How to Update Telegram?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Update Telegram?

Do you want to update Telegram on your mobile device or computer? It’s an easy process, but just in case, I’ve made a step-by-step guide.

If you’re on the phone:

  1. Go to Play Store or Google Play
  2. Search for Telegram
  3. Select “Update

If you’re on a computer:

  1. Open the Telegram app
  2. Go to the Settings
  3. Select “Advanced
  4. Scroll down and select “Check for updates

If you’re not sure about doing this, read below. I’ve included step-by-step guides on updating Telegram on a phone and computer!

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How to Update Telegram?

Update Telegram on Mobile Devices

To update Telegram on your mobile device, you’ll have to go to Play Store or Google Play and update the app.

You can’t update Telegram from the app. Follow the steps below to do this the right way:

1. Open Google Play/Play Store

Open Google Play/Play Store
Open Google Play/Play Store

Look for the Play Store or Google Play icon on your phone. It should be in your app list somewhere. If you have a search bar, use it to find it.

Once you do, tap on it. This will open up the online marketplace.

2. Use the search bar to find Telegram

Use the search bar to find Telegram
Use the search bar to find Telegram

Once you’re in Google Play or Play Store, you’ll see all sorts of apps on the main screen. Ignore them. Instead, use the search bar at the top to look for Telegram.

Type in “Telegram” and select the first option.

3. See if there are any updates available

See if there are any updates available
See if there are any updates available

Once you tap on Telegram, you’ll go to its main page. That’s where you can download the app from. Once you have it downloaded, this is the place where you can update it.

To the right of the Telegram symbol, you should see an “Open” or “Update” button, depending on the situation.

You’ll see the “Open” button if there’s no update available. You’ll see the “Update” button if there’s an update available.

Tap on the “Update” button and wait for Telegram to finish updating itself. If there are no new updates, Telegram is already up to date.

Update Telegram on Computers

If you’re using Telegram on a computer, you’ll need to update it from within the app. It’s just as easy but if you’re unsure, follow the steps below:

1. Click on the three-dash icon in the top-left corner

Click on the three-dash icon in the top-left corner
Click on the three-dash icon in the top-left corner

Open Telegram on your computer and look in the top-right corner for a three-dash icon. That’s your Menu. Open it to proceed with the guide!

2. Click on “Settings

Click on "Settings"
Click on “Settings”

After you tap on the three-dash icon in the top-left corner, a side menu will open up with several settings like “New Group“, “New Channel“, “Contacts“, “Calls“, and more.

Select the “Settings” option, the second-to-last option on the list.

3. Go to “Advanced

Once you’re in your settings, look for the “Advanced” option. That’s where you’ll find the opportunity to update Telegram.

4. Select the “Check for updates” option

Once you’re in the Advanced Telegram settings, scroll down to the bottom. There, you’ll find the “Check for updates” option. Click on it, and Telegram will search and install the latest update.

To avoid doing this in the future, make sure you also check the “Update automatically” option. Telegram will automatically install the latest updates as they are released.


To summarize, you can update Telegram by going to Google Play and selecting “Update” on your phone or by going to Telegram’s Advanced Settings and selecting “Check for updates” on a computer.

It’s a very easy process that shouldn’t take more than a few seconds. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!

I’ll answer as soon as possible. Telegram has some hidden features you may not know about, but they’re easy to decipher.

Stay tuned for other articles about Telegram!

What is the new update of Telegram?

Telegram doesn’t introduce brand-new features on its updates very often, but when it does, the features are great.

Some of the newest features on Telegram are:

– Custom notification sounds
– Custom mute durations
– New auto-delete menu in profiles
– Web integration for BOTs
– Replies in forwarded messages
– Improved message translation for iOS
– Improved Picture-in-Picture for Android
– And more…

These are quite interesting features if you think about them. Most are quality-of-life features that many users have been demanding for some time.

Telegram regularly updates its app, but such features are rare these days. We hope we’ll have even more quality-of-life features in the future!

Is Telegram better than WhatsApp?

WhatsApp may have more quality-of-life features than Telegram but other than that, both services are pretty secure.

WhatsApp may have more emoticons and emojis, but Telegram is also quite fast and safeguards your privacy efficiently.

Generally, WhatsApp is more popular than Telegram because it has a more intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Other than that, you can do the same things on both apps:

– Talk to other people in encrypted, private conversations
– Create groups of people
– Send pictures
– Send GIFs
– Send videos

One thing Telegram has that WhatsApp doesn’t is the news-type groups. These are groups where you can’t talk, but you receive news of a certain type.

For instance, cryptocurrency-related news. Or country-related news from Bloomberg. Telegram is better than WhatsApp in that regard.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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