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…
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 -…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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. Mail app can be separated or it can simply be integrated inside the Telegram messenger…
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…
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.
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…
[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…
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…
Change file names in Telegram
Option to change file name on Telegram without needing to re-upload the file. App: all
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.
Way to mark messages as sensitive
An option to mark a message or photo as sensitive before sending. Sensitive messages can be revealed or re-hidden with a tap and default to hidden when a chat is opened. App: all
Secret group chats
Secret group chats with end-to-end encryption.
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
This all has been discussed above: The feature request includes groups with public user name, so it is not complete.
So where is the difference already preventing unwanted users from *entering* the group, already knowing, that you will throw them out anyway.
Owners and admins can not watch their groups 24 hours a day. So those users and spam bots enter the group, grabbing personal data of group members or posting a lot of unwanted stuff, before they are being removed again.
So give the group admins the possibility to 'opt in' instead of 'opt out'. What's the problem with it? If you don't like a group having those restrictions, just ignore it.
The *identifiers* of thoses groups are public. They can be *found* by telegram
*search* feature, while the owner decides who is allowed to
join (opt in) for reading and writing.
If you have a shop selling medical masks and you advertise for it, and publish it's
address, does this mean that you will keep the door open even while your shop is unattended, as you are sleeping or on vacation?
And if a violent anti masker enters with a "kill mask wearers" T-Shirt, will you throw him out if he comes in, before he ignites your shop? If there occur 20 violent anti maskers a day. Wouldn't you think about hiring a doorman, also you have made the address of your shop 'public'?
Moreover, there are bots that help admin about users approval. In particular, group help https://t.me/enGroupHelp/20 exploits one of the last telegram update https://telegram.org/blog/protected-content-delete-by-date-and-more/#responses-to-join-requests and the API https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#december-7-2021