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Sticky App

Developers often seek ways to make their applications "sticky." In this context, "sticky" refers to preventing the application from being closed accidentally, such as by a swipe-down gesture.

Before implementing measures to prevent accidental closure, it's essential to understand why this behavior exists in the first place.

Telegram Mini Apps allow developers to manipulate the visibility of the Close button, sometimes replacing it with a Back button. Because of this, Telegram developers want to ensure users can still exit an app even if the Close button is not visible. This is why the swipe-down mechanism exists.

Consider a scenario where the application displays the Back button but becomes unresponsive. In such cases, rather than closing the entire Telegram app, users can simply swipe down to close the mini application. Therefore, before you disable this mechanism, ensure that your application does not become unresponsive and trap users.

Finally, check if the closing confirmation suits your needs.

Making the App Sticky

To make your app sticky, you can use specific CSS styles that prevent the WebView from passing the swipe event to the Telegram application.

Here is the HTML and CSS you can use:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
    content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0"
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <title>My Mini App</title>
    .mobile-body {
      overflow: hidden;
      height: 100vh;

    .mobile-wrap {
      position: absolute;
      left: 0;
      top: 0;
      right: 0;
      bottom: 0;
      overflow-x: hidden;
      overflow-y: auto;
      background: red;

    .mobile-content {
      height: calc(100% + 1px);
      background: green;
  <div id="wrap">
    <div id="content">
      My application goes here.
  <script src=""></script>
    (function() {
      var { retrieveLaunchParams, postEvent } = window.tmajs.sdk;
      var lp = retrieveLaunchParams();

      // Some versions of Telegram don't need the classes above.
      if (['macos', 'tdesktop', 'weba', 'web', 'webk'].includes(lp.platform)) {

      // Expand the application.


Using this HTML and CSS will prevent most accidental swipe-down closures. While this method covers most scenarios, there are rare cases where it may not be effective, but these are uncommon in real-world usage.

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Released under the MIT License.