Telegram is one of the most powerful messenger app available in android market. Telegram is meant for its unique features and stronger security options.
With about 100,000,000 monthly active users, Telegram delivers over 15 billion messages daily. Isn’t that cool?
Okay, In this article am going to mention 10 Cool tricks that you can do with Telegram Messenger App.
1. Enable Two-Step Verification in Telegram
Security is the top notch priority for everyone when it comes to communication via the internet. Telegram is based on 256-bit symmetric AES encryption providing stronger security, as a result, you can chat with your friends or in a group with a complete peace of mind.
Telegram helps you in many ways to secure your chat.
The First thing you must do soon after installing the telegram is to enable Two-Step Verification as it provides a second layer protection.To enable this, Go to settings>Privacy and Security>Two-step verification>Set Additional Password, Here enter a password, Re-confirm the password, and enter your recovery email. Once done, a confirmation mail will be sent to your email address, Just click on the link to activate the Two-Step Verification.
To enable this, Go to settings>Privacy and Security>Two-step verification>Set Additional Password, Here enter a password, Re-confirm the password, and enter your recovery email. Once done, a confirmation mail will be sent to your email address, Just click on the link to activate the Two-Step Verification.
2. Start a Secret Chat
Having a secret chat is one cool feature which you cannot find in most of the messaging apps.
Telegram’s Secret chat is so unique that you can set a timer and can self-destruct the chat session.
To create a secret chat, click on the hamburger icon, click on New Secret Chat, Select the Contact with whom you want to start the secret chat. Once the secret Chat is initiated you have an option to set a timer to self-destruct and the chat is encrypted and will not leave any trace on telegram’s servers.
3. Turn Emojis into Stickers
Emojis are good but Stickers are better! Yes, Who doesn’t like Stickers, Moreover Telegram has its own way of adding stickers to the chats.
To turn emojis into Stickers, Type in @sticker (leave a space) and select the emoji, now telegram app lets you select the sticker that matches the emoji you have selected.
4. Enable Link Previews
Link Preview is one of the cool features which many of the social sites implementing nowadays. When you share an article, Telegram beautifully renders that article into a rich snippet so that end user can glance at the article and then open it if necessary. This is very helpful if you are in a group where you receive tons of messages.To enable this, Go to settings>Privacy and Security, Toggle on Link Previews.
To enable this, Go to settings>Privacy and Security, Toggle ON Link Previews.
5. Bots are the New Sexy
Don’t panic guys, You don’t need to be a programmer to use the bots. Bots are very good in handling various tasks. All you need to do is head over to Bot store, select the bot from a huge list of categories, add it to the telegram and explore the features. It is as simple as that!
6. Get Everything in One place
Are you finding difficulty in going through the various sites just to share an article or video? Telegram makes our life easier by letting us search most of the things from the chat itself and share it right away.
Few things which you can look from the telegram messenger is, You can search bing images, Youtube Videos, Wikipedia articles etc.
To do these, just type in @bing (leave a space) type in the name of the image you are looking for, or type in @Youtube (leave a space) type in the video which you would like to watch, or type in @wiki (leave a space) type in the keyword to get the information regarding that from Wikipedia.
This saves your precious time in sharing things with your friends.
7. Groups to Channels
Telegram is the app that won’t restrict you to chat with a certain number of people. If you have more than 200 people in your group, Telegram allows you to upgrade the groups into supergroups which can accommodate up to 5000 people. If it still not suffices your needs and want to communicate with the larger audience you can create channels.
8. Do Not Miss Any Notification with Telegram Messenger
At times we accidently miss important notifications but with Telegram, you can snooze the notification by enabling Repeat Notifications.
To enable Repeat Notifications, Go to Settings>Notifications and Sounds, Click on Repeat Notifications and select the time.
With this option, you can snooze the notifications anywhere from 5 minutes to 4 hours!
9. Custom LED colors for Notifications
Telegram allows you to set custom LED colors for specific groups or chats. This is extremely useful if you have many groups and it definitely gives a special touch.
NOTE: – This feature works only with supported android smartphones.
10. Change the Theme
Everyone has their own taste and people do not like if an app is not allowing them to customize the settings to match their taste. Telegram allows you to switch to a dark theme that looks extremely good on AMOLED screens.