How to Mark as Unread or Read on Telegram
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How to Mark as Unread or Read on Telegram

Telegram has the option to mark a chat as unread or read.

So, what do these options do?

The “Mark as read” option, as the name indicates, marks the chat or message as read.

Suppose the conversation has unread messages, and you use this option. In that case, Telegram marks all of them in the chat as read and will notify the sender that you read them.

The “Mark as unread” option is for marking a chat you want to return later and has nothing to do with the read receipts. And when you use this option, you’ll see a dot on the chat, a reminder.

Note: You can’t mark a Telegram message as unread, and you can only make a chat unread.

Let’s see how to use this in detail.

Remember that the steps below apply to both the contact and group chat. I use the app (Android phone and iPhone), Web, and Desktop.

Mark a Chat as Read or Unread on iPhone

Open the Telegram app and slide the chat to the right in the Chats tab.

You can see the option: Unread or Read.

You can see Unread if the chat has no unread messages or is not marked as unread. Otherwise, you can see the “Read.”

Hit it, and that’s all.

Here’s an alternate method to do this task: Long press the conversation you like, and you can see these options:

  • Add to Contacts
  • Mark as Read or Mark as Unread
  • Pin
  • Mute
  • Delete

You can see Mark as Read if the chat is marked as unread or has any unread messages. Otherwise, you can see the Mark as Unread option.

Hit it, and that’s all.

Here’s another method to do this task:

Swipe the chat you want to mark as read or unread to the right side completely.

The conversation will be marked as read if it has unread messages or was marked as unread.

Otherwise, Telegram will mark the chat as unread.

Mark a Telegram Chat as Read or Unread on Android

On your Android device, open the Telegram app.

Press your preferred chat and hit the three vertical dots at the top right corner.

Select the “Mark as unread” or “Mark as read” option. You can find this one between Archive and Clear History.

You can see Mark as unread if the chat has no unread messages or is not marked as unread. Otherwise, you can see the other one.

That’s it.

Here’s an alternate way to mark a message as read in Telegram:

When you receive a Telegram message, you can see a notification.

Swipe down, and you’ll see that notification.

Expand it, and you can see “Mark as read” and the “Reply” option. Hit the former, and that’s all.

Mark as Unread or Read on Telegram Web or Desktop

Open the Telegram Web or Desktop.

Right-click on the conversation you prefer.

You can see any of these options: Mark as unread or Mark as read.

You can see Mark as unread if the chat has no unread messages or is not marked as unread. Otherwise, you can see the other one.

Hit it, and that’s it.

Thanks for reading.

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