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Media Panel: Add Stickers. Decorate your photo or video with stickers – adding animated stickers creates a quick GIF featuring your favorite characters.
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Disappearing Photos and Videos. You can send disappearing media in any one-on-one chat. They self-destruct after opening, leaving no trace of your confidential content.

On Android tap the icon in the media editor, and on iOS press and hold the 'Send' button > Send With Timer.
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Media Editor. With more functions than standalone editing apps, Telegram’s powerful media editor has tools to add text, drawings, stickers and more.

Create custom GIFs from your own videos, make basic and advanced corrections, and add decorations for another layer of artistry.
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Autoplaying videos and auto-download settings. Smaller videos start playing without sound when they reach your screen. To unmute them, simply press the volume buttons on your device.

Automatic Media Download Settings put you in control of your data usage. It‘s easy to see your current settings at a glance and switch between Low, Medium and High presets for Mobile, Roaming and Wi-Fi.

You can also manually set up automatic downloads by chat type, media type and file size. The app will remember your choices as the Custom preset in case you need to temporarily switch to Low and back — or the other way around.
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Multiple Accounts. All Telegram apps let you stay signed in on 3 accounts (with different phone numbers) simultaneously.
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iOS Storage Usage Settings. Telegram needs next to no storage space to run on your device.

Go to Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage to selectively clear your cache – even for individual chats.

Set Keep Media to regularly remove unused items, or a Maximum Cache Size to keep everything compact. Here’s how it looks on Android.
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Polls in Groups and Channels. Telegram polls can be anonymous, or have visible votes so that everyone in the group sees who voted for what.

Multiple answer polls can be helpful when deciding on a date or place for an event.

Polls with Quiz mode enabled have a correct answer and can power anything from trivia games to public service exams.
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Pinned Messages. All Telegram chats support multiple pinned messages, so important info is always within reach. Tap the top bar to jump between messages or hit the button on the right side to see all pins on a separate page.

When pinning a message in a group, you have the option to send a notification to all group members, even if they have the chat muted.
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Channel Comments. Channels with a linked Discussion Group have a comment button under each post, where both subscribers and visitors can share their thoughts on the latest updates.

Comments appear in their own separate threads, but also are posted in the discussion group to give admins and frequent participants a place to see every new comment in one place.

If you are not a member of the channel’s discussion group, notifications for replies to your comments are sent to a special chat called Replies.
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Channels are a powerful tool for broadcasting messages to unlimited audiences.

Only admins are allowed to post updates, but you can add comments to engage with users – see @durov for example.

Channels are anonymous: posts show the name and photo of the channel, rather than the individual who posted them. The list of subscribers is also private and only visible to admins.

For dozens of other channel functions that couldn't fit here, check out our full guide.
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Chat Folders. With work, studies, friends and family all in one app, a little organization goes a long way. Users can add chat folders to create separate tabs for specific chats so they never miss a message.

There are several preset options (like ‘Unread’), as well as custom folders that include and exclude chats by type and read status. For everything else, you can individually add and remove chats from a folder so they have everything you want and nothing that you don’t.

For even more control, folders support unlimited pins to always keep chats in your preferred order. To get started, go to Settings > Folders on any device. Oh, and they sync across all your devices 👍
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Hiding the archive. Swipe left on the archive to hide it. Show it again by swiping down.
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Archived Chats. Swipe left on a chat to transfer it to your archived chats folder. When an archived chat gets a notification, it will pop out of the folder and back into your chat list. Muted chats will stay archived forever.

An unlimited number of chats can be pinned in your archive to keep messages there in the order you want.
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Reminders. If you schedule a message in your Saved Messages chat, it will turn into a reminder. Be your own time-traveling secretary – whether it's about a dentist appointment next week, or waking up in time for pizza delivery.
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Send Without Sound. Hold down on the send button to send a message with a silenced notification, so you won't disturb anyone’s Monday meditation.
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Send When Online. You can schedule messages or media to be sent when your recipient comes online. Slide your message in with the morning post – or time a duck sticker for the exact moment a meeting gets boring.
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Scheduled Messages. Hold the ‘Send’ button in any chat and select ‘Schedule Message’ to automatically send things at a specified time in the future (DeLorean not included).

If you can't guess what time would be good, choose to deliver the message when your recipient comes online.
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Mini-Game Emoji. There are several emoji which you can send in chat to test your luck: 🎰, 🎲, 🎯, ⚽️ and 🏀.
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Animated emoji. Sending a single emoji in a message will display a stylish animated version. We keep expanding the animated emoji army, adding new ones with every update.
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Reorder Sticker Packs. Hold and drag a sticker pack’s thumbnail to change its place in your panel.

You can also reorder your sticker packs from Settings > Chat Settings > Stickers (Android) or Settings > Stickers (iOS).
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Emoji Suggestions. On Android, type any word in the message field to get relevant emoji suggestions.

On all platforms, type : followed by a keyword to search for emoji like :heart ❤️. You can also use a single emoji to suggest relevant stickers.

If we’re missing a keyword for an emoji in your language, feel free to suggest it here.