Tips and Tricks

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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.
⭐ Premium Icons. Premium users have 3 more app icons to choose from – a premium star, turbo plane, and night sky. All Android and iOS users have several default icon options, like Vintage and Aqua in Settings > Chat Settings (Android) or Settings > Appearance (iOS).
⭐ No Ads in Public Channels. Sponsored Messages are shown in some large public channels. These privacy-conscious advertisments help support Telegram’s costs, but are hidden for Premium subscribers.
⭐ Profile Badges. Premium subscribers have a special badge that appears next to their name in the chat list, chat headers, member lists in groups, and on their profile.
⭐ Animated Profile Pictures. The profile videos of Premium users animate throughout the app – including in chats and the chat list.
⭐ Auto-Archive and Mute. Premium users can set new chats from non-contacts to automatically go to their Archived Chats with notifications disabled. Enable this setting via Settings > Privacy and Security > Archive and Mute. This option will also appear for any free users who have many chats with non-contacts.