In most messaging applications, managing chats has to be the most complicated task to accomplish. Especially in an app like Telegram where your chats aren’t limited to individuals or groups, but Telegram channels and bots. Telegram certainly recognized the need when it introduced the chat folder feature.
Of course, you can pin your favorite conversations to make sure you never miss them. But creating discussion folders makes it easier for you to organize your conversations and categorize them. This article will show you how to create and manage chat folders in the Telegram app. So let’s get started.
How to create a chat folder in Telegram
Let’s first see how to create a chat folder in Telegram. Since the Telegram app works almost the same on all platforms, I’ll be using an Android phone to demonstrate the process.
Step 1: Open the Telegram app on your phone and use the hamburger menu at the top left to navigate the settings.
2nd step: Now go to Folders option and tap on Create New Folder.
Step 3: Then enter an appropriate name for the discussion folder and click the Add Discussions button to start including discussions in your folder.
You can include discussions by type or individually. When done, click the check mark to continue.
Step 4: Finally, hit the Save button to create the chat folder.
And that’s all. Once created, you will find your chat folder on the home screen of the app. You can repeat the same steps above to create more chat folders in Telegram.
How to add or remove discussions from the folder
If you have included discussions by type, all conversations belonging to that category will be added automatically. Of course, you would like to add or remove discussions from the folder in the future. Well, that’s pretty easy to do. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open the Telegram app and go to Settings. There, go to Folders and open your folder to make changes.
2nd step: Now tap on the Delete chats option to exclude some chats from your folder.
You can choose to exclude discussions that have been muted, read, or archived. Or, you can exclude them individually by selecting them from the list. When done, click the check mark to continue.
Step 3: In the discussion folder, you will find the deleted conversations under Excluded Discussions. Finally, tap on Save option to confirm.
Likewise, you can also add new conversations to your folder by tapping on the Add conversations option and selecting new conversations from the list.
How to manage chat folders in Telegram
The Telegram app displays all the chat folders on the homepage as tabs. You can easily switch between these tabs to access your folders.
Moreover, you can also rearrange, edit or delete folder tabs from there.
To change the order of the chat folders, press and hold any of the chat folders and choose Rearrange from the resulting menu. Now long press on the chat folder and drag it to its left or right. Finally, click Done to save the changes.
Likewise, press and hold on the chat folder tab and select the Edit folder option to edit a folder. This will take you to the edit page. Here you can rename the folder, add or delete threads, or delete the folder itself.
Bonus: How to pin a chat in Telegram
In addition to creating folders, Telegram also allows you to pin certain conversations to the folder so that your favorite chats don’t get lost in chaos. Pinning chats to the folder gives you quick access to chats by keeping them on top.
To pin a chat in Telegram for Android, long press on the chat and use the three-dot menu at the top to choose the Pin option.
Likewise, iPhone users can also swipe right on the conversation and tap on the Pin option to pin the chat.
And that’s how easy it is. You will now always see your chats and channels pinned to the top.
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Last updated on October 13, 2021
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