The newest Telegram version was rejected by Apple due of a new set of animated emojis.

The CEO of Telegram claims that Apple insisted the business take “Telemoji” out of the upgrade.


Since Apple introduced the App Store, both large and small developers have experienced delays or removal of their programs due to the company’s approval procedure. The company’s CEO, Pavel Durov, claims that the well-known messaging software Telegram is merely the most recent. Durov said in a message to his Telegram channel on August 10 that the most recent update to the app had been sitting in Apple’s review queue for two weeks with no official explanation from the corporation as to why it had been delayed.


The update was finally made available Tuesday, as reported by The Verge, and Durov once more used Telegram to talk about what transpired. According to the CEO, Telegram’s new Telemoji feature, which Durov defined as “better quality vector-animated versions of the conventional emoji,” would have to be eliminated by Apple. In his post, he provided a sneak peek of how they will seem; they resemble the standard set of emojis used by Apple, but with some wonderful animations that undoubtedly could help make communicating a little more expressive.


Durov noted in his piece, “This is a curious decision on Apple’s part because Telemoji would have added an entirely new dimension to its static low-resolution emoji and would have greatly enhanced their environment.” Although it’s not quite apparent how this feature will improve Apple’s ecosystem as a whole, it still seems odd for Apple to get caught up in it, especially given that Telegram already offers a wide variety of emoji and sticker options that go far beyond the ones included in iOS by default. Durov confirmed that the most recent Telegram version includes more than 10 new emoji packs and declared that the company will take the effort to make Telemoji “even more unique and identifiable.”


The most recent Telegram version still includes a tonne of emoji-related enhancements. According to the firm, it is introducing an “open emoji platform” where anybody may post their own collection of emoji for users of Telegram’s premium service to utilize. Even if you don’t have a premium account, you can still view the personalized emoji and try them out in “saved communications” like notes and reminders in the app. The interactive custom emoji can also be tapped to trigger a full-screen animated response.


The sticker, GIF, and emoji panel has been revamped with tabs for each of those reaction types to make it simpler to access all of this. As a result, the iOS keyboard is compatible with Telegram’s Android and web applications. You may choose whether to allow contacts, everyone, or no one to send you voice and video messages using the new privacy options. According to Telegram, you may configure “exceptions” so that particular groups or people can send you audio or video communications “always” or “never,” just like with its other privacy settings. The latest update is currently accessible but without Telemoji.