Tips and Tricks

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Silence or Mute Notifications. Disable alert sounds from a chat or turn off notifications completely. Select ‘Mute for’ on Android or ‘Mute until’ 🔔 on iOS to set a custom mute duration – pausing notifications for a specific period. You can also quickly mute chats from your chat list.
Notification Sounds. Tap short audio files or voice messages and select 'Save for Notifications' to create custom alert tones that sync across your devices – like the 20+ sounds available here. You can set unique tones for individual chats, or entire groups of chats. Add andmanage tones via Settings > Notifications and Sounds or in […]
Browser Previews. Anyone can open links to see profiles, posts or entire public channels in their browser – even if they haven’t signed up for Telegram yet. These previews include buttons to quickly download Telegram for mobile and desktop, or to open it in Telegram Web.
Phone Number Links. Post or share a link anywhere to let others quickly contact you, based on your phone number. These links follow your Phone Number Privacy settings – if a user isn’t allowed to find you by your number, the link will not work for them. To create a more anonymous link for […]
Streaming Software Support. Broadcast live video in groups and channels from external programs like OBS and XSplit to add extra inputs, graphics and more. Select ‘Stream with…’ when starting your broadcast, then paste the details into your preferred streaming software.
Browse Your Gallery. Quickly access specific folders in your gallery like videos, screenshots and favorites. On Android, pull the attachment panel to the top of your screen and tap Gallery to select a folder from the menu. On iOS, tap the 🔍 at the top of the panel to see all your albums.
Preview Media Albums. After selecting multiple items in the 📎 attachment menu, tap ‘⋯ selected’ to preview the message before sending. Drag an item to change its place in the album, add a caption or remove selected media.
Download Manager. Control your media and file downloads from the Downloads tab in Search, or tap the ⬇️ icon that appears in the chat list when you have active downloads. Pause and resume all downloads or individual items – and select one to view it in chat. On iOS, you can select an item to raise […]
Navigate Recent Chats. Press and hold the ‘Back’ button to return to a specific chat after opening other chats from forwarded messages, links, profiles and more. When jumping through unread channels, previous channels from the feed will also appear in the list.
Reaction Effects and Read Status. Animations for reactions are compact and play in real time for all chat members. To send a larger effect, press and hold an emoji in the menu. Reactions also have read status – tap the ♡ button that appears in chat to jump to your messages with unseen reactions.