How to start a secret chat on Telegram

Telegram is a free platform where you are able to communicate with other people all around the world. It is one of the currently most popular messaging apps in the whole wide world, right after Viber and the WhatsApp app.

In this article, we will be teaching you how to start your own secret chat on Telegram. And also, we are going to explain to you what secret chats are, what is their purpose, how do they work, and why are they such a good feature on telegram.

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What is a secret chat on Telegram?

Secret chats are chats where you have end-to-end encryption. In other words, that chat is totally secure and no one, except the members of the chat, is not able to see or read those messages. Telegram is also not able to collect any kind of data from those chats, and the whole chat is going to be deleted from their servers after you close it.

Also, you are able to send files in the self-destruct mode, which means that they are going to disappear after they have been seen by the chat members. If you want to delete a message from the secret chat, other users will also get that message deleted therefore they will not be able to see it at all. Secret chats are perfect for those people who want to have a little bit more privacy while using social media apps and networks.

Steps to starting a secret chat on Telegram

We are assuming that, since you want to learn how to make a secret chat on Telegram, you already have the app downloaded and installed on your device. So, the first thing that you need to do is to open the Telegram app on your device. And, if you are, by chance, not already logged into your account, please log in now so you could proceed with the steps.

  • When the Telegram app’s Home page opens on your screen you will be able to see all of the chats and conversations that you used to have. You now need to look for the pencil icon. That pencil icon is going to be in the blue circle at the bottom of your screen. Tap on that icon so you could open up a window with more options.
  • Once the new window has opened on your device, you will be able to see three options and your contact list underneath those options. Click on the second option, the New Secret chat option.
  • You are going to be taken to your contacts list where you need to select all the contacts and users whom you want to add to your new secret chat. Go through your contact list and select the users by clicking on their names. When you are done with finding and selecting people, click on the checkmark in the top right corner of your screen.
  • After adding people you will be able to see a small pop-up window where you will need to write in the name of that secret chat. Think of a good name for your chat and click on the checkmark to finish.

Now you have made a secret chat that has end-to-end encryption. Enjoy chatting with other users!

Have in mind that you are not able to forward any messages from secret chats to any other users. And also, if you want to completely remove that secret chat from Telegram’s servers and memory, you will need to close it. Once you have closed it, the chat data will be deleted for good.