How to add someone on Telegram without a phone number

Telegram is a very popular instant messenger app available and it offers tons of features. Among several others, there is one feature that perhaps makes more sense and also adds a sense of security and privacy for users. It is the ability to create a username and share it with others instead of phone number.

Now the idea isn’t new, but it’s definitely a safer way to connect with people.

The question is how to create one for your account and share it with others. Well, in this how-to guide, we’ll walk you through the steps and how to add someone using their username. Read on.


  • Latest version of Telegram app
  • An active Telegram account
  • Functional Internet connectivity

Steps to create a username for Telegram account


Open the Telegram app on your smartphone and tap on the three horizontal bars in the top left corner


Head to Settings and under the account section you will find the Username option


Tap on it and start typing your preferred username. Then tap the “ check mark ” icon in the upper right corner to save the changes.

How to share your username with someone
To share your username, simply go back to the username section under Settings and then tap the link that reads “ ”. The link will be copied to the clipboard and you can now share them with your friends and family using any means possible.

How to search for someone on Telegram by their username
First, you need to know the username of the person you want to add. Then open Telegram and tap on the search icon in the top right corner. Start entering the username and choose from the search results.

Additionally, there may be multiple people with similar usernames. So be sure to select the right person in the search.

How to delete a username on Telegram
This one is simple, all you have to do is head to Telegram -> Settings -> Username and then clear the username you see in the username box and to save it.


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