10 Useful Telegram Features You Should Be Using

MakeUseOf | 7/20/2018 | Anya Zhukova
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If you’re still using WhatsApp or one of the many slick WhatsApp alternatives, you may be interested in checking out reasons to start using Telegram instead.

But if you’re convinced that Telegram is the future and have already switched over, here’s a list of lesser-known Telegram features that you may have overlooked but should be using.

Phone - Number - App - Way - Contacts

Have you ever needed to change the phone number you’re using on an app, and had to figure out a way to transfer all your contacts onto the new number? It can be a lot of work, but Telegram does it all for you. You can easily change the phone number attached to your account without losing any chats or contacts.

In order to change the Telegram number you’re using, open Settings and tap on your phone number. Click “Change Number” and follow the instructions on your screen. The best thing? All your messages will be moved to the new mobile number and Telegram will automatically add your new number to all your previous contacts.

Update - Telegram - Accounts - Way - Lives

The latest update also allows you to use multiple Telegram accounts. That way you could keep your personal and professional lives separate without having to switch to another messaging app.

Speaking of multiples, Telegram allows you to upload multiple profile photos. In fact, you can upload as many pictures as you like. The latest photo is the profile picture your contacts will see, but they can swipe to see the rest of the photos.

Profile - Pictures - Settings - Camera - Icon

To upload your profile pictures, open the Settings and tap on the Camera icon. The next time you upload a picture, it won’t remove any of your previous photos.

Did you know that your message history is the most revealing part of your phone when it comes to private information? No matter why you might want to keep your chats in secret,...
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