Telegram Tips
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Telegram stands for freedom and privacy and has many easy to use features.
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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.
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Partial Selection. You can select any portion of a message to copy or share, instead of only the full text. Here’s how it looks on Android.
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Unsend anything. On Telegram you can delete messages you have sent or received for both sides, and there is no time limit.

You can also delete chats and call logs entirely from both your and the other person's devices with just two taps.
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Edit Messages. Quickly fix mistakes or add extra formatting and information to a message you've sent. Once changed, an edited label appears on the message bubble.

You can also edit sent media to change, crop or correct photos and videos.
Cloud Themes sync across your devices and have unique, shareable links. Everyone can make them in our Theme Editor.

If you want to take a trip down memory lane, our designers put together this tribute to an app that used to be independent:
https://tttttt.me/addtheme/RetroGreen
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Change Colors. You can choose from dozens of color schemes in Chat Settings (Appearance Settings on iOS).

For more artistic freedom, try the full Theme Editor – or find links to themes created by others.
Telegram was built to protect privacy and redefine what a messaging app can do. Hundreds of unique features are outlined in this channel, but here are some of our favorites:

Editing messages and media
Moving chat history from other apps
Sending media and files up to 2 GB in size
Deleting messages and more without a trace
Native apps for desktop, browsers and tablets
Multiple accounts and Chat Folders
Usernames instead of phone numbers
Granular Privacy Settings
Group Chats with 200,000 members or more
Admin tools and stats for group owners
Channels for one-to-many communication
Video Chats in Groups
Live Streams in Channels
• 20,000+ high-quality Animated Stickers
Shareable Custom Themes and Animated Backgrounds
Video Messages
Advanced editing tools for photos and videos
Bots that perform tasks using our open API
Interactive Emoji
Disappearing photos and videos
• Self-Destructing end-to-end encrypted Chats
Partial selection for messages
Scheduled and Silent Messages
Pinned Messages and Polls
Persistent chat history
Saved Messages and Drafts
• Encrypted Voice and Video Calls

@TelegramTips are available in several other languages – here’s a list.
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Delivery status. One check = message delivered. Two checks = message read.

You can use Telegram on any number of devices at once, including computers and tablets. Simply log in using the same phone number to access all your messages – without keeping your phone connected.
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Video Messages. Tap once on the voice message button to switch to video.

Tap on a video message to play it with sound.
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Telegram apps are standalone and synced with the cloud – all your messages and media are available everywhere you go.

Unfinished messages save as Cloud Drafts, so you can finish typing and send from any device. Try desktop.telegram.org or macos.telegram.org on your computer for the best experience.
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Saved Messages. Every user has this default chat to bookmark important messages, set reminders, store media, or send documents of up to 2GB each between your devices.

Whenever you forward a message, ‘Saved Messages’ will be at the top of the list.

To quickly access the chat on Android, tap ☰ > Saved Messages. On iOS tap Settings > Saved Messages.
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Free space. Telegram requires next to no storage space to run on your device.

Go to Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage to selectively clear your cache – or set Keep Media to regularly remove unused items. Media and files stay available to re-download whenever needed.

On Android, you can also store your Telegram data on your SD Card.

Here’s what the iOS version looks like, with additional settings like a Maximum Cache Size.
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Polls. To create a poll in your groups or channels, open the 📎 attachment menu and choose “Poll”.

Polls can be anonymous or have visible votes, showing who voted for what. You can also create multiple answer and quiz-style polls.
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Delete Without a Trace

Messages, chats, call history and groups you created can be completely deleted at any time. Simply make your selection and check the box to delete for all participants – deleted items leave no trace, giving you full control over your digital footprint.
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Global Search. Use the search field at the top of your chat list to find people by their usernames, as well as messages or media from all your chats.

Global Search also shows public channels and groups that you are welcome to join.

On iOS, swipe down on your chat list to reveal the search bar.
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Trending Stickers. Tap the (+) button in the sticker panel to see packs that are relevant for the season – or a certain day, like Valentine’s Day.