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January 14, 2015

Telegram Messenger Beta for Windows Phone receives sticker support in update

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In January Telegram Messenger Beta announced that sticker support feature has come to Windows Phone just 12 days later.
Stickers are not new to messenger apps, although LINE and even Facebook Messenger have really caused them to take off in the last few months. However, Telegram has done things a bit differently with their app. In short, they do not show up in the emoji listing until you type them, saving space.

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New in version 1.2.0.0
– Experimental stickers (wp8 and wp8.1), type your favorite emoji to see a selection of matching stickers. Dozens of free stickers coming soon
See https://telegram.org/blog/stickers for instructions.
Available stickers: https://telegram.org/blog/stickers-meet-art-and-history

Creating new stickers

Telegram is focused on people who like to create content. If you want your sticker to be seen by all Telegram users in the context menu corresponding to one of the emojis, you are welcome to submit it via a chat with our Stickers bot – telegram.me/stickers.

Freelancers can also sell us their work – we normally pay $100 for the exclusive use of a 512x512px sticker. Note that we accept only high-quality stickers that meet our criteria. Please study the stickers that we have designed in-house for the launch.

Regarding today’s 1.2 update, users merely need to tap the emoji button (not the one on the Windows Phone keyboard) and choosing a certain emoji will bring up the character/sticker (sometimes there will be more than one to choose from). Overall, it works well, and it is certainly novel.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini