Every chat application has security features, one of which is to delete an account. This feature is often used if you don’t want to use the application anymore or switch to another application.
Well, Telegram is also one of the applications that support account deletion. There are even two erase methods that can be used. Namely automatic and manual.
So here I will explain the two ways. Come on, listen.
How to Delete Telegram Account Automatically
Deleting Telegram can be done automatically via the Settings menu> Privacy> Delete account> Then set the deletion time.
1. Open the Settings Menu
The first step is to open the Telegram application as usual, on the cellphone used. If so, continue to tap the menu icon at the top left.
Open the Settings menu to enter the Telegram account settings page.
2. Select Privacy and Security
After entering the account settings section, slide down until you find the Settings column. In this column, please select the Privacy and Security menu.
3. Go to the Delete My Account Menu
In this section, you will see several menus to adjust the privacy and security of your Telegram account.
Since we want to delete the account, please look for the Delete my account column. Then tap the If away for the menu in that column.
4. Select Duration of Time to Delete Telegram Account
Finally, the Account self-destructs notification will appear with several timing options. Select the length of time you want your Telegram account to be deleted automatically.
For example in this guide, I chose 3 months. So after 3 months, my Telegram account will be deleted.
By the way, during the account deletion process, make sure you don’t open the app. Because if you open it, the delete process will be automatically canceled.
How to Delete Telegram Account Manually
The process of deleting a Telegram account will run according to the specified time. If you want to use the manual method, you can too.
The trick is to send a delete account request to Telegram. After the request process is approved, the account will be deleted.
Here’s how to delete a Telegram account manually:
# 1. First, open the browser first. Can be on a PC or via cellphone.
# 2. Then access the Telegram account delete page.
# 3. Type in your mobile number registered to the Telegram account.
# 4. Click the Next button.
# 5. Then later a confirmation code will be sent to your Telegram account.
# 6. Please copy the code and enter it in the Confirmation code field.
# 7. If so, click the Sign in button.
# 8. Several menu options will appear, select Delete Account.
# 9. Enter the reason why you want to delete the account.
# 10. If so, click the Delete My Account button.
# 11. Finally, please click Yes, delete my account.
# 12. Done.
PS: Make sure you are sure if you want to delete your account. Because if you use this method, the process cannot be undone.
Account Deletion Notes
There are some important notes that you should know regarding the Telegram account deletion feature.
Here are some notes:
- Telegram account username can no longer be used
- Once deleted, you won’t be able to create a Telegram account for some time
- Text messages, photos, videos, files in your Telegram account will also be deleted
- All contacts that you add on Telegram are also deleted
- If you become the owner of a group and channel, these rights will be transferred to the active member.
The Final Word
More or less, that’s the only way to delete a Telegram account that you can try. You can choose manual or automatic methods as needed.
Please post a comment if you have questions from the discussion above.
May be useful.