So are and how the new animated Telegram stickers work

So are and how the new animated Telegram stickers work

Telegram is one of the most used messenger apps in the world, probably the second most important behind WhatsApp. However, if the paper airplane app has been characterized by something, it is for offering important improvements and novelties long before its maximum rival.

The security trick has always been the main differentiation that Telegram has used against WhatsApp, but the arrival of news such as stickers or a photo editor came much earlier to Telegram. Now the company has come back to WhatsApp with its new function: animated stickers.

Animated stickers arrive on Telegram

The latest Telegram update, now available on the App Store, has included animated stickers as the main novelty. Something that had been rumored to come to WhatsApp but we have not yet seen.

These are the news related to the animated stickers that you can already enjoy on Telegram:

  • Send ultra-high quality animated stickers to express emotions with movement.
  • Receive animated stickers instantly on any connection at only 20-30 KB per sticker.
  • Enjoy smooth animations at 60 frames per second.
  • Create new packs of animated stickers and add them to @stickers for everyone to use.
  • Try the animated stickers of the tab Featured on your stickers panel.


If there is something that Telegram wanted to highlight is that these new stickers will barely occupy a few KBs, they have their own TGS format using the plugin for After Effects open source Bodymovin. The animations are smooth and the size is small, in addition Telegram hopes that this format will become standard for animated stickers.

Also anyone can upload them for free so that we can create incredible collections that we can all share with our friends and contacts. To use these new stickers we just have to click on the stickers icon and select the one we like the most. Once again, Telegram WhatsApp has advanced, although we hope that these long-awaited news will soon arrive at the leading messenger app.