Last October, Telegram added a feature allowing group admins to send messages anonymously. The feature, which Telegram calls “batman mode”, does not reveal anonymous admins in the group list, and messages sent by anonymous admins are signed with the group name as opposed to the user’s name. Here is how you can use it in your Telegram group.

Send anonymous messages in telegram groups

Before we start with the steps involved, it should be noted that only administrators can send anonymous messages in Telegram groups. Additionally, admins cannot choose to toggle their anonymity in their group. If you no longer wish to remain anonymous, you must ask the group owner to revoke the permission.

Enable anonymous group admins on Telegram

1. If you are a group owner, you must first allow group admins to send messages anonymously. To do this, open the group settings, long press on one of the administrator names and choose “Change administrator rights”. You can also promote a group member to admin from this page.

2. In the list of administrator rights settings, flip the ‘Remain Anonymous’ button. Once done, tap the tick icon in the upper right corner of the screen to confirm and save the changes.

3. Once you have this permission, you can send messages anonymously in groups. The fourth message in the screenshot below was sent from the same account after enabling the feature. Instead of your name, Telegram displays the group name in the message. The downside to this feature is that you can’t switch between regular and anonymous messages, and you have to rely on the group owner to do it for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I switch between regular and anonymous messages on Telegram?

No, you cannot seamlessly switch between anonymous and normal messages. The group owner must manually revoke your ability to send anonymous messages.

2. Can a member of the group send anonymous messages on Telegram?

No. The anonymous group admin feature, as the name suggests, is for group admins. You can hide your profile picture and phone number in privacy settings if you don’t want others to identify you.

3. What happens to messages sent with a custom admin title?

If you have a custom admin title in the group, Telegram will show it next to your message, even if it’s sent in anonymous mode. You can ask the group owner to remove the custom admin title from your account to prevent this.

Use anonymous group admins feature on Telegram

Anonymous group admins feature is often overlooked by many Telegram users and we hope this guide helped you to enable and use the feature in Telegram groups. If you have any other questions regarding the feature, please let us know in the comments and we’ll try to help. For more such tips, check out our article on Telegram tips and tricks. Also, be sure to read our guide on how to import WhatsApp chats to Telegram if you are planning to switch from WhatsApp to Telegram.