Telegram’s last update for the year brings message responses, spoiler alerts and more: Here’s how to use it


Telegram is ending the year with the last update that brings a slew of new features. The latest update brings the long-awaited message responses. To add fun to texting, the messaging platform has included new animated emoji effects (though only in one-on-one chats) that are ‘more complicated’ on screen.

The new Telegram 8.4 update is available on the Google Play Store and is available for all Android users. Know here what the latest update has brought for the users-

Telegram 8.4 update: Message responses, spoiler alerts, themed QR codes, and more

message responses– Latest update brings iMessage-style responses. Double tapping on any message will trigger a thumbs-up reaction. The emoji for this quick can be changed in the app under Settings > Stickers & emoji > Quick reaction. Tapping once (tap and hold on iOS) will allow to select other emoji. While chat responses are always enabled in private chats, channel and group admins can decide whether or not to turn them on and group members can choose from which reactions.

spoiler ALERT– It is practically impossible to avoid spoilers, especially on messaging platforms, the exact place where spoilers can leak out. Thankfully, Telegram has come up with a handy tool that will blur selected parts of text until a user clicks on the option.

in-app translation– The app is also bringing in-app translation for messages that will work on all Android devices, though the feature will only be available on iPhones running iOS 15 and higher. The feature, accessible through the Language section in Settings, will allow translation to be enabled, which adds a translate button to the context menu.

themed qr codeLastly, the app is adding an option to generate QR codes for users with public usernames, bots, groups and channels. To change the color and pattern of the QR code, one can tap on the QR code icon next to their username and select the preferred colour/pattern. The QR code can be found under Settings.

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