Telegram development team implemented a new feature that allows users to delete any received message from the sender’s device.
Telegram announced a new feature to improve user privacy, the development team implemented a functionality that allows users to delete any received message from the sender’s device.
Two years ago, Telegram introduced the “unsend” feature that allowed users to remove any message they sent within the last 48 hours from both devices participating in the chat. Telegram has now improved this feature allowing users to delete any message, even very old ones, in a one-on-one chat. The new feature allow to remove the message from both the sender and recipient’s device.
To delete a message, users have to tap and hold a message until the Delete option is displayed. Clicking on the Delete option, users will be asked if they want to delete the message from their own chat or on both devices.
“You can now choose to delete any message you have sent or received from both sides in any private chat. The messages will disappear for both you and the other person – without leaving a trace.”reads the blog post published by Telegram.
“The “Unsend” feature we introduced 2 years ago worked only for messages sent by you and only for 48 hours. Now you can “unsend” messages you have received as well, and there is no time limit. You can also delete any private chat entirely from both your and the other person’s device with just two taps.”
Telegram also introduced other features to protect user privacy, such as the “anonymous sending”. This feature removes the link back to the original account profile of a forwarded message that will just display an unclickable name in the “from” field. In this way people users chat with will have no verifiable proof they ever sent them anything.
Other features implemented by Telegram, such as the “Settings Search,” the “Emoji Search and GIFs,” and “VoiceOver and TalkBack” are described in the post published by Telegram.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
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