Telegram is one of the most used and appreciated messaging apps in the world. It is extremely versatile, safe and equipped with some unique features, to the point of making it a milestone in its category. Using it, you may have or the sender has deleted certain conversations. And now, after doing so, you realized that some of those chats were important to you. So you would like to know if there is a way to recover Telegram messages. To find out more, you asked the web, and that’s how you came to my blog. Let’s see all the possible ways to recover.
How to recover deleted Telegram Messages
Recovery of messages deleted by the message sender
Telegram messages, can be deleted on both sides, without the possibility of recovery. Exception is made for groups and channels, where only those who administer them can remove the chat history.
It is therefore clear that there is no way to recover Telegram chats deleted by the sender. And indeed it is, but you could use a trick to save the new ones that are deleted. In fact, you must know that using Android and the Unseen app, available at this address, it is possible to clone incoming Telegram messages.
This means that the messages will be duplicated on reception and, even if someone on Telegram will delete them, their legible copies will always remain on Unseen.
Telegram chat recovery during deletion
Immediately after deleting it, the messaging system offers the possibility to press the Cancel button (which appears below). You are allowed to rethink within 5 seconds of deleting. After this short period of time, the cancellation becomes definitive.
Currently, the only function introduced by Telegram to restore the deleted chat is the one that allows you to cancel the deletion of the message. That is, it is possible to recover. The messenger made a change, and now when you delete a chat or clear history, you’ll receive a confirmation request and an option to restore everything.
This only works if you have deleted a message or an entire chat “unintentionally”. Telegram will allow you to undo the action and retrieve the history within 5 seconds. When time is up the only way to find normal chat is to ask the other party. If you had not selected the option to delete the conversation for the other contact, it is likely that this person will always have the messages available in his chats. He/she could show you with a screenshot or at most could forward them all from the chat.
Recover old deleted chat
Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram does not have backup on Android. You can export data if you use the desktop version and mount a manual and periodic backup. If this is your case, make sure everything is not there. Telegram messages are stored in the cloud. When you delete a message from the app, it also removes conversations from the cloud.
Well, if you do not have an official way to recover permanently deleted messages, always another solution. Here’s how to recover deleted messages from Telegram. It may be easier to find the media than the texts.
1) Telegram Binders
Not everything can be lost, if you use a File Manager application it is easier to search. Search through Telegram Audio, Telegram Documents, Telegram Images and/or Telegram Video folders. When you receive media from someone, depending on your app configuration, it is saved and maybe on the memory card or internal memory. They will not be deleted immediately even if you delete the conversation.
2) Android cache folder
Another way is to find the Android cache folder in which all messages, photos, gifs, videos, audios, and other deleted chat files have been stored. To do this, go to the “Android” folder. There look for “data” (or date) and you will see data from a series of applications. Look for the “org.telegram” folder and its “cache”. When opening, you should find files recently deleted from conversations.
3) Deleted/Corrupted File Recovery
If you recently cleaned your phone, you may have reset those folders. A data recovery application for Android or for Windows/MacOS can help. They usually have free version, but limited to a small amount of files. You can test and, if you find something, buy the license and recover what is possible.
Telegram secret chat recovery
To recover a secret chat on Telegram that has been canceled or that has self-destructed, unfortunately, you cannot do anything. There is no way to recover it. If the other party had used this type of chat, it is because, evidently, he did not want any trace of the messages and shared files to remain.
Telegram has introduced this type of chat to guarantee users’ privacy. Precisely for this reason, secret chats follow a different process from that of ordinary chats. Unlike the latter, in fact, the secret chat is not stored on the Telegram servers. Secret messages are instead saved on the devices used.
For example, if you have started a secret conversation with a person and someone has a device that is connected to your Telegram account, he will not be able to read what you are sending anonymously.
In case it connects to your profile via the app for Windows 10 (Telegram Desktop), iOS or Android, those who spy on you may only know that a secret chat is in progress. While if this individual used the PC, or rather, Telegram Web, he would see absolutely nothing.
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