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How to Find Someone on Telegram

Last Updated on October 29, 2021

Social media sites have been a major player in our lives since their inception. Their ability to send and receive messages, photos, videos and audio instantly have made them a valuable asset to society. This article will look at ways on how to find someone on Telegram, one such platform.



In order to communicate on social platforms, one need to find the people to communicate with. Most social media platforms do offer free social media search processes. For each and every social media platform, the methods vary.

What is Telegram?

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Telegram is an instant messaging, image, audio, document sharing and video calling system using end to end encryption. The app has more than 500 million active users worldwide. It is amongst the top ten most downloaded apps and was the most downloaded app in January 2021. It had over 1 billion downloads by late August 2021.

Initially launched in August 2013, Telegram has apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.

How can I Connect with Someone on Telegram?

To connect with a person on Telegram you will need to search for them. Luckily, there are ways to search for a person on Telegram. For a user to be able to search, they will need to install the application and register on it.

Telegram searches work differently for phones and PCs. On phones, Telegram would use the data from your contact list. On PCs, you will need a phone and synchronize its contacts. Telegram allows searches on it by first and last name, phone number, car number, log in or nickname.

Search by Name

To search by Name on Telegram

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  • Go to Telegram and log in.
  • Click on the icon with the magnifying glass (upper right part.)
  • Enter the name of the person you are looking to find and search.
  • From the results, select the name of the person you are looking for.

The disadvantage with name searches is that, it may return huge number of results to search from considering that a number of users might register using the same name.

Search by Phone Number

To search by Phone Number on Telegram:

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  • Go to Telegram and log in.
  • Click on the icon with the three horizontal lines (top left of the screen on Android and PCs, bottom left on iPhones).
  • Select ‘Contacts’.
  • From the list that shows up, select the contact you want.

However, the person should also have Telegram installed with subscriber being registered for this search to produce positive results. If not, you can still sent them a message to register on the platform.

Search by Nickname

To search by Nickname:

  • Go to Telegram and log in.
  • Click on the icon with the magnifying glass (upper right part.)
  • Enter the nickname of the person you are looking to find and search.
  • From the results, select the nickname of the person you are looking for.

Nickname searches might return a better result than name searches as a lot of people choose a unique nickname.

These are some of the choices you have when it comes to methods on how to find someone on Telegram. You can keep in touch with the people you care about or find a person using Telegram with these methods.

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