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Telegram stands for freedom and privacy and has many easy to use features.
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Upload / Download Progress. Follow along as files upload or download in chats, or open the download manager to check on files from all your chats.
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Scale Text Size. Increase or decrease the size of message text in Settings > Chat Settings on Android or Settings > Appearance on iOS.

On iOS, users can sync all text to their System setting, or set separate font sizes for chats and menus.
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Format Text in Captions. Add emphasis, links and more not only in messages, but also in captions for photos and videos.

Text you type in the message bar instantly converts to a caption when you attach media – and keeps its formatting.
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Verified Chats. Public figures and organizations can verify their public channel, group or bot so that users can be sure the chat is official.

Verified chats appear with a special badge in the chat list, chat headers and on their info pages.

Official messages from Telegram, such as service notifications and login codes only come from our verified accounts.
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Media Editor: Quality Slider. Change the resolution and size of a video before sending it to save mobile data or make it easier to download.

You can also send photos and videos uncompressed, at their full quality and size.
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Admin Tools. Admins in groups can be given individual rights and custom titles to assign unique roles and responsibilities.

Giving all rights to an admin allows you to transfer ownership of the group.

Enabling ‘Remain Anonymous' makes an admin invisible – their messages will appear with the name and profile photo of the group.
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Automatic Media Download. In Settings > Data and Storage, you can control when Telegram downloads media – based on connection, media format, chat type and file size.

Preset options for High, Medium and Low give quick options to save data, which you can modify into a custom setting.

To save storage space, try adjusting your Storage Usage settings.
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Live Location Alerts. When you and another user are both sharing Live Locations, you can tap to get notified when they're close – anywhere from 1 meter to 99 miles away.
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Edit and Send Back Media. Instantly add drawings, text and stickers to sent media without saving it to your gallery.
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Video messages. Tap once on the voice message button to switch to video mode. Swipe up to lock recording (also works for voice messages).

Video messages play in Picture-in-Picture mode so you can keep moving around the app while watching them.
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Customizable Themes. Change the look of your app to your exact preferences – whether that be an animated background with your favorite colors, or a clean and simple dark theme.

Go to Settings > Chat Settings on Android or Appearance on iOS to change and tune your theme, with color options for your background and message bubbles, as well as several patterns.

All themes are shareable, so you can send your friends a link to your custom creations. For even more customization, you can set different themes for individual chats.
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Quizzes and Educational Tests. Enable quiz mode for polls in groups and channels to test trivia knowledge or prepare for exams.

Quizzes have one correct answer and allow for explanations that give more information. In groups, you can see how each user answered by disabling 'Anonymous Voting’.

You can use @QuizBot to build full educational tests with multiple questions, media and more.
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Creating Polls. Create a poll in your group or channel – simply choose the “Poll” option in the attachment menu.

There are multiple setting options such as visible votes and allowing more than one answer from each user.
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Channel Stats. Owners of channels with more than 50 subscribers have access to detailed statistics and informative graphs about subscriber growth and post performance.

Stats are also available for large groups.
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Group Stats. Owners of large groups with over 500 members can view beautiful, detailed graphs about its activity and growth.

Stats are also available for channels.
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Preview Chat List. You can press and hold to quickly preview the chat list of your other accounts.

On Android open the side menu, and pull up the preview window to instantly switch accounts.

On iOS, press and hold one of your accounts in Settings to preview.
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Message Corners. You can make the corners of message bubbles super smooth or pretty pointy in Settings > Chat Settings on Android or Settings > Appearance on iOS.
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Quick Night Mode Switch. On Android, open the ≡ side menu and tap the 🌙/☀️ icon to switch between your Day and Night Themes. On iOS, go to Settings > Appearance > Night Mode.

You can also set your themes to switch automatically on a schedule, with local sunrise/sunset times, or following your system settings.
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Chat Backgrounds. You can use one of your photos or search the web for wallpapers, add effects and then share your backgrounds with friends via links.

Telegram backgrounds support motion and blur effects. You can also set any color as your background, apply a pattern and tweak its intensity.
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Multi-sharing from Other Apps. Media and links from any app can quickly be shared to multiple Telegram chats.

After tapping the ✉️ Share button, you can switch accounts, search for chats and add a comment before sending.
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Anonymous Forwarding. In your Privacy Settings, you can control who is able to forward your messages by selecting a category like 'My Contacts' or adding exceptions.

When a message is forwarded by someone you allow, it will contain a link to your account – opening your profile when tapped. Messages forwarded by anyone else cannot link back to your account.

When forwarding messages, you are able to hide sender names and media captions.