How to Add Someone on Telegram by Username

Telegram is popularly known as the place where people get free links to the latest movies, web series, applications, etc. It is a cloud-based instant messaging service. Its function, capacity, and features resemble WhatsApp but operate at a much larger scale. Telegram is available to use and download for free on Android and iOS platforms and via its websites.

add someone on telegram by username

When you sign up to Telegram, you have the ability to share media files like images, videos, audio, and files up to a size of 2 GB. Yes, you read it right, 2 GB. And that’s not even the end of it. Telegram supports multimedia sharing as well as the formation of public groups. Telegram also gives you the ability to make Telegram groups just like on WhatsApp and add up to 200,000 persons using invite links.

It is no surprise why Telegram Group links are shared and sought after by so many people. On a Telegram Group dedicated to some particular niche, one can find the latest movies, web series, exclusive study material, subject notes, etc., is shared by members of the group. It is a highly private and untraceable form of contact.

It should now be obvious that Telegram is an indispensable asset for persons looking to share big files seamlessly. Telegram also allows end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP along with file sharing, and real-time instant messaging. Since all chats are cloud-based, they can be accessed via any device using login credentials.

In our blog today, we’ll talk about how to add someone on Telegram by username You will get to know how you can add new contacts and join groups and invite others to Telegram.

Can You Add Someone on Telegram by Username?

Yes, after the latest update of Telegram, it is now possible to add a contact using their username only, without knowing their phone number. It is not so complicated. Just follow the method given hereafter, and you will be able to add anyone on Telegram just by their username, without their phone number.

How to Add Someone on Telegram by Username

Step 1: Open Telegram on your device and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: Tap on the Search icon on the top-right corner of the main screen. A search bar will open up.

add someone on telegram by username

Step 3: Type in at least 5 initial characters of the username of the person you wish to add. Find the correct username and tap on it. A Global List of all corresponding usernames on Telegram will open up below the search bar.

add someone on telegram by username

Step 3: You’re done. You can now message that person added to your contacts. However, you must type in the correct username as it is case-sensitive.

add someone on telegram by username

Since Telegram does not give you a username by default, you must create it yourself following a simple method as stated below.

If you do not know how to create a Telegram username to make your profile globally accessible without making your phone number public, keep reading below to find out.

Alternative Ways to Add Someone on Telegram

Add Someone on Telegram by Phone Number

Yes, you can conveniently add any person to your Telegram messaging list by phone number. There are 2 ways in which you can add someone as a Telegram contact using their phone number, both being just as easy and convenient. Just follow the given steps to add a person to your Telegram. First, let’s talk about a contact already on Telegram with a registered phone number.

Step 1: Open Telegram on your device. Log in using your credentials.

Step 2: Look for the settings icon on the top-left corner of the main screen. It looks like three horizontal lines. Tap on it.

Step 3: Aside menu will open up. Look for Contacts and tap on it.

Step 4: On tap on ping Contacts, tap on the icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 5: On the next screen, fill in the name and phone number of the contact you wish to add.

Step 6: Once done, tap on the Tick mark on the top-right corner of your device’s screen.

It is done. You can now message the person you just added and use end-to-end encrypted secure instant messaging, video calling, etc. However, this method of adding contacts by name only works if they are existing users of Telegram. They must have an account with the name and phone number you put in after step 4.

If the contact you wish to add to your Telegram list does not have an existing Telegram account, you can still invite them to your contact list.

How to Create Username on Telegram?

After the latest update for Telegram, a new username feature is introduced. A username can be used to add anyone globally without knowing their phone number. However, Telegram does not give you a unique username by default when you sign up.

To make your profile visible on the global search, you must create a unique username. If you do not know how to do so, search no more. Follow these simple steps and have your own username on Telegram.

Step 1: Open Telegram on your device and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: Tap on the three horizontal lines icon on the top-left corner of the main screen.

Step 3: From the side menu that opens up, tap on Settings.

Step 4: Find and tap on the username. Now, you can create a unique username to be used to access your profile on Telegram. You can use upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and underscores.

After this, you will have a username that anyone can use to find you on the global search and add you to their Telegram contacts without even knowing your phone number. On the screen after Step 3, after you create your username, you will also receive a link to share with anyone to contact you on Telegram.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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