Like Signal, Telegram tends to annoy you with notifications every time someone from your contact list joins the messaging app. We’ll show you how to turn off these annoying notifications on Telegram.
How to turn off contacts Notifications for joining on Telegram for iPhone
If you are using Telegram on iPhone, this is an easy way to stop receiving notifications when one of your contacts joins the app.
Open Telegram and tap ̵
Then select ‘Notifications & Sounds’.
Scroll down and uncheck the option “New contacts”.
Once you do this, Telegram will stop sending you notifications when people join.
How to Stop Telegram’s Contact Sign in to Notifications on Android
In Telegram for Android, follow these steps to stop receiving notifications when one of your contacts joins the app.
Open Telegram and tap the three-line menu icon in the top left corner.
Select ‘Notifications & Sounds’ here.
On this page, scroll down to the Events sub-heading and turn off ‘Contact Joined Telegram’.
Prevent new chats from appearing in Telegram when your contacts join
Whenever new contacts sign up to Telegram, you will automatically find a new chat with the contact in the mobile app. You can also stop this, but the method can be a bit extreme for some people. You have to use Telegram without sharing your contacts.
Before doing that, keep in mind that this method will make it difficult to start new chats in Telegram. If you deny the app access to contacts, you may have to search for people by their username instead of their phone number. If people haven’t set a username – or if they’ve hidden their number in Telegram – you may not be able to find them.
To make sure you don’t get annoying notifications, check out how to mute chats on Telegram.
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