Telegram is a popular messaging app that allows you to have multiple accounts on the same device. This can be useful for separating personal and work conversations or managing accounts for different interests. Adding and managing multiple Telegram accounts is easy to do directly within the app.

Adding Multiple Telegram Accounts

The Telegram app allows you to have up to three accounts logged in at once without any extra steps. To add additional accounts:

  • Open Telegram and tap your profile picture in the top left
  • Tap Add Account
  • Enter your phone number and confirm it

You can repeat this process to add up to three total accounts on the same device.

On Android:

For more than three accounts on Android, you’ll need to download Telegram X. This is Telegram’s official APK available on their website. Telegram X removes the three account limit so you can add as many accounts as you want.

On iPhone:

The iOS Telegram app is still limited to only three accounts maximum. To get extra accounts on an iPhone, you will need to use a secondary messaging app like Telegram X (TestFlight beta) or other third party Telegram apps.

On Computers:

  • On Windows and Mac, open multiple browser windows and log into Telegram on each new browser session.
  • You can also use the Telegram desktop app and click Add Account in the menu to quickly add more.

Switching Between Multiple Telegram Accounts

Once you’ve added accounts, switching between them is simple:

  • On Mobile: Tap your profile picture -> tap the account you want to switch to
  • On Computers: Click the account name in the top left -> choose the account to switch into

Telegram saves all your accounts so you can quickly jump between them.

Managing Notifications for Multiple Accounts

By default, Telegram will show notifications from all accounts added on your device.

To customize notifications per account:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Notifications and Sounds
  • Choose the account to change
  • Toggle notifications on/off for Messages, Groups, and Channels

You can repeat this for each account to only get notifications from certain accounts.

Using Multiple Telegram Accounts for Personal, Work, and More

Here are some ways people use the multi-account feature in Telegram:

  • Personal and Work – Keep work and life separate
  • Different Interests – An account for family, friends, gaming groups, etc
  • Privacy – Have anonymous and identified accounts
  • Themes – Customize notification sounds, chat wallpapers, etc per account

The key is setting up accounts in a way that makes sense for how you want to use Telegram.

Best Practices for Managing Multiple Accounts

To avoid confusion when using multiple accounts, here are some tips:

  • Custom profile pictures – Use different pictures so you can distinguish accounts
  • Color code – Set different background colors in account settings
  • Custom notifications – Set unique sounds for different accounts
  • Nicknames – Set Telegram nicknames for each account

With customized names, colors, and sounds – you’ll be able to keep better track of which account is which.

Security Tips for Multiple Accounts

It’s important to keep all your Telegram accounts secure:

  • Use passcodes – Lock each account with a unique passcode or fingerprint
  • Enable two-factor authentication – Add an extra layer of security
  • Be wary of links/files – Especially in large public groups

Keeping accounts locked down prevents unauthorized access. Be extra cautious when clicking links and downloading files to avoid malware.


The ability to add multiple Telegram accounts to the same device is a handy feature for managing different conversations and interests. Up to three accounts can be added directly in the app, with more available through third party apps. Customizing names, colors, and notifications for each account also helps keep everything organized.

Following the best practices outlined here will allow you to seamlessly add new accounts at any time and switch between them with ease.