Telegram X: how to put password in secret chats on Android

The Telegram once again comes out in front of WhatsApp with regard to privacy. The company has added the ability to protect secret chats with passwords. The feature was included in Telegram X, the lightest and fastest version of the messenger launched in January, and further enhances the security and privacy of those conversations.

The app is available for Android and iPhone (iOS), but the feature has been released only on the Google system, at least for now. The tutorial below, which teaches to add the extra layer of protection in secret chats, was carried out on a Moto G5S Plus with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, from version 0.20.10.967 of Telegram X for Android.

Learn how to put password in secret Telegram X chats on Android

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Step 1. Open the secret Telegram X chat you want to password protect. Touch the three-dot menu in the top corner of the screen.

Telegram X Secret Chat Main Menu

Step 2. With the menu expanded, select "Passcode Lock".

Password Tool in the Telegram X Secret Chat Main Menu

Step 3. The "Passcode Lock" key will be in the disabled position. Set it to the on position to open the lock options. Choose between PIN (four number code), Password (letters and numbers), Pattern (default), Gesture and Fingerprint (fingerprint only displayed on mobile phones with the feature). In this tutorial, we chose the first option.

Choose the type of password that will be included in the Telegram X secret chat

Step 4. Create your password and then enter it again to confirm. After confirmation, the app will display the change passcode options, unlock with fingerprint and passcode invisibility.

Secret chat on Telegram X with password enabled

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