Unlike most messengers, Telegram can take up nearly zero space on your phone, even if you‘re using it heavily. When you remove Telegram data from your device’s local cache to free up space, we'll keep it in the cloud for as long as you need, with virtually no limitations.
Today we are introducing new cache management options that make it even easier to maintain Telegram’s slender footprint when space is short — without having to sacrifice useful data. The new Clear Cache option allows you to quickly delete cached media by type.
Using the Keep Media setting, you can control how long unused media stays on your device. If you haven't accessed a file for the specified time, it is automatically deleted from the cache. Naturally, your data will instantly re-download from the cloud the moment you access it again.
On iOS it is also possible to clear cached files on a chat-by-chat basis. On Android, this currently works with supergroups and channels (just tap and hold in the chats list, then ‘Delete from Cache’).
We've also improved the ordering of sticker packs. You can now manually arrange your sticker packs in the order you prefer, and the order will be synced across your devices. Access sticker settings via the new button, right on the sticker panel.
We're not done for 2015 yet, so watch out for more updates this year.
December 8, 2015
The Telegram Team