Automatic Account Deletion

Automatic account deletion is a setting in Telegram, where if a user does not use Telegram for a specific duration, the user's account will be automatically deleted.

Telegram Settings → Privacy and Security

Inactive duration can be set to:

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months (Default)
  • 12 Months

Notes

  • Automatic account destruction was introduced on November 19, 2014.
  • Users on older clients must update their client to change the account destruction setting.
  • Account destruction setting defaults to 6 months, if the user has never changed the setting.
  • So for instance, with the default setting, after 6 months of inactivity, the user's account will be automatically deleted.