Chat History and Contact Mysteriously Erased In Telegram

Karl gmkarl at
Thu Jun 4 05:14:37 PDT 2020

Just to clarify, I'm still using the Telegram account on other channels,
and Cecilia had sent a message a few hours before the sudden disconnection.

The UI-experience was of opening the messenger in the morning, seeing a new
photo had been sent but had not downloaded yet, and then I don't remember
if the application closed itself or I closed it to try to make the photo
load, but Cecilia was no longer present in it when I reopened it.  I put
her contact back in and never received a reply to a new message.

My memory's not perfect: I thought Cecilia warned us on this list she might
disappear for a few weeks due to hospital, but I don't seem to be able to
actually find that anywhere.

On Thu, Jun 4, 2020, 5:20 AM Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at> wrote:

> On 5/17/20 01:48, Karl wrote:
> > Chat History and Contact Mysteriously Erased In Telegram
> Per the Telegram FAQ:
> Q: How does account self-destruction work?
> Telegram is not a commercial organization, and we value our disk space
> greatly. If you stop using Telegram and don't come online for at least
> six months, your account will be deleted along with all messages, media,
> contacts and every other piece of data you store in the Telegram cloud.
> You can change the exact period after which your inactive account will
> self-destruct in Settings.
> --
> This is one reason I don't usually use Telegram except when there's no
> other choice, that and it's difficult to keep a permanent record of what
> was said (designed in on purpose).
> --
> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at>
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