How to hide your phone number in Telegram

You’ll need to provide your phone number to log in Telegram. That’s how it is done Telegram authenticates your identity. But you don’t actually have to use your phone number to use Telegram. How to hide your phone number in Telegram.

You can add users in Telegram in two ways: first, by using their phone numbers (either by adding them manually or by sharing your contact book) or by using unique usernames (similar to Twitter).

If you and your contacts are using the username system, you can actually continue to use it Telegram (Join groups, subscribe to channels, and more) without ever sharing your phone number. All you have to do is deactivate a setting.

So find and join Telegram channels

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Hide your phone number in Telegram on Android

You can hide your phone number in Telegram by switching to a different setting in the Android app. First open the Telegram App on your Android smartphone and tap the three-line menu icon in the upper left corner.

Select the “Settings” option.

Tap Settings in Telegram for Android

Now go to the “Privacy and Security” section.

Select Privacy & Security In Telegram for Android

Select the option “Telephone number” here.

Tap Phone Number In Telegram

In the “Who can see my phone number” section, you can see that the default option will be “Everyone”. If you only want to show your number to your contacts, switch to the My Contacts option.


If you don’t want to show the phone number to anyone, select the Nobody option.

Select My Contacts or All

Once you’ve selected the Nobody option, you’ll see a new section called Who Can Find Me By My Number. To be extra safe, you should change this setting to the “My Contacts” option.

Choose who can find you Telegram

This ensures that only users in your contact book can look up you Telegram. Nobody else can find you or see your phone number.

When you’re done, tap the tick icon in the top right corner to save your settings.

Tap the check mark to save the options

Hide your phone number in Telegram on the iPhone

The process is a little different in Telegram to the iPhone . Open that Telegram App and go to the “Settings” tab.

Select the “Privacy and Security” option.

Tap on Privacy & Security In Telegram for iPhone

Now go to the Telephone Number section.

Select the phone number from the settings

Here you will see the “Who can see my phone number” section. You can go to My Contacts if you only want to show your phone number to people who are in your contact book (and want to hide it from everyone else).


If you want to hide it from everyone, tap the Nobody option.

Go to My Contacts or Nobody

Selecting this option will bring up a new section titled “Who can find me by my number”. The default setting is “My Contacts”. In this mode, users who have your number in their contact book will only see your phone number if they are in your contact list.

If you want everyone who saved your number in their contact list to be able to see it Telegram, you can switch to the “All” option.

Select My Contacts or All

Now that you’ve hidden your phone number from your contacts, you can go one step further and stop sharing your contacts with Telegram as. This will ensure that the phone number is no longer involved in communication between all of your contacts (you can use usernames to add users).

How to use Telegram Without sharing your contacts

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