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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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Reddit, Telegram Working Fine in India

On July 31, 2015, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had directed ISPs to block around 850 websites citing Section 79 of the IT Act

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Social discussion platform Reddit and encrypted messaging service Telegram — reported blocked in India — are working fine on both Web and Mobile devices across the country.

People im Delhi, Pune and Mumbai were able to open both Reddit and Telegram portals, log into those and even creating new accounts.

Questioning the Net Neutrality rules in the country, media reports on Wednesday claimed Reddit and Telegram were being blocked for intermittent periods by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on government orders.

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Telegram App. Pixabay

Apart from Los Angeles-based comedy website College Humour that has been blocked by the government, Reddit and Telegram are very much in the running.

Even though the reports did not specify regions where the websites were allegedly blocked, they did mention that users from “only some (undisclosed) regions” have reported about the issue.

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The Indian government has acted tough on porn and torrent websites. It last year told the ISPs to block 827 websites that host pornographic content following an order by the Uttarakhand High Court.

On July 31, 2015, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had directed ISPs to block around 850 websites citing Section 79 of the IT Act. However the government withdrew the ban later. (IANS)