My Telegram Wish List

My Telegram Wish List


The only time I feel excited to open Playstore is if there is an update for Telegram or the rest of my crypto-related apps such as Brave browser. Little did I know that today calls for a celebration. 

When I opened Playstore, I got notified that Telegram has some latest app updates. Like an ever alertful cat ready to take a bite of your own food, I updated my Telegram app at once.

Prior to this, I was already filled with ecstacy (no, I'm not overreacting) when I saw Durov posted on his Telegram channel how 2019 will be the year of when new features requested by users will be granted.

Telegram's Latest Updates

Now, when you delete a chat, you're given 5 seconds wait time before it will be deleted. The purpose of this is to give you 5 seconds to still undo your decision in case it is a case of accidental deletion.

Group admins can now restrict members on what they can or can't do in the group. This is fantastic counter-attack to those gif-spammers and scammers who keep posting irrelevant links.

Furthermore, you can now sort your contacts according to last seen or name.

My Telegram Feature Request

Dear Durov, this 2019, I want to have these features on Telegram, if not all, at least most of it *grins*

  • Create separate tabs for channels/groups/bots so they don't mess with our personal chats (friends/family/partner)
  • Ability to post video stories
  • Video call feature
  • Pin message on channel
  • Built-in crypto wallet, but we control our private key
  • Customize text with big font size 
  • Slack-like work/team features (though not necessary but would be very helpful, so we can just use Telegram for personal and work purposes)
  • Social media icons on bio


  • Send messages offline (would it be possible?)

I hope that the next time another notification pops up on Playstore, one of my feature-wish has been granted. 

This post will also get updated when I remember other features I'd like Telegram to have.

What about you? Do you have a feature request? Let me know.

About Me

Yaki writes and makes artworks about anything that interests her. She's one of those people who think that the second law of thermodynamics is a bit depressing, although she claims to be contributing to entropy since birth. She likes hunting and playing around with not-yet-mainstream, privacy-oriented apps. On her spare time, she likes laying down and consuming non-fiction books.

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