Exploring Telegram Stories
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Telegram Stories, introduced on July 20, offer a new dimension to the popular messaging app, known for its strong emphasis on privacy and user experience. Initially available only to Premium users, these Stories have brought a familiar social media feature into Telegram's unique environment.
Unique Features of Telegram Stories
Telegram Stories offer distinctive features compared to other platforms:
Dual Camera Recording: Capture with front and back cameras simultaneously.
Variable Duration: Choose a Story's visibility duration from 6 to 48 hours.
Emoji Reactions: React to Stories using emojis from any pack.
Screenshot Restriction: Set your content to be screenshot-proof.
🤳🏻How Telegram Stories Work
1. Access and Visibility: After updating the app, users will find the Stories section at the top of their screen. The size of this section adjusts as users scroll through their chats or swipe down.
2. Posting Stories: To post a Story, users tap the Camera icon. These Stories are visible in the 'My Stories' section and the Archive, where users can revisit them and view statistics like viewer counts.
3. Duration and Text: Stories can be set to be visible for 6, 12, 24, or 48 hours. Authors can add text to their Stories, with a character limit of 2048 for Premium users and 200 for others.
4. Editing Features: Users can edit photos and videos by adding stickers, emojis, drawings, text, links, and tagging other users.
5. Sharing Options: Stories can be shared with all contacts, close friends, or selected contacts, with customization options for these categories.
6. Captions and Links: In Telegram Stories, it's possible to include clickable links. Unlike Instagram, there isn't a dedicated sticker for this yet, but you can add a link in the story's description, and it will be clickable.
In Telegram Stories, you can add the following types of links:
External Links: These links can redirect the audience to various websites, blogs, online stores, and other resources.
Links to Articles and Posts on External Platforms: You can include links to articles and posts hosted on different platforms.
Links to Apps and Games: It's possible to add links directing to applications and games.
Links to Media Content: You can include links that lead to various forms of media content.