Telegram for Android missing features

Telegram for Android missing features

🎗 Gensetti

This list will be updated with Telegram for Android missing features compared to Telegram X for Android.

Please report everything missing or wrong to @Gensetti. Thanks to @SajilCK for inspiring me with his work. Some "missing features" are simply consequences of different designs, but I wanted to report everything different in order to offer you a complete overview.

  1. Set old profile pictures as current
  2. Forward as copy
  3. Log in with more than 3 accounts
  4. Automatic data saver
  5. More options for passcode locks (Pattern, gesture)
  6. Ability to directly set every lock method without starting with PIN or password
  7. Enable/disable passcode invisibility
  8. Enable/disable Bubbles mode (and the ability to set bubbles mode only for chats or channels)
  9. More built-in themes
  10. Scroll the chat while holding to preview
  11. Custom vibrations option
  12. Reduce motion option (not clear whether "enable animations" does the same in Telegram for Android)
  13. Enable/disable swipe to reply/share
  14. Enable/disable hiding keyboard on chat scroll
  15. Customize markdown settings
  16. Open all supported link in Instant View (with customization)
  17. Enable/disable incognito keyboard in secret chats
  18. Enable/disable HQ Round Videos
  19. Enable/disable start Round Videos with rear-facing camera
  20. Enable/disable prompt before calling
  21. Different forwarding behaviour
  22. "select" option by tapping a message
  23. "share" button when long click an URL
  24. "view message" button in preview for t.me links containing a picture
  25. Camera button in chat to quickly shoot and send a picture
  26. Swipe on camera/attachment button to open in-app camera
  27. All chats (sort by cache dimension) shown in storage settings
  28. Share, archive or copy stickers pack link by tapping on a sticker in chat
  29. "save to gallery", "save GIF" and "show in chat" options in full screen GIFs
  30. Scrolling right and left in a full screen GIF will make you navigate through all GIFs in chat
  31. Rotate videos before sending (even after capturing them with in-app camera)
  32. Icon for trending stickers is always shown at the start in stickers menu (in chat). Legacy client shows it at starts only when new trending packs are available.
  33. Full screen preview (with long tap) for GIFs (saved and inline)
  34. Sticker preview shows all the emojis associated with the sticker (like TDesktop)
  35. Opening a media from the media tab, you can see at the bottom the preview for the other media, like albums (carousel)
  36. Faster in downloading messages and some other cases
  37. "copy", "copy link" and "share" options for the username in every profile
  38. Double timestamps (action timestamp and message timestamp) in recent actions
  39. Clear cache (delete from internal memory) for singular media
  40. In private chats (and basic groups) the option for deleting the message for the other is selected by default
  41. Debug: read all unread chats
  42. Option to call with phone or Telegram when choose "call" after tapping on a shared contact
  43. "copy link", "archive pack" and "delete pack" options with long press on a sticker in the stickers bar
  44. Button to avoid sending pictures/videos as albums without opening the gallery from attachment menu
  45. Quick toggle in main menu to switch to Night mode
  46. When you share some types of files from other apps (like PDFs), Telegram X sends the title as the caption, while legacy client sends two separate messages
  47. Mute/unmute a chat without opening it
  48. Full screen pictures in channels (without bubble mode)
  49. Choose separate themes for different accounts
  50. See unread messages for other accounts logged in
  51. Hold accounts to preview chats list, without triggering online status
  52. Hold accounts to quickly sign out, without triggering online status
  53. Hold & swipe up to change account position in the list
  54. Night theme for map with Auto-Night mode support
  55. Foursquare button in message menu
  56. Realtime distance between you and other party when sharing live location to each other
  57. Animated typing, upload and other actions
  58. When receiving a sticker or photo, peek system notification to see it without opening
  59. Swipe up an emoji to apply Skin Tone to all other emojis
  60. Hold pinned chat & swipe up/down to change its position (hold the profile picture)
  61. Preview images and GIFs before sending in the inline bot results
  62. Hold or tap chat picture to open without need to open profile
  63. Options to choose "None", "All chats", "Non-muted only" at Settings > Notifications > Unread messages count badge
  64. Option to choose "Number of messages", "Number of chats" for the badge
  65. Chat Admins can dismiss pinned message only for themselves
  66. Undo pinned message dismiss via Three-dot menu > Pinned Message
  67. People suggestions on calls tab
  68. If last seen doesn't fit, you will be able to see most important part anyway
  69. Hold inline buttons with links for fast copy/share
  70. See the preview for a public group/channel even clicking on the group/channel private link (like TDesktop)
  71. "select in between" button to select all messages between two posts
  72. Clickable links/usernames in bio
  73. Exact number of contacts
  74. Select and report more messages at once
  75. "Message not found" toast message after clicking on a deleted post's link
  76. Preview for images and videos in chat media tab, with quick actions available
