A Handy Telegram Tip: Quoting Selective Text Fragments

In the world of messaging applications, Telegram continues to evolve and introduce new features to enhance user interactions. One valuable feature that often goes unnoticed is the ability to quote specific segments of a message, particularly useful in group chats with multiple participants. This feature allows you to respond to specific parts of a lengthy message, streamlining conversations and improving clarity.

Responding to a Message Fragment on Mobile: Quoting a message on mobile devices is a straightforward process. Typically, users swipe a message to the left or long-press it to access the options menu, where they can choose to reply. However, this method often quotes the entire message, which may not be what you need.

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To quote only a part of a message, follow these steps:

  1. Long-press the message containing the segment you want to quote.
  2. When the message is highlighted, tap it again to enter selection mode.
  3. Choose the specific fragment of text you want to quote by highlighting it.
  4. Once the desired text is selected, tap the “Quote” option that appears.

You’ll now be able to compose a response that cites only the selected text fragment, making your reply more precise and context-aware.


Quoting Segments from a Computer:

Telegram, while initially designed for mobile devices, is increasingly popular among users who primarily use it on their computers. Quoting specific message segments is even simpler on desktop.

To quote a message fragment from your computer:

  1. Select the portion of text you want to quote by highlighting it.
  2. Right-click the highlighted text.
  3. In the context menu that appears, choose the “Quote” option.

This straightforward method allows you to quote specific text fragments effortlessly and enhances your communication experience on Telegram.

Whether you’re responding to a lengthy message or addressing specific questions posed in a group chat, the ability to quote message parts in Telegram helps you maintain clarity and efficiency in your conversations. To ensure you have access to this and other useful features, always keep your Telegram app updated to the latest version on both iOS and Android platforms.