When I first create a Telegram account, I used my mobile number during the signup process. At that time, it was not a big deal to share my personal number on Telegram because I was excited to promote my business through the Telegram channel. But later on, I thought it was not a good idea to provide your number, which you use on a daily basis. So, if you are also thinking the same as I do or want to change a phone number on Telegram for some reason, then this is how I able to replace the number.
To change your phone number on Telegram, Open your Telegram> Tap on three horizontal lines> Tap on Settings option> Under Info section, tap on your phone number> Select on Change Number option> Set your new mobile number> Insert a verification code> Tap on tick mark.
See, replacing the Telegram number is even simple as downloading the Telegram app on your device. Now, are you curious whether it will affect your existing data, contact, chat messages? Do you want to know what will happen to your account when you change your Telegram mobile number?
Don’t worry! Read the whole article and find your answers.
How to Change Your Phone Number on Telegram?
Telegram provides a wide range of exciting features such as cloud storage, secret chat, voice message, video call, live location, locate new people nearby, and more. This is why it stands out in the market of instant messaging. Another best thing about Telegram is its option to change the phone number.
You can replace your Telegram phone number without deleting your account, which sounds quite interesting. This helps you to secure your personal number because sometimes your mobile number is used for marketing purposes, which you even aware of.
Plus, nobody can disturb you by calling on your number. You know some people have a habit of muddling you personally even though you talk with them through chat messages.
So, how can you change Telegram mobile number within 2 minutes? What are the things you must-have for this process?
Note: It’s better for you if you use the official Telegram app to replace phone numbers rather than on the APK version of Telegram (which you have downloaded from a third-party). Sometimes, you may get trouble with the APK version while removing your number. Other than this, your current phone number (which you have used on Telegram) must have active on your device. This is because; you need to use a verification code in order to successfully add a new number on Telegram.
Change Phone Number in Telegram on Android
After downloading Telegram on your device, now follow the following process to change the phone number in Telegram on Android.
Open Telegram App
Once you installed the Telegram app on your device. Now, use the login credentials to login into your account. If you have already installed an app, then move to the second step.
Tap on Three Horizontal Lines
Next, tap on three horizontal lines, which are located at the upper left corner of the screen.
Tap on Settings
Tap on the Settings option from the label. This will takes you to the setting/customization section of the Telegram app.
Select Your Number
Now tap on your number, which under your Telegram display name.
Tap on Change Number
Next, tap on the change number to add a new phone number. After that, it will ask you one more time whether you want to make changes or not. So, tap on the Ok button to continue the further process.
Set New Mobile Number
Now select your country where your phone number is registered. After that, type your new number, which you want to replace with the existing one.
Enter Verification Code
After following the above steps, you will now receive a verification code on your device where a SIM is inserted. So make sure your new phone number is reachable.
Next, copy the code and paste it on the phone verification field in Telegram.
Tap on Tick Mark
Finally, once all the above steps are completed, then tap on the tick mark from the upper right corner. Now, your Telegram old number is replaced with a new one.
Enjoy surfing with your Telegram just like before—no changes at all, just the same account as before.
Change Phone Number in Telegram on iPhone
To change the Telegram phone number on IOS simply,
Open Telegram App
If you have downloaded and installed a Telegram app on your IOS device, then open the app.
Tap on Settings
Next, tap on the settings gear icon, which is located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Tap on Phone Number
Now scroll down and locate a Phone number section. Once you find it, then tap on it for further process.
Select on Change Number
After following the above step, now tap on the change number option to add your new phone number on Telegram.
Next, before moving to the next step, it will ask you one more time if you accept the terms and like to continue or not. So, there you have to tap on the Ok button.
Type New Phone Number
There select your country where your phone is registered and after that, enter your new number. Make sure you provide a valid number in order to receive verification on your device.
Enter Verification Code
Once you receive a verification code from Telegram regarding the new number’s changes, copy a code and paste it to a required field on Telegram.
Tap on Next Button
Finally, tap on the Next button from the upper right corner to save the changes. So, simply say to change a phone number on Telegram.
Change Phone Number in Telegram on Desktop
If you are using the Telegram desktop app for the everyday chatting purpose instead of an app then you can also change phone number with a few simple steps.
