Telegram rolls out 'delete everywhere' feature that lets users nuke the chat history for everyone

Mail Online | 3/25/2019 | Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com
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Telegram is giving users more tools to control their message history.

The encrypted chat app on Monday launched 'delete everywhere,' a feature that lets users delete messages from not just their end of the conversation, but for all recipients.

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And there's no time limit, either, as users can delete any message no matter how old it is.

'We are giving hundreds of millions of users complete control of any private conversation they have ever had,' Telegram explained in a blog post.

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'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 firm added.

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In response to the 'delete everywhere' tool, many users believed it was too drastic a measure and would enable others to delete messages without getting the recipient's consent first.

However, Telegram founder Pavel Durov wrote on his personal channel in the app that it's a necessary feature to combat the risk of a message being taken out of context after it's sent.

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'An old message you already forgot about can be taken out of context and used against you decades later,' Durov said.

'A hasty text you sent to a girlfriend in school can come haunt you in 2030 when you decide...
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