Use previously registered telephone number in Telegram

by Levon   Last Updated August 13, 2019 05:03 AM - source

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I'm in possession of a telephone number that has previously been used by someone else to register an account with telegram. Without infringing on this person's privacy I would like to re-register the number with Telegram for my own use.

Telegram accounts can be deactivated ( by requesting a token which is send to a telegram client. The straight forward solution would be to sign in using an SMS token sent by Telegram and then request a termination token. However this would also give me insight into any conversations of the previous user of this number.

Is there a way to re-register this number without violating the previous user their privacy?

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Answers 2

I contacted the Telegram service team directly. Their suggestion was to contact the previous owner of the number to change the telephone number associated with their account. Alternatively, they will be able to resolve the issue if the first approach does not work out.

September 30, 2016 09:30 AM

I want to use my number in my telegrm account. But someone else use it
The number is mine so I want to use it The number is : +15612519793

August 13, 2019 04:33 AM

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