Telegram is an instant messenger which is known for security and speed. There are many instant messengers around that offer different cool features. But what may people want is security and privacy. We share just any sort of personal information online and it is vital to account for their safety. One of the ways through which instant messengers ensure security and privacy is through the method of encryption. End-to-end encryption makes sure that only you and the receiver are able to see the messages and no in-between person would be able to intercept your messages. Now Telegram offers this encryption in a feature called Secret chat and makes sure it would be impossible to spy on Telegram account. There is no Telegram hack tool that can spy on Telegram Secret chat. Read this article to find out all about Telegram Secret chat.
What does Telegram Secret Chat do?
End-to-end encryption is the ultimate method of data security on the internet. It is a system of communication that only the two ends of the communication are able to see the messages. Telegram offers this method of encryption in Secret Chat. But the encryption is not the only feature of Secret Chat. Also, you will get notified if your chat partner takes a screenshot. No messages can be forwarded from Secret Chat as well. In addition, you can set a timer for your messages to self-destruct after a specific period of time.
How to start Telegram Secret Chat
There are two ways through which you can start a Telegram Secret Chat.
- Open Telegram app
- Tap on the message icon on top right corner
- Tap on New Secret Chat
- Choose the contact you would like to have a secret chat with
- Open Telegram app
- Navigate to Contacts and choose the one you want to have Secret Chat with
- Tap on their name to open their profile
- Tap on Start Secret Chat
When you start a secret chat with a friend, the conversation is only available on the device you are using at the moment. It won’t be available on your other devices with the same account. Also, if you log out of your account, you will loose all your secret chat conversations. Secret chat only works when the person is online. So, if the person is offline the chat will wait until they are back online.
how to create Telegram Secret Chat self-destruct messages
The self-destruct timer in Telegram Secret Chat feature allows you to set a timer for your messages so that all the messages will be deleted within the specified amount of time.
To start a Secret Chat on Android devices, tap on the three-dot icon on top of the chat page. On iOS devices, tap on the timer icon next to the chat box. Once a message is displayed on the recipient’s screen, the timer starts. The message will vanish from both screens as the timer ends.
How to cancel Telegram Secret Chat
If you have started a Telegram Secret chat with someone by mistake and you want to end it, you can simply delete the chat conversation. Also if you want to close a secret chat with a friend, simply delete the conversation and tap on Delete and Exit and the secret chat will end. A message saying “Secret Chat cancelled” will appear on both screens.
How to start a Secret Chat on Telegram desktop
Unfortunately, Telegram desktop does not offer the feature of Secret Chat. This feature might be added to Telegram in future updates. Some believe that Telegram will never add this feature to desktop version since it is always possible to take screenshots on desktop. Telegram Secret Chat for desktop could compromise security, so it seems unlikely that Telegram add this feature to the desktop version.
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