11 Top Telegram Tips and Tricks to Use it Like a Pro

Telegram

Telegram is a free popular messaging app that has a signal encryption protocol. The app offers groups and channels with high security and privacy. If you are not okay with online ads and afraid of losing your privacy, then Telegram is a good place to start.

What makes Telegram more popular is that it focuses on message clearing and keeps updating its new features. It is extremely easy to use and send messages instantly. In Telegram, you can send media and messages of any size which makes the app better in comparison to other messaging apps. 

Even if you are a beginner, you can easily use the app. However, if you feel confused here are some tip and tricks of Telegram:

Chat Folders

Are you too active in Telegram and have more groups and active chat heads? Telegram has a cool feature for you to handle such things. Telegram allows you to organize these chats into folders using labels. It works just like Gmail, where we label emails.

Through this feature, you can create folders for different conversations. You will be able to find and browse particular chats much faster. It will be easier for you to organize your conversations. You can even create two different folders for your personal life and professional life. Also, you can communicate with your child’s teacher by creating a separate folder for group conversations.

How to Create a Folder on Telegram:

  1. Open your Settings and go to Chat Folders. 
  2. Chat folders allow you to create your first ever folder. 
  3. Set some common categories like home, office, hobby, and others.

Silent Message

If you have just switched from WhatsApp to Telegram, then you wouldn’t notice this awesome feature. It offers you a silent message feature where you can send a silent message to your contact without disturbing them. Your recipient will receive a message without sound and vibration.

This feature can come in handy to message someone at odd hours or to remind them to bring some groceries. Also, it allows you to send someone a message who is in a meeting or is sleeping. You can even use this feature in a group message, share some ideas in a group message early in the morning without disturbing others.

How to Enable Silent Message:

Text your message and instead of sending it, hold the message for a few seconds. Holding a message will display a hidden menu to schedule your message and send it without sound. Tap the ‘Send Without Sound’ option to send it without disturbing them.

Delete Messages On Both Ends

Like other messaging apps like WhatsApp, you can now delete messages on Telegram. Telegram has always been aware of its users’ privacy. You can delete messages for only you or both. It only works on one-to-one chats.

When this feature was first updated, you could only unsend messages that are sent in 48 hours time durations. Now, it doesn’t matter when the messages were sent nor who sent the messages. You can delete any old messages which make them useful for you.

How to Delete Messages on Both Ends:

To enable the delete feature, press and hold the message. It will display a menu where you can see a Delete button. Selecting the Delete button will give you two options. Select the specific option to delete your message.

Find People or Groups By Location

Wherever you go, you can find new people or groups just by enabling your location. This feature of Telegram helps you to open up with the world. If the other person has enabled their nearby feature, then you can discover them. You can even find new people who live nearby you.

With this feature, you can meet and know new people without having their contacts. Connecting to new people can help you to make a group of your similar mindset. You can enable the ‘Find People Nearby’ option to add new people and make yourself visible by clicking ‘make myself visible’.

How to Enable Location Feature:

  1. Go to the contacts option, and you will see the ‘Find People Nearby’ option. 
  2. Give access to your location permission when asked, and you are set to connect with the new people and local group living nearby you.

Bots To The Rescue

Through bots, you can do different sorts of things on Telegram. You can use bots to set reminders and manage large groups and channels. You can even use bots to fetch information from the internet. Using bots in personal chats, channels, and groups can be useful for you.

There are two bot features that telegram provides which are the inline and one-to-one user. Using in-line bots you can chat with your peers in a group on Telegram without exiting the chat windows. And with the one-to-one bot, you have one-to-one chat on a separate chat window.

How to Add Bot on Telegram:

  1. If you don’t have a group, then create a new group from the menu.
  2. Go to your contacts and search for a bot. Telegram has a search feature that helps you to search different bots, people, and groups through keywords. Type the bot name correctly as many duplicate bots are looking for spam.
  1. Select the bot name on the top bar. After that, tap on the three-dot icon and select the ‘Add to group’ option.
  1. Select the particular group to which you want to add a bot to and the bot will add to your group.

Share GIF and Youtube videos

Telegram allows you to share GIF and Youtube videos in groups, single chat rooms, and channels. You have to type the @vid keyword to find videos from Youtube. Likewise, you have to type the @gif keyword to search GIF. These are the universal bots that you don’t have to add. Also, inline bot helps you to send GIF, youtube videos, articles, and others instantly.

Slow Mode

Telegram allows you to make a group or channel of thousand members. An active group of many members will have many messages making it difficult for others to track who said what. Telegram allows admins of the group to activate the Slow Mode option.

The Slow Mode option makes members wait a set of times to send another message. The time ranges from thirty seconds to one hour long. It helps the admin to limit the messages. It will be easy for you to send messages without disrupting the group orders.

How to Enable Slow Mode:

  1. Go to your group and click on the Edit option. 
  2. It will display an edit menu, and you will see the Permissions option. Click on the Permissions option and select the duration, which is at the bottom of the page. 
  3. The Slow mode option reduces spam as users will think twice to send one message instead of 2-3 messages.

Hashtags

You might have used or seen hashtags on social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Hashtags allow you to filter the topics and make them easier to search. Telegram also allows you to use hashtags to filter messages and organize chats.

The hashtag of Telegram has the same concept as Instagram and Twitter. Using Hashtags in your chats gives you structure. The Hashtags are clickable and clicking hashtags gives you search results.

Go to the search bar and enter a hashtag to find all messages that use that particular hashtag. After you enter the hashtag, it becomes easier to sort search results by usernames and data ranges.

Edit Sent Messages

We all make mistakes when sending a message to the next person. However, Telegram has editing features that help you to edit the messages. Now, you can not only delete the sent messages but also can edit them.

The editing feature is valid only for two days which is more than enough for you to edit. You can edit messages in both groups and private chats. Editing the particular message will tag with ‘Edited’.

How to Edit Send Messages:

To enable the editing feature, you should long-press on that specific message. It will give an edit option. Select the Edit button to edit the message.

Copy Part of a Message

You might have faced a problem where you want to copy a message and send it to someone but can’t. You use a third-party app to paste the message and re-edit and re-copy what you need.

Telegram solves this problem where you can copy a part of the message. With this feature, you can save time and become easier to send text to others. You can even copy a big amount of text and send it to your contacts.

How to Copy Part of a Message:

To enable the copy feature, long-press the message. It will display a menu where you can see the message at the top. Again, long-press the message, and you will see a selection menu with two bars. The selection menu will help you to select the message up to where you want to copy. Select the text and click on the Copy option to copy the text.

Auto Delete Account

Most people install Telegram for security and privacy purposes. Like Snapchat, Telegram has a feature where it doesn’t keep your messages permanently.  The cloud-based app has introduced an auto-delete feature that allows you to delete your conversation at a given time. If you are away from Telegram, then you can set your Telegram account to the auto-delete option.

Auto-delete is only applicable when you set the timer. The countdown begins when you send messages to someone, not when they read the messages. Only admins can set the timer in channels and groups. When you enable the option, all the messages will show the deletion time.

How to Enable Auto Delete Account:

  1. Go to Settings and click on the Privacy and Security option. 
  2. After that, tap on the ‘If Away For’ option to select a time. 
  3. If you are less active and have not used the ‘If Away For option’, Telegram will automatically delete your account.

Conclusion

These are some of the tips and tricks of Telegram that help you to improve your experience. After knowing the tips and tricks, now you can call yourself a Telegram tricks expert. If you are new to this app or have been using it for a long time, you can use all these tricks and other features to your advantage. If you think I missed something, then feel free to mention it in the comment section. I will make sure to add them on.

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