Hidden text and translation of messages and reactions on Telegram
Madrid, Jan. 2 (Portaltic/EP) – The Telegram messaging app has launched its latest update of the year with new functionality that lets you hide text in messages, translate them in another language, and choose an emoji to express a reaction.
Some interactive and animated emojis of the platform will also be used with the new update to express reactions. By choosing one, you can share “feelings and responses” without having to write a message, as described in the statement.
Response options are wide, from heart ‘likes’, to signs of approval (thumbs up) or disapproval (thumbs down). Each one has its own animation.
Hidden text is the resource provided by Telegram to be able to write in a conversation without getting the most important details of a movie or series from the rest of the members. It’s a new format, ‘Spoiler’, in which part of a message can be selected so that it appears blurred. To reveal it, just touch it.
Moreover, the App is now able to translate any message into another language, a tool that will help maintain conversations in public chats and groups where there are people from other countries who do not speak the same language.
This tool can be activated from the language settings, a new key appears that, if enabled, will allow an option to translate appear in the options of the message shared in the chat.
Telegram notes that message translation is available on Android phones compatible with this messaging service, as well as on iOS devices from version 15.
The update also introduced themed QR codes, which can be customized with a color and pattern. It is available to users with a public username, groups, channels, and bots.