How to Add a Contact to Telegram by Phone Number or Nickname

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How to find a people in Telegram
How to find a people in Telegram

If you do not know how to find a person by phone number or nickname in Telegram, then this article will help you. In addition, here you will learn some life hacks, for example, how to quickly exchange contacts with each other.

Also, our article will tell you how to find a stranger in Telegram or how to find out the name of the person who called you from an unfamiliar number. 

How to Find a Person by Phone Number in Telegram

If you know the phone number of the person you want to add to Telegram, then you can do this in a couple of clicks: 

  1. Go to the "Contacts" menu.
  2. Next is the Plus icon.
  3. Enter your phone number.
  4. Congratulations, the person is in your Telegram, you found him by his phone number.

Below there will be more detailed instructions with screenshots.

How to Add a Contact by Phone Number on Android

To add a person to Android, go to the Telegram menu, on the left, click on three vertical sticks.

Go to the menu
Go to the menu

In this menu, select "Contacts".

Select "Contacts"
Select "Contacts"

Next, we get to the "Contacts" menu, where you need to add a new contact. To do this, click on the plus sign at the bottom of the screen. 

Click on the Plus icon
Click on the Plus icon

After that, add the person to Telegram.

Add a contact to Telegram
Add a contact to Telegram

You can only add a person who is already in Telegram. If you enter a phone number that is not registered, the messenger will offer to invite this person.

Invite a person to the messenger
Invite a person to the messenger

After you have added a person to Telegram, you find yourself in a dialogue with him. You can immediately write to him or get on the contact card in the Telegram.

You can also add a contact to Telegram directly from the Phonebook of your smartphone. That is, you enter the phone number and name in the phone itself, and his contact automatically appears in the messenger.

Important! Synchronization of contacts in Telegram must be enabled. If you did not specifically disable it, then you can not worry, by default synchronization is enabled.

How to Add a Contact on iOS

Click on the "Contacts" section.

Contacts on iOS
Contacts on iOS

Next, click on the plus sign at the top of the screen.

Click on the "Plus" icon
Click on the "Plus" icon

Enter the name and phone number of your new contact.

New contact in iOS
New contact in iOS

You can only add a person who is already in the messenger. If you enter a phone number that is not registered, then Telegram will offer to invite this person.

In addition, a Telegram contact can be added directly to the phonebook of the smartphone. Also, and vice versa, if you entered a new contact in iOS through the application, then it will appear in the iPhone notebook.

Important! Synchronization of contacts in Telegram must be enabled. By default, sync is always on. 

How to Quickly Exchange Contacts

How to quickly exchange contacts
How to quickly exchange contacts

If you are going to exchange contacts with a person, you can use the quick addition using the "find people nearby" function. To do this, you need to be close.

This can be convenient if you are somewhere for a meeting, or just met.

To do this, go to the "Contacts" menu and in it "Find people nearby." 

Find people nearby
Find people nearby
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This must be done on two phones at the same time, that is, you and your interlocutor need to go to the "Find people nearby" section.
Select who you want to add to contacts
Select who you want to add to contacts

Click on the right person and go to the Telegram account card.

After that, you need to go into dialogue mode with this person and add him to your contacts by clicking on the icon that appears on top.

Add contact
Add contact

The person you added to your contacts needs to do the same. 

How to Find a Person in Telegram by Nickname

If you know a person's nickname in Telegram, then you can find it in just a couple of clicks:

  1. Go to the global Telegram search.
  2. Enter the nickname of the person.
  3. Select the desired nickname from the list, it is important not to be mistaken.
  4. Now you can write to this person and add him to your contacts.

What is Nickname

Nickname is the public username of the user that is seen by everyone. When registering in Telegram, everyone indicates their phone number and, if desired, fills in information about themselves, including their nickname. 

What is nickname in Telegram
What is nickname in Telegram

If the phone number is confidential information in Telegram, then the nickname is public and can be found through a global search on the messenger. 

How to Search on Android by Nickname

In order to find a person in Android, for this we go to the search by clicking on the button with a magnifying glass.

Click on the magnifying glass button to start the search
Click on the magnifying glass button to start the search

Further in the search, enter the nickname of the person in Telegram, whom you want to add to your contacts. The search bar is at the top. You can enter either with the "@" sign or without.

Nickname search example
Nickname search example

Pay attention, in our example we were looking for the nickname "@trump", but Telegram found a lot of options, and our desired one is far from being in the first place. 

Therefore, carefully switch to that nickname in Telegram that we entered. After that, you get into a chat with this person and you can write to him or immediately add him to your contacts.

How to Add a Contact by Nickname

After you have found a person by nickname in Telegram, click on his icon and go directly to the chat with him. Then go to the contact card and click the three dots in the upper right and you will see "Add contact".

How to add a contact to Telegram by nickname
How to add a contact to Telegram by nickname

How to Find on iOS

Select a search term at the top.

How to search by nickname on iPhone
How to search by nickname on iPhone

Select the nickname you are looking for. It is important not to be mistaken, as the messenger does not always show the first variant of the nickname you entered. So far, the Telegram search is not working very well.

Select the desired nickname
Select the desired nickname

After you have found a person by nickname, click on his avatar and go to the dialogue. 

Then go to the contact card and add the contact to the phone book.

Add contact
Add contact

Life Hacks

Life hacks with contacts
Life hacks with contacts

How to Find a Stranger in Telegram

If you know the nickname of the person you are looking for on other social networks, you can use social engineering.

Usually people use the same nicknames on different social networks. If someone on Instagram and other social networks has the nickname "mikejaferson", then it is logical that in Telegram this person will have the same nickname.

How to Find Out the Name of an Unknown Number

Find out the name of an unknown phone number
Find out the name of an unknown phone number

If you know the nickname of a stranger, then you can easily see how he called himself in his Telegram profile.

But what if you only know the phone number? Let's say someone called you and didn't introduce themselves, or just a missed call. 

You need to add this phone number to contacts, according to the instructions above. You can write any name of this person, it doesn't matter.

After that, go to the contact card again, and by clicking on the three dots at the top, find us "Delete contact". After that, you'll see the real name of this person, in any case the one that he indicated. 

The logic of contacts is as follows: you decide how your contact will be named, this is your phone book.  But by removing the contact of your friend, he thereby becomes unknown to you. After this you can see what name this person has assigned to himself.

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