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How to Download Multiple Photos or Videos from Telegram

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Messaging apps like Telegram are a convenient way to share photos and videos with your friends and family. And, when you’re scrolling through photos on Telegram, it’s natural to reminisce many memories. While Telegram might auto-download the photos, but will save to your phone’s gallery only when you take action. So, here’s how to download multiple photos or videos from Telegram on Android, iPhone, Mac, and Windows PC.

1. Download Multiple Telegram Photos or Videos on Android

Telegram’s Save to Gallery feature lets you download all pictures at once. However, it only works for photos sent together. You can’t download multiple pictures from separate batches or individual photos. Check the steps below:

1. Open Telegram on your phone and go to the chat you want to save photos from.

2. Open any photo from the group you received. Tap three-vertical dots and choose Save to Gallery.

3. In the pop-up that appears next, tap on All <n> photos, where n is the number of photos in the batch.

These photos shall now appear in your phone’s gallery. You can also find them in Internal Storage > Pictures > Telegram folder in your file manager app.

Tip: Check where Telegram downloads are stored on your phone and computer.

Ensure Photos and Videos Are Automatically Saved to Gallery

Don’t want to manually save photos every time you receive them? Telegram can automatically do that. Here’s how to enable automatic saving to gallery for Telegram:

1. Open the Telegram app and tap the hamburger menu in the top-left corner. Select Settings.

2. Navigate to Data and Storage.

3. Under Save to Gallery, you’ll see three options: Private Chats, Groups, and Channels. Toggle on each.

4. You can further tap each option to choose what to auto-download (photos, videos, or both) and the maximum video size (optional).

When you receive a photo, tap on it to download it. Once downloaded, it will be automatically saved in your phone’s gallery. You can also enable auto-download in Settings > Data and Storage. This will automatically download and save all incoming photos to your gallery.

Note: This method won’t work on existing photos. It will only work on new photos. So, you will have to ask the sender to re-send the photos to automatically download them to your phone after enabling the auto-save feature.

2. Download Multiple Telegram Photos or Videos on iPhone

Downloading bulk photos in the Telegram app works similarly on iPhone. Here’s how:

1. Launch Telegram on your iPhone. Open the chat you want to save photos from.

2. Long-press one of the photos from the batch. Choose Select All <n> items, where n is the total number of photos.

3. Tap the Share icon on the bottom and choose Save Photos or Save Videos.

You can view these images in the Photos app on your iPhone.

Ensure Photos and Videos Are Automatically Saved to Gallery

Telegram can also automatically save pictures and videos you receive to your Photos app. Of course, you’ll have to enable that option and it will work for photos and videos shared after you take that action. If you want to download the previously sent photos and videos, you’ll need to ask the contact to share them again.

Here are the steps to enable it:

1. In the Telegram app, tap Settings in the bottom-right corner.

2. Navigate to Data and Storage.

3. Under Save to Gallery, you’ll see three options: Private Chats, Group Chats, and Channels. Tap each one and toggle on Photos and Videos.

4. Adjust the auto-download size slider if needed (optional).

After that, all the photos and videos you receive on Telegram, they will automatically get saved to your Photos app. To ensure this works smoothly, enable auto-download in Settings > Data and Storage (if it’s not already on).

3. Download Telegram Photos or Videos in Bulk on Desktop

The Telegram desktop app lets you export your entire chat history, including all the files you’ve received, like pictures, videos, GIFs, and voice messages. However, this feature isn’t available in the regular Telegram app for Mac. Mac users will need to download Telegram Lite instead.

Here are steps to download multiple images from Telegram app on Mac and Windows:

1. Open the Telegram Desktop app (on Windows) or Telegram Lite Desktop app on Mac, and head to the chat you want to download files from.

Download: Telegram Desktop app for Windows | Telegram Lite for Mac

2. Click the three vertical dots in the top-right corner and select Export Chat History.

3. A pop-up window will appear with export options:

  • Media Selection: Choose what media you want to download by checking the boxes for Photos, Videos, and any other options (like voice messages, GIFs, stickers, etc.).
  • File Size: Drag the size limit slider to the maximum to ensure all files are included.
  • Format: Make sure the format is set to HTML. If it’s set to JSON, click on it and change it to HTML for a more user-friendly view of your chat history.
  • Download Location: You can also change the download location if you prefer to save the files in a specific folder.
  • Time Period: By default, it will save everything. To select a specific date range for your chat history, adjust the To and From dates.

4. After that, click Export to begin the process.

5. Telegram will copy the chat data to your computer. When that finishes, a pop-up will appear. You can either click Show my data to view the downloaded photos and videos directly, or head to the folder you chose (in step 5).

6. Inside the exported folder, you’ll find a photos folder containing all the pictures.

There are two photos for each file: one is the actual photo and the other is the thumbnail. The thumbnail photos have _thumb suffixed to their name – you can ignore these.

That will successfully export your photos and videos from Telegram desktop app. This method downloads your entire chat history, not just photos and videos.

4. Download Telegram Media Files Using Chrome Extension

For those who use Telegram Web, there’s a clever workaround – Chrome extension. These extensions allow you to download media in bulk from Telegram on your Mac. The good news is, since they work within Chrome, they’ll function in Chrome for Windows and Mac, as shown below:

1. Get TG Downloader extension for the Google Chrome browser on your Windows PC or Mac.

Download: TG Downloader extension for Google Chrome

2. Open Telegram web (web.telegram.org), sign into your account, and open the chat you want to save photos from.

3. You’ll see Force Download button for each photo batch. Tap on it.

4. Click Allow when prompted to download multiple files.

It will automatically download all photos and videos in the batch to your Windows PC or Mac.

Save Telegram Media Without Any Hassle

Downloading multiple photos and videos on Telegram lets you keep a copy of them on your phone or computer. YOu can have Telegram app automatically download or do it manually to save them to your phone’s gallery every time you receive them. After that you can view your favorite moments from chats and even keep them organized. For large downloads, check out our guide to speeding up Telegram downloads.

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