iOS badge counter shows unread messages, even when all chats are read
Badge counters inside the app and on the app's icon may sometimes show unread messages while there are no unread chats in the list. Workaround Tap 10 times on the Settings tab icon > Reindex Unread Counters.…
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All users are welcome to create new entries, view existing entries and vote on them. What is this for? This platform is a place where users can vote for feature suggestions for Telegram or report issues…
Missing parts of message history
Your help needed: The team needs help with app's logs. Messages are missing on mobile but visible on Telegram Web and Desktop. Notifications of new messages are received, but messages don't appear in…
Add Built-in VMess, Shadowsocks, SSR, Trojan-GFW proxies support The ( vmess / vmess1 / ss / ssr / trojan ) proxy link in the message can be clicked
Improve the ability to search chat history for Asian regional languages, such as Chinese and Japanese
Improve the ability to search chat history for Asian regional languages, such as Chinese and Japanese. Telegram's chat history search function is based on words, and is suitable for languages such as…
Silent sign up
A feature to join Telegram incognito, making the phone number privacy set to Nobody before creating a new account. Current users who have that number added to their contacts list will not get a new c…
The sticker text is covered of the time of the message
The time of the message is displayed on the sticker. It is not comfortable to read sticker. It often happens that time covers part of the text on the sticker. And if the sticker is sent from the channel…
Group Video Calls
Group Video Calls has been implemented in June 2021. Related suggestions: Group Video Calls with Contacts, Screen Sharing in private chats.
Cryptocurrency donations for bots, groups and channels
Show a button for sending quick donations to maintainers of bots, groups or channels using cryptocurrency. This could use either an established cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Etherium, EOS, etc. – or some…
Emergency passcode to hide chats
Option to set an alternative passcode ("double bottom") that either opens a limited set of chats, opens a different account, or destroys one of the connected accounts completely when entered. Use cases…
Choose a different default folder instead of "All Chats"
This feature is available as part of Telegram Premium. An option to pin one of your folders as the main folder instead of All Chats. When you open the app, it would show you the folder you chose. Pressing…
Chat permissions: Can Talk
Please add chat permission: Can Talk. How it works If it's enabled, user can talk in a voice chat. Otherwise user is muted. For users In apps it would be useful for chat owners - they will be able to…
Notify all group members
An option to notify all group members or admins using a special mention (e.g. @all and @admins). Use cases Important news and major updates in big communities. Potential issues Some group admins already…
Unlimited favorite stickers
Increase the limit for favorite stickers. The current limit is five stickers. When you add another one, the first sticker is replaced. Use cases Choose a limited set of stickers which you will always…
Reply only on parts of a message. This would be very useful, if someone wrote a very long message and you only want to refer to one or two sentences - or even only one or a few words. If you click on…
Alternate profile pictures
When setting a profile picture or video that's only visible to contacts (or certain users, groups etc.), allow choosing an alternate picture or video that will be shown to everyone else. Use cases -…
Armenian language official translation in telegram
Dear Telegram administration. We ask you to make the translation of the Armenian language official in telegram. Not a few people speak Armenian, and a full-fledged Armenian segment has already formed…
Stories / Statuses
An option to share moments (media, like photos or short videos, texts, etc.) with your mutual contacts (this can be adapted with granular privacy permissions) to view, interact, and forward. Such statuses…
Allow site owners to make their own Instant View templates
Instant View templates are currently created and maintained by Telegram, the list of supported websites is expanded gradually. Some site owners would like to get IV support for their websites sooner.…
Add Instant View to Telegram Desktop
Add Instant View to Telegram Desktop. The feature is there right now for MacOS Telegram App, but missing from regular Telegram Desktop. Preferably, it should open an article in the existing telegram window…
Disable "New Contact Joined" chats
Users receive a notification when one of their contacts becomes available on Telegram. It is currently possible to disable the notification: the new chats will appear in the list without sending a notification.…
No one open the video in the groups conversations without the admins permission
During the meeting conversations in telegram, some members want to speak so when we open the Microphone for them to speak, they open video with sexual content. This leads to annoy the members and they…
Add an option to disable auto-ordering of sticker packs on mobile
Add an option to disable auto-ordering of sticker packs. If you have a lot of packs, it make sense to order them in a way that makes it easy for you to find the right sticker. This has been the behaviour…
Better global search
Make global search a place to find all communities in channels and public chats.
