Telegram can be used as a full-fledged audio source: in addition to music channels replete with collections of various tracks, there are special bots that will select audio recordings according to your preferences and requests. Continuing to reveal the messenger chips, today we will tell you about different ways to listen to music in Telegram.
Technical nuances of the Telegram media player
A full-fledged opportunity to listen to music in Telegram appeared in update 4.4. In order to show the convenience of the new interface, the developers launched the @cctracks music channel, which posted 12 entries. The channel was created solely to showcase the upgrade – the only posts date from October 9th and 10th, 2017.
The innovation had the effect of an exploding bomb, especially considering the fact that it was then that in the second brainchild of Pavel Durov – VKontakte – it became paid for listening to audio recordings in the background for over one hour.
Before you start listening to music in Telegram, you need to download it: this rule is relevant for the desktop and iOS versions of the messenger. You should click on the arrow to download, wait for it to finish and turn on audio recording.
In the mobile version of Telegram for Android, you can immediately start listening to the track – the download will start in the background.
To view the current playlist, in the Telegram version for computers, move the cursor over the name of the track being played at the top of the dialog box. You will see a list of all uploaded audio recordings in the open chat.
From the mobile version, the playlist view opens after clicking on the name of the audio file.
You can create your own playlist .
All audio files (except for voice messages) of one chat are automatically added to a single list, hence the main rule: one chat – one playlist.
Method number 1
Upload audio files from your smartphone or computer to your favorites (chat with yourself). This can be done through the paperclip icon and by selecting the appropriate item; in the desktop version it is also possible by dragging and dropping the file into the dialog.
Thus, you will have a full-fledged playlist that you can listen to at any time and even without access to the Internet (the main thing is not to forget to download the recordings so that they are added to the cache).
Method number 2 (relevant only for Android)
You can create your playlist from the mobile version of the messenger, saving the audio files found on Telegram in the “Music”. In this case, they are also automatically saved to the cache and appear in the built-in player .
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What should be done:
- From the mobile version, click on the three dots in the right corner of the field of the audio recording you like and select the “Save to music” item.
- Go to “Favorites”, click on a paperclip and select “Music”. Here you will find saved audio, which can be sent to the so-called “correspondence with yourself”, forming your own list of songs.
After these manipulations in the “Favorites” you will have your own audio library, available in the way described in detail in the previous section – by clicking on the name of the audio file or hovering over it in the desktop version of Telegram.
The desktop version has a separate item for editing the volume, as well as an icon for repeating the audio recording.
The only way to sort audio recordings is by adding hashtags. Submit one or more audio recordings by adding a hashtag to quickly find the required audio recordings through the search.
Click on the hashtag or enter it directly into the search to display relevant results.
You can also save audio files from the messenger to external file storage – a smartphone (only for Android) or a computer. In the first case, the method given in the paragraph above is relevant – saving to the “Music” section through the so-called “three points” menu.
In the case of the desktop version, there are no difficulties either: just right-click on the track, click on “Save audio file as …” and select a folder.
Convenient and generally universal is the Telegram bot for music from VKontakte @vkmusic_bot. Its main advantage is that it is built-in.
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Actually, the essence is conveyed by the word “built-in” – to find music using this bot, you do not need to search for it separately and start a chat with it: just write @vkmusic_bot in any chat, and then the name of the artist or song separated by a space, so that the bot finds the necessary audio files …
An uncomplicated bot containing a relatively small catalog of channels with music in Telegram, sorted by artist. In turn, the channels are divided into subgroups according to musical genres.
On the channels, you can find quite a few tracks of the selected artist and a breakdown by album.
The bot offers 33 radio stations for every taste. Choose the one you are interested in, go to the corresponding stream and enjoy the non-stop stream of music!
A cool and original musical bot that allows you to listen to recordings of radio broadcasts around the world. Radio stations from 9 countries are supported, in particular from Russia, Great Britain, Ukraine, Italy and Germany. You can download not only fresh records, but also one year old.
Time categories are very detailed: broadcasts are split hourly. One hour is one recording that you can download and then listen to. You can save your favorites and select the bitrate of the audio file.
Here’s how it looks like getting started with a bot when choosing a radio station from the UK – “BBC Radio 1”:
An interesting replacement for Shazam from Yandex. This bot for music in Telegram recognizes tracks and then sends a link to listen to them. It is enough to record 5-10 seconds of the song of interest and the bot will search the database containing millions of audio files.
Perhaps this is the end of the review of the main audio functions of Telegram. Listen to music, create your playlists, use handy bots and get the most out of the messenger!