However, in the case of Telegram web, you can’t change your phone number. You can only view your number, but there is no any option to change it. So, you have to move back to the desktop version of Telegram.
Now, to change the phone number in Telegram desktop simply,
Open Telegram Desktop App
Run your computer, and after that, open the Telegram desktop app. Simply, double-click on the icon to open it.
Click on Three Horizontal Line
Now click on three horizontal from the upper left corner of the home screen.
Click on Settings
From the label, select settings to open the entire settings of the Telegram desktop app. This is where you can make customization of Telegram you need.
Select Edit Profile
From the settings, click on Edit profile in order to replace your existing number with a new one on Telegram.
Click on Phone Number
Now you can click on the Phone number, which is under your Telegram display name.
Choose Change Number
Now you can see a section where you can change a phone number on Telegram desktop. So, click on the change number option for further steps.
Next, accept the terms and conditions of Telegram and once you are ready, click on the OK button.
Provide New Number
Type a new number in the required field and click on Submit button. Now, Telegram will send a verification code to your provided phone number.
Enter Verification Code
Check your device and search for the verification code from Telegram. Once you found it, then type the code in the required and finally click on Submit button.
Now, you have successfully replaced your old mobile number with a new one on the Telegram desktop app.
What Happens If You Change Number on Telegram?
Telegram users can easily change their account’s phone number if they want to add a new number. When you change your Telegram mobile number, then your account will remain the same, just like the previous one, without changing the number. It will not affect your existing chat messages, videos, pictures, contacts, groups, or channels. In addition, you can also see no changes on your Username, Bio, and profile picture. This will basically transfer your previous cloud data to your new number.
Next, all your previous Telegram contacts (friends) will get your new updated number on their address book. This means they can no longer contact you through your previous number.
What more, if you have previously blocked someone or someone blocked you in Telegram, it will also remain untouched. Basically, it will not affect your Telegram block list.
Moreover, if you have logged your Telegram account on multiple devices, such as on the Telegram desktop app or Telegram web, then it will automatically sync your new number.
So, basically, you don’t have to do anything after changing a Telegram phone number. Just sit down and leave the rest to Telegram.
Does Telegram Notify When You Change Your Number?
Are you thinking about changing a new number on Telegram but worried about your friends will know about it? Then calm down!
Let me tell you one thing, if you replace the Telegram phone number with a new one, then Telegram will not notify anybody about the changes. It will remain up to you. However, if you didn’t have used a username on Telegram, then your friends can see your new number.
This is why your display name is important if you want to hide your phone number from others on Telegram.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Use Fake Number on Telegram?
No, you can’t use a fake number on Telegram because you have to confirm a verification code that was sent to your number in order to change your phone number on Telegram. However, if your mobile number was not for the confirmation but to just secure your account, then you can use a fake number. Remember still; it’s not a good thing!
Can You Login Into Telegram Without Phone Number?
No, you can’t log in to Telegram without registering your phone number. You must provide a valid mobile number in order to successfully access your Telegram. That’s because to ensure that you are using your own correct account, not others like an unauthorized person.
How to Know If Someone Has Saved Your Number on Telegram?
No, you can’t know when someone saves your phone number on Telegram. In fact, anyone can save your number on Telegram unless you use a username/display name. So, provide a display name on Telegram and hide your phone number from being public.
Can You Use Two Telegram Account With Same Number?
No, you can’t use multiple Telegram accounts with the same number. However, if your use different phone number for separate accounts then you can add three accounts on Telegram at the same time. This way, you can switch between your accounts anytime within 1 minute from the side menu.
How to Know Someone’s Phone Number in Telegram When They Hide It?
If you want to know someone’s phone number on Telegram once they hide it, then you can either directly ask that person for a number or request them to add you to an exception.
Other than this, if a person removes their username of Telegram, then you can see their phone number as a display name.
Finally, you can change your phone number on Telegram if you don’t want to share your regular personal number with Telegram. But remember to activate that number unless you successfully replace your old number. That’s because you need to confirm a verification code from Telegram for a new number. After this, you can close that number and start using your regular number.
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