Create a Self-Destruct Secret Chat on Telegram for iPhone 6

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    Let's go to the Social folder.
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    Now, we'll click on Telegram application.
    Let me explain what a secret chat is. A secret chat that you create with anyone on your contacts list allows you to message each other in a safe way. You will know that your messages are not saved on any intermediary service, and besides that, you can set up an erase timer that will delete your messages in whatever amount of time you set, or right after the other person reads the message.
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    What do we do to create a secret chat?
    First, we go to the contacts by pressing the Contacts icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.
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    Make sure you gave your Telegram application access to your contact list.
    You can see how to do that in one of my previous videos, so now my Telegram has access to the contacts. Let's create a secret chat. You should see the three options in blue at the top of the Contacts screen. The second option is New Secret Chat. That's where I'm going to tap.
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    It is asking me which person I would like to chat with, and I will choose one.
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    Now, I have invited a person to join a secret chat, which has, as I mentioned before, a self-destruct timer.
    It does not allow a second party to forward your messages to somebody else. Also, it does not leave any trace on the service of the Telegram.
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    If you get out of your secret chat and want to get back into it, just tap on the chats icon at the bottom of the Contacts screen.
    The secret chat will be in a green color with a little lock sign with the person's name displayed. Normal chats are displayed in a black color .
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    I see that I have a message.
    It says, "Shhh! It's a secret!!" with a little flower.
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    How do I set up the timer for secret chat for my messages or my other conversation participant's messages to be erased?
    In order to get your messages erased, you have to set up the timer, which is just on the right side of the window where you type in your messages. It looks like a little clock.
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    When you tap on the clock, you will be able to set a time for when your messages will self-destruct.
    Let's set it up for 6 seconds. Press Done to set the timer. Keep in mind that this change only refers to all the messages you send after you set up the timer. Everything else that was sent before does not apply to the timer.
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    Let's send a message.
    "Where's the secret money?" That's what I'm going to send.
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    After sending the message, it will be six seconds until the message will get erased from both phones, mine and the person on the other side.
    As you can see, it just deleted.
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    I received another message that reads, "Let's have coffee.
    I'll tell you where I hid It..." Before I could finish reading the message, it was gone.
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    If you are not a really fast reader, or if you receive long messages, you might want to increase the time before your message gets erased, so you need to tap on the clock again to reset the timer.
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    We can scroll down to find longer times.
    There's an option to make it for 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. I think the best would be to make it for 1 hour. I'm going to click Done for that to save. Now, every message I send or receive will be deleted within one hour.
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    Let's close the application by pressing on the Home button at the bottom of the phone.
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    I just showed you how to create a secret chat on Telegram and how to set up the timer for your messages to be automatically erased on iPhone 6.
    If you have any more questions on how your applications work, please leave them all in the section below, and I will try to help you. Thank you and have a secret day! Keep watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

How to cancel secret chat invitation?

Hi. I have sent an invitation for a secret chat to a wrong person. How can I cancel it?

Go into settings for that secret chat and choose "Clear History". This will delete any secret chat invitation that you sent. You should also log out and back in again to make sure it is deleted from your Telegram app.

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How can I cancel the secret chat in Telegram?

I started to chat with my friend but by mistake activated the secret chat, how can I come back to normal chat

Delete the secret chat then choose "Clear History" but only if once you log it the chat still shows as a Secret Chat. You can also delete the secret chat and start again if you do not care to keep the messages on your friend's device.

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Does Deleting a secret chat delete unopened messages from both sides?

If I leave a message in a secret chat, and it is my last message to send, and I delete the chat, will the receiver still be able to open that last message that they didn't view or does the whole chat delete from both sides?

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As long as you selected Clear History you should be okay and the messages will be gone from their device even though they have not read them yet.

Will secret chat start only if invitation is accepted?

Does the secret chat start only if the other friend accepts your invitation for the secret chat

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