Telegram 8.5 update brings video stickers, improved reactions and more


Telegram has always been feature-rich, but a new update coming to the popular messaging application is bringing even more features to the app. The latest version, Telegram 8.5 is now available for both iOS and Android users on the platform and it brings additions including like video stickers and changes to message reactions.

Telegram announced all the new features in a blog post. Check them out below.

Video Stickers

The main highlight of Telegram v8.5 is video stickers. What previously required you to use software like Adobe Illustrator can now be done straight in the app. Users can now import videos as stickers into the app and send it on personal and group chats.

There is still some amount of editing required as you will still need an editing software that will let you export a video as a .WEBM file with an alpha channel. Telegram has also issued a detailed guide on the whole process on the website for beginners.

Improved message reactions


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