Telegram has closed the year 2021 with 12 updates. With the Telegram 8.4 update, the app has gained reactions, message translation, themed QR codes, hidden text (spoilers) and more.
Thanks to the Reactions feature, you will be able to quickly share your feelings and feedback without replying to a message with a message. For example, to send a quick reaction, it is enough to double-tap a message. For more reactions, tap the message once (press and hold on iOS). Let’s also mention that each emoji has a unique animation to make the feature a little fun.
Another innovation is the ability to hide text that would prevent you from learning the ending of a movie. As you write your message, you can highlight the text you want to hide and tap on the spoiler format. Hidden text will not appear in chat, chat list or notifications. The text needs to be tapped to reveal the hidden text.
The most useful feature in this update is the translation tool. If you go to Settings > Language and enable Translate, you will get a Translate button in the context menu of each message that allows you to translate the content into your language from within the app. This feature works on all supported Android versions, but iOS users must be running iOS 15 and above.
Themed QR codes feature can be obtained for any user, group, channel or bot with a general username. To find QR codes, you go to the profile’s information page and press the QR code symbol next to the account’s URL. You can then choose the appropriate theme and share it to direct people to the content you want them to see.
Finally, the context menus in Telegram for macOS have been updated with new shortcut tips and animated icons, and a variety of emoticons, including new full-screen animations.