Almost every smartphone user has heard about the Telegram messaging app now and more people are downloading the every passing day. The popularity of Telegram and reached across the world.
Since a lot of people have started using the app, we thought it wise to draw your attention to some amazing features on the app that gives it an edge over the likes of Meta’s WhatsApp and Viber. So in this article, we are going to take a look at some of the features that you should keep an eye out for when start using Telegram.
Telegram is known for being one of the most privacy-focused apps for chatting and the app does not disappoint in that regard. It uses an end-to-end encryption feature like the one found on WhatsApp for protecting messages sent by users. However, on Telegram, you can have secret chat with your friends. To start a secret chat with any contact, follow the steps below.
- Choose new message
- Now choose ‘new secret chat’
You can also set a timer that will delete the messages at the set period. You can set the tier by going to the three-dot button and setting the time you want the chat to stay be blow it deletes. if you are an iPhone user, you can just tap on the timer icon and set the time.
Another amazing feature on Telegram is the ability to lock chats with a passcode like the way you lock your phone from prying eyes. To use this locking feature, follow the simple steps below.
- Go to settings
- Then to privacy and security
- Choose ‘passcode lock’ and turn it on by tapping on it
- Now, select your four-digit passcode
You can also choose another passcode type by clicking on the passcode options. This feature also has a timer for locking the chats automatically when the set time is up.
Preventing People From Adding You Randomly
You can prevent people from adding just anyhow. This feature allows you to set boundaries on who can you and who cannot since there could be some spam accounts on the app. Please follow the steps below to make use of this feature.
- Go to settings and then to privacy and security
- Choose ‘groups’ choosing ‘my contact’ will permit only your contacts to add you to groups
- You can also choose ‘never allow’ while ’everybody’ has been selected to prevent everyone from adding you to a group
You can send a message to someone without annoying them by using the mute message. All you have to do is to select the user you want to send the message to and follow the steps below.
- Select the user to send the message to
- Type down the message
- Now instead of pressing the arrow button to send the message, hold it and then choose ‘send without sound’
- For IOS users, just type the message and then press and hold the arrow button. It will automatically send the message without sound
Scheduling A Message
You can also schedule a message on Telegram. This can be great for wishing our friends on their birthdays. It will prevent people from staying up all night just to be the first to wish a friend a happy birthday at midnight a post their pictures.
If you want to send a scheduled message, just type the message and then press and hold the arrow button and choose ‘schedule message’. Now you just set the time you want the message to be sent.
So these are some of the best features on Telegram and you need to check them out as soon as possible to take your messaging skills to a whole new level. As you can see, all the steps provided in this article are quite easy to follow and implement. Make sure to visit this site again when you require more tech knowledge.