23.06.2024

There will be no revolution: Telegram removed new Telemoji at the request of Apple

Animated versions of all small emoticons could have appeared in the messenger, but so far it has not worked out.

There will be no revolution: Telegram removed new Telemoji at the request of Apple

Viktor Podvolotsky

Author of Lifehacker

Revolution is not will be: Telegram removed new Telemoji at the request of Apple

Last Thursday, August 11, Pavel Durov said that the upcoming update of Telegram “will revolutionize the way people express their thoughts when exchanging messages.” Already on August 12, the messenger began to be updated – the long-awaited function of blocking voice and video messages appeared, as well as a platform for creating unique emoji. However, judging by the new message of Pavel, the revolution was not at all about this.

In his channel, the founder of Telegram said that Apple, which had previously delayed updating the mobile application of the messenger, demanded that better vector animated versions be removed from the latest version of Telemoji all standard emoticons. Probably, this innovation was one of the key ones.

No revolution will be: Telegram removed new Telemoji at the request of Apple

According to Durov, Telemoji could significantly enrich the messenger. However, there's also a benefit to not adding them until they're added.

This is a puzzling move on Apple's part because Telemoji would bring a whole new dimension to low-res static emoji and greatly enrich their ecosystem . But this is good for Telegram in the long run, as now we will make Telemoji even more unique and recognizable.

Telegram founder Pavel Durov

The 9to5Mac portal was able to get a comment from an Apple representative, according to which the App Store application review team found that some of Telegram's new emojis looked too much like Apple's signature emojis. And according to App Store Guideline 5.2.5, third-party developers can't create apps that “similar to existing Apple products.” For this reason, the basic Telemoji set has been removed from the iOS version.