How to Set up your Username in Telegram

Set username in Telegram

The article provides instructions on how to set up a username in the Telegram app for mobile devices. Telegram is an instant messaging app that prides itself on speed and encryption. Whether for Windows or mobile, Telegram offers multiple features for privacy and convenience. A username isn’t created by default but users can set one up as an alternative to sharing their phone number, thus enhancing privacy. The article demonstrates the step-by-step process involved.

This article explains how to set up your username in the Telegram app on mobile devices.

Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.

When you install and set up Telegram on Windows, you can start it up automatically when signing into Windowsturn the spell checker on or offchange media download pathsturn disable filtering on or offchange who can add you to groups and channelsturn send with enter on or offchange who can see my phone numberchange who can see your last seen and online statuschange who can call meturn auto-delete messages on or off, and more.

When you use the mobile version, you can turn Power Saving Mode on or offuse less data for callsturn automatic media download on or off, turn save to gallery on or off, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop version.

You may not be prompted to create a username when you create a Telegram account by default. Your account is linked to your phone number. You must share your phone number so others can find you.

You can create a username so you don’t have to share your phone number for people to find you.

Creating a username in Telegram is a great way to protect your privacy while allowing others to find you. By default, your Telegram account is linked to your phone number, which means you must share your phone number if you want others to find you.

However, creating a username allows you to share your username instead of your phone number, which can help keep your phone number private. Additionally, usernames are unique, so you can choose a username that reflects your identity or brand.

Create your username in Telegram

As mentioned above, users can set up their usernames in Telegram to protect their privacy while allowing others to find them.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Telegram app on your mobile device.

Telegram turn power saving mode on or off menu

When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left, then select Settings on the context menu.

Telegram menu button

Select the “Username” field on the Settings page, which should be empty if you haven’t set up one.

Telegram username field

On the Settings -> Username settings page, under “Set username,” type your new username in the space after

If the name is available, click the checked mark to select and save it.

Set username in Telegram

That should do it!


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