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[wlug] Telegram Adds 'Delete Everywhere' Nuclear Option -- Killing Chat History

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Roderick Aldridge rod.aldridge1@g...
Tue Mar 26 09:46:21 NZDT 2019

It would enable you to remove remove your private conversation from prying
eyes, but would it not also enable anybody in a hate group to remove the
evidence of their plotting? As usual technology could be used for good or


On Tue, 26 Mar 2019 at 08:55, Peter Reutemann <fracpete@w...>

> 'Instant messaging service Telegram has added a feature that lets a
> user delete messages in one-to-one and/or group private chats, after
> the fact, and not only from their own inbox. From a report:
> The new 'nuclear option' delete feature allows a user to selectively
> delete their own messages and/or messages sent by any/all others in
> the chat. They don't even have to have composed the original message
> or begun the thread to do so. They can just decide it's time. Let that
> sink in. All it now takes is a few taps to wipe all trace of a
> historical communication -- from both your own inbox and the inbox(es)
> of whoever else you were chatting with (assuming they're running the
> latest version of Telegram's app).'
> -- source:
> Something that WhatsApp could add as well...
> Cheers, Peter
> --
> Peter Reutemann
> Dept. of Computer Science
> University of Waikato, NZ
> +64 (7) 858-5174
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