Guide to delete Telegram Account permanently!

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How to delete telegram account

There are hundreds of Messaging apps available all around the Internet, among them Telegram is one of the most popular Cloud-based instant messaging apps that was launched in 2013, right now it has over 500 Million active users.

Since then, Telegram has gained huge popularity and its user base has also expanded massively!

However, if you're concerned about your privacy and want to delete your Telegram account permanently, unfortunately, Telegram doesn't have a direct option to delete an account but don't worry, here we have shared a step-by-step guide to deactivate or delete your Telegram account, respectively.

How to Delete your Telegram Account permanently?

There are two such ways which you can follow, here you go:

1. Deleting by Self-destruction settings

Telegram has a feature called self-destruction, which deletes your account after a certain period of inactivity. By default, it is set to 6 Months. But you can change it according to your need. However, it will not delete your telegram account instantly. Here you go:


deleting by self destruction settings

  1. First Open your telegram app and select settings
  2. Click on Privacy and security
  3. Scroll down and there you'll find "Delete my Account if I'm away for" and change it to a short time (or increase it if you don't want it to delete early)
When you don't use telegram, after a month your account will be deleted along with all of your chats and documents.
Simply using the chat option will reset the Self-destruction timer, if you want to delete the telegram account instantly, read on!

2. Deleting Telegram Account Manually

Telegram app doesn't have an inbuilt "delete account" option; you need to open a web browser on your mobile or PC. Follow the following steps:

deleting telegram account manually
  1. Open your browser and visit the telegram deactivation page then enter your Phone number in the international format (e.g. for India use +91).
  2. Enter the verification code you received on your phone number.
  3. Then, you will need to enter a reason for leaving
  4. Press "Done".
  5. A pop-up will appear asking "are you sure?" and press delete.

delete telegram account by accepting


After following the above steps, your Telegram account will be permanently deleted. You can now uninstall the Telegram app from your device.
 

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