Telegram is a messaging app that became rapidly popular after the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook. Telegram is proud of the fact that it is the most secured messaging app. Not everyone uses Telegram as compared to the leading competitor WhatsApp. But if you are an avid Telegram user, here are some tricks that can help you get the most out of Telegram.
1. Telegram Masks:
2. Personal Cloud Storage:
You can use Telegram app as your Personal cloud storage. Tap on the Hamburger menu on the top left corner and tap your Name. This will bring you to a page where you can basically have a chat with yourself. To save someone’s message, you can forward their message to yourself, thereby saving them here. Basically this acts like a personal cloud storage. The major advantage is that, you can view it across all your devices where Telegram is installed and logged in with your credentials.
3. Passcode Lock:
Those persons who have a privacy concern over their chats, this one is for you. Telegram offers a built-in option to set a passcode that restricts unauthorised access to your chats. To set a passcode,
4. Share Links For Profile And Channels
Telegram has a unique feature that can help someone to find you or your channel easily. Telegram has this feature that generates a unique link to your profile/channel. You can share this to others so that whenever a Telegram user clicks it, a chat session will be opened up with you. This URL is generated in the following manner.
5. Message Editing
Have you ever sent a message to a friend or colleague and later regret a lot for a typo? This one’s for you. Telegram has this nice feature that can help you quickly edit a sent message. Tap on the message you want to alter and tap edit. Now you can make the necessary change and when it is resubmitted, Telegram affixes an “edited” label which is visible to the recipient(s).
6. Self-Destruct Messages
This feature is for those who are more concern about their privacy in chat. Self-destruct messages are available only on Secret chats. While on a secret chat, tap the clock icon and set the desired selfdestruct time limit. Once the message is displayed on the recipient’s screen, the clock starts ticking. After the timer runs out, the message disappears from both devices.
Self-destruct is also available for image sharing. This bears an additional feature. Whenever a screenshot is taken, both the sender and the recipient are notified.
7. Jump to Date
Interested in finding a chat of your special moment on a special day from your past? Telegram has this new feature called Jump to Date. This allows you to view your chat on any day from your past. While in a conversation, select the three dots on the top right corner and tap search. Now you can see a calendar icon on the chat bar. Tap it and you can now see whichever chat you wished to see from any date.
Telegraph is a feature which is somewhat similar to Stories on Snapchat and Instagram. This allows you to share your special moment on Telegram, be it a Text or an Image or a YouTube link. Navigate to www.telegra.ph . Now you can add whatever you want and when you click Publish, a link is generated.
Share the URL link on Telegram. The real magic is here. When you click Instant View on the link preview, you get to see a beautiful Instant View of that special moment.
Telegraph instant view is not supported on Windows Phones.
9. Message Preview
Ever felt awkward when your friend sees your private message accidentally while using your phone? Telegram has an in-built solution. You can now hide the message preview. Navigate to hamburger menu. Tap on Settings >> Notifications and Sounds. Now you can Enable/Disable the Message preview.
10. Account Self Destruction
If you do not come online for a specific period of time, Telegram deletes all your account details, chats, groups and contacts. This can be managed by navigating to Settings >> Privacy and Security >> Account Self-destructs. You are provided with various choices of duration. In this way, when you do not login at least once within the specified period, your account is self-destructed and all the details from their server will be removed.
Telegram poses to have many features (and it has actually!) compared to other competing messenger apps. However if you are convinced with all these features and manage to convince your friends to join telegram, this is the one messenger that can change your way of expressing and sharing every day!
You can download Telegram on Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phones and Desktop (Windows/MacOS).