Don't stick to boring texts with Telegram Stories

Emre Çitak
Aug 15, 2023

Telegram has launched its much-anticipated Stories feature for all users, marking a significant expansion of its offerings and celebrating its 10th birthday.

The Telegram Stories feature, initially introduced to premium users, has been one of the most requested additions to the platform, and its broader availability reflects the evolving nature of how people use social media and messaging apps.

The Stories feature within Telegram operates in a manner similar to those found in other platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. Users can share pictures and videos that are viewable for a limited period, adding a sense of timeliness and immediacy to their posts. These stories are displayed at the top of the user's chat list, offering easy access for their followers.

Telegram Stories
It's up to you who you want to share your Telegram Stories with - Image courtesy of Telegram

Telegram Stories launched

Recently, Telegram unveiled a new dimension to its ecosystem by rolling out Telegram Stories to its user base. This development marked a significant milestone in the platform's evolution, allowing users to engage in a more ephemeral and spontaneous method of content sharing.

However, a notable distinction emerges – the privilege to post stories is currently granted exclusively to Telegram Premium users.

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What makes Telegram Stories different?

Telegram's take on stories holds several key differentiators that set it apart from conventional implementations. Unlike many other platforms, where the editing window for stories is finite, Telegram Stories empowers users with the ability to edit their stories even after posting. This flexibility enables them to refine captions, visibility settings, on-screen text, and more without necessitating the deletion and reposting of content.

Furthermore, privacy is a cornerstone of Telegram Stories. Users have the liberty to tailor the visibility of their stories to specific audience segments. Stories can be configured to be viewable by everyone, limited to contacts with exceptions, a select group of individuals, or a designated list of close friends. This unique approach to audience targeting enhances the storytelling experience.

Telegram Stories
Telegram Stories allows you to share images from both your front and back camera at the same time - Image courtesy of Telegram

How to post a story on Telegram

For those who own a Telegram Premium subscription, Telegram Stories is accessible through a straightforward process:

  1. Update your Telegram app
  2. Select Stories from the top of your chat list
  3. Tap the camera icon and select ''Create a Story''
  4. Select the visibility of your story by selecting the desired audience: everyone, contacts, selected individuals, or close friends
  5. Determine how long your story will be visible. Options range from six hours to permanent display

Review your content and, when satisfied, post your story to share it with your selected audience.

Evolution is a constant in social media platforms. From earlier pioneers like the Vine app and Youtube to today's popular platforms like Instagram and TikTok, social media changes the way we share moments in our lives.

Featured image credit: Telegram.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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