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Hide Members in Groups. Admins of groups with 100+members can hide the member list to give participants more privacy.
If members are hidden, only admins will be listed on the group’s info page. If an admin is anonymous, they will not be included in the list.
To hide the member list, go to the Group’s Info Page > Edit > Members > Hide Members.
Public Profile Photos. Telegram’s privacy settings give users full control over their visibility, including who is able to see their profile photos.
Adding any restrictions or exceptions for your profile photo unlocks the option to set a public photo that will be shown to everyone that can’t see your main one.
To change who can see your phone number, last seen time, profile photo and more, go to Settings > Privacy and Security.
Suggest Profile Photos. Photos and videos you take can be suggested to contacts, letting them add it to their profile in two taps.
Suggested photos become the user’s main profile photo – if you want to set something personal, you can replace their photo instead.
Replace Profile Photos. The profile photos of your contacts are replaceable – you can set another photo or video for them that only you will see.
To replace a contact's photo, open their Profile > Edit > Set Photo for Contact. You can also suggest them a profile photo.
Media Editor. Drawings, text, stickers, shapes and more can be added to both photosandvideos in the media editor.
The default brush automatically smooths your lines and changes width based on drawing speed. Other tools let you draw arrows, add a blur effect or erase.
Text has various font and backgroundoptions – and all users can include custom emoji, even if they don’t subscribe to Telegram Premium.
Temporary QR Codes. Any user can quickly share their contact info with others by generating a QR code from the Settings page.
If you don’t have a username and hide your phone numberfrom everyone, the QR codes you generate will be temporary – working for just a few minutes. Temporary QR codes never share your phone number, only your chosen name.
Detailed Storage Usage. You can see how much space each chat is using on your device and clear the media of individual chats from your cache, filtered by file type.
Clearing your cache does not delete any messages or media from your chats – they stay in the chat history, ready to re-download when you need them.
The Storage Usage page has several settings to maximize storage space – like automatically removing older media from your cache, as well as a maximum cache size on iOS.
Aggressive Anti-Spam. Admins in groups of 200+ members can enable Aggressive Anti-Spam to unleash the full force of Telegram’s experienced anti-spam algorithms in their chat.
These algorithms are more precise and efficient than third-party bots, and allow admins to report false positives from the Recent Actions page to further train the tools.
Global Auto-Delete. Set messages to self-destruct in all new chats via Settings > Privacy and Security > Auto-Delete Messages.
From the same page, you can quickly enable auto-delete for any other chats in just a few taps.
Anonymous Numbers. Sign up without a SIM card or make your existing accountmore incognito with an anonymous number from Fragment.
These numbers don’t receive calls or SMS – instead, your logincode is always available in the My Anonymous Numbers section of Fragment.
Like collectible usernames, ownership of anonymous numbers is tied to your TON wallet in the blockchain and can be sold or traded to others.
Topics. Large groups of 1000+ members can enable topics in Group Settings to organize their discussion into separate spaces.
Each topic works like a chat – with its own shared media and notification settings, supporting powerful features like polls, bots, games and more.
The group’s service messages and pre-topic message history are included in the default General topic. Admins can rename this topic or hide it from the main list.
Collectible Usernames. Acquire and exchange unique usernames on a new platform, secured by the TON blockchain.
In addition to a basic username, any user can have multiple collectible ones that can be assigned to their profile, group or channel – or reserved for later use.
Collectibles have the same features as basic usernames – they appear in Global Search results, can be used for @mentions, and have their own
Infinite Reactions. All users have access to dozens of reaction emoji like 👍🤣🔥❤️👏🐳⚡️🏆 from an expandable menu in groups and 1-on-1 chats.
Premium users can react with up to 3 emoji on any message and can use any custom emoji – for thousands more possibilities.
GIFs. Telegram has thousands of high-quality GIFs – featuring scenes from your favorite movies and shows.
Open the GIF section of your Sticker Panel to see what’s trending, search for something specific, or browse the themed tabs to find one that matches an emotion.
Simply tap to send, or press and hold to preview the full image – and add it to your saved GIFs or schedule it for a later time.
Save to Gallery. Automatically save incoming media to your gallery in Settings > Data and Storage. You can control it by chat type – with the option to enable it separately for users, groups or channels.
On iOS, go to Settings > Data and Storage > Save Incoming Photos.
Animated Profile Pictures on macOS. Create a custom, looping profile video on macOS from your favorite animated stickers and emoji – complete with gradient backgrounds and patterns.
You can add one to your own account, or create them for groupsandchannels – quickly giving any chat a personalized icon.
External Sharing. Users can directly share large media items to Telegram from other apps – saving time and storage space.
On iOS, you can follow the status of your upload with an animated progress bar.
Preview Chats. Press and hold the profile picture of any chat to view its messages – without marking them as read.
You can scroll in the preview window to see more of the chat history, or use the menu buttons to quickly pin, mute or mark as read.
⭐ Doubled Limits. With Telegram Premium, you get increased limits for almost everything in the app.
Follow 1000 channels, create 20 folders with 200 chats each, add a fourth account to any app, pin 10 chats in the main list, save 10 favorite stickers – and more.
⭐ Premium Icons. Premium users have 3 more app icons to choose from – a premium star, turbo plane, and night sky.
All Android and iOS users have several default iconoptions, like Vintage and Aqua in Settings > Chat Settings (Android) or Settings > Appearance (iOS).