Telegram Tips

Navigate Recent Chats. Press and hold the ‘Back’ button to return to a specific chat after opening other chats from forwarded messages, links, profiles and more.

When jumping through unread channels, previous channels from the feed will also appear in the list.

Reaction Effects and Read Status. Animations for reactions are compact and play in real time for all chat members. To send a larger effect, press and hold an emoji in the menu.

Reactions also have read status – tap the ♡ button that appears in chat to jump to your messages with unseen reactions.

Video Stickers. Easily create animated stickers from .WEBM video files in any editing program and publish them using the @Stickers bot.

For more details, check out the Video Sticker Manual and this step-by-step Stickers Bot Guide.

Developers can use the Sticker Import API to build apps for creating and importing stickers to Telegram.

Text Recognition. On devices with iOS 13 or macOS 10.15 and above, you can use Live Text to select and copy text directly from photos in chat.

On iOS, tap to open a photo in the media viewer, then tap the text icon to isolate words from the background. The macOS app automatically detects text in photos – ready for you to select with your cursor.

This secure image recognition is handled entirely on your device.

QR Codes for Public Profiles. Generate a QR code for yourself or any user with a public username – as well as any public group, channel or bot.

Tap the QR code icon next to a person’s username or on a chat’s info page, customize its appearance, then print, post or share the code anywhere.

You can generate a QR code for your username from the Settings page.