This way you create your own backgrounds for your Telegram chats

Telegram backgroundsChat app Telegram now offers the possibility to set your own backgrounds for the chat windows. That is how it works.

Set your own Telegram backgrounds

In the latest update of popular messaging app Telegram, you get a lot more possibilities to set backgrounds. You even get the option to create backgrounds yourself. To find these possibilities, you go through the following steps:

  1. Go to the menu by tapping the hamburger icon on the top left;
  2. Tap “Settings”;
  3. Tap ‘Chat settings’;
  4. Choose ‘Choose background’.

Although it has been possible to choose a picture here as a background, Telegram recently added effects to it. After choosing a picture, you get the choice for ‘Blurred’, to make the image blurred and ‘Motion’ to get movement in the image while scrolling.


At the top of the backgrounds screen, you get two extra options. With ‘Choose from gallery’ you place your own image as a background. With ‘Set a color’, you choose a color for the background.

The color picker is surprisingly extensive. You first choose a color as the basis. In the next screen, you get an extra color wheel when you tap ‘Color’, so you can adjust the color very precisely. Use the slider to the right of the color wheel to adjust the brightness. In addition, you can also choose a pattern, so that drawings become visible in the color you have chosen. With the slider at the bottom of the screen, you choose the intensity of these drawings.

Download telegram

The option to create backgrounds can be from version 5.3 of Telegram. The latest version of the app can be downloaded via the link below in the App Store.

In addition to backgrounds, it is also possible to make stickers for the app yourself, to further personalize your conversations. Making telegram stickers is done in three steps.

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