Telegram is popular for its enhanced security features that encrypt messages and allow users to chat and share media privately.
It also has several advanced features, like a huge group member capacity and a file-sharing allowance of up to 50GB.
Because of its huge media capacity, people regularly use Telegram to share photos with others.
However, there are always safety concerns when sharing private media like photos.
You may worry that Telegram will notify the sender that you have saved their photo. So, will it?
The good news is, Telegram doesn’t notify the sender when you save their photo. This means you can save, share or delete images you receive on Telegram without the sender knowing. This includes photos shared directly as media or those on the user’s profile, like their profile picture.
Read to the end to learn more about Telegram media sharing privacy settings, including how you can prevent someone from saving private photos.
Overview of Saving Photos on Telegram
Sharing photos is one of the most valuable features of an instant messaging app like Telegram.
It allows users to quickly and conveniently share photos of events, themselves, or anything else with their Telegram friends.
Even with the convenience of this feature, it’s normal to be concerned about Telegram notifying the sender when you save their photos like it does when someone joins the app.
The truth is, Telegram doesn’t inform the sender when you save a photo.
The lack of notification means you should be careful when sharing private photos on Telegram. If you send them like regular media files, you won’t know when the receiver saves them or shares them with another third party.
If you’re worried about the safety of a photo on Telegram, it’s best to send it as a disappearing photo.
A disappearing photo self-destructs after the recipient views it. Additional security measures also prevent users from screenshotting or saving such images.
Next, we’ll cover the steps to saving a Telegram photo and sending a disappearing photo as a privacy measure.
How To Save Telegram Photos?
One of the factors unique to Telegram is that the photos you receive don’t go directly to your file manager or gallery. Instead, they are saved within the app’s media gallery.
Step #1: Find Photos
Here’s how to view your Telegram photos:
- Launch the Telegram mobile app.
- Tap on the Chat with the person whose photos you want to view.
- Tap on their name at the top of the screen.
- Go to the “Media” section to view pictures.
Step #2: Save the Photos
After viewing photos, you can save them to your gallery using the following steps:
- Tap on the photo you want to save.
- Tap the three dots at the top right corner.
- Select “Save to Gallery.”
How To Send Disappearing Photos on Telegram?
As we’ve established, Telegram doesn’t notify you when you save a photo. This means that users need to be careful when sharing private photos.
To prevent the recipient from saving your private photos, use the self-distracting photo function so they can’t save or take a screenshot.
Here’s how to send a disappearing photo on Telegram:
- Launch the Telegram mobile app.
- Tap on the contact name of the person you want to send a picture to.
- Tap on the paper clip icon at the bottom-right corner.
- Tap on the photo you want to share.
- Tap the timer icon next to the blue share icon at the bottom.
- Select the photo destruction timeline, for example, 5 seconds.
- Tap “Done.”
- Tap the blue arrow icon to send.
This does not currently work on iOS devices.
If you’re worried about Telegram notifying the sender when you save their photo, you’ll be happy to know it doesn’t.
Telegram only sends a notification when a person on your contact list joins the app.
Be cautious when sharing private photos because you won’t know when the recipient shaves or shares your photo with other users.
To protect personal photos, enable a disappearing timer so they distract a few seconds after the recipient views them.
Telegram doesn’t notify any user when you save their profile photo.
You cannot screenshot or save a disappearing photo, which self-distracts a few seconds after viewing.