July 2, 2022
An Ultimate Telegram Guide

An Ultimate Guide To Use Telegram

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Introduction

Telegram is an online messaging app just like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Facebook Messenger. Telegram was started in 2013 by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov. It is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can use it to send messages to your friends the same as WhatsApp and other social messaging apps. It allows users to send voice notes, photos, videos, and files of all types. You can also create groups, new channels, etc. It is a cloud-based messaging app. Telegram Group can have a maximum of 200,000 members which are a lot more than WhatsApp. Today we are telling the features of Telegram which is very important for you.

Get Your Custom Username

Custom Username in telegram

Like Facebook, you can create a custom username in Telegram which will be your public username. By using that username anyone can find you in Telegram. Remember, people who find you will be able to send you messages, even if they don’t know your number. The username must be at least 5 characters long. To create custom username-
1. Go to Settings
2. Tap on Username and type your unique username there.

Customize Chat Background and Themes

Customize Chat Background and Themes in telegram

Like WhatsApp, you can also customize the chat background in Telegram. But it gives much better options to customize the background in comparison to WhatsApp. In WhatsApp, you can change Theme (Either Light or Dark), Font size, and Wallpaper only but in Telegram, you can change Font size, Wallpaper, Color themes (Classic, Day, Dark, Night, Arctic) with various color options. You can customize message corners from sharp-edged to roundel and can select a chat list view between Two lines and Three lines. To customize chat background and themes-
1. Go to Settings
2. Tap on Chat Settings and customize.

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Create A Group

Create A Group in Telegram

You can create a group in Telegram. For creating group follow steps given below-

1. Open Telegram and tap on the circular pencil button found in the lower right corner.
2. Select New Group.
3. Select all the contacts you want to add to the group.
4. Pick a name and a photo for the group and tap on the blue checkmark.

Start Secret Chat

Start Secret Chat in Telegram

This feature makes Telegram completely different from all other social messaging apps. In Telegram, you can start secret chats and this secret chat is end-to-end encrypted. Some important features of the secret chat are-
* It is end-to-end encrypted.
* It leaves no trace on its server.
* It has a self-destruct timer. (You can set the timer or turn it On/Off)
* You can not forward anything from a private chat.

To start secret chats, follow steps given below-
1. Open Telegram and tap on the circular pencil button found in the lower right corner.
2. Select New Secret Chat.
3. Select the contact you want to chat with.

Create A Channel

Create A Channel in Telegram

You can create a channel on Telegram. Channel is a tool for broadcasting public messages to its audience. It gives the opportunity to reach people directly, sending a notification to their phones with each post. The most important thing about the channel is it can have an unlimited amount of subscribers, and only admins have the right to post.

To create a channel, follow steps given below-
1. Open Telegram and tap on the circular pencil button found in the lower right corner.
2. Tap on Create Channel option.
3. Put a Channel name, Description, and tap on the Tick button.
4. Select your channel type Public Channel or Private Channel.
5. Tap on the Tick button and select the members to add to your channel.

Block Someone On Telegram

Block Someone On Telegram

Like all social messaging apps, you can block someone on Telegram. This feature becomes important to you when someone starts bothering you and you don’t want to talk to him/her. So to block someone, follow steps given below-

1. Open Telegram and go to Settings.
2. Tap on Privacy and Security.
3. Inside Privacy, tap on Blocked Users
4. Tap on Block User and select that contact which you want to block.
(By using the same steps you can unblock someone also)

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Hide Media In Gallery

Hide Media In Gallery in Telegram

If you don’t want to see Photos, Videos, and other media of Telegram in the gallery, then you can hide all media. After enabling this feature you can see media inside Telegram only. To enable/disable this feature-
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Chat Settings.
3. At the bottom, Disable/Enable Save To Gallery option.

Start/Stop Auto download Of Media

Start/Stop Auto download Of Media

If you want that all media including Photos, Videos, and files should be auto-downloaded then you can enable auto-download media option. You can set the size limit of that media which you want to be auto-downloaded. To enable/disable this option-
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Data and Storage.
3. Go to Automatic Media Download and enable/disable options.

Hide Last Seen

Hide Last Seen in Telegram

In Telegram, you can also hide your last seen. You can enable/disable or customize the Last Seen option. To Enable/Disable last seen-
1. Go to Settings
2. Tap on Privacy and Security
3. Tap on Last Seen & Online and change as per your need.

Lock All Chats

Lock all chats in telegram

You can lock your chats so that no one can read your chats. This feature is a built-in security feature of Telegram. In this option, you can set your PIN or Fingerprint to lock/unlock Telegram. To enable/disable this feature-
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Privacy and Security
3. Inside Security, Tap on Passcode Lock and set your PIN and set Auto-lock time 1 Minute.

Check Active Telegram Sessions

Check Active Telegram Sessions in telegram

Like Facebook, Telegram supports multiple device sessions which means you can access your chats on multiple devices at the same time and often we forget that in how many devices we have logged into Telegram. So to see active sessions-
1. Settings → Devices.

Use Multiple Accounts

Use Multiple Accounts  in telegram

You can use multiple accounts on Telegram. For using multiple accounts follow steps given below-
1. Tap on the hamburger menu icon (those three horizontal lines) in the top-left corner.
2. Tap on  Add Account.
3. Add your mobile number and then tap on the tick mark.

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Delete Your Account

Delete an account in telegram

As of now, you can not delete Telegram account immediately. But you can schedule self-destruct for 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months or 1 year if you did not come online as your selected period of time. To schedule a self-destruct-
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap on Privacy and Security.
3. Inside Advanced, Tap on Delete My Account If Away For and select your period of time.

Pin Conversation On Top

Pin Conversation On Top in telegram

In Telegram, you have the option to pin conversation on top. This feature becomes important when you don’t want to miss some important chats. As of now, you can pin a maximum of 5 chats. To pin a chat-
1. Long tap the chat until a menu appears.
2. Select Pin Button.

Share You Location

Share You Location in telegram

Like WhatsApp and Facebook, you can also send your location to someone. To share your location-
1. Open contact with whom you want to share your location.
2. Tap the paperclip icon in a chat.
3. Then select Location.

Edit Sent Message

Edit sent message in telegram

Did you send the wrong message by mistake? No need to worry. Telegram gives you the option to edit the sent messages. To edit sent messages-
1. Tap and hold the message you want to edit.
2. Click on the “Edit” button.

Delete Sent Message

Delete Sent Message in telegram

Unfortunately, sometimes we send messages to wrong contact but similar to WhatsApp, you can delete a sent message even after the receiver has read it. To delete the message-
1. Tap and hold the message you want to delete.
2. Tap on the trashcan icon that appears on the top right.
3. A popup will appear, check Also delete for contact option then tap on Delete.

Although we have covered almost all features of Telegram in this article, yet this article cannot be completed because tricks and tips could not be completed.

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