How to search for people on Telegram

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Search for people on Telegram from Android

You are using a smartphone or tablet Android and you would like to understand how to search for people on Telegram then? I'll settle you immediately. First, grab your device, unlock it, log into home screen and drawer (the Android screen where the icons of all the apps are grouped) and start the Telegram app by tapping on the relative icon.


If necessary, log into your account by filling in the fields displayed with the required data. Now that you see the main screen of the application, if you want to search for people to chat with among your contacts (those whose phone number you have saved in the address book and who use the app), press the button with the three lines horizontally located in the upper left part of the screen and select, from the menu that opens, the item Contacts.


In the new screen that appears, select the contact of your interest from the list that is shown to you and you can immediately start the conversation. If you can't find a given person in the list, you can change the way the person is sorted by pressing the button with the three lines horizontally at the top right. You can choose whether to sort contacts by last seen (which is the default) or by name.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to carry out a direct search or you want to perform a global search (i.e. also going to search among the people not included in your contact list), press the button with the magnifying glass (always at the top right) and type the name of the person you are interested in in the appropriate field that appears. Afterward, select the correct match from the list and that's it.



If by following the instructions I have just given you you are unable to view any of your contacts, it is because you have to grant Telegram permissions to access the address book. To do this, press the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left of the application screen, select the item Settings from the menu that appears, tap on the wording Privacy and security and carry on ON l'interruttore situato accanto alla voce Synchronize contacts at the section Contacts.

Search for people on Telegram from iOS

If you are using the popular messaging app on iOS, the first thing you need to do to search for contacts is to grab your device, unlock it, access the Home Screen and press onicon of the Telegram app.

At this point, if necessary, log into your account by filling in the fields displayed with the required data. Next, press on the voice Contacts that you find at the bottom left of the Telegram screen and you can see the complete list of people whose phone number you have saved in the iOS address book and who in turn use Telegram. To start chatting with a given contact, press their name.

If proceeding as I have just indicated you cannot find the person you are interested in, you can help you in the search by ordering the contacts in a different way, selecting the mode you prefer by tapping on the menu at the top of the screen. You can choose whether to sort contacts by last seen (which is the default) or by name.


You can also search for people on Telegram by going to perform a direct search, by tapping on the appropriate bar located at the top of the screen, then typing in the field Search, the name of the contact you are interested in and selecting the relevant result from the list. Proceeding as I have just indicated, you can also perform a global search (i.e. you can also search among people not included in your contact list). Just always type in its name in the search field and select the correct suggestion from the list.


In the event that following the instructions I just provided you should not be able to view any of your contacts saved in the address book, know that it is almost certainly due to the fact that you have not granted the app the necessary permissions to access your contacts. . To remedy, press on the voice Settings at the bottom right of the Telegram screen, select the item Privacy and securitywhy are you cheating? Data settings e carries his ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Synchronize contacts at the section Contacts.

Search for people on Telegram from Windows and macOS

If, on the other hand, you are using Telegram from a computer, using the client for Windows e MacOS, to search for people to get in touch with, first start the service application by double clicking on collegamento added to the desktop or by invoking it from the Start menu (in the case of Windows) or via the Launchpad, Spotlight, Crab or folder Applications (in the case of macOS).


Once the Telegram window is displayed on the screen, if necessary, log in to your account by filling in the fields displayed with the required data. Then click the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left and select the item Contacts from the menu that opens. From the list that is shown to you, then select the name of the person saved in your contacts with whom you want to start a conversation.

If by doing as I have just explained you cannot find the contact of your interest, you can help you by going to perform a direct search, by typing the name of the contact person in the field Search at the top and then selecting the relevant result from the displayed suggestions.


If you find it useful, I point out that using the field Search you can also do a global search (that is, you can also search among people not included in your contact list). To do this, always type the name of your interest in the dedicated field and select the correct suggestion from the list.

Search for people on Telegram from the web

Usi is the Telegram Web and would you like to understand how to look for people with whom you can get in touch in this case? So, first open the browser that you generally use to surf the net from your computer (eg. Chrome), then connected to the home page of the service. If necessary, log in to your account by filling in the fields on the screen with the required data.

Once logged into the service, click on the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left and choose, from the menu that opens, the item Contacts. At this point, select, from the list that is shown to you, the name of the person saved in your contacts with whom you want to start texting and that's it.

If proceeding as I have just indicated you cannot find the name of the contact of your interest, you can help you by carrying out a direct search, by pressing on the field Search located at the top and typing the name of the reference contact.

Using the Search field you can also perform a global search (ie you can also search among people not included in your contact list). To do this, you must always type the name of your interest in the dedicated field and select the right suggestion from the list.

In case of dubbi or problem

Have you followed the instructions on how to search for people on Telegram that I have given you in this guide, but you have not yet managed to "get a spider out of the hole"? Did any other hitch arise in the course of work that you still haven't figured out how to deal with? Given the circumstances, I suggest you take a look at the section dedicated to FAQ's Attached to the Internet site of the famous messaging service, you will find numerous ready-to-answer questions that can help you.

If you can't solve it in this way either, I suggest you evaluate the hypothesis of send a report to the Telegram staff. To do this, visit the dedicated web page, type the message (preferably in English) you want to send in the text field located under the heading Please describe your problem, enter your e-mail address in the field located under the heading Your email, indicate your phone number in the field located under the heading Your phone number and, finally, click on the blue button Submit to submit the report.

For more details on what to do and to find out what are the most common problems that afflict the famous service and the relative solutions, you can refer to my guide dedicated specifically to problems with Telegram.

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