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Joined August 2013
Today’s update adds new ways for content creators to protect media and posts, the ability for anyone to delete all messages from a specific date range, device management options like controlling incoming calls – and more. telegram.org/blog/protected-…
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Content creators can prevent members of their group or channel from forwarding posts, taking screenshots and saving media. To do so, turn on the 'Restrict Saving Content' setting to keep all your media and messages for members only. #TelegramTips
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You can change who is able to see your profile picture, last seen time and more. Individual users or entire group chats can be added as exceptions – giving you complete control over your privacy settings. #TelegramTips
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You can delete entire chats directly from your chat list – either just for yourself, or for both sides. When deleting chats, there is a 5-second undo timer to reverse the action, after which the chat is permanently erased. #TelegramTips
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You can edit messages to quickly correct mistakes, add extra formatting or tack on an emoji for flair. You don't always get it right the first (or second) time, but you can leave your typos in the dust. #TelegramTips
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"Have you heard of Telegram?"
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On Android and iOS, you can add widgets to your home screen that provide quick shortcuts to your favorite chats or a preview of recent messages. These widgets all display unread message counters and instantly open the chat in Telegram when tapped. #TelegramTips
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You can used pinned messages in Groups and Channels as a directory to easily navigate between messages or even multiple chats. All messages in groups and channels have unique links that instantly direct a user to that message (if they are allowed to see the chat). #TelegramTips
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Update: this is a known issue affecting some users on iOS, and the devs are looking into it further 👍
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me, taking credit for every Telegram feature when I really just make funny pictures
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When you attach media to a message, Telegram will automatically convert the text to a caption. This also works with cloud drafts – so you can type something on your laptop, attach media from your phone and send it all together. #TelegramTips
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On iOS, you can choose from 9 new themes built by Telegram designers for your entire app – each with Day and Night modes, animated backgrounds, and gradient message bubbles. You can even personalize these themes and share them with friends (coming soon to Android). #TelegramTips
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It is by will alone I set my memes in motion.
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You can create invite links to groups and channels that let admins preview and approve new members before they are able to join. These links can help you create exclusive chats for VIPs, superfans or just people wearing purple. #TelegramTips
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You can tap the header bar in any chat to see all the photos, videos, files and more that have been shared there. Drag the new date bar to swiftly scroll back in time, pinch to zoom, and tap the date bar to open a calendar view with media previews for each day. #TelegramTips
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(and millions of custom, shareable themes 🧐)
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Dozens of spooky stickers are available in the Trending section of your sticker panel. Telegram's stickers are free – and always ready for your tricks and treats. 🎃
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