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Telegram Messenger App Lets You Hold Secret Chats With Self-Destruct Timer

Telegram Messenger app may be among the popular messaging services in the world, yet there are still many who don’t know what about it’s secret chats feature.

If you’re a particularly private person and troubled by news reports regarding online security and privacy breaches, you should absolutely consider using Telegram with secret chats enabled. You will have largely the same experience as with more popular messaging apps, with greater peace of mind. No matter why you might want to keep your chats in secret, Telegram gives you the ability to do it.

The aforementioned secret chats are where you can take part in end-to-end encrypted messaging with a contact. But that’s not its only benefit: Secret chats also doesn’t allow a person forward messages from there or take screenshots. Of course, someone could take a picture of the screen with another device, but it’s still discouraged, and it’s bolstered by another feature: self-destruct timers.

Self-destruct timers

If you don’t want messages in your secret chats to hang around forever, Telegram lets you set self-destruct timers to permanently remove them. After a message is received, it remains in the chat for a predetermined period — you can choose times between one second and one week – before disappearing.

How To Start Secret Chat On Telegram

  • iOS: Start a new message (tap the icon in the top-right corner in Messages). Then ‘New secret chat’.
  • Android: Swipe right to open the menu, then ‘New secret chat’.

Remember that Telegram secret chats are device-specific. If you start a secret chat with a friend on one of your devices, this chat will only be available on that device. If you log out, you will lose all your secret chats. You can create as many different secret chats with the same contact as you like.

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Download Telegram For Android, iOS and Desktop

You can download Telegram for android, iphone and desktop computer.

Check out the download links via :

The link to download telegram apk is also available on the telegram apps download page.

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a multi-platform messaging service founded by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov. It rolled out for Android in Alpha on October 20, 2013, and now has an estimated 200 million monthly users.

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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here or join my Telegram Group here.

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