Telegram is back with another unique feature. The latest Telegram 5.9 brings a new cool feature dubbed as Animated Stickers. Stickers are nothing new to us as the Telegram featured it since long ago, to be precise since 2015. Now, the Telegram team is up with a new trick in which stickers can be animated or simply animated stickers.
The new update is all about the introduction of animated stickers, as far as the changelog is considered. Have a look at the update changelog below.
5.9 INTRODUCING ANIMATED STICKERS
- Send ultra-lightweight high-quality animated stickers to express emotion with motion.
- Receive animated stickers instantly on any connection at just 20-30 KB per sticker.
- Enjoy smooth animations at 60 frames per second.
- Create new animated sets and upload them to @stickers for everybody to use.
- Try animated stickers from the Trending tab in your sticker panel.
Telegram says, its engineers have experimented with vector graphics, packaging methods and forbidden magic to create the Lottie-based .TGS format, in which each sticker takes up about 20-30 Kilobytes – six times smaller than the average photo. So, basically users are getting animated stickers which are of high-quality, smooth but in a smaller size.
Moreover, Telegram on its blog claims that the animated stickers consume less battery than GIFs and run at a smooth 60 frames per second, all thanks to various optimizations. After playing around with the new funny animated stickers, we are certain about what Telegram claims. In deed, the animated stickers are cool and does the job without taking up much resources. As always, the fastest way to find a sticker is to type in a relevant emoji – Telegram will immediately suggest matching stickers.
Update the Telegram to latest version and have fun with anim-stickers!
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