The clock starts ticking the moment the message is displayed on the recipient's screen gets two green checks. As soon as the time runs out, the message disappears from both devices. We will try to send a notification if a screenshot is taken. Please note that the timer in Secret Chats only applies to messages that were sent after the timer was set. It has no effect on earlier messages.
Unfortunately, there is no bulletproof way of detecting screenshots on certain systems most notably, some Android and Windows Phone devices. We will make every effort to alert you about screenshots taken in your Secret Chats, but it may still be possible to bypass such notifications and take screenshots silently. We advise to share sensitive information only with people you trust.
You will now be at the last screen of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware setup program, which you can close. This LSP will examine all of the network traffic passing through your computer and be able to manipulate it as it desires. Select Stop seeing this ad. Nothing happens when I press uninstall. Bots are like small programs that run right inside Telegram. Remove adware from Internet Explorer. Inline ads appear among your emails in your inbox and other folders.
After all, nobody can stop a person from taking a picture of their screen with a different device or an old school camera. When a secret chat is created, the participating devices exchange encryption keys using the so-called Diffie-Hellman key exchange. After the secure end-to-end connection has been established, we generate a picture that visualizes the encryption key for your chat. You can then compare this image with the one your friend has — if the two images are the same, you can be sure that the secret chat is secure, and no man-in-the-middle attack can succeed.
Newer versions of Telegram apps will show a larger picture along with a textual representation of the key this is not the key itself, of course! Always compare visualizations using a channel that is known to be secure — it's safest if you do this in person, in an offline meeting with the conversation partner. All Telegram messages are always securely encrypted.
This enables your cloud messages to be both secure and immediately accessible from any of your devices — even if you lose your device altogether. The problem of restoring access to your chat history on a newly connected device e. At the same time, reliable backups are an essential feature for any mass-market messenger. To solve this problem, some applications like Whatsapp and Viber allow decryptable backups that put their users' privacy at risk — even if they do not enable backups themselves.
Other apps ignore the need for backups altogether and fade into oblivion before ever reaching a million users.
We opted for a third approach by offering two distinct types of chats. Telegram disables default system backups and provides all users with an integrated security-focused backup solution in the form of Cloud Chats. Meanwhile, the separate entity of Secret Chats gives you full control over the data you do not want to be stored.
This allows Telegram to be widely adopted in broad circles, not just by activists and dissidents, so that the simple fact of using Telegram does not mark users as targets for heightened surveillance in certain countries. We are convinced that the separation of conversations into Cloud and Secret chats represents the most secure solution currently possible for a massively popular messaging application. On Telegram, you can send messages in private chats and groups without making your phone number visible. By default, your number is only visible to people who you've added to your address book as contacts.
Note that people will always see your number if they know it already and saved it in their address book. Each phone number is a separate account on Telegram. You have several options if you are using multiple phone numbers:. If you log out, you will keep all your cloud messages. However, you will lose all your Secret Chats and all messages inside those secret chats when you log out.
You can change your number in Telegram and keep everything , including all your contacts, messages, and media from the Telegram cloud, as well as all your Secret Chats on all devices. If you already have a different Telegram account on the target number, you'll need to delete that account first. If you would like to delete your account, you can do this on the deactivation page. Deleting your account permanently removes all your messages and contacts.
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All groups and channels that you've created are orphaned and left without a creator but admins retain their rights. We recommend using a non-mobile browser for this process. Note that you'll receive the code via Telegram , not SMS. As was just mentioned above, all your data will be flushed from our system: all messages, groups, and contacts associated with your account will be deleted. That said, your contacts will still be able to chat in the groups that you have created, and they will still have their copy of the messages you sent them.
So if you want to send messages that can vanish without a trace, try using our self-destruct timer instead. Termination of a Telegram account is irreversible. If you sign up again, you will appear as a new user and will not get your history, contacts or groups back.
People, who have your phone number in their contacts, will be notified. The new user will be displayed as a separate conversation in their messages list and their conversation history with this new user will be empty. Telegram is not a commercial organization, and we value our disk space greatly. If you stop using Telegram and don't come online for at least six months, your account will be deleted along with all messages, media, contacts and every other piece of data you store in the Telegram cloud.
You can change the exact period after which your inactive account will self-destruct in Settings. First of all, sorry about your phone. Unfortunately, the phone number is the only way for us to identify a Telegram user at the moment. Common thieves usually throw out the SIM card immediately the phone is harder to locate this way , then wipe the devices and sell them, so there isn't much risk for the data in case of regular petty theft. But if you have reasons to worry about the data on the device and are unable to log out the other device , it is best that you wipe it remotely.
You can read more about it here: Apple iOS , Android.
Unfortunately, this requires you to have prepared in advance for this scenario. You can delete your Telegram account if you are logged in on at least one of your other devices mobile or desktop. Note that inactive Telegram accounts self-destruct automatically after a period of time — 6 months being the default setting. If you're a developer, you may find our Bots FAQ more useful. Bots are like small programs that run right inside Telegram. Creating Telegram bots is super-easy, but you will need at least some skills in computer programming. Unfortunately, there are no out-of-the-box ways to create a working bot if you are not a developer.
Bots are no different from human users that you meet in groups for example.
Naturally, any bot should be treated as a stranger — don't give them your passwords, Telegram codes or bank account numbers, even if they ask nicely. Also, be careful when opening files sent by bots, same as you would deal with ordinary humans.
Example: If a bot sent us a file called OpenMe. Bots can work in two modes when you add them to groups. By default, bots only see messages that are meant for them. Some bots need more information to work, so developers may disable the privacy mode.
While we have some official bots for specific purposes like gif or GDPRbot , we don't usually make bots. All code will be released eventually. We started with the most useful parts — a well-documented API that allows developers to build new Telegram apps, and open source clients that can be verified by security specialists.
Our architecture does not support federation yet. Telegram is a unified cloud service, so creating forks where two users might end up on two different Telegram clouds is unacceptable. To enable you to run your own Telegram server while retaining both speed and security is a task in itself.
At the moment, we are undecided on whether or not Telegram should go in this direction. Developers for all platforms are welcome to use our protocol , API and even source code. Check out the Getting started section of the docs. Don't forget about our Bot API that lets you build cool stuff on our platform. Both apps are official. Both started out as unofficial applications by two different developers and vary in design and functionality.
Telegram Desktop is currently the more stable version. It is optimized for photo and document sharing, as well as sending long text messages. Telegram is officially available in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Malay, Russian and Ukrainian on most platforms, and we are gradually expanding the list of languages built into the apps.
Everyone can suggest translations and vote for the best ones, making Telegram localization a community-driven effort. If you're looking to go beyond suggestions for individual phrases and would like to help us maintain the official translation to your language on a continuous basis, you can contact TelegramAuditions.