Telegram is one of the best messaging app and WhatsApp is the closest competitor, but apart from being the market leader in communication applications. WhatsApp is moving very fast with several new updates, including expected changes to the interface for voice calls and possible shortcuts for quick answers.
And now, it looks like Telegram is working on another new feature. According to AndroidPolice, the company plans to add animated emoji message reactions to its list of features. This new change for Telegram has been glimpsed on the latest beta version. These 11 upcoming emoji reactions will help users in a further expression.
These include thumbs up and thumbs down emojis, as well as heart, party hats and emojis. There are also a few other animated icons depicting laughter and fire. It is safe to say that with over 10 billion emojis being sent every day and Telegram having over 1 billion downloads on Android alone, these changes are widely appreciated.
However, all these features are available in the beta version, only those using version 8.4 can view the responses, and spoiler-style text appears as plain text to everyone who uses a stable release. You will have to convince your friends to download the beta or wait a while until the stable version of Telegram 8.4 is released.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Samsung improves Global Goals app functionalities for Wear OS devices
Samsung has updated its Global Goals functions to the new version for Wear OS devices. Launched in 2019 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals app aims to raise awareness and funds for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Korean tech giant is releasing a new update for Global Goals functions including Digital, Spin, Countdown, and Classic to provide a better experience. The update is rolling out for Samsung users running Wear OS devices such as Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 6.
The fresh versions of these functions fix some issues that users encountered after the last update. You can get the latest update from the Galaxy Store.
Samsung Global Goals Digital
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.97MB
Samsung Global Goals Spin
- Version: 1.1.01.1
- Package size: 3.11MB
Samsung Global Goals Countdown
- Version: 1.0.01.0
- Package size: 3.22MB
Samsung Global Goals Classic
- Version: 2.0.01.0
- Package size: 2.89 MB