Telegram already claims to be a pretty secure instant messaging platform with its end-to-end encryption. Despite that, the messaging platform offers tons of additional features and security options that allow users to further strengthen their privacy and security and hiding personal information is among one of them.
This feature allows users to hide their phone number so that strangers can’t get access to your registered phone number on Telegram
Wondering how to go about it? Follow our step-by-step guide.
- Latest version of Telegram
- Registered phone number
- Working internet connectivity
Steps to hide phone number on Telegram
- Head to Telegram Settings
Open Telegram app on your smartphone and tap on the three-horizontal bars at the top left corner and tap on Settings option
- Open Privacy and Security
In the Settings option, you’ll find Privacy and Security option. Under this option you can find various privacy and security related options including the ability to hide personal information.
- Now, tap on Privacy option
Here you will see the options to hide last seen, name, phone number and more.
- After this, tap on the Phone Number option and select the option to Nobody or My Contacts.
The Nobody option will completely hide your phone number including from the ones in your contact list. If you don’t want to hide your phone number with the people in your contact list, you can go with the My Contacts option.
And done! Your phone number is now hidden on Telegram. Also, you can change the privacy status of other things like name, last seen, etc under the Privacy Settings.