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Telegram Update: Infinite reactions and emoji status option added- Know how it works

Telegram premium users can add an animated emoji status displayed next to their name -- to quickly let everyone know how they are feeling or what they are doing.

Saumya Nigam Edited By: Saumya Nigam Noida Published on: September 18, 2022 17:02 IST
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Telegram, an encrypted messaging app has announced that it is rolling out a new update which will enable the users with more ways to use new emojis to express how they are feeling -- with infinite reactions and emoji status.

The messaging company has said that premium users could pick reactions from an infinite selection of custom emojis. To make choosing from thousands of emojis easier, they can now attach up to three reactions per message.

In a blog post, Telegram said, "All users now have access to dozens of reactions - including those that were previously only available with Telegram Premium."

"To accommodate all the new emojis, we have redesigned the reaction panel, making it expandable. The reactions you use frequently will show up at the top," it further added.

These changes to reactions are currently available in groups and 1-on-1 chats.

The new update allows group admins to control whether custom reactions may be used in their groups.

Now, the premium users can add an animated emoji status displayed next to their name -- to quickly let everyone know how they are feeling or what they are doing.

"This custom status takes the place of your Premium Premium Badge in the chat list, in your profile and in groups," the company said.

Users can set one of seven standard statuses that change their colour to match different Telegram themes -- or choose from an infinite number of custom emojis. Popular suggestions for working, sleeping, travelling and more will be 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," as per Telegram.

Inputs from IANS

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