  77. Download icons have different colours for different type of files (tested .zip files)
  78. Images in link preview show the original URL source
  79. When you reply to a sticker, you can see the sticker thumbnail in the reply (instead of the emoji)
  80. You can see dimension and download percentage while downloading a GIF
  81. Show exact number of members for groups and channels above 1.000.000 members/subscribers
  82. You can see last seen status even without connection
  83. You can zoom while drawing on a picture
  84. Enable/disable pinned message notifications on specific chats
  85. "Report spam" button doesn't automatically block user/delete chat (you can choose whether doing it or not)
  86. Ability to directly invite back to channel/group when unban a user
  87. Ability to remove from supergroups with or without banning the user (putting him in the blacklist)
  88. "Inactive group" status for inactive groups
  89. The app shows a confirmation dialog before reset notification settings
  90. Number of lines when open text files (txt, xml...)
  91. Full support to notification channels
  92. There is a cue ball next to profile pics for online contacts in direct share
  93. GIFs tab in shared media
  94. Separated tabs for audio and video messages
  95. Original timestamp for forwarded messages
  96. Cursor for GIFs (you can see duration, move among frames, play/pause)
  97. Drawing on pictures doesn't have any lag
  98. You can confirm and then undo drawing steps (legacy client fuses pic and drawing layers after the confirmation)
  99. See original sender for stickers
  100. Show when the partner is choosing a location/contact
  101. "Pinned message changed" service message
  102. "Hide phone number in drawer" debug option
  103. Full logs management from debug menu
  104. Full playlist control in music player
  105. Coloured navigation bar on attachment menu
  106. Different last seen information in chat and profile screen
  107. Create hyperlink with markdown
  108. When you tap a hashtag in channels, you will see all messages containing this as list. Tap header to toggle to global search.
  109. See only messages from a single user in groups
  110. Play through earpiece settings, both audio and video messages
  111. /help and /settings shortcuts in bot's three-dot menu, when available
  112. When deleting a secret chat, specify if you'd like to delete history on other party's side
  113. Collapsed some message menu items to "More" in order to reduce its size
  114. Fingerprint-only passcode
  115. Set passcode of any type & settings for secret chats
  116. Navigation bar color matches Passcode color when app is locked
  117. "Delete from archive" in three-dot menu for archived sticker sets to remove them completely
  118. Passcode bruteforce protection, resistant to any time settings modifications, application restarts, etc
  119. See if Telegram is available without proxies in your region
  120. Tap description for quick set-up or edit in channels and supergroups profile
  121. Long-press mentions to use them without username, even if mentioned user has one
  122. Option to remember media grouping settings
  123. Option to automatically save edited photos to gallery
  124. See date timestamp when viewing someone's profile photos
  125. "invite friends" works without network connection
  126. Option to have separate tabs for videos and pictures in media tab
  127. Server connection check. If app is unable to establish connection, it will suggest you to add proxy or ask for help.
  128. Full language packs management: create and edit localizations in-app
  129. Create your own localizations without leaving the app
  130. Plenty of useful tools for translators
  131. Quick group/channel description & link editing
  132. Added access to the application directories when sending files (this way you also can find where those files are located, when needed)
  133. App will simply suggest you to switch to your language once it becomes officially available
  134. Share installed or unreleased translations as XML files
  135. Quickly view which strings are untranslated by tapping switch in the header while viewing strings list.
  136. Inline high-resolution photos & stickers in notifications: Settings > Notifications > Image Preview
  137. Text sizes preview + reset default option
  138. Access invite link through group/channel management three-dot menu (even if it's public)
  139. Number of messages in chats list and search is displayed fully
  140. Set wallpaper while using dark themes. This wallpaper will be used only while using dark themes, and changed accordingly, when switching to light themes and back
  141. Saved Messages chat always found by "Saved Messages" query like in macOS client, regardless currently active language
  142. Report messages through media viewer
  143. Share externally multiple media, available when selecting media in private chats from different senders as well
  144. App automatically detects language in your system and proposes to change it
  145. You can make your own scenes in chat preview
  146. Send stickers in a chat even starting from a channel (tap on the sticker > send sticker > choose destination chat)
  147. You can forward a post in another chat and open it simultaneously with a long press on "send" button
  148. Copy username with long press on it
  149. Remember position for chat you don't partecipate, even showing unread messages from the last time you visited it
  150. Remove single chats from recents
  151. Support for other in-app browsers, not just Chrome
  152. Easily share a publich chat link to another Telegram chat