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How to delete a Telegram account

Here is the best way to delete your Telegram account in just a few steps.

Whether you are deleting it as your online habits change, or you’ve become concerned about how safe the platform is, it’s very easy to delete a Telegram account.

Below we’ve detailed the process in the most straightforward way possible. You will need to be able to access the Telegram web portal to complete this process, as it can’t be done through the mobile app.

What you’ll need

The Short Version

  • Open up the Telegram web portal
  • Enter the mobile number that is connected to your Telegram account
  • Press Next
  • Enter the code
  • Press Sign In
  • Click the Delete account option
  • Click the Delete My Account button
  • Confirm
  • Check your account was deleted
  1. Step

    Open up the Telegram web portal

    You cannot delete your Telegram account via the app, you will need to go into the Telegram web portal, which can be accessed by clicking the prior link. You will need to make sure you’re using a device that supports the web portal, which can be done on a PC, tablet or mobile. Enter yourn phone number into the website

  2. Step

    Enter the mobile number that is connected to your Telegram account and press ‘Next’

    You will need to enter either your country or the international format of your phone number. Enter your own phone number that's linked to your Telegram account

  3. Step

    Enter the code and press ‘Sign In’

    The code will be sent via the Telegram app and won’t come through as a regular SMS, so make sure that you still have access to your account and your chats before proceeding. Once you have entered the code, press Sign in to continue the process. Press the Sign In button to continue the process

  4. Step

    Click the Delete account option

    Out of the three options presented, click the Delete account link, which should be the second one down. Choose the delete account out of the three

  5. Step

    Click the Delete My Account button

    You will have the option to explain why you are leaving the Telegram service, you can fill this box out or leave it blank, it is up to you. We do recommend informing any contacts you regularly speak to on Telegram that you are leaving the app, to avoid confusion. Press the delete account button to make sure your Telegram gets deleted

  6. Step


    Press the red confirmation button to delete your account. If you change your mind or feel like you need to access your Telegram account again, you can press the green button. Press the red button to confirm you're deleting the account

  7. Step

    Check your account was deleted

    You can exit out of the pop-up menu; there should be a green box on the previous screen saying that your account has been successfully deleted. Check your account has been properly deleted in Telegram


Can I delete my Telegram account from the mobile app?

No, you can only delete your Telegram account from the dedicated web portal, this can’t be done in any version of the app.

Can I recover my account once I delete it?

No, once you delete your account you can no longer access it, which is why we recommend checking your Chats and account for important information and informing others that you message via the app that you are deleting your account.

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