Custom icons for folders
Add the ability to choose icons for folders on mobile platforms – like in Telegram Desktop and Telegram macOS. Sync them on all devices. Use cases - Find folders you're looking for more easily. - Save…
Video Notes Inline
Proper support for Video Notes (aka round videos) in inline mode for bots
Add "Ban Users" permission for admins of channels
In channels, admins can always ban users regardless of their permissions, it would be useful to remove the permission to ban users to some admins. Possible Solution - It could be added as sub-permission…
An option for a channel/group owner to better interact with subscribers without the risk of being reported as spammer by trolls.
An option for the owner of a channel or a group to set a visible flag informing all new members that they might be privately contacted one single time by the owner/admins of the channel/group they are…
Transfer ownership if creator account was deleted
Option to transfer ownership in groups and channels if the creator was deleted so the first admin with all permissions will become a creator! Thumbs up if you want this to happen 👍 App: all
Call transfer between devices
An option to seamlessly transfer ongoing voice and video calls between different devices with one account: e.g., from a mobile phone to a desktop PC and vice versa.
Telegram's Message Limit: Old Messages Gone Forever
When the message count reaches a million, old messages disappear. Steps to reproduce 1. Be an active Telegram user 2. Wait until the coveted number of incoming/outgoing messages is reached. 3. Eh, it's…
More Two-Factor Authentication methods
An option to add an authenticator app with temporary, one-time passwords (e.g. Authy, Google Authenticator) as another second factor.
Different background images for each chat
A feature to set a individual wallpaper for specific chats. (f.e. One wallpaper for a specific group, another for a chat with a friend...) Use cases This would make navigation between chats easier, especially…
Separate passcode lock for specific chats or Archive
Option to lock certain chats with a separate passcode. On a chat-by-chat basis, or for an entire Chat Folder, e.g. the Archive. Use cases Family iPads and other shared devices. Can also be used in environments…
Hide messages from blocked users in groups
Sometimes you don't want to see messages from people you blocked, even in the groups you share with them. Such messages could be automatically collapsed and hidden under a spoiler (like 'You blocked Doge.…
Allow adding Bots (Web Apps) to the Attachment Menu to all bots
Now only selected bots can be added to the Attachment Menu. But as a developer of inline bots, I see this as a barrier to make telegram a better messenger Let users decide, what they want to see in their…
Tmail - Telegram Email Service
Telegram is a great messenger, but it can also be a great Email service. So without further introductions, let's start. It may seem like Email service is for the previous generation, but many people,…
Requests to join group or channel
If enabled, the user attempting to join the group/channel will only be able to view the content and send things after being accepted by an administrator (optional: only admins who have the "accept/decline…
Syntax highlighting in code blocks
An optional extension to the backtick syntax to specify a language to highlight. Similar examples are the likes of Gitlab and GitHub comments.
[Privacy] [Private] New privacy option to not allow private messages from non-contacts.
Like many have asked before (for different reasons) for years (even before we had this suggestions platform) and as you can see with other suggestions in this platform too: https://bugs.telegram.org/c/1748…
Telegram downloads images instead of using bitmap data from clipboard
When I paste an image copied from Firefox, Telegram downloads it again instead of using the bitmap data from the clipboard. This happens because the clipboard also stores the image URL. If I paste the…
Change file names in Telegram
Option to change file name on Telegram without needing to re-upload the file. App: all
Please Add a Clear Response button/ Retract response button in the Poll (Quiz mode) too for admins of the channel and subscribers of the channel
Hello Sir/Ma'am. I would like to draw the attention of the Telegram app to an important suggestion/request. I run telegram channels which consists of more than 50k+ Highly active students who solve quiz…
No popup appears when hitting floodwait limits for t.me links
When you hit floowait limits for t.me/ links, an endless loading animation appears, this may confuse users that could think about a connection issue. No issues on iOS, where a popup correctly appears.…
Remove or modify Telegram ad features
I really do wish that Telegram would reconsider putting up sponsored ads in channels. I've always kept it as my safe zone while the rest of the internet is saturated with ads. If the ads are going to…
An option to bookmark/star a message. Marking a message would add it to the separate Starred Messages section on the profile page, for quick access to messages. While Telegram doesn't have Starred Messages…
Show folders when forwarding a message
An option to see your folders when sharing or forwarding messages. Use case Find the chats you were looking for more quickly. Workarounds - Use the search option to find the chat if it's not at the top.…
Privacy settings for Bio
The Bio section in Telegram profiles is currently always public. Add an option to configure 'Who can see your bio?' to the Privacy and Security Settings. Use cases Putting more sensitive or private info…
Secret Chats on Telegram Desktop
An option to create Secret Chats using the multiplatform Telegram Desktop client.
