Telegram Features: Most Popular in 2020

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Telegram features in 2020
Telegram features in 2020

Many people use Telegram every day and do not know what hidden functions are in the messenger, but there are a lot of them. 

Especially for you, we have prepared TOP Telegram features that you might not know about!

Password Protecting Chats

The first Telegram feature you might not know about is password protection of the messenger. 

If you have something to hide, then Telegram is just the place to do it. This function allows you to hide any correspondence from prying eyes. Without a verification code, it’s generally not possible to open a chat list.

Telegram Passcode Lock
Telegram Passcode Lock

This feature is called “Password Code” and is available in the Telegram privacy and security settings. After creating a password, a lock will be displayed in the chat list, and as soon as you click on it, Telegram will be blocked and will not show anything without a password.

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You can set the auto-lock from 1 minute to an hour.

Automatically Record Audio Messages

Best Telegram Features
Best Telegram Features

For a long time there has been news on the Internet that it is not necessary to listen to audio messages in any messenger through an external speaker. After all, you can just bring the phone to your ear, and listen to the recording, as if you are talking on the phone. 

But Telegram has one more feature, thanks to which it is very easy to record new audio.

Open any dialogue in Telegram, bring the phone to your ear, as during a conversation, hear the starting sound and begin to utter. When you finish, take away the phone from your ear and all that you have said is waiting to be sent. It remains only to tap on the arrow and send your audio message. 

Accelerated Audio

In pursuit of audio, we’ll talk about another interesting feature. Tell me honestly, is it sometimes that you need to listen to the necessary information from a person, but before he says it, you first receive a dose of foreplay in the form of a story about the weather, about how the cat went to the toilet and so on.

Telegram Accelerated Audio
Telegram Accelerated Audio

There is a solution to all these troubles. We don’t know what the function is officially called, so we’ll just call it “Audio Acceleration”.

They tapped on the “2x” button and the voice message played twice as fast. The button appears while listening to audio.

The only minus of this chip in Telegram is that if a person speaks extremely quickly, then it is likely that you can not distinguish some of his words and sentences. 

But still, this is a very cool feature!

Pending Messages

With the release of the latest version of Telegram, a new interesting feature became available — these are pending messages.Afraid of missing a friend’s birthday or anniversary with your girlfriend? Congratulate them on this in advance. After you have written the message, press and hold the “Send Messages” button and select “Send Later”.

Sending a pending message
Sending a pending message

After that, set the date and time, the Telegram itself will send a message.

If you need to remind yourself of some kind of reminder, send a pending message to yourself in the Saved.

Then Telegram will send you this message on the set date.

Silent Message

Another interesting feature in Telegram is sending silent messages. 

If a muse came to you at night and you had a desire to write to someone in Telegram, but you want to be cultured and not wake a person, then this feature in Telegram is for you.

This feature is in the same place as the pending messages. When you write a message to Telegram, and then make a long tap on the send button, an additional menu will appear where the “Send without sound” button will appear. Now the message is sent without sound.

Send without sound
Send without sound

For the user who will receive this message, a notification will appear with the “crossed out bell” emoji, which will mean that the message was sent in quiet mode.

By the way, for Android, the notification comes as usual, but without sound, that is, the user does not understand that you sent him a message in quiet mode.

Location

Location
Location

In Telegram, the location function is well arranged. Thanks to her, you can show the person where he needs to come, or find other people nearby. 

Sending Location

If you are waiting for someone or want to poison your location, then you will like the feature in the form of a geo-location in the Telegram. At the same time, you can not only send your location once, but also broadcast it for a set time. 

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This is very convenient if, for example, you are going to a meeting so that the person does not ask "when will you be", you just share your location.

People Nearby

Feature in Telegram "People nearby"
Feature in Telegram "People nearby"

Around Valentine's Day, Telegram posted an update, where he added an interesting feature for dating between people.

If you experience loneliness or a great desire to meet someone, it's time to try the "Find People Near You" button. 

You can find it by going to the "Contacts" menu.

People nearby in Telegram
People nearby in Telegram

There is a very important nuance here. We advise all of you to use the geolocation in the Telegram only when you really need it. 

In the "People nearby" tab, you can see who is nearby with you, and maybe this way to meet someone. There is a separate button “Show me”, by clicking on which, you show yourself to all those who are nearby, which Telegram warns about by the way. If you have done this, do not forget to turn it off as soon as this function ceases to be of interest to you.

Cross-platform

Cross-platform
Cross-platform

We really like how Telegram can be used on different platforms. And plus everything, his applications, whether on iOS, Android, or on Windows, are always actively updated. 

Desktop version of Telegram
Desktop version of Telegram

In addition, the messenger has a web version, which is also suitable for those who want to enter Telegram from a computer, but downloading a separate application is not an option. 

Telegram Web Version
Telegram Web Version
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Accessibility and diversity is great!

Disappearing Photo

A Telegram chip with disappearing photos is certainly not a fresh solution for the world of instant messengers and social networks (remember only the well-known Snapchat), but it’s very nice that the developers are trying to add more and more different functionality to Telegram so that it is useful. 

