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Telegram. How to view a sticker before sending and other handy Telegram gestures


Telegram. When he first appeared, few people took it seriously, except for enthusiasts and geeks. Now it has grown a lot and has become one of the best instant messengers in the world. Of course, it is still far from WhatsApp, but it has gone beyond a simple way to exchange messages. I’m not even talking about some complex encryption systems and the behavior of Pavel Durov, who periodically says that he will not give anyone access, but then the moment comes and he gives this access to other countries. Now we are not talking about this, but about the fact that Telegram has convenient, but somewhat non-obvious things that you can and should use to make your life easier and make the experience of using the service more enjoyable.


Telegram control gestures

It is gestures that have now become the main control of many applications and the operating system as a whole. This is very logical and native. In some ways, this can be compared with swipes for scrolling, when we kind of send the interface to the side. With gestures, everything is about the same. It is necessary to close it – threw it away from itself, it is necessary to go back – grabbed it with a swipe from the edge and returned.

And swipes are also convenient because they work on the entire screen area and you don’t have to hit small buttons.

A striking example of the convenience of swipes is Telegram. With such a rich set of features included with Telegram, it’s easy to miss some of them or forget they even exist. So let’s take a look at some of the most useful gestures that are hidden in Telegram and see why we should use them.

How to read a message so that the interlocutor does not know about it

Sometimes I want to read a message but don’t have time to reply to it right away. At these moments, I want to read the message, but so that no one knows that I did it. There are people who get offended if you read his message, do not respond within 12 seconds after that. Preferably expanded.

Telegram shows you when you’ve read a message , and this could potentially lead to a nasty situation. There is one trick for this. A long press on the image next to a chat name brings up a preview, allowing you to read the last few messages in full without marking them as read. If you still want to reply right away, just swipe up . This will open the full conversation.

Quickly close a chat in Telegram

To quickly close a chat and return to the list of those that you had before, there is one simple gesture that is often used in the system, be it Android or iOS. To do this, simply swipe your finger across the screen from left to right . This will minimize the chat and you will have access to the general list of chats. Everything is very simple.

How to quickly reply to a message in Telegram

This gesture is probably one of the most convenient and it allows you to quickly reply to a message. No need to click on it, hold it, then choose “answer” and spend precious seconds of your life on it.

Just swipe left from the message and you can reply to it. The original message will appear at the bottom above the typing bar. In general, everything is as usual, only with a new control gesture. So you can quickly and conveniently answer in large chat rooms, where various topics are constantly being discussed.

How to view a Telegram sticker before sending

It has always been a problem for me to figure out which sticker I am going to send now. Sometimes you choose the right emoji and they give you options for stickers, you choose a good one, but when it is sent, it becomes large and animated, it turns out that it has a hidden meaning and becomes somehow uncomfortable.

There is also a gesture to solve this problem. You just need to click on one of the proposed stickers and hold your finger on it . It will open in a larger format and be animated. So you can understand whether it is worth sending it. If, without releasing your finger, move it around the screen, you can see other stickers from those that are open in thumbnails for preview. This is very convenient, given the huge number of stickers in Telegram.

How to record long voice messages in Telegram

In Telegram, as in other messengers, it is possible to send voice messages. In general, I condemn this and do not understand why, when communicating with a person by voice messages, you can’t just call (especially since you can call through Telegram itself). Such communication takes twice as much time and then you cannot find what you discussed in the correspondence.

I see only two situations where you can and should use voice messages. In the first case, it will be a big message that takes a long time to type and you send it at night so that the interlocutor can listen to it in the morning . In the second case, this is again a long message in the chat, when it is impossible to explain the idea in text, but you won’t call each chat participant either. For example, we sometimes send voice “drafts” like this in editorial chats.

In order to record a message, you need to click on the microphone icon and speak like a walkie-talkie. However, if you need to record a long message, then keeping the microphone “pressed” does not make sense. Just swipe up and the recording will continue until you stop it .

Is it worth using Telegram

I think that using Telegram is really convenient and useful. Even because he allegedly encrypts something there and no one has access to it. All this is nonsense and no one needs the correspondence of 99.99999 percent of users who simply flatter themselves by exaggerating their importance.

Telegram should be used only because it is convenient, and everything else is just add-ons. The most pleasant conveniences for me personally are the ability to work on several devices at the same time and the ability to send files without compression. And also those control gestures that I wrote about in this article.

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