Secret group chats
Secret group chats with end-to-end encryption.
Some people that are not members of the group, look at the groups member list and send spam to all female members of the group...
With the effect that female groupmembers have to remove their profile picture and female username if they don't want to get spam (and dickpics).
That's why it should be possible to hide the members and messages for non-members.
People should have to join first to read - that allows the admins to block them from the group when they get notified of spam by other members.
Right even if I know which users send dickpics to female members, I can not block them from seeing the group (because they are not members).
So captchas only solve a part of the problem and they offer no security: sometimes a bot solves a captcha, sometimes a user fails to solve it.
And in near future there won't be any captchas left, that an AI can't solve.
Why setting up even a 2nd straw man now?
If members who are being harassed by some random users report them, the problem is already solved.
CAPTCHAs are not perfect, but they are the only automated way to counter spam in real scenario with millions of users.
Moreover, telegram already offers a way to report spammers.
P.S. are you saying that "AI" will solve the Turing's test?
The use cases of this feature request are defined as follows:
"...some people would like their groups/channels to be public and have a username but not allow everyone to join.
And make private ones safer when it comes to leaked invite links."
So this feature request is about enabling admins to *handle join requests* to join a channel or group - *independent* if they are "public" or "private". Period.
You constantly try to shift the coordinate system by setting red herring or straw men arguments (defining feature request as done, although public groups are still missing, sophistry discussion about the definition of "public", introducing captchas and now captchas being treated as Turing test).
Btw: I never said, that an AI will solve the Turing test. I said an AI will be able to solve captchas.
A captcha is not a Turing test. By definition, the interrogator in a Turing test is a human being, not an algorithm. Captchas also don't claim to be equal to a Turing test.
Members of this thread are not your guinea pigs for testing and improving your rhetorical skills. So pack away your dark triade experiments or find another trolling platform for your games.
Please reread the discussion, I didn't start the confusion about read and write rights on a content. I agree that moderation is required on a discussion (public or private), but it is a different topic.
You probably don't know this, but Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) are actually a Turing's test (sometimes considered a reverse test) .
Read more here https://wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPTCHA
P.S. "It is better to be silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
It's the same with Telegram groups having a "user name".
As they are labelled as "public", you come to the conclusion, that they "claim" to be "Emilia public".
But read the subtitles:
( ) public
everybody can ***FIND*** it by searching
( ) private
can only be ***found*** by an invitation link
(retranslated from german language, so the original text might be slightly different)
(btw. think about geo located groups. They can also be "public" and "private", but as they can be found by the "near by" function, they never are really private. So this could be another playground for you ;-)
Your dogmatic definition of public is simply not relevant here. The requested feature is relevant and useful. It has 529 up votes and only 20 down votes.
Nobody cares if it meets your dogmatic public definition or not.
Btw.: Funny that in the Captcha discussion, you are just telling us the opposite: A Captcha is a Turing test, because somebody included the phrase "Turing test" in it's name, although it fails Turings definition.
I will stop any discussion on definition of public and captchas, because they are offtopic and I am tired of this. I just will ignore any further discussion.
Let's concentrate on the feature request.
Please read the original papers from which CAPTCHA definition comes from http://www.captcha.net/captcha_cacm.pdf and https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/3-540-39200-9_18.pdf
According to telegram FAQ https://telegram.org/faq
Get a short link for your group and make it public, like t.me/publictestgroup. This way, anybody can view the group's entire chat history and join to post messages.
You can set up a public username on Telegram. It then becomes possible for other users to find you by that username — you will appear in contacts search under 'global results'.
Local group are public by default
People Nearby is an optional feature that allows Telegram users to explore local groups, find friends to chat with in their area, or quickly exchange contacts with people who are close.
Note: People Nearby is never turned on by default – users must manually enable it. If you are receiving messages from someone you don't know, see Q: Who can contact me?
Now you can answer your own questions.
Can you report here what is the difference between something that is public and something that is private?
My definition agree with the definition of telegram FAQ and the choice made by telegram with the latest upgrade.
"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it." Lev Tolstoy
Pre-approval by an admin would stop that