[jitsi-dev] [jitsi] Delete chat history when a contact is erased (#107)


#1

When I deleted an account, then added the account again to continue my bug testing, the chat history for the deleted account still appeared.

THE PROBLEM:
In the community of users I work with (human rights activists and journalists), conversations being stored on a user's machine can be a matter of life and death if a machine is seized by police, governments, or criminals. I assume that most of our users will choose not to save their chat histories as a result, but in case they do, we should protect their contacts by deleting chat history along with a deleted contact.

RECOMMEND:
When a user deletes a contact, prompt if they would like the chat history for that contact erased as well.
I discussed this on the Jitsi mailing lists and the link to that discussion is: http://lists.jitsi.org/pipermail/users/2014-June/007351.html

(Issue migrated from https://trac.jitsi.org/ticket/1291)

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#2

Hi
This issue or lack of feature still exists today 10 May 2016. Can someone please just put in the feature to delete conversations? as i have to manually go in the /.jitsi/history_ver1.0/recent_messages folder and delete the .xml file. This is very inconvenient because it deletes ALL my conversations.
Whats the use of a privacy app if we cannot delete history conversations? This should have been the FIRST thing/feature developed on this app.

Can someone please respond to this? or show us how to delete conversations if the feature already exists?

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#3

@Beast141 Glad to mentioning it.
I'd like to add the "delete conversations" and "remove conversations after deleting the contact" badly because I was testing my own XMPP server and I created A LOT of users and try to text myself. My whole conversation list is a mess, I don't want to neither go to .jitsi to remove the conversation manually nor, the simplest way, re-install the entire software. There's still got important chat log and I don't want to remove it.
Now my family and friends are using Jitsi and they are all asking me about this feature, I searched the Internet for almost 3 hours and no answers. Some of them are not even computer geek enough to go to ".jitsi" folder and remove the chat log.
It is extremely secure to chat with OTR encryption but the weakest way not to remove the conversation, isn't it?

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