Telegram launched a brand new replace on Frida,y simply at some point after Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov stated the replace had been in Apple’s app assessment for 2 weeks with out clarification. The replace is filled with emoji-related options, however one is lacking as a result of Apple particularly requested its removing, in accordance with Durov.
“After intensive media protection of my earlier submit, Apple acquired again to us with a requirement to water down our pending Telegram replace by eradicating Telemoji — greater high quality vector-animated variations of the usual emoji,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel on Friday. “This can be a puzzling transfer on Apple’s behalf, as a result of Telemoji would have introduced a whole new dimension to its static low-resolution emoji and would have considerably enriched their ecosystem.”
You may see the Telemoji in a brief video included with Durov’s submit (and I’ve made a GIF of the video he shared). Personally, I believe the Telemoji appear to be numerous enjoyable — I like how they add some life to static emoji faces I’ve gotten fairly accustomed to. However I’m guessing Apple took subject with one other firm modifying its designs on this approach, which could be why it requested Telegram to take away Telemoji from the replace. Apple and Telegram didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The replace is loaded with different new emoji enhancements, although. Customers who subscribe to Telegram’s recently-launched $4.99 Premium service will be capable to add and use customized emoji in chats with associates, and Telegram is providing 10 customized packs with greater than 500 emoji to begin. Free customers will be capable to see any of the animated emoji and use them of their saved messages.
Telegram has additionally up to date the sticker panel on iOS by creating separate tabs for stickers, GIFs, and emoji, like what you could be accustomed to in Telegram on Android, desktop, or the online. You may learn the complete checklist of updates in Telegram’s weblog submit.
There are extra enhancements on the way in which. In “a number of weeks,” Telegram will let customers add any customized emoji as a message response, Durov says, although this can be a Premium-only characteristic to begin. I’m of the opinion that emoji reactions are literally good — the extra methods to make use of emoji, the higher.