How to Auto-Delete Messages in Any Telegram Chat

Some messages aren’t supposed to last forever. There are some Telegram groups and conversations where it’s best if messages are automatically deleted in a day or a week. Here’s how to auto-delete messages in any Telegram chat.

You can enable the auto-delete feature on a per-chat basis. It works for both one-on-one conversations and group chats. Previously, you needed to use the Secret Chat feature to automatically delete messages after a set time.

At the time of writing, you can choose to automatically delete messages after a day or a week. Telegram starts the timer once they are sent, not after they are read. This won’t affect the messages that were sent before enabling the feature. The process for enabling the auto-delete feature is different on Android and iPhone, so we’ll cover both methods below.

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How to Stop Windows 10 From Turning Off Your Screen

Do you find yourself turning on the screen on your Windows 10 PC too often? It’s possible to stop the screen from turning off altogether. You can select different preferences for when your PC is running on battery power and when it’s plugged into a power source, too.

If you have a portable device like a laptop or tablet, you get to decide how the screen acts while on battery or plugged in. Desktops only have the plugged-in option. The screen timeout length can be anywhere from two minutes to five hours.

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How to Use Shortcuts on Apple Watch

Shortcuts automations running on an Apple Watch

Love using Shortcuts automations on your iPhone? The Shortcuts app on the Apple Watch lets you trigger shortcuts directly from the wrist. And as the shortcuts run on the Watch itself, there’s no need to touch your iPhone. Apple Watch users who are running watchOS 7 and higher can access the Shortcuts app on their wearable. This works seamlessly with the Shortcuts app on the iPhone.

The Shortcuts app automatically categorizes shortcuts that can work on the Apple Watch and makes it available on your wrist. This means you won’t need to create separate shortcuts just for your Apple Watch. Shortcuts can be triggered from both the Shortcuts app and from watch face complications. But if you trigger the shortcut from the watch face, you need to first confirm by taping a “Run” button.

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How to Quickly Resize Widgets in Notification Center on Mac

Mac User Using Widgets in macOS Big Sur

The widgets in the Notification Center on your Mac are malleable. You can shrink them to the smallest size, or go all the way up to the large size. Here’s how you quickly resize widgets in the Notification Center on Mac. Mac users who are running macOS Big Sur or newer have access to the unified Notification Center which shows notifications and widgets on the same page. The widgets that you see on the iPhone home screen will be available here as well.

But unlike on the iPhone and iPad, you can actually resize widgets that you’ve already added to the Notification Center. On your iPhone or iPad, you need to remove the old widget instead. This feature works for any widget that comes in different sizes (for both first-party and third-party apps).

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How to Unsubscribe From Automated Text Messages

Messages notifications on an iPhone homescreen.

If you have a smartphone, you’re probably getting text message alerts. Security codes from your bank, coupons from restaurants, messages from political campaigns—the list goes on and on. Here’s how to stop getting unwanted automated texts from an organization.

SMS messages don’t come with the kind of “Unsubscribe” links you’ll find in email newsletters. They often don’t include any instructions to unsubscribe. But, even if a text message doesn’t include any instructions for making it stop, there’s a practically universal way to unsubscribe.

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