How To Delete Your Telegram Account Permanently

Deleting your Telegram account permanently is a straightforward process, but the method slightly differs depending on whether you’re using the mobile app or a desktop browser. Here’s how to do it:

On Mobile App (Android & iOS):

  1. Open the Telegram app.
  2. Tap on the “Settings” icon (gear icon in the bottom right corner for Android, hamburger menu in the top left corner for iOS).
  3. Go to “Privacy and Security.”
  4. Scroll down to the “If Away for” section.
  5. Choose the desired timeframe for inactivity to trigger account deletion (options range from 1 month to 6 months). You can also choose “Delete My Account” immediately.
  6. A confirmation pop-up will appear. Enter your Telegram phone number and tap “Continue.”
  7. You’ll receive a confirmation code via Telegram (not SMS). Enter the code and tap “Sign In.”
  8. A final confirmation window will appear. Tap “Delete My Account” to permanently erase your account and all associated data.

On Desktop Browser:

  1. Go to the Telegram Deactivation Page: https://my.telegram.org/
  2. Enter your Telegram phone number with country code and click “Next.”
  3. You’ll receive a confirmation code via Telegram (not SMS). Enter the code and click “Sign In.”
  4. Choose the reason for deleting your account (optional).
  5. Click “Delete My Account” to permanently erase your account and all associated data.

Important Notes:

  • Once you delete your account, all chats, messages, media, and contacts associated with it will be permanently removed and cannot be recovered.
  • If you change your mind within 7 days, you can recover your account by reinstalling the Telegram app and logging in with your phone number.
  • Consider exporting your chat history before deleting your account if you want to keep any specific conversations.

Remember, deleting your Telegram account is a permanent decision. Make sure you’re aware of the consequences before proceeding.

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