WhatsApp’s User Policy change is making several folks migrate to the Telegram app. Meanwhile, Telegram users keep getting ‘Contact joined Telegram’ notifications, and it’s downright annoying when you get over 10-20 notifications daily. So if you want to turn off such contact joined notifications from Telegram, there is a way but with a catch.
The overall process can be divided into multiple parts – turn off notifications, disable chats threads from popping up, and mark chats as unread/delete unread chats. We have covered all of them here. You can do the first one only or some of them. It depends on your need and preference as to how you want to use Telegram.
Let’s check how to get rid of the notification now.
HOW TO STOP CONTACT JOINED TELEGRAM MESSAGE NOTIFICATION
Telegram does offer a way to turn off the notification. However, the following method will only disable the push notification. It doesn’t stop Telegram from creating a new chat. For that, check the ‘how to unsync contacts from Telegram’ section.
NOTE: When you turn off the notification on one device, it doesn’t mean the same will be changed on all devices where you are using Telegram. If you use Telegram on multiple devices, you should turn off the notification on all devices separately.
Here’s how to go about it on Android and iOS.
Turn off Contact Joined Notification on Android
Step 1: Launch the Telegram app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Tap on the three-bar icon at the top. Select Settings from the menu.
Step 3: Tap on Notifications and Sounds.
Step 4: Scroll down to the Events section. Turn off the toggle next to ‘Contact joined Telegram.’
Turn off Contact Joined Notification on iOS
Step 1: Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on Settings at the bottom. In Settings, tap on Notifications and Sounds.
Step 3: Scroll down and you will find ‘New contacts.’ Turn off the toggle.