Tips and Tricks

Telegram stands for freedom and privacy and has many easy to use features.

Read Time in Groups. In groups of under 100 members, you can tap to see who read your message, and at what time. To protect privacy, these read receipts are stored only for 7 days.
Granular Playback Speed. Videos, podcasts, voice and video messages can be played at any speed from 0.2x to 2.5x – for audio hold the 2X button, and for videos tap➕ or ➕ then move the slider.
Power Saving Mode. Animations, autoplay and more can be disabled to extend battery life and improve performance. In Settings > Power Saving you can configure your Power Saving Mode with individual toggles and set it to automatically turn on at any battery level. On Android, the app will recommend optimized default settings for your device.
Select Chats for Bots. Bot developers can add special buttons that allow users to filter and select groups, channels or contacts that meet predefined criteria. These criteria allow users to quickly find a chat and add the bot – like where they are an admin, with topics enabled.
Media Permissions in Groups. Admins can decide which media types are allowed in their groups – each with individual toggles. With this, groups can cut down on clutter, create unique conversation styles, or even disable text messages for media-only groups. Specific users can have their own unique permissions by adding exceptions.
Data Usage. You can see how much data Telegram has used with detailed pie charts for both WiFi and mobile data in Settings > Data and Storage. Your auto-download settings are easily accessible on each page to choose when certain media is downloaded – helping maximize your data plan. To free up storage space, take a […]
Emoji Categories. Stickers and emoji are sorted by categories like 👍❤️🎉💤 to quickly find the right emotion, reaction or status. When browsing in the emoji panel, hold any emoji to zoom in for a closer look – with buttons to copy, send, or set the emoji as your status. Stickers and emoji can also be […]
🌟 Real-Time Translation. Premium users can tap to translate entire chats, dynamically updating as they scroll. When browsing chats with text in a different language than your interface, a translation bar will appear – which also gives quick access to your translation settings. All users can enable translation, adding a dedicated button for individual messages.
Profile Picture Maker. All users can turn animated emoji and stickers into custom profile pictures for their account, groups or channels. On desktop or mobile, choose ‘Set Emoji’ when adding a profile photo to design your picture – with infinite options for emoji and backgrounds. Like other photos, you can set or suggest emoji pictures […]
Hide Members in Groups. Admins of groups with 100+ members can hide the member list to give participants more privacy. If members are hidden, only admins will be listed on the group’s info page. If an admin is anonymous, they will not be included in the list. To hide the member list, go to the […]