Telegram Tips
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Power Saving Mode. Animations, autoplay and more can be disabled to extend battery life and improve performance.

In Settings > Power Saving you can configure your Power Saving Mode with individual toggles and set it to automatically turn on at any battery level.

On Android, the app will recommend optimized default settings for your device.
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Granular Playback Speed. Videos, podcasts, voice and video messages can be played at any speed from 0.2x to 2.5x – for audio hold the 2X button, and for videos tap or then move the slider.
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Read Time in Groups. In groups of under 100 members, you can tap to see who read your message, and at what time.

To protect privacy, these read receipts are stored only for 7 days.
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Auto-Send Invite Links. When adding users who restrict invites to groups and channels, a button appears to quickly send them an invite link instead.
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Shareable Folders. Custom chat folders can be shared via invite link – letting contacts and coworkers join all its chats and add the folder in one tap.

Each folder supports multiple invite links that each give access to different chats. If you update a link with more chats, existing members will see a prompt to join them.

For more details, see our in-depth guide.
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Chat-Specific Wallpapers. Your favorite photos and color combinations can become unique backgrounds in any 1-on-1 chat.

After setting a wallpaper, a special message is sent that allows your chat partner to add the same wallpaper on their side.

To set a custom wallpaper, tap > ‘Set Wallpaper’ on Android, or open a profile and tap > ‘Change Wallpaper’ on iOS.
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Launching Web Apps. Telegram bots are able to host seamless web apps – which can be accessed in any chat.

Bots that support this feature can be launched via link or @-mention. Try typing @DurgerKingBot (followed by a space) or posting this link.

In groups, web apps can support collaboration and multiplayer features – more info is available in our Guide for Developers and API.
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Add Links to Text. Links can be added directly to text from the formatting menu – keeping messages short and organized.

Tapping a formatted link opens a confirmation window so you can double-check the URL before opening it. Except for t.me links to Telegram chats – those always open instantly.
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Stories. Every user can quickly share moments and see what friends are up to – right at the top of the chat list.

When viewing a story, you can tap to share, reply or react. For a quick ❤️, just tap – or hold down for hundreds of emoji options.

You can create stories with photos or videos – either from your gallery, or recorded with the in-app camera.

When posting, you can select from 4 privacy settings: Everyone, My Contacts, Close Friends and Selected Users – all of which can be completely customized with exceptions and updated at any time.

Stories can last for 6 to 48 hours – or they can be posted to your profile, arranged in a scrollable grid, where users can see your highlights for as long as you want.

For even more details, check out this in-depth guide to Telegram Stories.
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Dual Camera Mode. Stories can take photos or videos with the front and rear camera of your device simultaneously.

You can choose which camera goes where – even while recording – and after recording, can drag the smaller circle to any position.

When creating a story, tap to take a photo or hold down for video. While recording, swipe left to lock, swipe up to zoom in, or swipe right to switch cameras – all with one hand.
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Stories in Profiles. Stories can be posted as temporary updates, or saved to your profile for as long as you want.

Every story on your profile has its own privacy settings – so you can decide who is able see each one.

When selecting the story duration, enable 'Post to Profile' or open your Story Archive in Settings > My Stories to add a past story to your profile.

Stories in your archive or on your profile can still be edited at any time – or removed from your profile via Settings > My Stories.
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Editing Stories. You can change your story's visibility, caption, on-screen text, tags and more at any time.

To edit your story, open it on the device you posted it from and tapor > Edit Story.
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Stories for Channels. Users can grant their favorite channels the ability to post stories by giving them boosts.

Channels collect boosts by sharing their unique boost link – each Premium user has 1 boost that they can assign to any channel.

As more people boost a channel, it levels up – allowing the channel to post more stories per day.

To get the boost link for your channel, go to Channel Info > More > Statistics > Boosts. More info on boosts and channel stories is available in our FAQ.
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Reaction Stickers in Stories. Both users and channels can add reaction stickers to their stories – letting viewers respond with more emoji in one tap.

To add one, simply tap the 💭 icon in the sticker panel and choose any emoji – Premium subscribers can use their custom emoji as well.

Channel stories display reaction counters, showing how many people chose each emotion.
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Your Music in Stories. Audio files on your device can be added to stories – giving your content custom soundtracks and narration.

From the sticker panel, tap 'Audio' and select a file, then adjust the track to select a section.

In video stories, you can move your added audio track to any point in the story, and can choose to keep the original sound as well.
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View-Once Media. In any 1-on-1 chat, photos and videos can be sent as View Once – which permanently deletes the media after it is opened.

Tapping the ⏲️ icon in the media editor lets you send media as View Once or with a timer – media sent with a timer can be re-opened until the timer runs out.
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New Login Alerts. Whenever a device logs in to your account, a notification is sent to all your devices, and the new login is added to your Devices page.

Additionally, a login alert will appear at the top of your chat list – if you don't recognize the device, instantly tap to secure your account.

For even more security, consider adding a Two-Step Verification password to your account.
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Quote Replies. You can quote specific parts of any message – and reply to just one sentence or a few words.

To quote someone, highlight text from their message or swipe to reply, tap the reply bar and select Quote.

You can also add quote formatting to any text from the formatting menu, in order to put multiple quotes in one message.

Tap the reply bar above your text to reply in another chat – in case you want to reply privately, or in a different group or channel.
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Adjustable Link Previews. When sharing a link, you can customize its preview – change the size of media, place the preview above or below your message and select which link to preview if there are multiple.
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Reply, Forward and Link Settings. When you combine replies, forwarded messages and links, you can quickly access their unique settings from separate tabs at the bottom of the screen.
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⭐️ Account Colors. With Telegram Premium, you can choose a specific color or color combination for your account.

This color will be used for your name in all groups, the links you send, and replies to your messages.

You can also choose from hundreds of icons, creating a unique pattern for your messages when quoted or replied to.
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