Telegram disappearing photo
Telegram disappearing photo

A photo has a maximum a minute! Yes, it’s precisely such a period of time that you can give the user on the other side of the screen so that he enjoys something interesting, because it will only take from 1 second to one minute and the photo will disappear. 

Therefore, if you see that someone has sent you a photo with a similar icon — do not be alarmed, and know that you will only have a few moments to see it.

Disappearing Photo Icon
Disappearing Photo Icon

Confidentiality

Confidentiality
Confidentiality

Telegram is full of privacy settings, which can be considered separately for a very long time. Now we will talk only about the main ones.

Forwarded Messages

In the privacy settings, you can configure who can link to your account when sending messages. If you turn off this function, then when you forward your message to another person, he will see only the name from whom the message was sent, but he will not be able to open the profile.

Who can link to an account
Who can link to an account

This is convenient if you do not want your profile to glow somewhere in an unnecessary place, and so that someone extra could not write to you. But also, scammers can use this feature. For example, they send you a message from your allegedly supervisor who asks you to send money to a specific card number. Due to the fact that the name matches, you might think that this is really a message from the boss, but since the profile does not open, scammers may be hiding behind this.

It is better to ask about it personally and be sure that you will not be deceived.

Who Sees When I'm Online

This means that you can hide from everyone the information about the time you last logged in to the application. There is one more pleasant trifle — you can choose a person or several people who will see when you were last in Telegram. This is useful if you want to hide from everyone, and only your wife or mother will know that you are alive and went to Telegram. 

Who sees you in the Telegram
Who sees you in the Telegram
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By the way, do not forget to also enable a similar function in other messengers so that you are definitely “incognito”.

Hidden Numbers

Who sees your telegram number
Who sees your telegram number

In the latest version of Telegram, you can now more accurately configure the settings for displaying the phone number. For example, you can put who sees your phone number, and also, very importantly, who can find you by phone number.

In the modern world, anonymity is becoming an increasingly important issue, so be careful when setting this feature in Telegram.

Special Notices

Set up notifications in Telegram
Set up notifications in Telegram

In the messenger, you can configure the appearance of notifications from the chat, person or channel. You can remove the appearance of notifications from certain chats or interlocutors for a certain amount of time: from one hour to 2 days or even turn off notifications.

On Android, you can go even further and put the ability to receive smart notifications in the chat notification settings. If there is some heated discussion in the chat, and you don’t want to receive notifications about each new message, you can configure it to receive from 1 to 10 notifications in the interval from 1 to 10 minutes.

Setting up special notifications in Telegram
Setting up special notifications in Telegram

For example, in a chat they wrote 20 messages in the interval of 10 minutes, and in the settings for this chat you specified 1 notification within 10 minutes, then you will receive only one sound notification, together 10 in the usual case. 

This is really a very necessary feature in Telegram, as it allows you to configure your chats very flexibly.

Message Pinning

Pinned Massages
Pinned Massages

The most important messages, groups and chats can be fixed at the top of the screen and they will be all the time at the very top, and not sorted by the date of the last message, like regular chats. Why do we write only about the most important? Because their maximum number is limited.

On iPhone iOS, simply swipe the dialogue / chat to the right and the corresponding “Pin” icon will appear. For Android, you need to pinch the message, and a submenu with a pin icon will appear on top. 

Now the most necessary messages will always be in sight.

Stickers

It has already become mainstream, it is already a legend, it is just what Telegram exists for. Not only is there an incredible amount of them in the messenger, plus to everything there you can find stickers for every taste: 

  1. Funny
  2. Vulgar;
  3. Swearing;
  4. And many others.

Sometimes words are not needed, a sticker can say everything.

Telegram Stickers
Telegram Stickers

In addition, you can create your own Telegram stickers! To do this, go to the article by reference, there will be more detailed information. 

Music

Telegram has a large number of channels with music. And this is definitely one of the Telegram features, because if you look around on the street, you will notice that a lot of people listen to music from there.

Telegram channels with music
Telegram channels with music

You can download the song to the cache in order to play it without the Internet, plus Telegram also has an excellent player for switching tracks with cute covers.

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Often there are channels on the open spaces of the Telegram that are blocked by copyright holders, so we by no means urge you to listen to music illegally, but we inform you that there is such a function.

Saved Messages

Your files are always at hand
Your files are always at hand

Saved is a terrific tab that will keep everything you need at your fingertips. Files, links, photos and videos — everything can be uploaded there. It is incredibly convenient. 

Indeed, in this way you can transfer a file from one computer to another without resorting to file resources. The same goes for your smartphones.

Telegram Deleted Tab
Telegram Deleted Tab

Since all information is encrypted and stored on servers in several countries of the world, then all the data, even if the phone is suddenly stolen, will always be tied to a specific account and they can be restored simply by logging into your Telegram account on another device. This is a huge plus of this tab.

Folders in Telegram

This is exactly what we probably expected from the moment Telegram itself appeared. Finally, you can sort everything into the categories you need. 

There are also standard folder options like:

  1. Contacts;
  2. Not contacts;
  3. Groups;
  4. Channels;
  5. Bots.

In addition, you can create your own folder for your needs. 

Of course, these Telegram chips can be considered absolutely subjective, and this is so. Indeed, for everyone in Telegram has its own features, and everyone enjoys possibly from completely different functionality.

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