The cloud-based instant messaging software and application service Telegram is updating its messaging service that will provide an auto-delete option to all messages, expiring invites, and more to all of its users.
The instant messaging application shared information about the update through its official blog post.
Auto-deleting messages were already a feature of Telegram that was available in it’s encoded Secret Chats, however this new update for iOS and Android adds the alternative to cause messages to vanish in any kind of chat. Auto-erase option can be empowered within the chats, and can be set to delete either 24 hours or seven days after messages are sent.
This new feature will not eliminate each message, however; in the event that a message was sent before the option was turned on, it’ll stay. Telegram’s rivals have had comparable features: WhatsApp presented an element in 2020 and Signal has had vanishing messages since 2016.
The company is additionally making changes to the groups that may consider the sort of quick, useful audio experiences that have gotten famous on Clubhouse.
The new ‘Broadcast Groups’ take into consideration a limitless number of individuals, however, limit creating posts on group admins so they can, indeed, broadcast. Voice conversations through audio notes on the other hand again will be available to every user in a broadcast group, and Telegram figures the feature ought to be ideal for enormous networks, where individuals can track and catch selective meetings, news, or simply easygoing chats.
Numerous users avoided WhatsApp for Telegram with regard to a concern that Facebook would peruse their messages. The new feature update by Telegram like auto-delete appears to be a decent path for the company to address those concerns. Yet, even with new security alternatives, Telegram actually doesn’t all around offer a feature numerous users expect that is- start to finish encryption.
All messages on Telegram are technically encrypted, but Secret Chats are the only ones that are exclusively viewable on the devices of the people participating.