Secret Chats on Telegram

Even if you are not a Telegram user, probably you have heard about secret chats that this application offers. Secret chats are an option that Telegram gives to those users who do not want to leave some trace of their conversations.

There is a lot of reasons why we would like to have our conversations hidden, from love relationships to work situations. Whatever is your situation, here we give you all information you need to know about these chats.

What is a secret Telegram chat?

Telegram’s secret chats are one of the most attractive options for people, probably because of its name. But don’t worry, it is just a conversation that has a special security layer.

Once a user decides that the chat he is about to start will be secret, none of the messages they send are going to be stored inside the company’s servers.

This kind of service seeks to offer much more security to its users, so there is no way to hack a conversation. Only the sender and receiver will have access to them, and once it is deleted from one of the devices, it will be lost forever.

How to make a secret chat in Telegram?

Telegram is an application very easy to use, its process are really simple and to create a secret chat is not the exception. We’ll explain to you how to do it step by step.

  1. To create a new secret chat you just need to run Telegram from the device you want to use (Tablet, Smartphone o PC).
  2. Second step will be to display the main menu, which is the one on the left side of the screen and is represented by three horizontal lines.
  3. Once the menu is displayed, you must select the option “new secret chat”.
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  4. After than that, the list of contacts you have available will be displayed.
  5. Now all you have to do is select the contact you want to start the secret chat with and start typing.

How does a secret chat work in Telegram?

When someone uses the “secret” setting, the conversation will go into “person-to-person” mode, better known as end-to-end encryption.

This means that messages only are going to be stored on the device that was used to write it and on those to which it has been sent. Once the conversation is deleted, the information will be lost forever, since it will not be hosted at any time in the cloud and will not reach the Telegram server.

Other advantage that secret chats offers in that messages can’t be forwarded to other chats or groups.

Self-Destruction of Secret Messages

In addition to person-to-person encryption, another advantage offered by Telegram is self-destruction. This function was designed to make disappear the message that was sent, within a period of time determined by the issuer.

The person who sends the message have the option to program the time the message is going to remain on the receiver’s screen. After this time has elapsed it will disappear as if it had never existed.

No Screenshots

Of course, if you think you can share the information of those channels via Screenshots, you are wrong, because this kind of channels does not let to the user to make a screenshot of what appear on the secret channels.

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