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How to Delete Your Old Telegram Profile Pictures

Telegram stores all your profile pictures, even when you change them. Here’s how to get rid of them.

On most messenger apps, changing your profile picture gets rid of your current one. However, on Telegram, this isn’t the case. When you replace your profile picture on the app, it remains, allowing people to see it and any other images you’ve used.

This is inconvenient if you have old, embarrassing pictures out there for anyone to see. But there’s good news. You can delete any Telegram profile pictures you want.

How to Delete Old Telegram Profile Pictures

Deleting your Telegram profile pictures is pretty straightforward. We’ll show you how to do it on Android and iOS devices.

Deleting Telegram Profile Pictures on Android

To delete Telegram profile pictures on your Android device, launch the app, then do the following:

  1. Tap the three horizontal lines in the top-left.
  2. Tap on your profile picture.
  3. Swipe left or tap right on your profile picture to see your previous ones.
  4. When you find one you want to delete, tap the three vertical dots in the top-right, then select Delete.
  5. Select Delete again.

You can repeat the process as many times as you want. And speaking of concealing things, you can hide your last seen status on Telegram so others can’t view the last time you were online.

Deleting Telegram Profile Pictures on iOS

Here’s how to get rid of your old profile pictures on Telegram for iOS:

  1. Launch Telegram.
  2. Select Settings in the bottom right.
  3. Tap your profile picture, then tap Edit in the top-right.
  4. Tap your profile picture again, then swipe left to see your previous photos.
  5. To get rid of a picture, tap the bin icon in the bottom right, then select Remove.

And that’s all there is to it.

Say Goodbye to Embarrassing Old Telegram Profile Photos

It’s always a good idea to do a profile cleanse or refresh, where you get rid of old things and add new ones. You can change your username, bio, and profile picture on Telegram. And as an additional step, you can also clear out your old profile pictures.

When you get rid of them, you’ll no longer have to worry about anyone seeing your embarrassing old photos when they view your profile.

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