Telegram is a popular instant messenger which is available for Android and iPhone. It offers cloud based messaging service. It can also be used for powerfully encyrpted chats and video calls or conferencing. It is also available for multiple platforms and devices. We can use the same account on different devices. In addition to its mobile app for Android and iOS, it can also be accessed from the web browsers.
Here is how you can make Telegram auto-terminate all the old sessions that have been inactive for some time on any device – mobile or desktop:
- Launch Telegram on your smartphone.
- Tap on the Telegram menu icon to pull down the menu. Select Settings from this menu.
- On the settings screen, select Devices from the list of settings categories.
- From under the Automatically Terminate Old Sections section, tap on the duration (usually 6 months).
- You will a list of options from which you can choose the duration of inactivity after which the Telegram sessions will be invalidated. The list includes 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year.
- Close the settings screen by tapping on the back key on your smartphone.
Depending on the duration of inactivity selected, Telegram will automatically invalidate any sessions on any of he devices that have not been used for that long period. For example, if you used Telegram on a friend’s desktop PC in the Vivaldi web browser and then forgot about it. Then at a later time you got worried that you have forgotten to logout on that web browser a few weeks ago. Anyone who has access to that desktop PC will be able to use your Telegram account to a certain degree. You will eventually find out about the strange messages but they will be able to read your messages for a long time.
But if you set Telegram to self destruct the inactive sessions automatically, you will have nothing to worry about. Any forgotten sessions will become invalid on their own after a certain period of inactivity.