How To Delete A Group In Telegram

Want to delete a group in Telegram? Perhaps the group chat has run dry, or you’re trying to clean up old groups. Whatever your reasons, here’s how you delete a group in Telegram.


It’s very easy to delete a Telegram group. All you have to do is go to your Manage Group settings, find the Delete group option, and you’re done! Deleting a group also kicks other members out of the chat, deleting the entire history.

How to Delete a Telegram Group

Deleting Telegram groups automatically removes all members, along with every message in the group. The group will also disappear from the message list. For Telegram Desktop, you used to need to convert the group into a supergroup, then click the Delete Group button. With the new versions however, it’s much easier to delete groups than ever before.

This tutorial will work with any version of Telegram: desktop, Android, and iOS.

Keep in mind that this will only work if you own the group.

Step 1

Go to the group you want to delete.

Step 2

Click the vertical ellipsis on the upper right hand side, for both mobile and desktop.

Step 3

Select the “Delete and leave” option.

Step 4

Confirm deletion by clicking “Leave.” Doing this will delete all message history.

Congratulations, you just deleted your Telegram group! Again, you have to be the creator of the group to delete a Telegram group. Otherwise, all you may do is delete messages on Telegram and leave the group.

How to Make a Group Member an Administrator in Telegram

You may also choose to just leave the group and have someone else be in charge of it. You may bestow an Administrator role to someone in the group, so they can take over management of the group in your stead.

To do this, follow the steps below. The following instructions will work with all versions of Telegram.

Step 1

Go to the group and click the vertical ellipsis button on the upper right hand of the screen.

Step 2

Select “view group info” to see the group settings.

Step 3

Click the vertical ellipsis and click “Manage group.”

Step 4

In the next screen, click or tap Administrators.

Step 5

On the next screen, click Administrators. You will only be able to select from a pool of your group members.

Step 6

Customize their admin settings. You can give them as many permissions as you want, including the ability to add new admins.

Click Save when you’re done.

Step 8

You have now added an administrator! You still have the option to remove them from the role, but if you’re leaving the group anyway…

And there you go – you just added your first administrator. You can add as many administrators and moderators as you wish for your group chat. If you want to leave the group as creator but don’t want the group to be deleted, make sure you set administrators first.

How to Delete Telegram Group Messages

Deleting Telegram group messages is very easy, and is no different from deleting Telegram messages from private messages. Please see the guide for an in-depth tutorial. However, here are some quick steps for you:

  • Right click or tap the message you want to delete.
  • Select “Delete.”
  • Confirm whether you are deleting the message for yourself or for others as well.
  • Confirm by pressing the “Delete” button.

That is how you delete Telegram group messages!

How to Delete Telegram Group Without Admin

If you are a member of a Telegram group and you want to delete the whole chat, you cannot do it without Administrator rights. Only Administrators of Telegram groups can make any changes in the group chat. Moderators are not allowed to delete the group, nor are members allowed to delete the group.

If you wish to not see the group anymore, you may leave the group or archive it to hide it from your message list.

How to Delete Telegram Group for Everyone

To delete a Telegram group chat for everyone in it, an administrator with permissions or the group creator must delete it. Once deleted, a Telegram group chat is inaccessible for everyone, including the creator, administrators, moderators, and users.

Telegram does not keep logs of these group chats and will not be available for viewing by third parties.

The only people who can delete a Telegram group for everyone are administrators with permission, or the group creator. Moderators and users cannot delete the group themselves, unless they talk to the group creator or administrators to do so.

Wrap Up

To wrap up, here’s how you delete a Telegram group:

  • Head to the group settings.
  • Choose “Delete and leave.”
  • Chaos ensues.
  • You have successfully deleted your Telegram group!

We hope this guide proves useful to you!