How to use secret chat in Telegram on Android and iOS

Telegram quickly became one of the best WhatsApp Alternatives. Power users of messaging love them Telegram Bots, channels, chat folders, etc. Out of all of these, Secret Chat is an excellent one example why WhatsApp is also trying to catch up Telegram.

For now, Telegram’s Secret Chat function is currently only available in a one-on-one conversation. So there is no secret group chat feature like now.

In this article we will share more about Telegram’s Secret Chat feature and talk about how it works on Android and iPhone. Let’s begin.

How safe is it Telegram’s secret chat

Telegram touts its Secret Chat feature as one of the most secure chat options with client-to-client encryption. In contrast to normal chats on Telegram, Secret Chat data is only stored locally on the sender’s and recipient’s devices, not on their servers. So there is little chance of your data being compromised as long as you keep your phone safe.

As for the screenshots, Telegram for Android is also able to block screenshots in Secret Chat. Although iOS users can take screenshots, it will send the person a notification every time a screenshot is taken.

How to start secret chat in Telegram

First, let’s see how to start a secret chat Telegram on Android and iOS.

On Android

Step 1: Open that Telegram App on your Android. Now tap on the compose button in the lower right corner and select the New Secret Chat option.

Start secret chat on Android

Step 2: Next, choose anyone from your contact list to start the secret chat.

Contract list Telegram

Alternatively, you can start a secret chat from one of your existing conversations. To do this, open the chat of the person with whom you want to start the secret chat.

Now use the three dot menu at the top and select the Start Secret Chat option. Finally, click Start when prompted.

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Contact information Telegram

On iOS

Start a secret chat in Telegram for iOS is a slightly different experience than that for Android. That’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Start the Telegram App on your iPhone or iPad. Now switch to the Contacts tab and select anyone from your contacts.

Telegram    App on i OS

Step 2: On the contact’s profile, tap the More button to select the Start Secret Chat option.

Start secret chat in Telegram for i OS

Start the secret chat on the phone

And that’s it. You have now started your secret chat with this person.

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How to send self-destructive messages in Telegram’s secret chat

Telegram Also allows you to send self-destructive messages in your secret chat to add an extra layer of security. All you have to do is set a timer and your messages will disappear from the chat. You can set it to any value between a second and up to a week.

Read on to learn how to send self-destructive messages on Telegram’s secret chat.

On Android

To send a self-destructive message in secret chat, tap the clock icon on the profile picture at the top. Set up the self-destruct timer and tap Done.

Self-destruct messages in Telegram for Android

On iOS

To send a self-destructive message in secret chat, tap the clock icon in the text field. Select a duration for the self-destructing message and tap Done.

Self-destruct messages in Telegram

Self-destructing message timer

As soon as you activate this option, Telegram deletes all messages, files, photos or videos from both devices (sender and recipient) after the set time.

Self-destruct messages are an exclusive feature for Secret Chat on Telegram at the moment. So if you want to send such self-destructive messages in a normal chat in Telegram, unfortunately you are out of luck.

How to end the secret chat in Telegram

When you no longer have to secretly chat and want to end or cancel your secret chat, your only option is to delete the entire conversation. That’s how it’s done.

On Android

Step 1: Go to the secret chat Telegram. Now tap and hold the chat and tap the delete icon in the toolbar at the top.

End secret chat in Telegram

Step 2: Tap Delete Chat to confirm.

Confirm the deletion of the secret chat in Telegram

On iOS

Step 1: Open that Telegram App on your iPhone. Now on the secret chat conversation, swipe left and tap the delete button.

Step 2: To confirm, tap Delete For Me And The Name Of The Recipient.

Delete secret chat in Telegram

Delete chat in Telegram

That’s it. Telegram clears the entire Secret Chat conversation without leaving a trace.

Can you keep a secret to yourself

TelegramSecret Chat is certainly exciting. It only stores data on the sender’s and recipient’s devices and not on their server, which makes it even more secure.

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