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How to Delete a Telegram Contact 

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: October 11, 2023
How to Delete a Telegram Contact 

Telegram is a popular messaging app that allows users to connect with friends and family all over the world. While it's a great way to stay in touch, there may come a time when you need to delete a contact. Whether you're cleaning up your contact list or removing someone you no longer want to communicate with, deleting a Telegram contact is a simple process.

In this step-by-step guide by oneHOWTO, we'll show you how to delete a Telegram contact on your phone or computer. We'll also cover a few things to keep in mind when deleting a contact, so you can be sure you're doing it correctly.

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Steps to follow:


Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging service similar to WhatsApp, but with some key differences. It is known for its speed, security, and flexibility. Telegram is available on all major platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Here are some of the key features of Telegram:

  • Speed: Telegram is one of the fastest messaging apps available. Messages are delivered instantly, even on slow internet connections.

  • Security: Telegram offers end-to-end encryption for all chats. This means that only the sender and receiver can read the messages.

  • Flexibility: Telegram offers a variety of features that make it more flexible than other messaging apps. For example, users can create groups with up to 200,000 members, send files of any size, and create bots to perform automated tasks.

Telegram is a popular choice for both personal and professional use. It is used by individuals to stay in touch with friends and family, as well as by businesses to communicate with customers and employees.

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To start, open the Telegram app and tap the Chats tab at the bottom of the screen. Then, tap the conversation with the contact you want to delete.

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How to Delete a Telegram Contact  - Step 2

Once the chat is open, tap the contact's profile picture at the top center of the screen.

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How to Delete a Telegram Contact  - Step 3

In the new window that appears, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.

A menu will open with different options for the contact, including edit, block, share, and delete. To delete the contact, tap "Delete."

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How to Delete a Telegram Contact  - Step 4

Telegram will ask you to confirm if you want to delete the contact. Tap "OK" to confirm and delete the contact.

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How to Delete a Telegram Contact  - Step 5

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What did you think of this article?
Thank you. Advice was spot on! 👍
OneHowTo Editor
Glad to be of service!
Thank you!
This does not work ...Delete contact does not appear
Please someone is using my phone number contact for a telegram so I don't no how to stop it and remove my phone number out of it
Hakimov Bahrom
Someone is using my telegram How can I delete my account and also When I delete my account confirmation code come his mail
OneHowTo Editor
We'd advise you to contact Telegram directly to report this activity on your account.
Hope this helps
Someone is using my telegram How can delete my account
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Bahrom,

You can delete your Telegram account by following the instructions above.
Hope this helps!
What happens if I delete that person's number from my telegram and my actual phone contact list? Will they still be able to message me or see me as online? :)
OneHowTo Editor
Unless you have blocked that person on telegram the person will still be able to see you on his/her app.
Hope this helps
thanks... it was so much useful...
OneHowTo Editor
Happy to help!
I have 1998 contact to delete and it is to hard for to delete them one by one. Is there any way to delete them with one action
Try web version:
Click hamburger icon (3 lines on the top left) >> Contacts >> Edit >>
Here you can delete multiple contacts at once.
You have to click them each, but it should be easier than the mentioned above.
How to hide a notification in Telegram screen when I removed a member from the list of the group?

Another question is that how to delete permanently a message from the group chat?
This did not work for me. There are no dots next to the picture to click on and nowhere can I find an option to delete.
Very easy. THE PROBLEM IS TO CREATE THE CONTACT AGAIN!!! There seems to be no way!!!
After you deactivate/delete your Telegram account, how do you show up to users that had added you as a contact? Do you still show up with a Last Seen...?
OneHowTo Editor
If you deactivate it users will be able to see you. If you delete it permanently, users should not be able to see your account.
i deleted my acount but i forgot to delete my channels @jobsindubai4iran and @jobsindubai4pesian by my number +XXX-XXX-XXX70 please delete the channels
OneHowTo Editor
You should contact Telegram directly if you'd like your channels deleted.
Kind regards
There are some deleted accounts in my channel. I want to remove them but they dont remove.It asks you want to remove and I answer yes,but they are there again.what should I do?
F m
Hi. I have added my second number on telegram by mistake and a new account was added. Now, my previous account is not available. How can I get my previous account. Thanks in advance.
Hi. I deleted a conversation but i can't see the id anymore in my list and i don't have the id anymore.
thanx!!!you saved me from a huge misunderstanding!!!
how could delete all contact in one time (all of contact)
how to remove unknown person from list of group ?
OneHowTo Editor
You should be the admin of the group to be able to remove that person. If you are not, ask the admin to do so.
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