not surprised to see new features appear from time to time in this area. Here, search based on hashtags is in the spotlight, allowing corresponding messages to be displayed in a conversation, but also in public channels. In the latter case, the results can be displayed as a scrolling stream of messages, or as a more compact list for easier navigation.

Finally, interaction with shared phone numbers becomes smoother. With one click, it is possible to add a new contact, send them a message or call them, reducing the number of steps needed to get there.



  • Captions can be placed at the top or bottom of messages. | © Telegram

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This Telegram update has been rolling out since last week on Android and iOS around the world. If this is not yet the case for you, you should be able to access it in the coming days.

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