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The latest beta of messaging app Telegram supports Apple's Announce Messages with Siri feature on AirPods, allowing users to listen and reply to new messages without an iPhone or iPad handy (via The 8-Bit).

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Announce Messages with Siri reads an incoming message to a user's headphones when they are connected to an iPhone or iPad and their device is locked. When a new message arrives, Siri plays a tone, announces the sender's name, and reads the message. There is then the option to reply hands-free using Siri.

Despite the feature being available to developers via Apple's Siri API for over a year, Telegram appears to be the first app to implement Announce Messages with Siri. Users on the latest beta of Telegram via TestFlight are able to see an option to enable the feature in Settings.

The feature arrived with iOS 13.2, and it is only supported on Apple's AirPods, AirPods Pro, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro.

For more on Announce Messages with Siri, see our how-to guide on using the feature. Moreover, to reply to messages faster using Announce Messages with Siri, read our how-to on replying without Siri reading responses.

Article Link: Telegram Beta Becomes First Third-Party App to Use Announce Messages With Siri
 
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biosim

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Unfortunately, WhatsApp will reign because most of the people prefer the first chat app that came to the app with better functions and construction.
 
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lah

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Love the Announce Messages with Siri feature, very convenient when walking around. That being said, unfortunately I have an issue where it won't recognize some of the senders name (and they are definitely in my contacts list) and it will just say "you received a message from 212 blah blah blah" And I can't seem fix this issue.
 
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gaximus

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Does this work with the native Messages app? Would be useful for skiing since I'm wearing AirPods already.
Yes, this has been available since since iOS13.2. Just need compatible AirPods (AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, and one of the Beats wireless headphones, don't remember which.)
 
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mnsportsgeek

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Unfortunately, WhatsApp will reign because most of the people prefer the first chat app that came to the app with better functions and construction.
Can't blame them. People cant be bothered to switch messaging apps every 2 years for improvements most people don't care about.
 
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jhfenton

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I receive and exchange messages over Telegram in 3 different languages simultaneously.

These features are useless to me as long as Siri is unable to switch languages automatically.
Amen. This is my number one iOS/iPadOS complaint/request. I don't specifically use Telegram very often, but the lack of multilingual Siri broadly limits its usefulness with Messages, Music, etc.
 
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2016mbp

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I receive and exchange messages over Telegram in 3 different languages simultaneously.

These features are useless to me as long as Siri is unable to switch languages automatically.
Same here.
And I seem to recall Keyboard being able to handle several languages for spelling correction a couple of iOS versions ago, no?
Now, it only works if you switch manually.

Love Telegram. Good for them!
 
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hasanahmad

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Unfortunately, WhatsApp will reign because most of the people prefer the first chat app that came to the app with better functions and construction.
So are you saying people should switch to Android from Apple because it has more functions ?
 
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macintoshmac

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people want “it just works” . This is why telegram will never succeed because whatsapp just works

Are you sure of what you are saying? I would like to know how is Telegram not just working for you out-of-the-box to understand this.

Telegram works precisely as easily as WhatsApp to start a user with, and then goes on to offer far more customisation than WhatsApp does to users. It takes zero effort to start. You sign up with your number, you allow access to your contacts, Telegram conveniently starts in the contacts window telling you who are on Telegram and the chat window has everyone on Telegram already listed in plain English. Doesn't quite get much easier than that, so I am at a loss to understand what might you have found difficult to work with in this app.

Let's not even go into the options Telegram provides. Personally, I love the option to delete synced contacts - whether or not they delete on server I couldn't know, but at least there is an option - unlike WhatsApp. If you are into stickers, the ones on Telegram are passionately done and ooze character.

I would suggest to kindly not project your opinion as fact. Qualify it deservingly - that it is an opinion. And that is just my opinion.
 
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iosiseasy

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Telegram is by far the best messaging app. And the native apps for desktop (without the need to be connected to an active device) an device make it a fantastic app. It's fast. Sending images on iMessage is a 3 touch process and then actually sending is awfully slow. I have converted my social circle and family to Telegram and no looking back.

I always say, use what is best for you, but most people who move over don't regret it.

Also, it isn't Facebook. That is reason enough.
 
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Are you sure of what you are saying? I would like to know how is Telegram not just working for you out-of-the-box to understand this.

Telegram works precisely as easily as WhatsApp to start a user with, and then goes on to offer far more customisation than WhatsApp does to users. It takes zero effort to start. You sign up with your number, you allow access to your contacts, Telegram conveniently starts in the contacts window telling you who are on Telegram and the chat window has everyone on Telegram already listed in plain English. Doesn't quite get much easier than that, so I am at a loss to understand what might you have found difficult to work with in this app.

Let's not even go into the options Telegram provides. Personally, I love the option to delete synced contacts - whether or not they delete on server I couldn't know, but at least there is an option - unlike WhatsApp. If you are into stickers, the ones on Telegram are passionately done and ooze character.

I would suggest to kindly not project your opinion as fact. Qualify it deservingly - that it is an opinion. And that is just my opinion.
Don’t forget to add the security and privacy far better in Telegram, and of upmost importance for some users (probably more than 65) who prefer stuff that “just works” better.
 
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