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Sign up / Login

After entering phone number, user receives a 5 digit confirmation code via

  • another Telegram app (if he's using Telegram on another device) or
  • text message (SMS) or
  • fter 2 minutes: a computer voice call (in English)
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SMS not received? Check if the number is written in the international number format (+112312345) and check if maybe an App (or even the mobile network operator) is blocking SMS from foreign countries. Remember that Telegram does not support VoIP numbers nor new landline numbers, so a real mobile number is required.

Chat List


Conversation View

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Contact Profile

Tapping on the display name opens the contact profile settings. Tap on Edit to change user's name, number or number.
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Contact Profile if number isn't known

Notifications and Sounds
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Shared Media / Shared Files
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Tap 2x on a message > Reply
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New Group

Tap on the square sign in the top right corner of the main page > New Group.
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New Secret Chat

Tap on the square sign in the top right corner of the main page > New Secret Chat.
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Setting up a self-destruct timer

Tap on the clock sign in the text input field

Tap and hold mode


New Broadcast

Tap on the square sign in the top right corner of the main page > New Broadcast.
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Tap on the "Contacts" at the bottom of the main screen.

New Contact

Tap on the + sign in the Contacts page to create a new contact

Invite Friends

Tap on "Invite friends" in the "Contacts" page.


Tap on "Settings" at the bottom of the main screen.
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Changing the display name

Tap on "Edit" in Settings.
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Logging out

Tap on Edit, then "Log out".
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Setting a new profile picture

Settings > Set Profile Photo

Changing the phone number

You can change your number in Telegram and keep everything, including all your contacts, messages and media from the Telegram cloud, as well as all your Secret Chats on all devices. Your mutual contacts (people in your contacts, who also have your number) will get your new number added to your contact in their address book unless you have blocked them in Telegram. This makes changing numbers even easier. To change your number, go to Settings, then tap on your phone number (just above the username), then Change Number'. If you already have a different Telegram account on the target number, you'll need to delete that account first.
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Set up or delete Telegram username

Settings > Username
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Notifications and Sounds

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Privacy and Security



Settings > Privacy and Security > Passcode
To enable the passcode manually click on the lock sign at the top of the main screen. If it’s blue — enabled.
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Two-Step Verification

Settings > Privacy and Security > Two-Step Verification.
You can skip the e-mail step. Just click on “Skip”. You will see a warning message.
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Active Sessions

Settings > Privacy and Security > Active Sessions.
To terminate a specific session click on "Edit".
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Chat Background

To upload a custom background: Chat Background > Photo Library.
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Blocked users

Settings > Privacy and Security > Blocked users.
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Chat Settings


Deleting your own/saving a user’s profile picture

Open — tap on the down left corner to delete / Open tap down right — Save to Camera Roll to save.
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Saving a picture/video

Open — tap on the down left corner — Save to Camera Roll.
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iOS System Settings

iOS Settings » Sounds


iOS Settings » Notifications » Telegram