September 27, 2016 7:24:44 pm
Telegram has rolled out Photo Editor 2.0 update which allows users to add drawings, masks, stickers and text onto pictures. In order to use mask, users need to choose one and it will be automatically positioned in the right place. “Telegram identifies faces on photos and uses mask meta-data to find the perfect spot,” The Telegram Team said in a blogpost. The /newmasks command for the @stickers bot even allows users to upload their own masks. Telegram will show a list of masks used on a particular photo when opening it, helping popular custom masks to go viral quickly.
Creating and sharing GIFs in Telegram is now easier. Users can simply record a video and press the new ‘mute’ button to share it as a GIF. The GIFs will be saved in GIFs section. Telegram has also added trending stickers tab to its platform.
Telegram’s latest update comes just days after the launch of Google’s Allo messaging app. Google Allo has been launched with the ability to share stickers and draw on pictures. According to Google, the app was downloaded by more than 5 million users on the Play Store within a week of its launch. Google Allo allows users to pull out Google Assistant in the middle of a chat for various tasks like searching for a nearby restaurant, movie theatre etc.
WhatsApp, on the other hand, has been extremely active in introducing new features for its platform. The advantage with the messaging service is that it is end-to-end encrypted, which means no third-party will be able to read your messages. WhatsApp is planning to roll out support for stickers, scribbling on photos as well. In iOS, WhatsApp is integrated with Siri, and the voice-assistant can send messages or make voice-calls directly on the app. WhatsApp is also planning to launch services on the app and you’ll soon have your bank or airline messaging you on it.
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