How To Delete Contacts On Telegram?

Here's how to delete unwanted people from Telegram.

You get a notification stating that Person ‘A’ has joined Telegram, and now you are looking for how to delete contacts on Telegram. We are here to tell you that it is possible to delete contacts on Telegram, and it is straightforward to do so. Also, it is always good to be safer and secure your Telegram account from unknown people.

So let’s see in detail how to delete contacts on Telegram to make it more secure. As a bonus, we have also shown you how to remove contacts from Telegram using the desktop.

When you delete a Telegram contact on one platform, they are deleted from all platforms. If you want them back in your Telegram account, you’ll have to manually add them.

How Can You Delete Contacts On Telegram? (iOS)

As we mentioned, the overview of how you can remove contacts from Telegram. Here’s a detailed step-by-step procedure to delete a contact in Telegram.

How To delete contacts on Telegram

Steps to remove contacts from Telegram:

  • Open The Telegram App.
  • Go to the Contacts tab at the bottom left.

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  • Select a Contact you want to remove.
  • Open the contact and tap on the Profile Pic at the top right.

open chat and click on the profile picture

  • Now tap on Edit at the top right.
  • Tap on Delete contact.
  • Again tap on Delete contact.

Delete contact

How To Delete All The Contacts From Telegram?

You must follow the steps below to delete all the contacts from Telegram. However, we would not suggest this method because if you delete the contacts, you will have to add them manually.

  • Open Telegram.
  • Go to the Settings tab.

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  • Tap on the Privacy and Security option.
  • Scroll down and select Data Settings.

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  • Tap Delete Synced Contact.

Delete synced contact

Now the contact has been deleted from your Telegram account. Now let’s check how you can delete contacts from Telegram using the web browser or the desktop.

How To Delete Contacts From Telegram? (Desktop)

Unfortunately, you cannot multiple contacts from telegram using macOS

If you access Telegram via a Windows PC or a web browser, the process of deleting contacts is similar. To delete a single Telegram contact from your Windows PC and web browser, follow the steps below.

  • Open Telegram on your browser.
  • Then go to the Hamburger.
  • Select Contacts.
  • Select the contact you want to delete.
  • Click on the Profile Pic.
  • Next, click on The Edit icon.
  • Select Delete contact.

How To Delete Multiple Contacts From Telegram Desktop?

Multiple Telegram contacts cannot be deleted on Windows or the most recent web version. You can, however, delete them using Telegram’s legacy version. Here are the steps to delete multiple contacts from Telegram.

  • Open Telegram on your browser.
  • Then go to the Hamburger.
  • Select the Switch to Old Version option from the menu.
  • Again, click the Hamburger menu in the old version.
  • Choose the Contacts option from the menu.
  • Click the Edit option.
  • Choose the contacts that you want to delete.
  • Select the Delete Selected option.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Why Deleted Contacts Still Appear On Telegram?

This is most likely due to the automatic sync discovering people in your phone contacts that you are unaware of. Synced contacts can be deleted by going to

  • Privacy and Security.
  • Data Settings.
  • Delete Synced Contacts from Telegram. If this continues, contact in-app support.

Q2. How Do You Stop Contacts From Finding You On Telegram?

You can un-sync your contacts by returning to Privacy and Security and swiping down. Make sure to Delete Synced Contacts and turn off the Sync Contacts option under the Contacts section.

Q3. What Happens When You Remove A Contact On Telegram?

You will no longer receive messages from a blocked contact on Telegram. However, if you delete a contact, you will continue to receive messages from them, but they will no longer appear in your contact list.

Q4. Can I Remove A Conversation On Telegram For Both Sides?

Yes. In any one-on-one conversation, you can permanently delete messages you sent or received for both sides (in groups, it’s still your messages only). You can also delete all chat history on both ends.

We have covered everything about how to delete contacts on Telegram. Along with it, we have also added how you can remove all the contacts from Telegram. Also, we have shown the ways to remove single and multiple contacts on the Telegram desktop version. So here’s everything you need to know about how to remove contacts from Telegram using your iPhone and desktop.