Telegram is a popular messaging app that allows users to send messages, make calls, and share files. However, there may be various reasons why you might want to delete Telegram from your computer. For example, you may no longer need the application or be concerned about the privacy and security risks associated with it. Whatever your reasons, uninstalling Telegram from your computer is a simple process that can help you free up space and ensure that your personal information is protected. This blog post will provide a step-by-step guide on how to delete Telegram from your computer on Windows and Mac operating systems.
How to delete Telegram from Windows on a PC
To delete Telegram from computer Windows, follow these steps:
- Close the Telegram app if it works.
- Go to the Windows Start menu and select “Settings“.
- In the settings menu, select “Applications“.
- Scroll down to find Telegram and click on it.
- Click on “Uninstall” and follow the prompts to complete the uninstall process.
- Once the process is complete, the Telegram app will be removed from your computer.
- Note: If you installed Telegram through the Microsoft Store, you can uninstall it from the My Library section of the Microsoft Store app.
How to delete Telegram on a Mac computer
To uninstall Telegram on a Mac computer, follow these steps:
- Close the Telegram app if it is running.
- Open Finder and click “Applications” in the sidebar.
- Find the Telegram app in the Applications folder and drag it to the trash on your dock. Alternatively, right-click on the Telegram app and select “Move to Trash“.
- You may be prompted to enter your computer’s administrator username and password to complete the uninstallation process.
- After entering your credentials, click on “Okay” to confirm the deletion of the application.
- Finally, empty your trash to delete the Telegram app from your computer forever.
Note: If you installed Telegram through the App Store, you can uninstall it from Launchpad by holding the Option key and clicking the “X” icon in the Telegram app.
Clear Telegram data and cache
Uninstalling Telegram from your computer will remove the app, but may not delete all associated data and cache. To completely clear Telegram data and cache, follow these additional steps:
- Press Windows key + R from the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
- Enter %application data% and click OK.
- Find it Telegram folder and delete it.
On a Mac:
- Open Finder and click “I’m going” in the menu.
- Hold down the Option key on your keyboard and click on “Library” from the menu.
- Find the Telegram folder in the Library folder and drag it to the trash on your dock.
Note: Wiping Telegram data and cache will permanently remove all your chat history, media files, and other app data associated with your account. Remember to back up all important data before deleting it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will deleting Telegram from my computer also delete it from my phone?
A: No, deleting Telegram from your computer will not affect your account or your phone data.
Q: Will deleting Telegram from my computer delete my account?
A: No, uninstalling Telegram from your computer will only remove the app and its associated data from that device. Your account and data will remain intact and accessible from other devices.
Q: Can I recover my data and chat history after deleting Telegram?
A: No, it cannot be recovered after deleting Telegram and its data. Don’t forget to back up all important data before deleting the app.