Telegram is among the 10 most downloaded messengers and has almost 500 million monthly active users. It is best known for its variety of alternatives mainly related to solid messaging since it’s established in 2013.
One of the most controversial issues regarding instant messaging platforms is their security. Nowadays it is crucial to accredit the safety of your private messages due to the increasing rate of fraud, racketeering, and other crimes relevant to social online messengers.
Telegram has demanded to be unique for its focus on privacy, encryption, and open-source API (application programming interface).
This claim is attested by different abilities available to users for securing their Telegram accounts. These options range from classic passwords to innovative Face IDs. If you are concerned with immunizing your Telegram account too, then this article will be informative and practical for you.
One of the most used and safe abilities for protecting your Telegram account is the passcode lock. This ability is present in different operating systems such as Android, IOS, Mac, and Windows. Since the majority of users gain access to Telegram with either an Android or IOS device, the steps needed to protect Telegram accounts on these devices are mentioned.
1. Open the Telegram app.
2. Tap the three-line menu button from the left corner.
3. Choose the ‘Settings’ option.
4. Select ‘Privacy and Security.’
5. Choose ‘Passcode Lock’ from the ‘Security’ section.
6. Toggle on ‘Passcode Lock’ to enable the feature.
7. Create a four-digit numeric passcode.
8. Re-enter your passcode to have it saved.
9. The passcode is active now.
Note that the ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’ is activated by default. You can disable it if you are not compatible with the feature.
If you are using an iPhone, there is an additional feature named Face ID too (depending on your device level).
1. Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.
2. Go to the ‘Settings’ tab.
3. Navigate to the ‘Privacy and Security’.
4. Select the ‘Passcode and Face ID’ option.
5. Tap the ‘Turn Passcode On’ option.
6. You can enter a six-number code or different passcode versions available from ‘Passcode Options’.
7. Re-enter your passcode to confirm.
8. The passcode lock is now set.
The Touch ID and Face ID unlock features will be automatically activated. If you want to disable either, tap the toggle next to the “Unlock with Face ID” (or “Unlock with Touch ID”) option.