Stories in Profiles. Stories can be posted as temporary updates, or saved to your profile for as long as you want.
Every story on your profile has its own privacy settings – so you can decide who is able see each one.
When selecting the story duration, enable 'Post to Profile' or open your Story Archive in Settings > My Stories to add a past story to your profile.
Stories in your archive or on your profile can still be edited at any time – or removed from your profile via Settings > My Stories.
Dual Camera Mode. Stories can take photos or videos with the front and rear camera of your device simultaneously.
You can choose which camera goes where – even while recording – and after recording, can drag the smaller circle to any position.
When creating a story, tap to take a photo or hold down for video. While recording, swipe left to lock, swipe up to zoom in, or swipe right to switch cameras – all with one hand.
Stories. Every user can quickly share moments and see what friends are up to – right at the top of the chat list.
When viewing a story, you can tap to share, reply or react. For a quick ♥️, just tap – or hold down for hundreds of emoji options.
You can create stories with photos or videos – either from your gallery, or recorded with the in-app camera.
When posting, you can select from 4 privacy settings: Everyone, My Contacts, Close Friends and Selected Contacts – all of which can be completely customized with exceptions and updated at any time.
Stories can last for 6 to 48 hours – or they can be posted to your profile, arranged in a scrollable grid, where users can see your highlights for as long as you want.
For even more details, check out this in-depth guide to Telegram Stories.
Add Links to Text. Links can be added directly to text from the formatting menu – keeping messages short and organized.
Tapping a formatted link opens a confirmation window so you can double-check the URL before opening it. Except for t.me links to Telegram chats – those always open instantly.
Launching Web Apps. Telegram bots are able to host seamless web apps – which can be accessed in any chat.
Bots that support this feature can be launched via link or @-mention. Try typing @DurgerKingBot (followed by a space) or posting this link.
In groups, web apps can support collaboration and multiplayer features – more info is available in our Guide for Developers and API.
Chat-Specific Wallpapers. Your favorite photos and color combinations can become unique backgrounds in any 1-on-1 chat.
After setting a wallpaper, a special message is sent that allows your chat partner to add the same wallpaper on their side.
To set a custom wallpaper, tap ➕> ‘Set Wallpaper’ on Android, or open a profile and tap ➕ > ‘Change Wallpaper’ on iOS.
Shareable Folders. Custom chat folders can be shared via invite link – letting contacts and coworkers join all its chats and add the folder in one tap.
Each folder supports multiple invite links that each give access to different chats. If you update a link with more chats, existing members will see a prompt to join them.
For more details, see our in-depth guide.