Telegram is much more than your regular messaging app. It lets you send and receive large files, voice notes, and stickers, but it also offers several features that are not available on most messaging apps. We always get surprised when we encounter a new feature we didn’t know existed. Just last week, we discovered that messages on Telegram disappear after a certain period of time. So we started looking for more such cool features of Telegram.
Here’s what we discovered.
1.Edit Sent Messages
How many times have you regretted hitting ‘Send’ because you made a horrible typo? We have all been there. But now Telegram has come to the rescue of all butterfingers; users can edit a message after it has been sent. A small tag of ‘Edited’ comes under the message, but that’s better than having people read an ill-written text. You can edit a message up to 48 hours after hitting ‘Send.’
Telegram Bots are programs that are designed to do a specific task. The most common bot on Telegram is a locator bot. A locator bot can be used to locate links to movies and TV series on the Telegram app. You can also create your own Telegram bot by following a few simple steps.
Telegram allows its users to organize their chats into folders. You can create a new folder by going to ‘Settings’ and clicking on the ‘Create New Folder’ button. You can categorize your chats into these folders as per your preference. It is a great way to keep your one-on-one chats separate from group chats. You can create and use multiple folders on your Telegram account.
We are a generation of multitaskers. We find doing only one thing at a time an inconvenience. Telegram has again been successful in identifying public demand. Telegram allows you to use multiple Telegram accounts on your device. You can add a new account by clicking on the downward arrow near your profile picture. You can switch between two or more accounts with a simple click.
5.Hashtags to Organize Chats
Another way of organizing chats on the Telegram app is by hashtags; this allows a more specific organization. You can use hashtags in your personal or group chats to use this organization technique. All the messages that use the hashtag will be displayed when you search for that hashtag in the search bar. People have found this to be a great feature for collecting all relevant chats in a place.
6.Multiple Profile Pictures
Who here wishes they could have more than one profile picture? Well, Telegram has granted your wish. It allows users to upload more than one profile picture. Your contacts can view all your profile pictures by simply clicking on the displayed profile picture and then swiping to view the rest of them. Telegram also lets you hide your profile picture from specific contacts.
7.Access Saved Messages Anywhere
We have a habit of saving important messages, links, pictures, etc., to be able to easily view them later when needed. In most messaging apps, you have to locate the chat in which the message is saved. But it’s different with Telegram. You can view all your saved messages in a single place. This makes it easy to locate the important message you are looking for. You can access these saved messages from any device you log into.
8.Delete Messages from Other Senders
People sometimes intentionally or accidentally send messages that they are not supposed to on a group or a personal chat. If you spot any such unwanted messages on Telegram, you can now delete them for both you and the sender and for other recipients as well. The message gets deleted from every device it was sent to. There is no trace left behind that the message ever existed.
We saved our favorite feature for the end. This feature lets you set a spoiler alert for the information you don’t want to view. To set up a spoiler alert, type a message in any chat, select the content to be moderated and long press on it. You can now see a ‘Spoiler’ button. So, the next time anyone sends related information, it will be blurred for you. You can still view it by clicking on the blurred text.