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Deleting Messages in Telegram

I've read Telegram secret chats when you delete messages the client the message is deleted for the receiver of the message. However in regular Telegram chats when you delete a message, the message is not deleted on the receivers end, it is only deleted on your local client.

Allow messages that have been sent, but not read by the receiver to be deleted on both the originator's chat and the receivers chat.

Here's a common valid use case. You are chatting with several people, and accidentally send a message intended to be sent to another person (we've all done it), realizing the mistake you wish to delete the message before it is read by the unintended recipient.

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I unable to delete any chats in my group. Also I find that no "delete" function is available. When I long-press my messages, a "X" appears on the top left corner and no trashcan icon is not visible. When I tap a message, the message dialogue box shows that the functions of "Copy," and "Forward" are visible. However, the "delete" function is not visible.

        In one or two channels when I press three dots on the top right hand corner, I get the functions "call", "search", "clear history", "delete chats", "mute notifications", but in almost all channels I get only "search" & "report" and no delete or clear history functions are available.

        When I keep pressing channel ID, I get the functions - Pin to top, Delete from cache, Leave channel. When I choose "delete from cache", it asks 'delete all chached text and media from this channel?' and I press OK but it never removes the media/texts from the channel, I do not know why.

        In a nutshell, I am unable to delete/remove/erase any old messages/media that I received. Can you help? I wonder if I have committed any mistake while installing the app.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I have send a wrong through telegram , how can I delete it at the reciever end also

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I deleted all the chats and uninstalled the app but after reinstall the same chat history is coming. So how to delete the chat history permanently..

      • Sachin Gaur commented  · 

        I m added In a telegram group but I am unable to delete chat history.i see setting but not showing any option like clear chat history or delete.Can you help me how I can do it.

      • Randall commented  · 

        I cannot delete any chats in my group because my "delete" function is missing. When I long-press my messages, no trashcan icon is not visible in the upper right-hand corner. When I tap a message, the message dialogue box shows that the functions of "Reply," "Copy," and "Forward" are visible. However, the "delete" function is not visible.

        I'm not sure if it is an update problem, or a mistake that I could have made. To summarize, I cannot delete any messages because there is no "delete" function to press. Can you help?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        If I can not delete a message on the receiver's end, why should I keep when it is irrelevant to me?

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