Telegram introduces an emoji creation platform a voice messaging ban
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Telegram introduces an emoji creation platform, a voice messaging ban, and the ability to gift premium

Telegram’s Messenger team reported about new features that have appeared both for users of the free version of the service and for premium subscribers. The latter addresses a new platform for creating copyright emojis, as well as the ability to block the sending of voice and video messages. In addition, the premium subscription can now be given away, informed service management.

    Image source: Telegram.org

Image source: Telegram.org

Telegram introduced the ability to upload your own emoji collections, but users of the free version of the service have limited access to unique animated characters – they can only be sent to “Favorites”, while only premium subscribers have the ability to post them in chats and channels. Everyone can see them. Now the collection has 10 additional sets of 500 animated emojis, and the number will continue to grow.

The Messenger interface has been simplified a bit: when you start typing, the sticker field button is now replaced with the emoji selector button as unnecessary. And when you enter hints, the options “:laugh” or “:hmm” from all available sets are displayed, for example. The iOS version of the app now offers the ability to quickly switch between stickers, emojis, and GIFs, previously available on Android, as well as the desktop and web versions of the app.

Telegram decided to please premium subscribers with one more option: they can open the privacy settings and ban sending voice and video messages, choosing who exactly can do this: everyone, people from the contact list, or nobody at all. You can also add exceptions – the ones that allow messages to always be sent in alternative formats.

Finally, Premium subscribers can now gift a paid subscription to other users by paying for 3, 6, or 12 months upfront. And in this case there is also a discount. You can give a gift either by opening the corresponding user’s profile in iOS or Android applications, downloading it from official stores, or through the @PremiumBot bot.

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