Chats: Additional Features and Capabilities

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In the previous article, we explored the basics of working with Unigram, familiarizing ourselves with its main window and essential functions, such as searching and sending messages. Now, it is time to delve into other features and capabilities that will make your communication even more effective.

Additional Features and Capabilities in Chats

Besides sending messages, Unigram has several additional features and capabilities to make your conversations and groups more engaging and functional. Here are some of the features you can take advantage of:

  1. “Attach Media” Button: You can send various types of media files and data, such as:
    • Photos or Videos: Share photos or videos from your device’s gallery;
    • Camera: Send photos or videos taken with your device’s camera;
    • File: Allows you to send various types of documents and files;
    • Location: Share your current geolocation, which can be useful in a number of situations;
    • Poll: Ask questions and provide answer options to chat or group participants;
    • Contact: Share contacts from your address book to quickly exchange phone numbers.
  2. “Send Notifications” Button: If you are a group or channel administrator, you can send notifications to all participants. This is useful for keeping everyone informed about current events and announcements.
  3. “Emojis, Stickers, and GIFs” Button: You can use emojis, stickers, and animated GIFs in your messages to make them more expressive.
    Moving Feature: It is best to avoid using this function, as it often causes freezing. Instead, use the “WIN + ;” (semicolon) combination on an English keyboard layout.
  4. “Record Voice Message” Button: You can send voice messages. We will discuss how to record and send them below.
  5. Message Editing: You can edit sent messages to correct errors or change the text when necessary.
  6. Message Quoting: Unigram allows you to quote previous messages, making it easier to discuss specific topics and improving conversation structure.
  7. Message Search: You have the ability to search through the entire message history of a particular chat to find the exact information you need.
  8. Mentioning Users: You can mention chat participants by using the “@” (at) symbol before their name, so they receive notifications about important messages.

Working with Voice Messages

Now, let us learn how to record and send a voice message. In Unigram, there are two ways to record an audio message:

Using the “Record Voice Message” button. To do this, follow the following steps:

  • Open the chat, group, or channel where you want to send a voice message;
  • Press the “Tab” key to navigate to the “Record Voice Message” button;
  • Once the button is selected, press and hold the “Space” key, then start speaking your voice message. Keep holding the “Space” key until you are finished;
  • Having relayed all the necessary information, release the “Space” key to finish recording and send the message.

The second method involves using keyboard shortcuts. To do this, follow these steps instead:

  • Open the chat, group, or channel where you want to send a voice message;
  • Press the “Ctrl + R” keyboard shortcut to start recording and begin speaking;
  • When you are done, press “Ctrl + R” again to finish recording and send the message;
  • If you change your mind about sending a voice message during the recording process, simply press the “Ctrl + D” keyboard shortcut to cancel. This will stop the recording and prevent the voice message from being sent.

After successfully recording and sending a message, you can go back and listen to it. To do this, go to the message list, select the voice message, then click the “Play” link to listen to it.

Now you know how to record a voice message. You can use this method for a quicker and more convenient way to share voice information in Unigram.

Working with Messages

Let us briefly explore how to interact with messages in Unigram chats. Select the desired message and open the context menu. You will see a list of the following options:

  • “Reply”: Opens a field for typing a reply or inputting a voice message in response to the selected line;
  • “Edit”: If the message is yours, you can click “Edit” to make changes to it;
  • “Pin”: Pins the message to the top of the chat to keep it visible at all times;
  • “Forward”: Forwards the selected message to another group, channel, or contact;
  • “Delete”: Deletes the selected message;
  • “Select”: Allows you to choose one or multiple messages at once and perform operations such as deletion or forwarding for all selected messages;
  • “Copy Link”: Copies a link to the selected message;
  • “Save As”: Saves a voice message in OGG format directly from the message list to your hard drive;
  • “Open”: Lets you open received files in another application, such as PDFs, MP3s, and others;
  • “Open Folder with File”: Opens Unigram’s service folder in your device’s memory;
  • “Go to End”: Moves the cursor to the last message in the chat or to the end of the message list, similar to pressing the “End” key.

You now have an understanding of what each option does when working with messages.

Conclusion

With this knowledge, you can interact more efficiently with chats in Unigram and enjoy all of its features. You no longer need to limit yourself to only sending text messages, as you know how to maximize the messenger’s capabilities.

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