The secure messaging app Telegram has received a new update on Windows that allows users to better protect their privacy by giving them more control over their data.
The update comes at a time when users of WhatsApp owned by Facebook are turning away and switching to more privacy-focused messaging apps like Telegram and Signal. Telegram even published a blog post back in January describing how users can move their chat history from WhatsApp, Line and KakaoTalk to its service.
With the latest update of the app on the desktop, Telegram introduced a new feature that allows users to delete groups they have created as well as all call history without a trace. Mobile users also have the option to delete a secret group for both parties.
Since Telegram does not store deleted chats, call lists or groups of users on its servers, this data disappears completely once a user has clicked the delete button in the app on the mobile phone and on the desktop.
Improved voice chat