Is Telegram Used for Cheating?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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Is Telegram Used for Cheating?

Do you have reasons to believe your partner is using Telegram to cheat on you? Or are you just curious about the infamous reputation of Telegram?

This article will discuss why Telegram might be the greatest cheating app ever. But remember, Telegram doesn’t encourage cheating.

It’s just a communication app like WhatsApp. Keep reading to see why Telegram is great for cheating!

1. Archived Chats

Telegram has an “Archived chats” feature that lets you hide active chats away from prying eyes.

WhatsApp has this feature, too, so don’t think that Telegram is the only app with this feature.

You won’t receive notifications when you archive a chat until you unarchive it again. This feature is useful when your partner is looking through your phone.

Archiving secret chats on Telegram may work to deceive them, but the “Archived Chats” category is also visible.

Archived Chats category
Archived Chats category

If you see this option on your partner’s phone, open it and see what chats they are hiding. Maybe you’ll find your partner’s paramour here!

2. Secret Chats

Another feature that facilitates cheating on Telegram is the “Secret Chats” feature. When you create a secret chat with someone, you get the following benefits:

  • End-to-end encryption on the chat history
  • No traces are left on the Telegram servers
  • All messages have customizable self-destruct timers
  • Messages don’t allow forwarding
  • Impossible to take a screenshot of the chat

Secret chats are self-explanatory – they allow for secrecy when talking to someone. The messages will self-destruct in a specified period, and no one will be able to read them.

I couldn’t attach a picture of the secret chat because no screenshots are allowed.

3. Silent Messages

You can mute a chat or a group, so you don’t receive notifications from it. Your phone won’t beep or make audible noises, so no one will know who you’re talking to.

Select "Mute"
Select “Mute

Once you select “Mute” in the top-right corner of the chat (after you tap the three-dot icon), you should see the following menu.

Select "Mute Forever"
Select “Mute Forever

You can select how to mute the other person. You can mute their message sounds or customize the feature further.

Tap on “Mute Forever” to mute the other person indefinitely.

Combined with the “Archived Chats” or “Secret Chats” functions, you get a pretty secure communication method with someone else.

If your partner is cheating, Telegram makes it easy to continue doing it. Depending on your needs, you can mute any chat indefinitely or for a set period.

For cheating purposes, most people will mute a chat indefinitely and leave it like that. Whenever they want to talk to their lover, they just open the chat and see what’s what.

4. Change Name

On Telegram, you can change the other person’s name to whatever you want. The app doesn’t impose a certain name.

As long as you change that person’s name on your phone, the name will also be changed on Telegram.

That’s because Telegram contacts rely on the contacts in your phone’s Contacts list. Your partner won’t suspect a thing if you receive messages from someone named “Josh” or something like that.

Once you change the other person’s name in your Contacts, talking to them on Telegram will become much easier.

Conclusion

To summarize, Telegram can be used for cheating because it has more privacy-focused features such as:

  • Archived chats
  • Secret chats
  • Muting capabilities
  • Name-changing capabilities
  • Disappearing messages
  • No forwarding messages on secret chats

If you have any questions about this topic, post a comment below, and I’ll try to reply as soon as possible!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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