Telegram works a little differently from WhatsApp or even Signal, but they get the similar concept of showing whether your message has been read or not with checkmarks. But, what do Telegram check marks mean anyway?
Unlike WhatsApp or Signal, Telegram doesn’t really have a complicated concept of the checkmark. Instead of having a loading icon or different colors of checkmarks, Telegram only has two: one checkmark, and double checkmarks.
The one checkmark in Telegram
The first thing you would encounter when you send a message is the one checkmark, which means your message is either delivered (sent to the recipient’s phone, not read yet), or not delivered at all.
Telegram doesn’t have “delivered” and “not delivered” marks because Telegram can be used in many devices at the same in real-time, making it impossible to distinguish whether the recipient’s phone is turned off or receive your message but decide not to read it.
Telegram’s double checkmarks mean
The second thing you would see is double checkmarks. This one simply means your message has been read by the recipient. Period.
Telegram doesn’t have any color difference to mark how your message is sent, which can be confusing when you really are desperate for responses.
If you are looking for a way to hide read receipts in Telegram, you apparently can’t do that. Telegram doesn’t provide that feature, unlike WhatsApp and Signal.
Telegram makes itself unique in the messaging app markets. There are only two kinds of ticks or checkmarks you will see when sending a message, which can be easily understood.