How to Save Media and GIF files from Telegram on Android, iPhone & Desktop

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The Telegram is not like WhatsApp where all your media files get saved in your gallery as soon as you see them. Instead of that in Telegram app, all media files like pictures, videos, music, GIF and other document files remain on the Telegram’s server unless you save them to your phone manually. If you are new to Telegram then you might be confused and looking for a Telegram file downloader option to save them. Here is the step by step tutorial on that…

How to Save Telegram files on Android, iPhone, & Desktop

The process of saving audio, music, video, images, and GIF files is same for both Android and iPhone.

  1. Go to the Telegram app.
  2. Open the chat of Telegram from where you want to download the media.
  3. To download and save the Videos, music, GIFs, and other document files you need to tap on the three dots given on the right top corner.
  4. As soon as you tap it a pop-up menu will open.
  5. Select the option Save to Gallery option. In this way, you can save the files including music and videos.
  6. For saving the images, just tap on them.
  7. The picture will appear in full screen.
  8. Now tap on the three dots given on the right top corner. 
  9. A menu will appear.
  10. Select the option Save to Gallery. This will save the images of Telegram in the Phone Gallery whether it is Android or iPhone.
  11. To Save GIF do the same, tap on the three dots and choose Save GIF option. However, to save the GIF into the phone select the Save to downloads option.
  12. Now come to the Desktop. To save the Telegram media files on the Desktop you just need to right-click on the files.
  13. If it is video, you will get the option “Save video As“.
  14. For images on Telegram Desktop app, a “Save Image As” option will appear.
  15. And in the same way, if you want to Save some GIF from Group or personal chat into your Telegram GIF gallery then just right click on it and select the option Save GIF.
  16. To save GIF on computer PC right click on it and select the other option “Save File As“.


For better understanding please see the screenshots:

For Android and iPhone

To save the picture: Tap on the Image->three dots->save to gallery

Save images from Telegram to phone gallary


To Save Video: Tap on the three dots-> Save to gallery.

Save video from Telegram app

To Save GIFs on Telegram: Again Tap on three dots and then choose Save to GIFs to save it to your Telegram GIF gallery. And to get it on your phone gallery select the Save to downloads.

Save GIF from Telegram APP

But after saving GIFs to your Telegram Gallary, how to use it?

How to find saved GIF on Telegram?

So, after saving it when you want to use that particular saved GIF while chatting just click on the emoji icon and swipe emojis to left in order to get GIF section.

how to save gif on Telegram

For Desktop Telegram App to Save videos, images, audios gifs or other files you just need to click on them and save option will appear.

save Telegram files such as GIF, video, audio, images on Desktop

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I hope this small tutorial article will help you. In case you have any confusion please let us know the comment section is all yours!!


Rajkumar Maurya
Rajkumar Maurya is the H2S Media tech expert. He’s always been passionate about technology and has been writing on the subject since 2014. He has extensive knowledge of all kinds of technology, from consumer-tech to enterprise solutions. You can contact the author at--


  1. hey, i am using oppo fon and i couldnt downld, movies from telegram.there is no save to gallery option on my fon. will you please me out?

    • First, you need to play or download the videos on Telegram app itself once it downloaded from Telegram server on behalf your account, then tap on the three dots given on the top right side on the video and you will get the Save to gallery option.

  2. Hello! I have HTC desire 820 and the videos dosent play after certain time limit. Video are downloaded and saved with exact size but they don’t run.please help.


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