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Complete Guide to Permanently Deleting Your Telegram Account

Are you thinking of deleting your Telegram account? You’re not alone – many people are considering ditching their messaging app as they learn more about its privacy concerns. If you’ve had enough and want to permanently delete your Telegram profile, then this blog post is here to help.

Are you currently using Telegram for messaging, file sharing and other activities? If so, then you might be interested in knowing how to delete your account permanently. Unfortunately, Telegram does not offer the possibility of a direct deletion from their mobile app or website platform.

Dear friends, It’s Frankie again.

I’m your typical nerdy Italian messaging app enthusiast raised on spaghetti and Pizza and all social media platforms. As I’ve already informed you, I always have a solution for all your digital problems, and I’ll help you understand how to use Telegram to make the most of it.

That said, there are several steps that need to be taken in order to effectively deactivate an existing user account without leaving a trace behind. In this blog post we’ll discuss these procedures in depth and explain why deleting your Telegram account is important. So if you’re ready to make sure your data disappears completely when you leave the platform, let’s jump right into it.

Many people are turning to Telegram for its quick and secure messaging features, but if you want to delete your account permanently, it is a straightforward process. After you have decided this is the right option for you, all it takes is visiting Telegram’s website, selecting ‘Delete my Account’ and confirming with your password.

When done correctly, this will permanently delete your account so that all of your messages and related data are no longer accessible. The decision to delete an account should be taken carefully, though, as it cannot be undone or recovered afterwards.

Step-By-Step Guide To Deleting Your Telegram Account Permanently

Here’s a step-by-step guide to deleting your Telegram account permanently:

  1. Open the Telegram app on your device.
  2. Go to “Settings” by clicking on the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner.
  3. Select “Privacy and Security”.
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select “Delete My Account”.
  5. Enter your phone number associated with the account you want to delete.
  6. Select a reason for why you’re deleting your account.
  7. Re-enter your password to confirm the deletion.
  8. Click on “Delete My Account”.
  9. Wait for 2 weeks for your account to be fully deleted.
Please note: It’s important to note that after you’ve deleted your account, it cannot be recovered, and all your messages, contacts, and media files will be permanently deleted.

Reasons You May Want to Delete Your Telegram Account

There are many reasons why deleting your Telegram account may be a wise choice. If you’re concerned about data collection, you’ll likely want to delete your account – this messaging platform collects information like your IP address, user ID, contact list, device information, and more.

You may also feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of notifications or messages in the app – if you no longer find value in using it, deleting it allows you to declutter from all the noise that comes with it.

Additionally, if you don’t feel comfortable with its Terms of Service, understanding what information is being shared or how it’s being used can help you make a decision on whether or not to keep your account active.

What Happens When You Delete Your Telegram Account

Deleting your Telegram account can be a hard decision, as it results in the permanent removal of all your chats, contacts and files. That said, if you don’t feel like Telegram is for you anymore or if you just want a fresh start, it’s certainly an option.

After deleting your account from the app’s settings page, the account will be deactivated for two months. During this period, the account can still be reverted to its original state and all your information will come back.

However, after two months have passed, all data associated with the account will be permanently deleted from Telegram’s servers and from any backups that may exist. Hence ends your relationship with Telegram – but who knows – maybe one day you’ll want to come back to the messenger and re-establish those friendships you once had.

Telegram will send you an email with a link to delete your account. The process is completed when you enter your code and click “delete my account.” If you want to keep using the app but lose some of your data, go to “privacy and security settings” and select “Delete all my data on this device.”

This will delete your messages, contacts, groups, channels, and bots from the current device. You can still use the app but need to re-register with a new number if you lose or change your phone. There you have it! A step-by-step guide on how to delete your Telegram account permanently.


Frankie’s Take:

I hope this article was helpful in giving you the information needed to make an informed decision about whether or not Telegram is the right platform for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.


Q: How do I delete my Telegram account?

A: To delete your Telegram account, open the app and go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Privacy & Security’ -> ‘Delete My Account’. You will be asked for a confirmation, tap on the ‘Yes’ button to delete your Telegram account. Please note that all your messages, contacts and other data associated with your account will be deleted. After you delete your Telegram account, you will no longer be able to access it.

Q: Can I recover my deleted Telegram account?

A: No, once an account is deleted it cannot be recovered or restored. Please note that once you delete your Telegram account, all messages and other data associated with it will be deleted permanently.

Q: What happens to my contacts if I delete my Telegram account?

A: Once your account is deleted, all of your contacts associated with the account will no longer have access to view or send messages to you. In addition, any group chats that you were a part of will no longer be accessible to you.

Q: Can I delete my account using the mobile app?

A: Yes, you can delete your Telegram account using either the mobile or desktop version of the app. To delete your account, open up the settings page and select the delete my account option. Follow the prompts to confirm your account deletion and all of your associated data will be deleted.


There are times when people might want to permanently delete their Telegram account for personal or security reasons. Deleting a Telegram account is simple and straightforward although there will be no option to reverse it once it has been completed. For example, all data associated with your account will be lost, including messages, contacts, media files and so on. If you decide to delete your account, it’s important to take the time to back up any important data prior to doing so as this cannot be retrieved once deleted.

At the end of the day, deleting your Telegram account permanently is an important task that can provide you with peace of mind knowing that your personal information is securely guarded online.

For any questions or doubts, feel free to leave a comment below. Bye!

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About Frankie Caruso

I'm Frankie Caruso. I'm a professional amateur in that ugly business of social media, instant messaging apps and computer security. I help all those frustrated people who call themselves digital illiterates to understand something about this confusing digital world.