How to delete contacts from the Telegram app on Android or iOS - Very easy

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Despite this, Telegram does not escape inappropriate messages from unpleasant people, since everyone who has your contact will be able to write to you through this social network. Likewise, if you just want to have a select list of friends in Telegram, you can choose to delete contacts in this social network.

Telegram contacts are synchronized with those on your device, just like WhatsApp does. However, Telegram has the particularity that contacts from your mobile will come stored in the cloud. In this article we will teach you how to delete specific contacts in Telegram, which means that you will still have them in your device's calendar.



Delete contacts in Telegram mobile

Delete contacts in the application Telegram for mobile devices it is extremely simple; however, the process might get a bit tedious or annoying as the only way to delete contacts è delete them one by one.

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram has the great advantage of having the contacts option so you can sort and find them quickly whenever you need them.

To perform this process you must enter the person's chat you want to delete. Don't worry, you don't need to text him. You can go to contacts from the sidebar located in the upper left corner and search for the person you want to delete.

Once you have entered the chat of the person you are about to delete, you must click on their profile to open the window with the contact information. On the same screen, you have to press the three vertical points which are located in the upper right corner.

After pressing the three dots option, a menu with several options will appear, including the contact deletion. You will have to press there and once you have finished this action you will have deleted the contact from your agenda until you synchronize it again with the data on your phone.



Delete chat and block contact

If you had a chat with that person you just deleted, they will still be there, but now, instead of showing the contact's name, their phone number will appear. It might be a good alternative delete the chat and block the contact.

To block the contact you will need to perform the same procedure that was done to delete the chat, with the difference that, instead of selecting the delete contact option, we will have to select the block option.

Finally, and to remove all traces of that unwanted contact, you can delete the chat. To do this, you just need to enter the chat, press i three vertical points in the upper right corner and select the option for delete the chat. In this way the person will no longer be able to write to you by this means and you will not have the chat of that undesirable person.

Note that you can choose between delete the chat just for you or for the other person as well, as Telegram recently lifted the time limit when it comes to deleting messages, deleting them immediately


Delete contacts in Telegram for desktop

The way to delete contacts in the computer version of Telegram is exactly the same of the previous procedure. You have to search for the chat of the contact you are about to delete and then click on the option of the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner.


After that a menu will appear and you will need to click on the option delete contact which appears in fourth place. After this step, you will have already deleted that person from your Telegram contact list.

As you can see, the procedure is exactly the same, so even if you use the app on your computer or mobile, you can delete contacts in the same way.

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