Telegram is one of the free instant messaging platforms. It is a cross-platform and open-source service that offers end-to-end encrypted VoIP, video calling, file sharing, and several other features. Moreover, this messaging platform provides optional end-to-end encrypted “secret” chats.
Currently, the Telegram app for Android has over 500 million downloads on the Google Play Store. However, the lesser-known tips and tricks you should know enhance your experience while using this app.
Edit Sent Messages
Telegram permits editing the sent messages. Users just need to select the sent message and tap on the “Edit (pen)” icon. Now, an “Edited” label will be shown once you made the changes. Note: the sent message can be edited before 48-hours after sending.
If you are using Telegram and want to send a message without disturbing the receiver, you may simply send a message using the silent messages feature. To use this feature, you may type your message and then tap and hold the “send” button. You can then choose “Send without sound”.
Sending messages through this feature does not make any sound or vibration even if the recipient has not turned on the ‘Do not disturb mode.
Telegram allows you to schedule your message. Simply press and hold the “send” button. Then, choose “Schedule message” and pick the date and time. Now, the message will be sent at your chosen time.
On Telegram, users can edit videos. To use this feature, you may open the chat and choose the desired video you are willing to send. After this, tap on the tuning icon to open the new video editor. Also, you can add, remove, and adjust several elements including contrast, saturation, exposure, and more.
Quick YouTube and GIF Search
In case, if you want to send a YouTube link or GIF without leaving the Telegram app, the app allows you to do so. Just type @gif or @youtube and enter your search query and you will get access to the results on the chat screen itself.
These were the highlights of the Telegram app that users do not aware of.