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This article was published on March 26, 2021

How to schedule a message on Telegram

How to schedule a message on Telegram
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

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Whether you’re new to Telegram or have been using it for a while, it’s worth knowing that it has plenty of nifty features. that other chat apps might not offer. One of the features that caught my eye is the ability to schedule a message to be delivered at some point in future. Here’s how you can use it:

  • Open the Telegram app on your phone.
  • Head to the conversation where you want to send a scheduled message.
  • Type in your message, and long-press the send button.
  • Select the “Schedule Message” option, and select the date and time.
Scheduling a message in Telegram

Once you schedule a message, you’ll see a clock icon in your chatbox. If you tap on that, you’ll be able to see all your scheduled messages and edit, reschedule, or delete them if needed.

Tap the clock icon to see your scheduled messages

This is useful if you remember something late at night — like asking a friend to bring a deck of cards for your party — but don’t want to disturb them at that time. You can schedule a message so you won’t need to recall this the next morning.

That’s not all. You can set reminders for yourself too. Head to Settings > Saved messages, type in your message, and long-press the send button. You’ll see the “set a reminder” option.

Saved Messages menu under to send yourself messages

You have to follow the same procedure as above to schedule a massage for yourself. This is useful for when you want to check out a link later.

Now you can use Telegram as a reminder app for yourself and friends. Happy days!

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