In recent times, Telegram has gained much popularity among people alongside WhatsApp.Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice-over IP service. Telegram client apps are available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, and Linux. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files of any type. This post will teach you the top 7 secret telegram tricks that every person should know.
Some of them, you might know, some will be new. Just check them out. I will be continuously adding new tricks over here.
Top 7 secret telegram Tricks
1. Add Timestamp to videos
You can also add timestamps to the videos you’ve sent on Telegram.
What is timestamps?
Timestamps are mostly a specific point in the video. It is useful when you want to describe something which is shown in the video at that particular point in time.
How to add one?
When sending a video, write the timestamps in an hour:minutes: seconds format depending upon the actual length of the video. You and the recipient will see the timestamp underlined when the video is posted. Tapping on it will start the video from the time given on the timestamp.
2. Chat folders
Telegram has a quite nifty feature called chat folders which is not available on WhatsApp. With this, you can put different chats, conversations, and groups into folders such as family, friends, acquaintances, and more.
How to use Chat Folders?
To use chat folders, head to Settings and tap on Chat Folders. Now tap on Create New Folder and select the chats you want to include in this folder. You can also choose the type of conversations you want to add, such as contacts, non-contacts, groups, channels, and bots.
3. Global Groups search
One of the most significant and popular features of the Telegram App is its ability to let users make public groups and channels visible to hundreds of thousands through Google searches. Because of this, Telegram has become an essential source of media circulation among the masses.
You can find anything ranging from movies; TV Shows to books, Custom ROMs, apps, and more using these channels and groups. You can even find reliable news sources as well.
How do search groups on Telegram?
To find a suitable channel, enter your preferred keyword in the search bar on the top once you open the app and hit enter. Now you will see multiple options according to the keyword you have entered. Click on one of these options to preview. You will see options to “join group” or “join channel” at the bottom.
4. How to use multiple accounts in Telegram?
If switching to a new phone number isn’t an option for you, you can run two or even more than that using Telegram. Most users tend to have separate accounts for office and home. With this feature, you can switch between work and personal accounts quickly.
How to add multiple accounts on Telegram?
To add an account, tap on your name and click “Add Account,” then set up with the new number, and you’re good to go. Switch between accounts by tapping on your name and then tapping on the number/username.
5. Delete Recipients’ Message
Did you know that Telegram allows you to delete your messages for both the sender and the receiver, and you can do the same with the receiver’s message as well? This has been focused on the privacy aspect of the app.
How to delete a Recipient Message?
To do this, hold down the message you want to delete, tap on delete and then tap on “Delete for me and <recipient>.“
The message will now be deleted from both sides. This feature is a little weird but proves useful in huge groups as an admin privilege for controlling the group.
6. Self-destruct Media
If you want to send your friends some ugly but fun selfies or some embarrassing images or videos you took at the party last night, but make sure they don’t save it and post it on your birthday, here’s what you can do – use the self destruct media feature on Telegram.
How to self-destruct media on Telegram?
Select a photo or video and click on the little timer icon. Now select the amount of time until which the media will be visible. Once the time is over, the sent media will be deleted everywhere. You can delete the sent media from 1 second to 1 minute after viewing it.
7. Adding nearby People
Telegram makes it possible for you to add people who are nearby without having to share numbers or contact details. All you have to do is go to Contacts, then on the top; you’ll see the option of adding nearby people. This works best when you are going to a public conference or you’re a student and need to join the university group. Make sure you turn on the ‘make me visible’ option to let other people add you using the same feature.
I hope you liked this guide for tricks of Telegram. I would regularly update this article to increase the number of secret tricks and features on Telegram.