It’s now possible to delete Telegram chat history, even on other people’s devices, an option long-awaited by users of the popular messaging app…
An Option to Delete Telegram Chats comes to the Messaging Platform
The latest version of Telegram for Android, iOS, and desktop now offer users the ability to completely wipe out their chat histories. And, not just on their devices alone. Instead, it will also erase messages on other people’s devices, too.
It’s a big move and one that’s welcome in an age where it’s possible to dig into people’s pasts. Founder Pavel Durov, explains, in-part:
“An old message you already forgot about can be taken out of context and used against you decades later. A hasty text you sent to a girlfriend in school can come haunt you in 2030 when you decide to run for mayor. We have to admit: Despite all of our progress in encryption and privacy, we have very little actual control of our data.”
Although, it doesn’t come without a key concern. Tests reveal while it’s possible to delete chats, it’s also all-too-easy to selectively edit conversations. So, someone could essentially alter the context of a discussion, to their own benefit.