Telegram now has reactions, hidden text, translation and QR codes

Hours before the end of the year, Telegram Messenger announced the 12th and final update of last year that includes responses, the ability to add hidden text, automatic translation of messages, as well as QR codes  the design is configured for. 

The reaction is a quick reaction to a message in the form of an interactive or animated emojis, they are always activated in private chats and the usability is configured by administrators for groups and channels: 

You can not only allow  reactions yourself, but also set up which emoji  for this function is responsible. You can limit yourself to traditional «likes» or organize votes. 

You can change your default reaction to another emoji in Settings. Android: Chat Settings> Quick Response. iOS: Stickers and Emoji> Quick Response. 

Administrators can control reactions from their channel or group info page> Edit> Reactions. For more feedback options, try Channel Feedback and our powerful surveys.

If necessary, Messenger users received the opportunity to work with a hidden text, for example by explaining films or television series, but without digestion of stage design details.

An important innovation is the message translation function. To start this function, you must first activate it in the «Language» menu item of the «Configuration» menu. 

To translate a message, all you have to do is touch it (or pinch it with your finger on iOS). 

The settings allow you to specify the languages ​​that do not require translation. 

The function is available for every Android version  as well as iOS 15+. 

For all users who have set up a public link to their profile; now you can  generate a QR code directly in the app; the function is also available for groups, channels and bots. 

A QR code symbol appeared next to the public link on which  not only the code itself, but also its design – the required colors and patterns – can be generated. Result, print or share  in another application. 

In addition, the right-click menu in the Telegram client for macOS has  new options: Navigation has been improved and animated symbols have been displayed for each element. Finally, some emojis are interactive versions too.