You can edit messages to quickly correct mistakes, add extra formatting or tack on an emoji for flair. You don't always get it right the first (or second) time, but you can leave your typos in the dust.

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On Android and iOS, you can add widgets to your home screen that provide quick shortcuts to your favorite chats or a preview of recent messages. These widgets all display unread message counters and instantly open the chat in Telegram when tapped.

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You can used pinned messages in Groups and Channels as a directory to easily navigate between messages or even multiple chats. All messages in groups and channels have unique links that instantly direct a user to that message (if they are allowed to see the chat).

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Update: this is a known issue affecting some users on iOS, and the devs are looking into it further 👍

me, taking credit for every Telegram feature when I really just make funny pictures

When you attach media to a message, Telegram will automatically convert the text to a caption. This also works with cloud drafts – so you can type something on your laptop, attach media from your phone and send it all together.

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On iOS, you can choose from 9 new themes built by Telegram designers for your entire app – each with Day and Night modes, animated backgrounds, and gradient message bubbles. You can even personalize these themes and share them with friends (coming soon to Android).

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You can create invite links to groups and channels that let admins preview and approve new members before they are able to join. These links can help you create exclusive chats for VIPs, superfans or just people wearing purple.

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You can tap the header bar in any chat to see all the photos, videos, files and more that have been shared there. Drag the new date bar to swiftly scroll back in time, pinch to zoom, and tap the date bar to open a calendar view with media previews for each day.

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Time travel through Shared Media with hyper-speed scrolling and a calendar view, approve new group and channel members with Join Requests, and a lot more:

telegram.org/blog/shared-media

Dozens of spooky stickers are available in the Trending section of your sticker panel. Telegram's stickers are free – and always ready for your tricks and treats. 🎃

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By default, all groups and channels you make are Private – which means users must be added or use an invite link to join and see the chat. If you want to make your chat open to all and visible in Global Search results, you can change it to a Public Group or Channel.

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Any developer can build these chat-based applications using Telegram's free and open platform. 🔧 core.telegram.org/bots

Bots can help you perform tasks, access services, and do everything from creating stickers to playing games. They don't sleep, so they're always ready. 🤖

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You can archive chats to keep your chat list tidy – these chats will return to the chat list with each new message (unless they're muted). Swipe down on the chat list to see your archive, in which you can pin an unlimited number of chats in any order.

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Public figures and organizations can verify their channel, group or bot so that users can be sure it is official. These chats appear with blue badges both in the chat list and on their profiles – like Telegram service messages or t.me/Durov.

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