How to Save files from Telegram?

Written by Tomer Drey


How to Save files from Telegram?

Don’t know how to save files from Telegram? Don’t worry; we are here to help you. In this article, we are going to learn how we can collect data from Telegram messenger — files like audio, videos, images, etc. No matter on which platform you are using Telegram. Here we will learn for Android, iOS, Windows platforms. These three are the most popular and big platforms.

Nowadays, Telegram overgrowing and presenting a good alternative of WhatsApp and messaging apps. Telegram has a lot of exciting features that we are not able to see in other apps. Like Telegram channels, groups, bots, stickers, secret chats, custom themes, reminders, scheduled messages, etc. That is why peoples are connecting with this multi-featured app.

Still, you are not aware of the Telegram app, and its functionalities read our guide category for more knowledge. Okay its time to start our guide, I hope it will be helpful for you.

How to save files from the Telegram?

Its time to learn exact steps to save our files on Android, iOS, windows/web. Here we are going to share the original or official way to download files from Telegram. We do not recommend any third party software or app to download any file. Read all the steps carefully.

    1. On Android

      1. Click on the file or open the file.
      2. Click on three dots in the top right corner of the file.
      3. Choose to save to downloads/gallery. 
  1. On iOS

    1. Click on the file or open the file.
    2. If the media type is Video or Image, then tap on the share icon, which is present in the bottom left. 
      • Then choose the “Save to Camera Roll” option.
    3. For other types of files: you’ll have the Share icon on the top right corner.
      • Tap on that and save it wherever you want (Files, Dropbox, etc.)
  2. On Windows/Web

    1. Right-click on the file and choose to save (filetype) as an option.

Okay, friends follow these steps to save files in your device. I hope these are very simple to understand and easy to implement. All actions are straightforward to follow; you can easily save your files. Also, we created a few more guide articles for you.

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Where Telegram files stored in our device?

Valid Question, Right? It is another query where Telegram files are stored. Generally, we listen to Telegram is cloud storage based app. But what will happen when we open a file or download a media file to view it. And why we need to save a file in the gallery or wherever. Let’s understand the whole cycle.

When someone sends us a file on Telegram, that means its store in Telegram cloud servers. Then we have to download this file to open/view it. But when we see a file in the app only, that is not visible in the gallery or video player.

Why is it not visible, and So, where it store itself?

These files are present in a Telegram folder as tempory files — that why In the first look, these are not visible. You can find these files in a Telegram folder. Have a look,

Go to the file manager>Telegram>Telegram Docs/Telegram Videos/Telegram Audio/Telegram Images.

The above way is the absolute path to find these files.

So what we learn here?

We can also find these files without saving in the gallery.

Can we view these files in the gallery without saving them?

Yes, you can view these files also, but you have to follow some steps to see them in the gallery or wherever you want. As I said, these files are present as temporary files. So our device is not showing them. You have to copy or cut a file and paste it outside the Telegram folder. That is the way to see or access these files without saving in the gallery.

Let’s summarize

So friends here, I explained every possible detail about files of Telegram. A step by step guide, How to save files from Telegram. Also, we learned how these files are present in the file manager. And how we can see these files in the gallery without saving in the gallery.

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