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Why Say Goodbye to Telegram? From time to time, taking a step back from instant messaging may be the best option. Or maybe you just want to take a break. Deleting a Telegram account is very easy and you can do it from the comfort of your computer, cell phone or tablet.

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On Desktop

For Telegram desktop users, departing from Telegram is a straightforward affair. Here’s the step-by-step breakdown:

Bullet Points:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to Telegram’s deactivation page at https://my.telegram.org/auth?to=delete.
  2. Input your Telegram phone number, including your country code, then click ‘Next‘.
  3. Telegram will send a confirmation code to your app. Enter this code on the deactivation page and click ‘Sign In‘.
  4. You’ll be directed to the ‘Delete Account‘ page. Here, you can share your reasons for leaving, if you wish.
  5. Ready to take the leap? Click ‘Delete My Account‘. A warning will pop up to double-check your decision. If you’re certain, click ‘Yes, delete my account‘. Be mindful that this action is irreversible.

On iOS

For those of you using an iPhone or iPad, the process slightly differs. Here’s how you can navigate this on an iOS device:

Bullet Points:

  1. Open the Telegram app on your device.
  2. Tap on the ‘Settings‘ icon, located in the bottom right corner.
  3. Proceed to ‘Privacy and Security‘.
  4.  In the ‘Advanced‘ section, tap on ‘Delete My Account If Away For‘.
  5. Change the setting to ‘1 month‘. Should you not engage with your Telegram account for one month, it will be automatically removed.

On Android

For Android users, you can delete your account as follows:

Bullet Points:

  1. Open the Telegram app on your device.
  2. Tap on the three-line icon at the top left corner to access the menu.
  3. Proceed to ‘Settings‘.
  4. Tap ‘Privacy and Security‘.
  5. Scroll down to the ‘Advanced‘ section and tap on ‘Delete My Account If Away For‘.
  6. Switch the setting to ‘1 month‘. A month-long absence from Telegram will result in automatic account deletion.

On Microsoft Store App

For users of the Telegram app via the Microsoft Store, follow these steps to deactivate your account:

Bullet Points:

  1. Open the Telegram app on your device.
  2. Click on the three-line icon at the top left corner to access the menu.
  3. Click on ‘Settings‘.
  4. Click on ‘Privacy and Security‘.
  5. Scroll down to the ‘Advanced‘ section and click on ‘Delete My Account If Away For‘.
  6. Set the setting to ‘1 month‘. If you refrain from logging into Telegram for a month, your account will be automatically deleted.

Deleting your Telegram account is a significant decision and an irreversible action. It means you willlose all your chats, contacts, and data associated with your account. Be sure to back up or save any important information you may want to retain before proceeding with account deletion.

CA Extra: Sign in Telegram Account or Create a Telegram Acccount