A while ago, we were are mind blown by the concept of instant messengers. Now we see new messengers coming up every now and then. Undoubtedly, WhatsApp is the most common instant messenger among young and old. But there are other messengers which could offer an incredible lot of awesome features. One of them which is gaining more and more popularity is Telegram. Telegram is known to be a safe and secure messenger despite some security flaws. This security makes it difficult to spy on Telegram or hack Telegram. If you are thinking about joining Team Telegram, here are some useful Telegram hacks and tips which help you to get the most out of this app.
Telegram hacks – hide ‘Last Seen’ from particular people
Telegram allows you to hide your Last Seen from people of your own choice! for sure you can hide your Last Seen from everyone. But Telegram lets you limit to some particular ones; your boss for example!
All you need to do is to go to Settings > Privacy and Security and tap on Last Seen.
Under ‘Who can see my timestamp’ you can choose Everybody, My Contacts, or Nobody.
On the same page you can see ‘Never Share With‘. Tap on Add Users to choose anyone who you would like to hide your last seen from. As simple as that.
How to set a passcode for your Telegram app
For sure your phone is password protected, but what if your mom or your friend goes pass that password? Well, you can add an extra layer of security to your personal chats with Telegram passcode!
Just go to Settings > Privacy and Security. In the Security section, tap on Passcode Lock and then choose Turn Passcode On. If you use an iPhone, you can choose to unlock with touch ID as well.
watch videos and chat at the same time
If you want to watch a video on a messenger, you need to stop chatting and it may bug you a little bit. Well, one of the cool Telegram hacks is Telegram multi-tasking feature. With this feature you no longer need to stop what you were doing to watch a video.
To do so, open a video as you would normally do (view it full screen). Tap on the picture-in-picture icon on the top right corner of the video. The video screen will be show up in the corner of your screen AND you can chat as well. You can also drag and drop the video screen to place it wherever you want.
Pin conversations on Telegram
Do you have many groups and channels and your most used conversations keep going down on your chat lists? If you want to keep important conversations always on the top and within your reach, use Telegram Pin feature.
You can pin up to 5 conversations on top of your chat list.
For iPhone, swipe left on any conversation and tap on Pin.
For Android, long press on any conversation and tap on Pin to top.
How to create GIFs on Telegram
A sticker is a way to convey your emotions through chat. You can do it even better with GIFs. If you are tired of your stickers, here is how you can create your own GIFs on Telegram.
- Take a video with Telegram app
- Click the mute button on the corner
- Video will be sent as a looping GIF