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How to Send a Disappearing Photo on Telegram

Telegram is an instant messaging app with a simple, fast, secure, and synchronized experience.

You can send media and files without size limits, with data securely stored in the Telegram cloud.

Photos that you send can also include a timer—3 seconds, 10 seconds, or 30 seconds.

Once the timer ends, the photo will self-destruct/disappear and the recipient won’t be able to view it anymore.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to send an expiring, a self-destructing, or a disappearing photo or picture on Telegram.

How to send a disappearing photo on Telegram

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Here’s how to send a disappearing photo on Telegram:

  1. Open the Telegram app and navigate to the chat.
  2. Tap on the attachment icon.
  3. Select a photo that you want to send.
  4. Tap on the timer icon.
  5. Choose how long the media will be kept after opening (e.g. 10 seconds).
  6. Send the photo.

Note: If you’ve set the timer to “10 seconds”, the photo will disappear in 10 seconds after it’s opened by the recipient.

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