How Telegram Encryption Works to Protect You?

Telegram is a privacy-friendly chat application with amazing features that no competitor can offer. It is founded by the same person who started Russian twitter called VKontakte.

In this article, I am explaining Telegram encryption working in simple terms. If you’re an advanced telegram user or a developer then I would suggest reading the official telegram’s guide on MProto’s Encryption instead of reading this guide. Because this is for non-techies to have a basic understanding of the way Telegram encrypts their chats.

Telegram uses end-to-end encryption for all the voice calls done through their app. According to Wikipedia, Messages, and media in Telegram are only client-server encrypted and stored on the servers by default. It doesn’t provide end-to-end encryption to chats and media by default.

However, there’s an additional feature in Telegram called Secret chat which provides highly secured end-to-end encryption with bank-level security. All the messages sent through secret chat are end-to-end encrypted with SHA-256 encryption.

Here’s the chart explaining the whole concept:


I hope you now understand how telegram encryption work with this easy-to-understand guide. Thanks for reading, do share with your colleagues.

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Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 5 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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