A new update has been released for the Messenger app. This means that a few functions that were previously reserved for paying users are also available in the free version. Significant differences remain, however.

Telegram: More emojis for everyone

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The makers of the Telegram app have introduced a new update that focuses on emojis and reactions. Some of the reactions were previously available to paying users of the premium version. Free users now have access too to the redesigned Reactions section. A laughing emoji lying on its side is available here for all users, among other things.

Telegram Premium has an “unlimited selection” of emojis. Up to three can be used per message. Paying users now also have the option to enter their name animated emoji status to add. This replaces the existing premium badge in the chat list, in groups and in your own profile.

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Regardless of whether users pay for Telegram, the developers have come up with an improved one Registration process cared for. Registration codes can now either be sent to the e-mail address or the “Sign in with Apple” or “Sign in with Google” function can be used. The iOS login interface has been adapted to that of Android.

A minor change concerns Links for usernames. In addition to t.me/username, there is now an additional link in the form of username.t.me (source: Telegram).

Telegram Premium not available in Germany

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In June, Telegram launched its premium feature. It is still not available in Germany. The FAQ generally states that “local laws and regulations” may prevent access or payment service providers may get in the way. It is not known if and when Telegram Premium will be introduced in Germany.