WhatsApp is surely the most popular texting platform out there. And over the last few weeks, we’ve been seeing WhatsApp roll out one feature or another to keep its users happy.
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However, its competing app, Telegram, with its recent update has really upped the ante and here’s how with its four, newly-introduced features it has become a far better app than WhatsApp right now.
Instant language translation
The December update brought on-board in-app translation, where users can convert messages received from a user or a group. Users will see a translate button for messages that are sent in languages other than the default language of the device. To enable the feature, you’ll need to head to Settings > Language.
Just like iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Telegram has also received a Quick Reactions feature where users can react using a bunch of emojis including thumb emoji, heart emoji, party, starstruck, poop and many others that can be manually configured from the settings.
Don’t want to spoil the ending of a movie for someone or hide something that could be disturbing to others?
Now Telegram users get the ability to hide a particular message that can be opened only if the recipient wants to see it, by tapping on it. This feature isn’t new as iMessage has had it for a while but it is a much-needed inclusion nonetheless.
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Telegram’s newest update also brings a bunch of punchy, animating emojis that are sure to spice up your group and personal chats.
This includes a flaming hot animation, LOL animation, snowflakes and starstruck. This is definitely the coolest inclusion made on this update, in my opinion.
Themed QR codes
Telegram offers a unique way to add someone new to your Telegram account, by simply scanning a QR code on the user’s device. The new update now allows users to creatively customize the barcode, with the colour or emoji of their choice.
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