Telegram’s secret chat feature is much safer than the basic chat feature. The feature is similar to Instagram’s Vanish Mode. In Telegram Basic Chat, you only get server-side encryption. For end-to-end encryption, you need to start secret chat mode. It means that only the participants can see the contents of secret chat, even Telegram staff can’t see your secret chat messages.

Secret Chat is only available on the device on which it was created and cannot be accessed by any device else. Moreover, you can’t restore the secret chat if you remove it.

How to Start Secret Chat in Telegram?

The secret chat feature of Telegram lets you send confidential and secure messages. Use the following methods to start a secret chat:

First Method: Create Secret Chat Room in Telegram

  1. Firstly, open the Telegram app on your Android device or iOS device.
  2. Then click on the pencil icon.
  3. After that, tap on the New Secret Chat option.
  4. Next, select the contact with whom you want to chat.
  5. That’s it!!

Second Method: Activate Secret Chat in Telegram

  • Firstly, open the Telegram app on your Android device or iOS device.
  • Then open the profile of the user with whom you want to chat.
  • After that, click on the three dots.
  • Lastly, tap on the option to start a secret chat.

Telegram Secret- Chat option

How to Delete Secret Chat in Telegram?

  • Firstly, launch the Telegram app on your Android device or iOS device.
  • Select the secret chat that you want to delete.
  • After that, tap on the delete icon.

Telegram Secret Chat Features

  1. End-to-end encryption
  2. Self-destruct messages
  3. Data is not stored on Telegram clouds.
  4. Device origin chat.
  5. You can’t take screenshots of secret chat.
  6. Participants can’t edit sent messages.
  7. You can create an unlimited number of secret chats.
  8. Can’t pin the message.

Learn how to bypass Telegram Restrictions:

How to use Telegram Secret Chat in Desktop?

The original Telegram desktop app doesn’t support secret chat. However, you can use Android emulators to use secret chat feature in desktop.

Server Side Encryption vs End-to-end Encryption

Difference between server side encryption and end-to-end encryption:

Encryption DeployServer Side EncryptionEnd-to-end Encryption
Owner of the DataEnd userEnd user
Encryption Key ControllerCloud ProviderEnd user
Viewers and usersEnd user and also the cloud providerEnd user


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By default, Telegram use server side encryption for chats. Which data remains safe in Telegram clouds. But if you want more security then you can use Telegram end-to-end encryption.

Telegram use server side encryption and end-to-end encryption. They use their custom encryption service called MTProto.

End-to-end encryption on Telegram is meant for private conversations only. It is for this reason that you can’t open a secret chat for a group.

Also Read: How to Change/Hide Telegram Number?