In this article we will explain how Telegram works in terms of privacy and how this concerns the phone number visibility in particular. You will learn how to hide your cell phone number in Telegram so that nobody will be able to see you in the list of contacts (everything will look as if you don’t have Telegram on your phone number). First of all, I created this guide for myself because I don’t want all people who has my phone number to receive the notification “Adam Swift joined Telegram!” as soon as I install the app.
From time to time I hear such questions from my friends:
- Why does my Telegram app display people that I deleted from contacts a very long time ago?
- When I installed Telegram and allowed it to restore from its server backup it added old contacts to my Google Contacts app and now there is a mess there! How can I fix that?
- How can I delete a contact from my Telegram messenger? I removed that person from the Contacts app on my Android phone but it is still on my contact list in Telegram!
In this article I will explain why you can see deleted contacts in Telegram (or vice versa – why you don’t see people who you recently added to Google Contacts in Telegram) and how to fix the problem.