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How to Add and Customize Telegram Widgets – Technipages

If you regularly use widgets, you know how useful they can be. You can access specific contacts without having to go through the searching process. Depending on the app, some widgets have more options than others, but there’s a way if there’s a widget.

How to Put a Telegram Widget on Your Home Screen

Widgets on Telegram don’t have a long history, but at least there is one widget you can use until they add more. Thanks to this Telegram widget, you can access a specific conversation faster. Hopefully, shortly, Telegram will add more options to their widgets.

To locate and add the Telegram widget, locate a space on your home screen. It’s in this space where it’s going to be added. Long-press on that area and tap on the Widgets option.

Once you tap on the widgets option, you’ll find a list of widgets for all the apps that have them. Swipe down until you get to Telegram. For now, Telegram only has one widget, but hopefully, more are on the way.

Drag the widget to the home screen and let go. Instead of it being added, you’ll need to take a few minutes to personalize the widget. You’ll need to choose the chats you want to have direct access to. Sure, you may already have direct access to a specific contact, but thanks to the widget, you can have more than one and save space in the process.

Tap on the Select Chats option and choose your contacts. During my testing, I selected 20 contacts, but only eight appeared on the widget when the widget was added to the home screen. The way the contacts are added determines the order you’ll see them in on the widget.

Order of the Contacts

To change the contacts’ order, place your finger on the two lines to the right of the contact. Then, slide the contact up or down until they’re in an order you like. If you want to change the widget’s size, long-press on it, and within a few seconds, you should see white dots around the widget. Drag the white dots until the widget is the right size.


Telegram’s widget doesn’t impress, but at least it has one. All you can do for now is wait for the next update that’ll hopefully bring more options. What option would you like to see in the next update? Let me know in the comments below.

This post was written by Judy Sanhz and was first posted to Technipages

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