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Now Telegram Lets Users Delete Their Entire Chat History

Telegram has over 200 million monthly active users

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Giving tough competition to WhatsApp that lets its users delete messages “for everyone” within a time limit, private instant messaging and voice over IP service Telegram has expanded its similar feature that allows users to unsend messages that come from either them or the person who sent the message, without any time limit.

“In 2013, we gave millions of people power over their data with end-to-end encryption. Today, we are giving hundreds of millions of users complete control of any private conversation they have ever had.

“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,” the company wrote in a blog post this week.

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The messaging app Telegram is displayed on a smartphone, July 15, 2017. VOA

The encrypted app has also introduced a way to restrict who can forward users’ messages.

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“When this setting is enabled, your forwarded messages will no longer lead back to your account — they’ll just display an unclickable name in the ‘from’ field. This way people you chat with will have no verifiable proof you ever sent them anything,” the company added.

Telegram has over 200 million monthly active users. (IANS)

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Why Is Telegram Founder Durov Asking People To Delete Whatsapp?

Here's why Telegram founder Pavel Durov is asking people to delete WhatsApp from their mobiles

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Telegram Founder Pavel Durov
Telegram Founder Pavel Durov asks people to delete WhatsApp. Wikimedia Commons

Telegram founder Parel Durov, in his post on the platform, has urged people to delete WhatsApp unless they are “okay with surveillance”, media reports said.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, which has been mired by a snooping row, is used as a Trojan horse to spy on the users’ non-WhatsApp content that includes images stored on their smartphones, according to Durov.

“Unless you are cool with all of your photos and messages becoming public one day, you should delete WhatsApp from your phone,” Durov said on his Telegram channel to his 335,000 followers, Forbes reported on Thursday.

WhatsApp has a huge global user base of 1.6 billion users while Telegram has 200 million users globally.

Telegram and WhatsApp users
WhatsApp has a huge global user base of 1.6 billion users while Telegram has 200 million users globally. Pixabay

Earlier this week, WhatsApp had urged users to update to the latest version of after a second security flaw was discovered.

The latest WhatsApp security vulnerability gives hackers a cyber-attack vector. If someone has sent you an MP4 file on WhatsApp, you should guard against downloading it as hackers may use a critical vulnerability in the Facebook-owned app to execute snooping attack on both Android and iOS devices.

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“The vulnerability is classified as ‘Critical’ severity that affected an unknown code block of the component MP4 File Handler in WhatsApp,” reported gbhackers.com.

Facebook had issued an advisory, saying “A stack-based buffer overflow could be triggered in WhatsApp by sending a specially crafted MP4 file to a WhatsApp user.” (IANS)