Telegram keyboard shortcuts

Unlike Telegram Web which works from web browser, Telegram Desktop supports a few nifty keyboard shorcuts. We also think Telegram Desktop looks a bit better than web application.

Telegram
Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Move to next chat

or Ctrl + Page Down
or Alt +
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Move to previous chat

or Ctrl + Page Up
or Alt +
Ctrl + F

Search selected chat

Esc

Exit selected chat and search Telegram

Esc

Exit display of current chat / channel

↑  ↓

Navigation in chat / channel list

or Page Up
or Page Down
Del

Delete selected message

Ctrl + Q

Quit Telegram

Ctrl + L

Lock Telegram (if local password is set)

Ctrl + M

Iconify (minimize) Telegram

Ctrl + W

Iconify (minimize) Telegram to system tray

Edit previous message

Select text and use following shortcuts to make text bold, italic, etc.
On macOS, use Cmd instead of Ctrl.
Ctrl + B

Bold

Ctrl + I

Italic

Ctrl + K

Create or edit a custom link

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M

Monospace font

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Clear formatting


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Program information

Program name: Telegram (Social & Messaging)

Telegram Desktop is a Windows application allowing you to use Telegram with your computer.

Web page: https://desktop.telegram.org


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