Telegram is working on releasing a visionOS app that will allow users to access the messaging app on the Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset next year, and the app's creator has revealed how the app will appear on Apple's first space computer. Users will be able to access their chats through a transparent interface and dictate messages — or type them using a virtual keyboard. The app will also be able to display media such as videos that appear in the am immersive view.
yours video Posted on his channel on Tuesday, Telegram founder Pavel Durov showed off the first concept of the app on visionOS. While Apple showed several examples of the app in action on the Apple Vision Pro at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2023), this is one of the first detailed examples of an app running on Apple's upcoming operating system for mixed reality headsets.
The video shared by Durov begins with a list of visionOS apps, showing the Telegram icon highlighted with an animation when it's selected — which is expected to be standard behavior for visionOS apps when it's available to users next year.
The app demo shows Telegram for visionOS with the in-app chat list aligned to the left, and selecting a window will open it to the right. You can send messages through Siri or use the default virtual keyboard available in visionOS. The demo shows 3D animated stickers and emotional reactions, but it's unclear if the final version will feature these animations, as they seem to take up most of the screen.
Telegram for visionOS will also support media such as videos, and clicking on a video will open it in an immersive view that obscures the rest of the interface while the media is playing. The app will also allow you to view stories located in the top left corner of the screen. Meanwhile, the demo shows small icons for the profile and calls sections, but they are not shown in the video. More information about Telegram for visionOS will likely be available closer to the app's release — Apple's mixed reality headset is expected to launch in the US in early 2024.
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