Telegram now allows you delete sent messages, shows disk and network usage

Telegram’s sent message deletion is finally here! What a way to usher in the new year 2017. DIGNITED actually wrote about an iPhone user who was miraculously able to delete sent messages from both ends of the chat a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, it only lasted for a day. The good news is that it’s here to stay this time. Have you ever sent an instant message and immediately regretted it? I know you have. It happens to the best of us. In a rush to send that message, the keyboard won’t always cooperate but having a mind of its own will write other stuff from what you meant. A mindless thumb will hit send and bam!

What Telegram calls Unsend Messages is a cool feature from¬†v.3.16 that lets you delete sent messages for up to 48 hours. That should be time enough to get rid of any regrettable evidence of a momentary lapse in judgment. That is if the other person you’re chatting with hasn’t read the offending messages already.

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Before, chatters could edit sent messages which in a way does the same thing, if not similar. The only way to ‘delete’ a weird sent message before was to edit it and completely change the wording. Or leave a dot (.). In a pinch, I found this feature to work just as well as delete. At least I got to edit whatever typos I made in real time.

Disk and Network Usage

In settings, Telegram gives you a rundown of the bytes and number of messages, photos, videos and other files you have sent and received. These can be interesting stats for those who might want to have a look at them as we did. To check this out, head over to disk and network usage and click on mobile/Wi-fi data usage or storage usage.

As for Storage usage, Telegram added the option to peruse through disk and network usage on the app. You can imagine how surprised I was to find I had over 1GB in cache. There’s the option to delete this, which should be fine. Telegram is on the cloud and will easily¬†redownload whatever files you want to view at the moment. Telegram will automatically delete media you have not accessed in a long while from their server which is a bummer. The good news is you can set it to keep all your media forever. How’s that for awesomeness?



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