Not one, not two, there are “n” number of instant-messaging apps now available to us. And no doubt, these help us to stay connected with our friends, family and even help us bond over our shared interests. But, one can get overwhelmed with constant engagement over social media or messaging apps. Moreover, in recent times, apps like Whatsapp and Telegram have raised privacy concerns among users across the globe. If you have made up your mind and plan to delete your Telegram account permanently for whatever reason, then keep reading further to know ways to do so.
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How to delete a Telegram account permanently?
There are two from which you can delete your account.
Deleting Telegram account on your phone:
Go to the Telegram app on your mobile phone and select ‘Settings’.
Select ‘Privacy and Security.
Next, follow down to the ‘If Away for’ to automatically delete your account.
Now, you may select the time duration after which your Telegram account will be deactivated forever. You can choose out of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. (as a default setting, Telegram goes by 6 months).
At last, if you do not happen to use your Telegram account/app for the selected time duration, the app will permanently delete your account (along with messages and contacts) on your Android or iPhone.
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Deleting a Telegram account permanently on your Web Browser:
This method is quicker and does not involve an extra step of deactivating your Telegram account, unlike the one stated above. Follow these steps-
Search for ‘Telegram Deactivation’ via any web browser using your computer or mobile browser.
Enter the registered phone number using which your Telegram account was created for the first time.
Now, you will get an OTP on the Telegram mobile app. Enter the same (within the next few minutes) to sign in to your Telegram account through the browser.
Out of the ‘Telegram Core’ section, choose the ‘Delete Account option’. You will be asked to fill in a reason for deleting your Telegram account.
Lastly, Click on the prompt option, ‘Yes, delete my account’ to permanently delete your Telegram Account.
Telegram is a fast cloud-based instant messaging app, used by millions across the board. However, there are a few safety/privacy concerns, which caused the user base to get dismantled and directed towards other platforms like Signal, for example. And this primarily explains why some wish to deactivate/delete their Telegram account permanently.
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