Started by The Russian Brother’s Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 1993, Telegram has made a big name in the industry of Cloud Messaging hitting The mark of 200 million monthly active user’s. Registering 3,50,000 daily active user’s signup workaday and delivering 15 million messages in a daily routine, it’s still far away from What’s app that has 315 million daily active user’s and a huge strength of 1.5 billion user’s. Above all, Telegram has a few tweaks up its sleeves putting it against the competition with the widely popular WhatsApp. So here are 10 cool tricks and tweaks on Telegram making it blown away the rest of its Competition:
In case you are not aware that we can send a video message in Telegram, it is hidden under the mic icon. To send a video message chat on Telegram, you need to tap the mic icon to switch to camera mode. Now hold the camera icon to record a video message. After your content is ready for dispatch, you need to release the recording button. And, within a blink of an eye, your video will arrive in an elegant circular image view.
Telegram segment’s the video to reduce the size of the video but maintains the quality. Hence, sending video’s on Telegram is remarkably swift.
2) Picture in Picture (Video Popup’s) & Lock to record Video
If you feel hectic holding the record button, you can lock the camera in recording mode by swiping up the toggle button. This work’s for the audio recording feature, as well. A neat trick while you’re watching your video message is that you can freely jump to the other chats. The video message pop’s in a corner, and continues to play, while the circular video message can be dragged to the position of your interest. This Picture in Picture mode makes an extensive UI experience isn’t it Cool?
3)Set Self Destructor Timer in Private Chat
If you have ever used Snapchat, you would be familiar with the self-destructing images that disappear once you leave the chat room. A telegram has something very familiar in the secret chat room. The dotted menu bar on the top-right corner of the chat window has an option to “Set Self Destructor Timer”. It allows you to set the time, after what the messages will get disappear from the chat room on either side of the user. Once the message reaches to the user at the other end, the time starts and the message flies of with the time. Here the private chat itself has end-to-end encryption. A great thing about this is that even the screenshot is
encrypted. It means that you won’t be able to get a screenshot of the private chat due to security features, Well done Telegram!
4) Make Your Last Seen Private
If you are worried about what would people think of you sitting online for the whole day, Then here is the tweak for you folks. Just like WhatsApp, you can make the last seen private for everyone. Even more, you have the option to show your post to your contacts, nobody, or add an exceptional case to your Telegram profile. Putting a user to add exception will throw the user in Never Share window. T
5)Mute Group’s and Edit Your Chat
If you’re tired of group notification’s, then rather than leaving the group, you have another method of Muting the group notifications. Once turned On, you will not get any notifications regarding the group. To watch the
group activities going on, you need to peep inside the group and make yourself updated the thing’s going around in the group. Well, this will let you send messages, without making any notification sound on the recipient device to send a not so urgent message so that you do not disturb the recipient. You need to tap the “Bell” icon once to “mute,” and again to “unmute” the group. Taping the message lets you “edit” the message below.
If you’re an exceedingly social person and have lot’s of the conversation’s going on with friend’s, colleagues, parent’s and more, Telegram has introduced a unique feature to pin and unpin the important conversation’s. Once you pin them, you would nevermore miss an urgent message from you Mad Boss, your Spouse, or your Mom. The pinned conversation could be seen at the top no matter you have hundred’s of other conversation’s. This feature is also valuable for teams that coordinate their work over Telegram, as once the conversations are pinned it offers an easy way of keeping work-related chats reachable in a predictable order, whenever you open Telegram.
7)Username and t.me
With this feature, you can create a username of your own on Telegram. But what is it for? Well, once you have one, it will be possible for the different user’s to search you by your username, from the list of Global Results. Once you’ve set up a username, you can give people a t.me/username link. Well, this will fire open the Telegram app chat conversation. Above all, you can share username links with friends, write them on business cards, or put them up on your website. Above all, it has become a great method to interact with people without having their phone number.
8)Create and Choose your own Theme
With the theme editor in the Telegram, you can not only create but also share the theme’s made by you to your friend’s. Like the bot’s and sticker’s, this is also an open source platform where you can choose from different
color pallet’s to dazzle the world with new colors and background.
Bots are Telegram account’s that are operated by software and not by the people, thus have AI features. They can be used to play, draw, teach, command, search, sticker’s, broadcast and even to connect to the internet things. For example @ImageBot – send this bot a keyword, and it’ll provide you with a relevant picture,@TriviaBot – test your trivia knowledge or add to groups to compete with friends.,@PollBot – add this one to group chats to create polls.,@RateStickerBot – discover, and rate new stickers and so on. That means any message from your bot forwarded to a person or group is a messaging equivalent of a retweet – bots are viral. Additionally, all bots have an Add To Group and a Share button in their profile.
In case you’ve got have privacy concern’s, then got to “setting’s,” and tap on the “privacy and security.” Here you have a “passcode lock” option. Setting up an additional passcode, a lock icon will appear on the chats page. Tap it to lock and unlock your Telegram app. You can set the key for the passcode for a particular Time interval, after which it will again ask for the passcode, again. With that said, it will avoid installing various lock applications on your phone.