Spoilers and reactions on Telegram: how they work

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Joel Fulleda
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Recently, Telegram has introduced two interesting features, available with the update to version 8.4. Are you curious what it is? I'll tell you right away: I'm talking of the spoilers and reactions of Telegram, two different functionalities, but united by the same goal, that is to make instant conversations more dynamic and rich.

In this guide I will explain what spoilers and reactions are used in Telegram chats and groups. You will be able to surprise your friends with these functions.



Index

  • What are spoiler messages
  • How spoiler messages are sent
    • From iPhone
    • From Android
  • What are reactions to messages
  • How to put a reaction to messages
  • Single and group chat compatibility

What are spoiler messages

Spoiler messages are gods messages with "risky" content, which the recipient may prefer not to read and which, for this reason, are totally or only partially obscured.

The name of this feature is not new to you, without a doubt: the word spoiler, in fact, indicates those texts (but also audio, video etc.) that report salient information on the plot of a film or a book. On the web, those who spoil it are never frowned upon, on the contrary! So, if you don't want to make your friends angry, use the spoiler function: in this way, it will not be you who spoils the fun, but the eventual opening of the message in full. it will be their responsibility.

How spoiler messages are sent

To send spoiler messages, it is necessary to intervene on the formatting of the text (a bit like when you change the writing style on WhatsApp), so that some words or entire phrases are hidden, only to be revealed after tapping on them.



From iPhone

  1. apri Telegram;
  2. Go to the Chat that interests you and compose the message;
  3. Without sending, select the text part you want to hide and press on B / U, then on "spoiler";
  4. Now you can send the message.

From Android

  1. apri Telegram;
  2. Go to the Chat that interests you and compose the message;
  3. Without sending, select the text part that you want to hide;
  4. Click on "spoiler";
  5. Now you can send the message.

What are reactions to messages

In addition to spoilers, reactions to messages have been introduced on Telegram. This is a concept we are all familiar with already. In fact, this feature is already present on other instant messaging applications, such as Messenger, but also in slightly different contexts, for example in Facebook comments or Instagram stories. Reacting to a message means add a little emoticon to it, which makes our interlocutor understand what we think of what he wrote.


At the moment, on Telegram we can choose - at the time of writing - between 11 emoji to react to messages: you go from the heart to the face with nausea, passing through the simple "thumbs up".

How to put a reaction to messages

Reacting to Telegram messages is very easy, and the procedure is identical, both from iPhone and Android.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. apri Telegram;
  2. Go to the Chat that interests you e hold down your finger on the message you want to react to;
  3. Scroll through the various smileys e tap on the one you want to send.

Single and group chat compatibility

Now that you understand what Telegram spoilers and reactions are all about, you are probably wondering where you can use them. Single chats? Group chat? Both? Let's try to shed some light on this.


I spoiler messages they can be sent in both 1-on-1 and group chats. Instead, as regards the reactions, these can always be used in conversations with one Single person; in order for them to be sent in groups, it is necessary that the administrators activate them, also choosing which ones can be used and which ones cannot.

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