New Telegram Update Brings Animated Stickers
Telegram, the popular secure messaging app, has released a new update that brings animated stickers to the platform. With animated stickers, Telegram is hoping to make conversations more fun and expressive, while still keeping bandwidth usage to a minimum.
According to the Telegram blog, the company wanted to bring animated stickers in a way that would not only use less bandwidth, but would still look great and have smooth animations. To do this, the developers created a new .TGS format for animated stickers that take only around 20 to 30 kilobytes per sticker â€” six times less than an average photo.
If youâ€™re interested in using animated stickers right away, Telegram artists have created some cute and fun animated sticker packs that you can add to your app right away (make sure youâ€™ve updated it though). Thereâ€™s theÂ Resistance DogÂ sticker pack, theÂ Rambunctious Rodents, andÂ Sentient SnacksÂ that you can add to your conversations right away. Also, once youâ€™ve added these stickers to your app, searching for them is easy. You can simply type in a relevant emoji and the app will automatically suggest animated stickers accordingly.
Whatâ€™s more, the TGS format is open, so anyone can create their own animated stickers, and if thatâ€™s something youâ€™re interested in, you can go through thisÂ official guideÂ to create your own animated sticker pack.