How to delete a Telegram Account?
Written by Tomer Drey
How to delete a Telegram Account?
Tired of want to remove your account from the Telegram database; then, you’re at the right place. Unfortunately, you are looking to delete your Telegram account. Hey users, I am the co-founder of TTC. Today in this article, we will learn how we can remove our Telegram account? We got so many queries, and Peoples want to know how to delete their accounts from Telegram.
The Telegram messenger has a little bit different procedure to delete an account from their database. But don’t worry, we will solve your all related queries. Also, we will share other precautions too, Which are you should keep in mind before processing this task.
Are you Sure, Why do you want to delete your account?
First of all, ask yourself or decide why you want to delete your account permanently. We don’t recommend the permanent deletion of a statement. We will discuss below why you should not delete an account permanently. Few Reasons that are serious or reasonable to delete an account:-
- When you heard about any security issue or data breaches.
- Not Satisfied with their services. (Like deletion of messages from both sides and scam-related also.)
- Not comfortable with app GUI and its Security security protocol called MTProto, whose security and reliability are under consideration. Etc.
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These are the few reasons in which you can directly deactivate your account. Ideas can be various, but our intention is, please re-confirm about that and have a proper purpose.
Things to be Remember, Before Deletion?
- If you delete your account, all chats, contacts will be lost.
- All groups and channels will delete.
- You cant reverse this action.
- You cant create an account with that number immediately.
- Nothing will retrieve, like messages, chats, groups, and channels, etc. if you recreate an account with the same number.
These are the few things you should keep in mind before implement the deletion process. Finally, after reading everything you still want to delete your account, then please follow our given path.
Let’s learn how to delete your Telegram account permanently within five easy steps.
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What happens if I delete my Telegram account?
Please understand that once you delete your Telegram account, it becomes permanent. The Telegram removal never comes back. You should consider these points and reconsider them before proceeding.
- When you delete your Telegrama account, all your channels, groups and private messages are deleted.
- The removal process is irreversible. This means that you cannot fix it later, as you can with WhatsApp.
- Every time you delete your account and register a new one, Telegram assigns a new identification number to your account.
These are two ways to delete an account on Android, iPhone and Windows PC.
Method 1: Immediate deletion of Telegram account
If you don’t use the Telegram anymore and haven’t logged in for at least 6 weeks, your account will be deleted automatically. However, not all messages and media that can be contacted can be stored on the cloud servers of Telegram.
Suppose you haven’t used the Telegram e-mail software for a long time and you eventually decide to delete your Telegram account, you can do so via the settings. Before that,
1. In the Telegram application, go to parameters → Privacy and security → Auto-destruct account.
2. Here you can set the time 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year.
If you do not use the Telegram Service at any time during this period, your Telegram account will be permanently deleted. Here’s how.
You can use this method to delete your Telegram account from your desktop browser or smartphone. Make sure that the mobile phone you used to create this account is available for verification. I don’t think a social media application offers such an opportunity. Now let’s follow the link to permanently delete the Telegram account.
1. First go to the Disable page.
2. Enter your mobile phone number in the international format you want to delete.
3. You will receive an SMS with a unique code. Enter the confirmation code and press Connection.
4. On the next screen, press Done.
5. A warning window will appear asking Are you sure? Click Yes, delete my account. Here’s how. Your Telegram account has been successfully deleted.
I hope you enjoyed the guide for permanently deleting your Telegram account from. These are the official ways to delete your Telegram account on Android, iOS and the desktop.
Method 2. Automatic deletion of Telegram Account
If you have enough to do and don’t want to follow the manual process, we have also listed the automatic method. It allows the user to permanently erase a Telegram channel after a certain time. All you have to do is set the desired length of time after which your account will be closed and uninstalled. This self-destruct function is very useful. Note that this will not delete your account immediately. Here are the steps to begin:
- Open the Telegram application.
- Press the menu and select parameters.
- Select option Privacy and security .
- Scroll down to section Advanced .
- For Delete my account when remotely , select .
- Select the desired duration (1 month is recommended in case of emergency).
- That’s it, you can delete the application.
- The Telegram will automatically delete your account after one month.
Pretty simple, isn’t it? This function is enabled by default for all users, but the duration is set to 1 year. After this period, all user data will be deleted from the Telegram servers. Pay attention if you don’t do any activity on the platform. So make sure you uninstall the application and don’t use it for a month.
FAQs related to the account deletion:
- Can I Recover my account after manual deletion?
- NO, You can’t recover anything off the old account. But you can create a new account.
- Is My account data, groups, and channels are recoverable?
- No, You can’t retrieve any details/data.
- After how many days could I sign up for Telegram after my earlier account has been deactivated?
- Officially and experts say it will be best if you try after 10 to 14 days.
- But here is another twist, we recommend another way to experiment with it. You can decide to create a new after a day also, sometimes it works and sometimes it is not.
- Also, be careful when you try to create an account early some times they limit your account. We tried, and we faced this issue in the past.
- So, it’s only up to you if you like experiments then you can try this one. Otherwise, you have the option to create a new account after 10 to 15 days.
- I want to change my number, Should I delete my account first?
- If you want to change your number, then you don’t need to delete the existing account. Telegram gives an option to change our contact without removing the whole data and account. I will update this answer ASAP with a link to an article on how to change the Telegram number.
- My account has limitations, Should the deletion process can make my account spam-free?
- If your account got punished by Telegram due to any spam or invalid activity, then it will not work. Nothing will change if you delete your account and recreate your account. The only way is you have to submit an appeal to review your account. I will explain the whole process in another post.
- Is we recommend deletion of a Telegram account? Ans: No, This step is not a appropriate solution of your problem. Do it, When it’s become necessary.
Its time to conclude our article on how to delete a Telegram account. Above we explained everything about what you should keep in mind and what is essential. We provide the solution within easy five steps. You have to follow every step carefully. We also explained a few FAQs related to the Telegram account deletion process. I hope it will help you and you will like it.
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