How to create a secret chat in Telegram

This reliable communication channel will allow you to secure your correspondence as much as possible.

How to create a secret chat in Telegram

If you are discussing in Telegram important and confidential issues related to business, finances or potentially dangerous and compromising topics, then it is better to go to the secret chat.

Benefits of Telegram secret chats

  • End-to-end encryption that excludes access to correspondence from third parties.
  • Sending messages without using intermediate servers – directly between two interlocutors.
  • Ability to configure the deletion of messages by timer, and both of them will be deleted.
  • The ban on forwarding messages and screenshots of correspondence, and if someone tries to take a screenshot, it will be displayed in the chat.

How to create a secret chat

You can create secret chats in Telegram create only on a smartphone and only for communication between two people. To create such a communication channel in the application, open the correspondence with the desired contact and click on his name at the top.

In the window with media files that opens, click on the three dots to the right of the call icon. Select “Start Secret Chat” from the drop-down list and confirm the action.

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Chat will work only when your interlocutor appears online.

How to enable auto-delete of messages

By default, messages are not deleted automatically. To enable this feature, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the chat and select “Enable Timer Delete”.

How to create a secret chat in Telegram

You can choose to delete after one or a few seconds, after an hour, a day or even a week. The interlocutor will also be notified about the inclusion of such a function.

As you can see, you can take screenshots of a secret chat, but there will be no correspondence on them – only menu items, if they are used. However, it is worth remembering that the screen with the secret chat can be photographed using another smartphone.