Following the massive end-of-the-year update, Telegram is refreshing its Windows 10 and 11 Desktop messenger app to version 3.4.2. The upgrade introduces a broad range of changes the company previously advertised, including Spoilers, Reactions, and a bunch of animated emojis.
Here is more about the new Telegram Desktop update features:
Spoiler Text Formatting – the new handy feature enables users to cover some part of their text message before sending it and inform the receiver of a spoiler inside. If the receiver decides to read the spoiler, they can click on the hidden text to see it.
When typing, select the part of the text you wish to hide and choose the ‘Spoiler’ formatting option in the context menu.
Tap on the spoiler animation to view the hidden text in the chat.
Message Reactions – the feature allows users to quickly respond with a default thumbs-up emoji to other people’s texts by double-tapping on those. When holding down the message, the reaction options will expand to include thumbs-down, fire, party popper, and a smiley face.
For private chat users to change the default thumbs-up reaction to a different emoji: the Chat Settings menu (Stickers and Emoji menu for iOS) => Quick Reaction.
For group admins to enable/disable/limit the message reactions feature: ‘…’ => Manage => Reactions menu.
Interactive Emojis – the feature introduces immersive, full-screen versions of the more traditional animated emojis that can be used in individual chats only.
Send your friend a supported emoji in your 1-on-1 chat.
Click on the emoji you have sent to bring it to life and cause a vibrating effect on both phones.
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