How to react to messages with emojis on Telegram

Reactions with emojis to Telegram messages

The end of the year arrived and with it the last great Telegram update of the year. Instant messaging services have to update their apps to provide news to their users and offer them improved functionalities. In fact, this application stands out for its great updates loaded with changes and news. This time it introduces reactions to messages within chats, messages in ‘spoiler’ mode, message translation, new interactive emojis and much more. In this post we tell you how to add and customize reactions to messages of the new Telegram update.

Reactions to messages arrive to the Telegram messaging app

Sending messages has become a ‘must’ throughout the day. Dozens and dozens of messages are those that we type daily with different objectives: work, entertainment, communication and a long etcetera. Sometimes these messages are only to provide feedback on the conversation or give feedback on something they have written to us. However, many times we do not feel like writing anything, we simply do it for feedback. For that they were created reactions to messages on multiple platforms such as Facebook Messenger or Apple Messages.

The emoji reactions to messages allow the user to give feedback to a certain message with an emoticon without the need to write. Because as you say an image is worth a thousand words and in this case the emojis would give the hit to an image. With the great upgrade December Telegram Reactions come to Telegram providing users with a new tool to interact with the messages, with the audience or with their friends.

Reactions with emojis to Telegram messages

We have two options to react:

  • Press on the message in question for a few seconds. When the menu is displayed, we will see a list of up to 12 emojis chosen by Telegram to react to a certain message.
  • Pressing twice on the message in question We will react with the emoji that we have configured by default.

The operation of these reactions has a series of rules. Between them: you can only react with an emoji. That is, if we choose the heart but then want to change to the fire, the heart will cease to be to only leave the fire. The change can be made in the two different ways mentioned above: by double clicking on the message, removing the previous emoji or entering the contextual menu of the message by selecting a new emoji.

The Reaction menu with emojis to messages It’s in Settings> Stickers and Emojis> Quick Reaction. In this menu We can choose the emoji with which we will react by default. That is, the emoji with which we will react when we double-click on a message. We can choose from a long list of 12 different emojis with their specific animation.

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Reactions are disabled by default in groups and channels

Reactions with emojis to Telegram messages

If you are in a group or channel You will not be able to react to messages with emojis unless the administrator has configured it. By default, reactions are disabled for channels and groups. To activate them we will have to enter the description of the group or channel, being an administrator, click on “Reactions” and activate them. What’s more, we can configure which emojis we let the audience react with. Maybe we’ll avoid emoticons like ‘poop’ or ‘vomit’ on serious channels while activating everyone in a group with friends. That decision is left to the administrator.

As users react to the different messages, their faces will appear next to the different emojis. Each user you can see who has reacted to which message and with which emoji, so that everyone can be aware of your reaction to the message.

More news in the Telegram update

In addition to the reactions to messages, Telegram has added news in its new version for iOS, among which we can highlight:

  • Spoiler messages: If you want to talk about something related to a spoiler or something that maybe someone does not want to know why the spoiler messages have been presented. This feature was already a long time ago in the Apple Messages app. It consists in that the message appears blurred when sent and you have to click on it to reveal its content. To write this type of message, simply select the part of the message before sending it and click on ‘Spoiler’ in the menu that appears.
  • Translations: Telegram has also been integrated into the translations of iOS 15 with which we can translate messages by selecting and clicking on Translate in the top menu.
  • New interactive emojis: whose animation appears the moment they are sent in a conversation with another person. To play the animation again, click on the emoji.
  • Thematic QR: The QR that gives our Telegram username and the direct access for someone to add us to their contact list can now be personalized with different color themes. But with the same objective: to share our profile with other people.
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