In my Telegram's chat group we need to create a list (say a list of price for drinks) :

Coca-Cola       1 €
Vodka           3 €
Orange juice    0,50 €
Apple juice     0,30 €

But, as time passes, these prices will change, so we will need to make changes in that list, and Telegram does only allow to modify messages in the last 48 hours.

What is the best workaround to keep a modifiable list that could be used in a Telegram's chat group?

Maybe there is no better way that creating a simple web page on a free site like Google, and link it into the chat? Maybe copy-pasting that list each 48 hours in the chat? Maybe Telegram web site offers some service that could be used for this, like the personal data of a user?

  • I'm not sure if this is on-topic on Superuser. Also, we are not a scripting service nor say what is the best way to accomplish that task. – CaldeiraG Oct 21 '19 at 14:05
  • This is indeed not on-topic, given that Telegram, like WhatsApp is originally a web app, and fits better at webapps.stackexchange – LPChip Oct 21 '19 at 14:06
  • That said, I think the easiest way is to use an excelsheet and simply upload it to the group. Each time you need to change it, access Files, delete the previous and upload a new version. – LPChip Oct 21 '19 at 14:08
  • No problem to transfer it to WebApps, then. I have flagged it myself. – Sopalajo de Arrierez Oct 21 '19 at 14:25

I found 2 solution to this problem:

1) copy and paste the old list into a new list and delete the old one (you can delete for more then 48 hours)

2) use a second document outside of Telegram e.g. Google Spreadsheets and just post a link to the document in the description of your group

  • Well, your first workaround would place the list/message in a different (chronological) position of the chat, but you can always use the search tool to find it. – Sopalajo de Arrierez Oct 22 '19 at 14:55

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