Telegram has always been ahead of competing instant messaging apps in developing new features. The emoji reactions feature it launched earlier this year has been a hit among the masses. Using emoji reactions, you can send quick responses in cases where words or reply would take too much time.
Now, the company was spotted testing a new feature that will allow you to use a whole message comprising of just emojis as your response. Telegram has an extensive collection of sticker packs, and the animated ones really stand out. But as of now, you can only send a single animated emoji for every message. You couldn’t even send text along with the animated emoji, but that’s going to change now.
The feature could be limited to Telegram Premium subscribers
As per a report by Android Police, the Telegram beta version 8.9.0 comes with the ability to send multiple emoji stickers at once as a part of your response. This means you could even add text with the string of animated emojis to craft an apt response. You could select stickers from multiple packs and add text and there is no limit to selecting the number of stickers.
There is a catch, though. The tipster is a Telegram Premium user. So, this feature could be a part of the Telegram Premium subscription, and not everybody may have access to it. Since it was spotted in the beta version of the Telegram app, it is expected to be available in the stable version sometime in the future with an update.
Recently, WhatsApp went slightly ahead in terms of emojis by offering its entire set of emojis to be used as message replies. On the other hand, Telegram, as of now, only allows a set of 17 emojis to be sent as message replies for free users.