How to Delete a Contact on Telegram

When you create a Telegram account, it asks you to access your contacts to connect with your friends. And when you allow it, your contacts are constantly synced with Telegram’s cloud servers.

After your contacts are synced, your contact isn’t deleted from Telegram when you delete your contact from your device.

So to delete your contact from Telegram you have to delete synced contacts.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to delete contacts on Telegram using a desktop, Android, and iPhone.

How to Delete Contacts on Telegram for Desktop

There are two methods to delete your contacts on Telegram using your computer.

Method #1: Delete Single Contact

Open the Telegram app on your computer.

Click on the three vertical lines in the upper-left corner.

Click “Contacts” in the menu that appears.

Select the contact you want to delete from the list of contacts.

Click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the chat screen.

Click “View profile” in the drop-down menu that appears.

Click on “Delete contact.”

Click “Delete” in the popup window.

Method #2: Delete Multiple Contacts

There is no option to delete multiple contacts in the Telegram desktop app, so you have to delete multiple contacts or all contacts via the Telegram web app.

Here are the steps to do that.

Go to the Telegram web app.

Click on the three vertical lines in the upper-left corner.

Click “Contacts” in the menu that appears.

Click “Edit” in the top-right of the window.

Select all contacts and click “Delete” in the bottom-right of the window.

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How to Delete Contacts on Telegram for Android

You can easily delete your contacts on Telegram using your Android phone. Just like on the desktop, there are two ways you can delete your contacts.

Method #1: Delete Single Contact

Open the Telegram app on your Android phone.

Tap on the three vertical lines in the top-left corner.

Tap “Contacts” in the menu that appears.

Select the contact you want to delete from the list of contacts.

Tap on the contact name at the top of the chat screen.

Tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.

Tap “Delete contact” in the drop-down menu.

Tap “Delete” in the popup that appears.

Note: If you delete your contact from Telegram on Android, it isn’t deleted from your device

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Method #2: Delete All Synced Contacts

Open the Telegram app on your Android phone.

Tap on the three vertical lines in the top-left corner.

Tap on “Settings” in the menu that appears.

Tap on “Privacy and Settings.”

Scroll down and tap on “Delete Synced Contacts.” You can turn off the toggle switch right next to “Sync Contacts” to prevent deleted contacts from syncing again, or to permanently delete contacts.

Tap on “Delete” in the popup that appears.

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How to Delete Contacts on Telegram for iPhone

Just like on Android, there are two methods you can delete your contacts on Telegram using your iPhone.

Method #1: Delete Single Contact

Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.

Tap on “Contacts” in the bottom-left corner.

Select the contact you want to delete from the list of contacts.

Tap on the contact avatar in the top-right corner of the chat screen.

Tap on “Edit” in the top right.

Tap “Delete Contact.”

Tap on “Delete Contact” again to confirm.

Note: If you delete your contact from Telegram on your iPhone, it gets deleted from your device as well.

Method #2: Delete All Synced Contacts

Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.

Tap on “Settings” in the bottom-right corner.

Tap on “Privacy and Settings.”

Tap on “Delete Synced Contacts.” You can turn off the toggle switch right next to “Sync Contacts” to prevent deleted contacts from syncing again, or to permanently delete contacts.

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