Don’t understand why Telegram messages are deleted sometimes? We explain why you sometimes stop seeing them.
It’s probably happened to you some time. Someone sends you a message on Telegram, and when you go to reread it the next day it turns out to be gone. And you probably wonder why Telegram messages are deleted and even think that there is a problem with the application. But the explanation is much simpler. The popular instant messaging tool has the option to send messages that self-destruct over time.
When we send a message in a secret chat, we can choose to self-delete it in 1 second, 1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day, or 1 week. In case we are in a normal or group chat the options to delete messages are 24 hours or 7 days. And if we are using a channel we will also have the option of one day or one week.
Therefore, if someone has sent you a message and it has been deleted sometime later, it is most likely that they have sent you a message that self-destructs. So we recommend that you read what they have sent you as soon as possible to prevent them from disappearing.
How to use automatic message deletion in telegram
Now that you know it exists and that it can be useful, you’re probably wondering how to use Telegram’s automatic message deletion.
In normal or group chats, you can choose to have your messages self-destruct via the Empty chat option, which you’ll find in the menu that appears when you click the button with 3 dots that you find at the top. At the bottom of the window that appears, you will find the Auto-delete messages in this chat section. There you can choose how long you want them to auto-delete. Then press the Enable auto-delete button and the process will be done.
In secret chats and channels, the process is very similar, but it is in a different place. In this case, by clicking on the button with the three dots you will directly find a function called Configure auto-delete. By clicking on it, we will be able to set the time in which we want the messages we have sent to be deleted.
Is it possible to recover deleted messages in Telegram?
If you’ve missed something, you’re probably wondering if it’s possible to recover deleted messages on Telegram. But the reality is that it is a problem that has a difficult solution, especially if it has been someone else who has decided to have the message deleted.
However, you do have at the disposal applications that allow you to access the notification history, so that you can read at least part of the deleted message.
One of them is Notification History Log. This application allows you to keep track of all notifications that arrive on your smartphone, or only those from a particular application such as Telegram. In this way, even if a message has been deleted, you will be able to see the notification that arrived warning of it, so that you can read at least part of the message. But for this, it is necessary that you have the app installed before you get the notification. If this is not the case, we are sorry to tell you that recovering a deleted message has a difficult solution.