How To Use A Custom Chat Wallpaper On Telegram

Do you want to customize your chats on Telegram? Do you want your own chat wallpaper for specific chats on the app? If that’s a yes, you can upload a custom wallpaper using one of your photos from your device. In this article, we’ll teach you how to do it from the Telegram mobile and desktop app.


In Telegram, you can personalize different parts of the app to your liking. You can change the theme for their apps and the background for your conversations.

In Telegram’s recent update, they introduced custom chat wallpapers for one-on-one chats. This feature allows you to upload photos from your device and use it as a wallpaper for your conversations on the app.

Here’s our guide about setting up a custom chat wallpaper on Telegram.

How to set a custom chat wallpaper on Telegram

If you have a picture on your device that you want to use as wallpaper on Telegram, you can upload and use it in one of your chats. For now, you can only use custom wallpapers on specific one-on-one chats on the app.

You can add a custom wallpaper from the Telegram mobile and desktop app. Follow our step-by-step tutorials below, and we’ll cover everything you need to know.

On your phone:

  1. Open the Telegram mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to one of your one-on-one chats on the app and tap More options (three dots icon) in the upper right corner.
  3. On the menu that appears, select the “Set Wallpaper” option.

  4. Tap the Choose Wallpaper from Gallery option at the bottom of the chat.

  5. Select a photo from your phone’s Gallery.
  6. Make some adjustments to the photo and tap the check icon on the bottom right to continue.

  7. Change a few settings for your wallpaper and tap “Apply for this Chat” at the bottom to confirm your decision.

After setting up a custom chat wallpaper, your chat partner will receive a message that allows them to use the same wallpaper on their chat.

On your computer:

  1. Launch the Telegram desktop app and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to the one-on-one chat you want to manage.
  3. Click More options (three dots icon) on the upper right corner and select Set Wallpaper from the menu.

  4. Click “Change Wallpaper” at the bottom of the conversation window.

  5. Select “Choose from file” from the menu and select the photo from your computer.

  6. Click Apply For This Chat to confirm your decision.

That’s how you change your chat wallpaper on Telegram. If you ever change your mind, you can always update your chat settings and set a new wallpaper for the conversation.

To wrap things up

With the help of custom chat wallpapers on Telegram, you can personalize your one-on-one conversations on the app. Hopefully, we get to use this feature on groups and channels on the app.

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