Tips and Tricks

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⭐️ Gifting Telegram Premium. Anyone with Premium can send a prepaid subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months to another user – at a discount. Open a user’s profile, tap ➕ or ➕ and choose Gift Premium. The subscription will instantly arrive as a special animated message in your chat with that user.
⭐️ Restrict Voice Messages. Premium subscribers can control who is able to send them voice and video messages. Like other privacy settings, this supports exceptions – choose specific people or groups with different permissions. The 🎤 voice and 📷 video buttons fade out for anyone who you don’t allow, letting them know you prefer text.
Interactive Custom Emoji. Many custom emoji are also interactive when sent in 1-on-1 chats – anyone can ❤️ tap to play synchronized full-screen effects. Try it with common emotions like 😂😍😁😱👍🥳🔥 and more. All custom emoji are included in emoji suggestions – you’ll also see suggestions from your custom packs after typing static emoji.
⭐️ Custom Emoji. Premium users can include 😎 unique animated emoji in messages and captions to add even more expression to chats. Open the 🙂 emoji tab of the 📑 sticker panel to browse your packs or add new ones. You can tap a message to view and add the packs it's using (press and […]
GIFs. Telegram has thousands of high-quality GIFs – featuring scenes from your favorite movies and shows. Open the GIF section of your Sticker Panel to see what’s trending, search for something specific, or browse the themed tabs to find one that matches an emotion. Simply tap to send, or press and hold to preview the […]
Save to Gallery. Automatically save incoming media to your gallery in Settings > Data and Storage. You can control it by chat type – with the option to enable it separately for users, groups or channels. On iOS, go to Settings > Data and Storage > Save Incoming Photos.
Animated Profile Pictures on macOS. Create a custom, looping profile video on macOS from your favorite animated stickers and emoji – complete with gradient backgrounds and patterns. You can add one to your own account, or create them for groups and channels – quickly giving any chat a personalized icon.
External Sharing. Users can directly share large media items to Telegram from other apps – saving time and storage space. On iOS, you can follow the status of your upload with an animated progress bar.
Preview Chats. Press and hold the profile picture of any chat to view its messages – without marking them as read. You can scroll in the preview window to see more of the chat history, or use the menu buttons to quickly pin, mute or mark as read.
⭐ Doubled Limits. With Telegram Premium, you get increased limits for almost everything in the app. Follow 1000 channels, create 20 folders with 200 chats each, add a fourth account to any app, pin 10 chats in the main list, save 10 favorite stickers – and more.