Are you looking for information on how to make the most of Telegram ? Here is the right result for you: the tricks to use Telegram using special functions.
When we use our smartphone we hardly know all its secrets, among the many applications and settings there are always hidden features that could be very useful to us and we do not know. One of the most popular apps, especially now that you communicate through your smartphone on a daily basis, is Telegram .
An application that contrasts with, or rather aligns with, the policy of instant messaging programs, such as WhatsApp , ideal for chatting and sending files of all kinds. We are sure that, even if you know it very well and use it every day, today we will find some features that will amaze you.
In fact, in the next few lines we will focus our gaze on how to make the most of Telegram , examining all those features that you didn’t even know were there. We recommend downloading the latest version if you experience any differences in your application.
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- Tricks to use Telegram using special functions
- How to change Telegram settings
- How to set the timer on Telegram
- How to enter Telegram without being seen
- How to add nearby contacts and groups
- How to edit sent messages
- How to send messages without sound
- How to remove the received message
- How to self-destruct images in chat
- How to search for quick GIFs
- How to set slow mode
- How to copy the text
- How to insert a survey
- How to create video timestamps
- How to restrict adding to groups
- How to disable notifications
- How to change phone number
- How to have multiple accounts
- How to create a personal theme
- How to activate night mode
- How to enter a password to the chat
- How to use hashtags for chats in Telegram
- How to submit the position
- How to highlight messages in Telegram channels
- How to start a secret chat on Telegram
- How to invite friends on Telegram
Tricks to use Telegram using special functions
Before starting our list of suggestions to make the most of Telegram we would like to underline how important it is to distinguish the different ways of using this app. The version for Android and iOS smartphones differs slightly from Telegram Web or Telegram Desktop ; therefore, if I do not find some features in the latter, it would be only because they have not yet been implemented or they never will be. But now let’s dive into Telegram’s most interesting features.
1. How to change Telegram settings
The first step to modify and customize your Telegram is to reach the Settings section to be able to change them. Launch the official application and pressing the top left on the three horizontal lines select Settings from the drop-down menu. Here you can change: Notifications , Privacy and Security , Data and archive , IM settings , folders , devices , and language .
2. How to set the timer on Telegram
The application allows you to send messages with a timer and self-destruct them after a maximum viewing time. To do this, start Telegram , open the chat where you want to send the message and press the send key that you will find at the bottom right. Choose the time, pressing on Program message , and send the message. For more information read how to program a message on Telegram and How to delete messages from Telegram .
3. How to enter Telegram without being seen
Go to Settings and click on Privacy and security . From here in the Last accessed section and online and check the entry None . This way your contacts will not be able to know when you are logged in.
4. How to add nearby contacts and groups
Start Telegram and tap the icon with the three horizontal lines , at the top right, and then the Contacts section . Press on Find people nearby and give consent for the app to access the location of your device . You will see new contacts and groups to add.
5. How to edit sent messages
When you send a message you can decide to modify it perhaps due to a typo. Press and hold your finger on the message and the Edit option will appear at the top , represented by the pencil icon , select it and change the message.
6. How to send messages without sound
Telegram allows you to send messages without sound even to those who have the audio mode active. When typing a message, instead of pressing Send once, press and hold until Send comes out without sound .
7. How to remove the received message
When you receive a message, just press on it for a few seconds and select Delete or Delete also for (contact name) .
8. How to self-destruct images in chat
If you have the latest version of Telegram, open a chat, select the photo or multimedia file and tap on the timer , at the bottom, choose the time for self-destruction and send it. Read also how to send photos with Telegram self-destruct .
9. How to search for quick GIFs
Start Telegram and type in the chat @gif plus the keyword you want (for example @gif guitar). Some related moving images will come out. If you want to learn more about the topic, I also recommend the guide on how to transfer stickers from Telegram to WhatsApp .
10. How to set slow mode
Do you have many groups and they write too fast? Then tap on the group name and select Edit (pencil icon at the top). From here go to Permissions and then to Slow Mode , specify how long members will have to wait before sending the next message (from 10 seconds to 1 hour).
11. How to copy the text
Open the chat in which the message is written and press and hold on it. Highlight the text and select the Copy item (icon of the overlapping sheets) , now go where you want to transfer the message and holding down choose the Paste item .
12. How to insert a survey
Start Telegram, open a chat and press on the attachment icon . From here select Survey and enter the data to forward the responses to the Telegram group or channel. For more information, take a look at our guide on how to take a survey on Telegram .
13. How to create video timestamps
Click on Attachment and upload the video you want to send from the Gallery , through the timestamp choose the precise time you want to forward. It will be cut and played directly in that minute.
14. How to restrict adding to groups
If you are annoyed about being added to random groups go to Settings and select Privacy and security . From here open the Groups section and activate the My contacts function in the Who can add me to groups section? and not allow never , in Add exceptions specifying which users can not add you in groups or channels.
15. How to disable notifications
Open the chat you are interested in silencing and after pressing on the contact’s profile photo select Notifications and then deactivate for the time you want.
16. How to change phone number
Go to the Settings section and immediately on your phone number under the Account heading . From here, first press the Change number button , then click Change and finally type the new phone number. Follow the guidelines and you can get it all back on the other number. Read also: how to have Telegram without a phone number .
17. How to have multiple accounts
With the latest version you can have more than one Telegram account on the same smartphone. Press on the three horizontal lines , at the top left, and press on your profile. Select the Add account item and enter the new data.
18. How to create a personal theme
If the iconic Telegram theme is too mundane for you, you can change it by going to Settings and then to Chat Settings . From here press on the three vertical dots , at the top right, and select the item Create new theme . Select it from your gallery or take a live photo.
19. How to activate night mode
Telegram allows you to activate this mode automatically, to enable it all you have to do is go to Settings and immediately after in Chat Settings . You will find the Night option , in the Theme section , select it and voilà.
20. How to enter a password to the chat
A function loved by those who particularly care about their conversations, it can be activated in a few seconds. Go to Settings and Privacy and security; now select Lock code , activate it and choose the code you want.
21. How to use hashtags for chats in Telegram
You can organize your conversations using hashtags . If you put it inside a sentence, preceded by the # symbol, it will become easily searchable. So we recommend that you use this feature for the most important chats.
22. How to submit the position
As with the rival WhatsApp, Telegram also allows you to send the position in real time. To do this, simply open the chat to which you want to send the position, activate the GPS and click on the Attachment icon . From here select the item Location and then Location in real time to share it with your contact or group. Also read: how to share current location on WhatsApp .
23. How to highlight messages in Telegram channels
Does the large number of people in the channel make it difficult for you to find a message? You can get around this by staring at the messages at the top. Press and hold on the message and select Pin, the pin at the top icon .
24. How to start a secret chat on Telegram
Maybe you don’t know that this application allows you to open a secret chat , in order for you to do so you have to open the contacts address book in Telegram (pencil icon at the bottom) and press on New secret chat . The program will ask you who you want to secretly chat with and automatically start the chat. To learn more, read also: how the secret chat on Telegram works .
25. How to invite friends on Telegram
If you want to invite a friend of yours on Telegram who hasn’t tried this application yet, you can do it in a moment. Start Telegram and press on the top right on the three horizontal lines . From here, at the bottom of the window you will find the word Invite friends . By pressing on it you can send the invitation to subscribe to Telegram to your contacts in the address book.