Telegram is one of the most popular social media apps of all time. Even though it cannot be thought of as competition for larger platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, it still has a loyal user base. However, the interesting question is: what happened that slid Telegram to the last rung of the ladder while Facebook and Instagram sat triumphantly at the top? Well, don’t wonder anymore because we’ll discuss it now!
The core functionality of Telegram can be compared to that of WhatsApp, with just a few differences here and there. The app’s primary feature is texting and sharing media, audio and video calling, and creating groups.
The biggest difference between Telegram and WhatsApp is, of course, the option to join channels. WhatsApp is a strictly private and straightforward platform that only allows you to connect with your family and friends who have their numbers saved in your contacts.
However, there’s one more thing about channels: you can’t see or contact any other subscribers of a channel. You can compare this to a YouTube channel, except that there’s no comments section on Telegram.
In comparison, one can go as far as to call Instagram a large-scale social media platform. You can talk to anyone there as long as they haven’t blocked you or you haven’t blocked them. Users share pictures and videos from their lives on the platform and interact with their friends’ posts. There’s a story feature, reels feature, an explore section and home feed, and many more features.
All in all, while Telegram is reliable and efficient in its own league, there’s no comparison between large-scale social media platforms and Telegram. Moreover, ever since the launch of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, it lost the little unique touch it carried.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can save Telegram photos and videos to your device’s gallery. If you want to learn about it, stick with us until the end!
How to Save Telegram Photos and Videos to Gallery
One of the best features on Telegram is media sharing. You can send a picture or video of anything to anyone, and they can see it immediately! However, unlike the default setting on WhatsApp, you won’t be able to see that picture or video in your gallery.
Let’s say your friend sent you a picture of the candy she wants. You looked at it and then uninstalled the app from your smartphone or deleted the chat. When you get to the shop, you realize that it isn’t going to be as easy to describe the candy now; it’s best just to show them the picture. However, to your horror, you can’t find that image in your gallery now!
Well, we’re sorry if this or anything remotely similar happened to you. Don’t worry now; we’re here to help you, and that’s what we’ll do. There’s a setting on Telegram that you need to modify before the images and videos can start appearing in your gallery.
Here’s how to save Telegram photos and videos to gallery
Step 1: Launch Telegram on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is your chats on the app. You’ll see a hamburger icon at the top left corner of the screen. Tap on it.
Step 3: A layover menu will appear with several options. Tap on Settings.
Step 4: On the next page, locate the subheading Settings again, and tap on the third option, Data and Storage.
Step 5: On the Data and Storage page, locate the third subheading called Save to Gallery. There would be three options under that heading, all with toggle buttons beside them: Private Chats, Groups, and Channels.
Choose which media you want to appear automatically in your gallery, and turn on the toggle button next to the appropriate options.
That’s all you had to do! Now, you don’t need to worry about the images and videos you receive not being saved to your gallery.
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all we’ve discussed today.
It can be problematic when you know you’ve received an image on Telegram, but it just doesn’t appear in your gallery. If you’re going through a similar problem, don’t worry; we can help you.
We’ve discussed why those images won’t save in your gallery and how you can change that to your liking!
If our blog has helped you, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments below!