Telegram App Update Adds GIF Creation, Selfie Masks, Enhanced Photo Editing Tools

Telegram messaging app has received a new update that adds several enhanced photo editing tools. The new update comes with a new photo editor 2.0 with selfie masks, GIF creation, new stickers, photo text and drawing support.

Telegram App Update Adds GIF Creation, Selfie Masks, Enhanced Photo Editing Tools

Now, you will be able to create their own GIFs by simply recording a video in the app. The app allows you to share them as a looped auto-played GIF by tapping on to the new mute button. The animations are saved to GIFs section. You can quickly react to anything with a set of your own prerecorded GIF-emotions. Telegram says that it is democratizing GIFs.

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The newly updated Telegram app, also allows you to choose a selfie mask for your photos, similar to Snapchat. You will see a list of mask sets that were used on it, when opening a photo. It automatically gets positioned in the right place. The app also gets the capability of identifying faces on photos. It uses mask meta-data to find the perfect spot.

Other photo editing tools include adding text and drawings to your photos. The new update also allows you to use trending stickers tab. You can find the latest additions in the stickers panel in any of your chats.

Today we’re pushing the photo editor to the next level with the fun stuff: you can now add drawings, masks, stickers and text right onto your pictures. This is easy: just choose a mask, 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.

Our artists created hundreds of beautiful and fun masks as examples, but everything we do here in Telegram is an open platform. So as of today, anyone can use the /newmasks command for the @stickers bot to upload their own masks. – Telegram said in a blog post.