If I deleted the photos from Telegram chat, would it be deleted from the cloud too? I mean after sending photos to my family, I deleted them from the chat, and I would like to make sure they are deleted from the cloud too, so would they be deleted automatically after I delete from chat history, I deleted them then I cleared the chat.


if the messages have been delivered, then telegram deletes them only if the recipients have deleted them as well

When you delete a message, you delete it from your message history. This means that a copy still stays on the server as part of your partner‘s message history. As soon as your partner deletes it too, it’s gone forever.

  • Thanks for your answer. That's a good point for Telegram, respecting privacy. – M. SH R Dec 4 '16 at 18:57
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  • This answer is not totally accurate. Read my answer. – Sopalajo de Arrierez Apr 4 '17 at 23:20

Since January 2017 versions (both desktop, web and mobile), Telegram allow to delete messages for everyone (this is: from the cloud) during 48 hours after writing/sending them. You will be offered an option for this when deleting.

Exceptions: inside supergroups, there is a common "chat history" for everyone. So, when deleting (48 hours, just like editing), messages will always disappear for everybody.

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