What is Secret Chat in Telegram?

Telegram secret chat is a great feature. If you are a Telegram user, you may hear about secret chats in Telegram Messenger.

But what is secret chat and how we can use that? I’m Jack Ricle from the Telegram adviser team and I want to talk about this topic today.

The secret chat is very different from a regular Telegram chat. Because it provides you with more options when you are talking to your friends or someone else.

Secret chat provides you with new features. If you want your contact won’t be able to save messages or forward them to someone else, you should use Secret chat.

You may have missed this great feature until today. You are right! because secret chat is not routine and is only used in certain cases.

Imagine that you want to deliver an important and secure message to someone, and also you never want anyone else to know about that.

In this case, the best way is to use Telegram’s secret chat. But how to use the secret chat in Telegram?

1. enter your contact detail page

on this page, you can see the “Start Secret Chat” button that will take you to the next level. Click it.

Telegram secret chat first step

2. Confirmation window

when this window appear in your screen you should click on “Start” button if you sure you want to start Telegram secret chat with your contact, otherwise click “Cancel” button then you will exit of this process.

Start Telegram secret chat

3. All Done!

congratulations you succeeded, now wait a moment until your contact will join to secret chat, then you can send and receive messages with high security. We will continue to explore its features. Stay with us.

You successfully entered to secret chat

What is “Self-Destruct” in secret chat?

One of the most important features of secret chat in Telegram is “self-destruct” that makes you able to remove your message after specified time! It’s interesting, isn’t it? With this option, you can easily be sure that your message being unable to save or forward to someone else.

This is first time that Telegram provides this capability. You can set self-destruct time from “2 seconds” to “1 week” so set it as you need and make sure you do this before the conversation begins.

Attention! The self-destruct time is set to “OFF” by default.

self-destruct in secret chat

What is “Encryption-Key” and how to use it?

The Encryption-Key is a safety key that you can check it while you want to start the secret chat with your contact.

If your Encryption-Key looks same to your contact on his phone, them you can be sure that you are in safe chat and also you can start to send and deliver message with confidence.

In fact, Encryption-Key is an easy-to-use way to let your contact know you’re only person in secret chat and no one else can access to his messages.

Whats is Encryption-Key in secret chat

Now you know everything about the secret chat in Telegram, it’s time to review advantages of Secret chat to Regular chat.

Thank you for being with me until the end of the article.

  • Message encryption mode.
  • Self-Destruct feature to delete messages at specified time.
  • Unable to take screenshot during chat.
  • Encryption-Key for more security

Telegram Secret Chat

Telegram is a messaging platform that has promoted itself as the fastest and safest open-source communication platform in the world.

Telegram is growing rapidly and the security of the Telegram is one of the factors that has made this platform so popular, people trust Telegram, and the time has shown that the Telegram is very safe and secure.

In this article, we are going to speak about Telegram secret chats. It is one of the nice features offered by Telegram to increase the security of the charts and avoid a man-in-the-middle attack.

Telegram Features & Characteristics

Telegram is a messaging application created in 2013 and is known as one of the best, safest, and fastest-growing communication applications in the world.

It offers many security and privacy features to let you enjoy private and high-security communication.

One of these security features is the Telegram secret chat feature. We will speak about this feature and get into details later in this article.

To summarize, we can say Telegram’s features and characteristics are as follows:

  • Telegram is very fast and there is no delay in sending the messages
  • Speed of the files upload and download are very fast inside the Telegram application
  • It has many features for the privacy and security to avoid hacks and security breaches
  • Telegram secret chat is one of the interesting security features offered by the Telegram to let you enjoy full security from your chats inside the Telegram application


What Is Telegram Secret Chat?

Telegram secret chat is a feature offered by the Telegram application.

When you open a Telegram secret chat with your partner, all the messages you send are end-to-end encrypted.

This means from both the sender side and receiver side, messages are encrypted and nobody can decipher the messages except you and your partner in the secret chat.

There are two interesting things about Telegram’s secret chat. One is that all messages are stored in your device and your partner’s device in the secret chat and the messages are not saved in the Telegram cloud.

The other feature of the Telegram secret chat is that all messages are encrypted inside your device and on the user side and not on the server-side, this will avoid hacking your messages through a man-in-the-middle attack.

To summarize, we can say Telegram’s secret chat features and characteristics are:

  • All messages are end-to-end encrypted
  • All messages are encrypted on the user side and there is no transfer of raw messages to the server-side
  • Secret chat lets you enjoy full security for your communication with your partner
  • All encrypted messages are stored in your device and not on the Telegram cloud

Also, in the Telegram secret chat mode, you can define a self-destructing timer that lets you delete the message, based on your pre-defined time, like 30 seconds or one minute.

If you delete the messages, on the other side, messages are ordered to be deleted on your secret chat partner side.

Even screenshots are notified to let you know. Of course, there is no guarantee for this feature, but Telegram will do its best to let you know about the screenshots.

Start Chat

How To Start Telegram Secret Chat?

Do all the following steps:

  1. Select your partner’s profile
  2. Go to your partner profile and tap the three dots icon
  3. From the three dots icon menu, select the starting Telegram secret chat

It’s really important to know that after finishing your Telegram secret chat, all the chats will vanish and you can be sure that nobody can access your chat.

That is device-specific. This means you and your partner can access this chat, only through the device where you started your Telegram secret chat.

The Benefits Of Telegram Secret Chat

Telegram secret chat has many benefits. If you are serious about the security of your chats, then it is the best option for you.

We can say, Telegram secret chats are as follows:

  • Increasing your chats security by offering end-to-end encryption
  • It is device-specific and access is only through the device you started your Telegram secret chat
  • All the messages are encrypted on the user side and there is no transfer of raw messages to the Telegram server
  • They are saved on the user side and not on the Telegram servers
  • By defining a self-destruction timer, messages will be deleted based on your schedule for the both sides

One of the benefits of the Telegram secret chat is that it avoids man-in-the-middle attacks.

Because all the messages are encrypted from the start, there is no possibility of hacking your messages using Telegram secret chat.

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1- How to use Telegram secret chat?

It’s so easy, Just read this article.

2- How to set timer for secret chat?

It’s an option that you can find on your secret chat window.

3- Does it really safe?

Yes sure, It’s so secure for send text and files.

4.7/5 - (10 votes)
  1. João Gaspar Farias says

    Why the “Start Secret Chat” disappeared from my Telegram?

    1. Jack Ricle says

      Hello sir,
      What’s your current Telegram app version?

  2. Olive says

    Is it possible to take a screenshot of the secret chat?

    1. Jack Ricle says

      Hello Olive,
      No, It’s not possible.

  3. Bobby says

    Is it not possible to forward in secret chat?

    1. Jack Ricle says

      Hello Bobby,
      Yes it’s possible and you can forward messages on Telegram secret chats easily.

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  6. Zyone says

    So great

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    Thank you very much for this useful article

  8. Gunnar pt says

    What is the maximum self-destruction time?

    1. Jack Ricle says

      Hello Gunnar,
      5 minutes!

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    Good job

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    Do hackers have access to secret chat?

    1. Jack Ricle says

      No! It’s so secure and has end to end encryption.

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    Wieso kann ich keinen geheimen Chat mehr starten? Es kommt immer die Meldung:” Warte bis XY online geht”…Die Person hat mich aber nicht blockiert. Was könnten die Gründe sein?

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