How to Delete Telegram Account
Telegram, with its promise of security and user-friendly features, has attracted millions of users worldwide. However, if you have decided to move on from Telegram for any reason and wish to delete your account, it’s crucial to do it correctly. This article will guide you through exporting your data and give some tips on how to delete Telegram account both from the desktop and mobile platforms.
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Before you permanently delete your Telegram account, ensure that you've backed up any essential data. Here are some steps that you can follow to back up your data
- The data export feature is currently only available on the Telegram Desktop version. So you would need to open your desktop app first
- From there, go to 'Settings' and select 'Advanced'.
- Then choose 'Export Telegram Data' and select the data you want to export. You can choose chats, files, photos, and more.
- Click 'Export' to save the data to your computer.
With Telegram it is not so easy to deactivate your just on the spot and you would have to work your way towards it.
- Go to the Telegram Deactivation Page https://my.telegram.org/auth and log in with your phone number.
- Enter the Confirmation Code and find 'Delete Account' or a similar option. Telegram might ask why you're leaving and you can provide feedback if you want.
- Confirm your account suspension and click on the button to confirm that you want to delete your account.
Deleting your Telegram account from your phone requires you to visit the web-based deactivation page, as the in-app deletion feature is not available. But from mobile, you can use a termination option, meaning that your account will be deleted automatically after a certain period of time. So, to deactivate your account from the mobile app:
- Open the app and go to ‘Settings’
- Tap the “Privacy and Security” option and scroll down to the “Delete my account” section
- There you will see the time period after which you want to deactivate the account: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. Choose the option you like, and after the designated time your account will be terminated.
Note: Once you delete your Telegram account, all your messages, contacts, and groups will be removed. This action is irreversible. Make sure you've backed up all essential data and are sure about your decision before proceeding.
While Telegram is a powerful communication tool, there might be reasons you want to part ways with it. Ensure you go through the proper channels and back up any crucial data to make your transition smooth and free of regrets.
How can I deactivate my Telegram account?
Visit the Telegram Deactivation Page and log in. Enter the Confirmation Code and select the "Delete Account" or a similarly labeled option. Confirm Deletion by clicking or taping on the button to confirm that you want to delete your account.
Can I recover my account on Telegram?
No, once you've deleted your Telegram account, it's permanent. All your messages, contacts, groups, and any other data associated with your account are erased. However, if you want to use Telegram again after deleting an account, you can create a new account with the same phone number (or a different one). But remember, this will be a fresh account, and none of the previous data will be available. It's also worth noting that Telegram accounts have an "auto-destruct" feature: if an account remains inactive for a certain period, the account will be deleted automatically. If your account was deleted due to inactivity, the same principle applies: you cannot recover the account or its associated data, but you can create a new account.
Will my account be deleted if I uninstall Telegram?
No, uninstalling or deleting the Telegram app from your device does not automatically delete your Telegram account. If you only uninstall the app, your account remains active, and people can still send you messages, which will be there waiting for you if you reinstall the app later.
Will my contacts know if I deleted my account?
If you delete your Telegram account, your name will no longer be displayed as it was but instead, it will be shown as "Deleted Account". If you were a member of groups or channels, you'd simply disappear from the members' list. In the Telegram contact list of the people who had you saved, your account will no longer appear. However, the past chat history with you will still be available on their device until they decide to delete it.
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