Telegram released a new update on Friday, just after Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov said the update had been under Apple’s app review for two weeks without explanation a day later. According to Durov, the update includes emoji-related features, but one is missing due to Apple’s explicit request to remove them.
We are requesting to downplay our pending Telegram update by removing Telemoji, a higher quality vector animated version of the standard emoji,” Durov wrote on his Telegram channel on Friday. “This is a puzzling move for Apple, as Telemoji will bring a whole new dimension to their static low-resolution emoji and significantly enrich their ecosystem. “
You can see the Telemoji in the short video included in Durov’s post (I’ve made a GIF of the video he shared). Personally, I think Telemoji Looks interesting. I like how they add some life to the static emoji faces I’m all too familiar with. But I’m guessing Apple is taking issue with another company modifying its design in this way, which may be it’s asking Telegram to remove it from the update The reason for Telemoji. Apple and Telegram did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
However, the update loads other new emojis Improvements. Subscribers to Telegram’s recently launched $4.99 premium service will be able to upload and use custom emoji while chatting with friends, and Telegram offers 10 custom packs with over 500 emojis. Free users will be able to See any animated emoji and use them in their saved messages.
Telegram also provides support for stickers, GIFs and emoji create separate tabs to update the sticker panel on iOS, just like you might be familiar with from Telegram on Android, desktop, or on the web. You can read the full list of updates in Telegram’s blog post.
And many more improvements. In “a few weeks,” Durov said, Telegram will allow users to add any custom emoji Symbols react as messages, although this will be a premium-only feature. I think emoji reactions are actually good – the more ways you can use emoji, the better.