How to delete your account on the Telegram messaging platform, which wipes all your data upon deletion
- You can delete a
Telegramaccount in a few steps from a web browser.
- Account deletion cannot be performed in the Telegram mobile app.
- You'll need to have your Telegram registered device handy to perform the account deletion.
Although many chat users are dropping their fealty to WhatsApp in favor of Telegram, there are other fierce chat competitors on the market as well.Deleting your account is irreversible - once your account is deleted, all your data such as messages, groups, and contacts will be erased. Members of groups you've created will still be able to continue the group chat without you, though, and they'll still have their own record of your messages.
How to delete your Telegram account from a web browser
1. On a web browser of your choice, navigate to Telegram's "Delete Account or Manage Apps" page.2. Enter your phone number, including country code, and click "Next."
3. You will receive a confirmation code from Telegram in the Telegram app on your registered mobile device. Enter the code and click "Sign in."4. Click "Delete My Account." You don't have to include a reason why you're leaving, but a space is provided for feedback. 5. To finalize, click "Yes, delete my account" when prompted.
You're all set. Just be aware that you may not be able to create a Telegram account again for a few days if you later change your mind and want to use the service again. If you do create a new account, you'll be registered as an entirely new user, without any of your old data or chat history.
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