Telegram is becoming one of the most popular instant messengers in the market. This messenger is known for its speed and security. There are many security options on Telegram which help users to make it impossible to hack Telegram account. One of the ways to secure Telegram from hackers and maximize its protection is by activating two step verification. Two step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Telegram account. But what can you do if you forgot Telegram two step verification?
Of course Telegram two step verification is a great way to safeguard your account but you may think it would be impossible to forget your password when you are specifying it. But the truth is, there are actually many people who forget their passcode after a while. This is more because you will need to use the passcode only when you want to reinstall Telegram. So, you don’t use this passcode much often and the chances of forgetting it is higher.
What to do if you forgot Telegram two step verification
When you are activating Telegram two step verification, you will be offered two ways to recover your passcode. To be honest, most of us click on “Skip” in this step because we think we won’t forget Telegram two step verification password. You can choose to enter a recovery email or specify a password hint in case you forgot Telegram two step verification password.
Now, if you haven’t specified a recovery email or a password hint and you have lost all your hopes for remembering your passcode, there are no ways other than deleting Telegram account and creating a new one. Of course, you will loose all your messages, groups and channels by deleting Telegram account but that’s the price you have to pay if you forget your Telegram password.
Recover Telegram password with email
If you have forgot Telegram two step verification password and you haven’t set a recovery email for it, you will need to delete your Telegram account and reinstall it. I will show you how you can do that in the next section. But if you have a recovery email, here is how you can recover Telegram account.
Enter your phone number in Telegram application to receive the activation code. You can choose the ‘Send As SMS option’ to receive the code via SMS. Now go to two step verification section and tap on “Forgot Password?”. Then you will be asked to enter your recovery email. Then you will be led to a new page in which you can change your Telegram password and recover your account.
Recover Telegram account without email
You may have forgot Telegram two step verification password and you haven’t entered a recovery email. In this case, when you tap on “Forgot Password?” Telegram will lead you page stating that you will have to try to remember your password or reset your account. So if you have lost all hopes, tap on Ok, then tap on Reset My Account and finally, tap on Yes. This will enter you to your new Telegram account and you will need to start everything over.