Protect your sensitive conversations in instant messaging by enabling end-to-end encryption.
Contrary to what everyone seems to believe, Telegram doesn’t encrypt conversations by default, while Signal does. Therefore, new users of the messaging app naively think their exchanges are protected when it is not. Whether for individual or group conversations, end-to-end encryption will need to be enabled manually by the user.
Here’s how, in a few quick steps, to protect all your conversations by enabling end-to-end encryption in Telegram.
Enable end-to-end encryption on iOS
Launch Telegram and open a conversation you want to protect. Then tap on the name of the correspondent or discussion group to access the conversation settings, then tap the More button to display additional options.
All you have to do is activate the option Start a secret exchange , and validate your choice by pressing Start to open a new end-to-end encrypted chat window.
Enable end-to-end encryption on Android
Open Telegram and enter the conversation to protect. Then press the name of your correspondent, then the option button, represented by three small dots.
You can then start a secret exchange . Then validate your choice by pressing Start to open a new secure chat window.
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