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How to Delete a Contact in Telegram

You can either delete individual contacts or all of them at once on Telegram’s messaging app. You can also delete Telegram contacts from your iPhone, Android phone, or PC. It takes only a few minutes, regardless of which device you use.

This guide will show you how to delete Telegram contacts using different devices.

How to delete contacts in Telegram from a PC

All your contacts are synced to your Telegram account when you create your first Telegram account. Telegram is cloud-based, so all your messages and contacts are automatically synced to the cloud. You can also add contacts to your Telegram contact lists and they will be downloaded to your phone’s Contact List.

You can add as many Telegram contact as you like, so it is easy to build up your list of names of people you don’t talk to often. Telegram contacts can be deleted in a few easy steps. It’s much easier to delete Telegram contacts from your mobile phone than it is on the desktop app.

You can delete contacts from the Telegram desktop application regardless of the operating system that you use. You have the option to delete one, multiple, or all your contacts simultaneously.

One Contact

This is how you can delete one Telegram contact from your PC:

  1. Start the Telegram app from your desktop.
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines at the upper-left corner.
  3. On the left sidebar, select Contacts.
  4. Locate the contact you wish to delete. Click on the contact you want to remove.
  5. Look for the three dots at the upper-right corner.
  6. Select Delete Contact in the drop-down menu.
  7. To confirm, select and delete again.

This is all there is to the whole thing. This can be done with both the web app and desktop app.

Remember that if you delete a contact in Telegram, their phone number will not be removed from your phone’s contacts list. To remove Telegram contacts from your phone’s Contact List, you simply need to delete them as you would any other contact.

Even though the contact has been deleted, all chats you had with them will still be available on Telegram. You will need to locate the chat in order to also delete it. Next, click the three dots at the upper-right corner and choose Delete Chat.

All Contacts

You can also delete all of your Telegram contacts at once. To delete multiple contacts, you cannot use the Telegram desktop application. Instead, you will need to use web application. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the Telegram web application. To do this, you can use any web browser.
  2. Sign into your Telegram account.
  3. Click on the three horizontal lines at the upper-left corner.
  4. Scroll down to Contacts on the left sidebar.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. You can select all of your Telegram contacts.
  7. Click the Deletebutton.
  8. Confirm that all of your contacts are to be deleted.

How to delete contacts in Telegram from an Android device

It is easy to delete all of your contacts from the mobile app. The mobile app is much easier than the desktop app. You can delete one contact at once or delete multiple contacts. You won’t be notified if you remove a contact from your Telegram contacts list.

Here’s how to delete one contact from Telegram and all Telegram contacts on your Android device.

One Contact

Here’s how to delete one Telegram contact on Android:

  1. Open Telegram on Android.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the upper-left corner.
  3. Choose Contacts.
  4. Tap on the name of the person you wish to remove from your contact list.
  5. Tap the three dots at the top-right corner.
  6. Select to delete contact in the drop-down menu.
  7. Confirm that they are to be removed.

Even though they have been removed from your Telegram contacts list, their number will still remain in your Android’s Contact List. You will need to delete them from your Android’s contact list.

If you have a Telegram chat history, don’t forget about deleting it.

  • To do this, open your chat and tap on the three dots at the upper-right corner. Select Delete Chat.

This is how you can ensure that your Telegram contacts don’t get synced with your phone’s contact lists.

  1. Tap on the three horizontal lines in Telegram to open it.
  2. Navigate to Setting on the left sidebar.
  3. Continue reading Privacy & Security.
  4. Toggle the Sync Contacts switch in the Contacts section.

All Contacts

You can delete all Telegram contacts using the web app on your smartphone, but there is another way. You can follow the steps below to learn how it is done.

  1. Open Telegram from your Android.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines at the top-left corner.
  3. Navigate to the Settingstab in the left menu.
  4. Go to the Security and Privacy option.
  5. Navigate to the Contacts section.
  6. Disable the Delete Synced Contacts option.

This will not only remove your Telegram contacts, but also your phone’s entire contact list.

How to delete contacts in Telegram from an iPhone

It is easy to delete Telegram contacts from your iPhone. You can delete all your Telegram contacts and disable the sync contact feature. We will show you how to do each.

One Contact

Follow these steps to delete one contact from Telegram on your iPhone.

  1. Open Telegram for your iPhone
  2. Navigate to Contactstab at the left side of the bottom menu.
  3. Click on the Searchbar to locate the contact you wish to delete.
  4. Tap on their profile page to access their information.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Go to Contact at their bottom page.
  7. Confirm that they are to be deleted.

Telegram on Android devices does not allow you to delete Telegram contacts from your iPhone. They will be deleted from your contact list. This is how you can ensure that Telegram contacts don’t get automatically downloaded to your iPhone contact list.

  1. Launch Telegram
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines to select Settings from the left sidebar.
  3. Go to Privacy & Security.
  4. Toggle the Sync Contacts switch in the Contacts section.

All Contacts

Follow these steps to delete all or a few contacts from your Telegram contact listing on your iPhone.

  1. Open Telegram for your iPhone
  2. Click on the three horizontal lines at the top-left corner to go to Settings.
  3. Go to Privacy & Security.
  4. Switch the Delete Synced Contacts switch.

That’s it. All your Telegram contacts are now deleted simultaneously.

Telegram: Remove all unnecessary contacts

There are many ways to delete Telegram contacts. Telegram can be used to delete contacts via the mobile app or desktop app. You can also disable the option to sync Telegram contact to your phone so that you don’t have to delete them twice.

Did you ever delete a Telegram contact? What was the best way to delete a contact in Telegram? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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