Telegram channels allow you to host and share information with a large audience. An unlimited number of subscribers can join a Telegram channel. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to create Telegram channels on mobile and on the web.
We’ll also walk you through the difference between Telegram groups and channels, how to add people to your channel, and some administrative controls you’ll need.
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Difference between Telegram channel and Telegram group
A Telegram channel is like an admin-only WhatsApp group where members cannot post anything. You can think of Telegram channels like message boards–you’re allowed to get the latest updates from your favorite news portal, company or personality you want to follow.
When you follow these accounts on social media portals, random algorithms sometimes prevent you from seeing their posts. Telegram Channel allows you to overcome that limitation. You also get individual links to each post in the Telegram channel and you can view detailed statistics to see how many people have viewed each post.
Unlike channels, by default a Telegram group allows all members to post messages. It also has a limit of 10,000 people per group. Groups are designed for chats between members and channels are like broadcasting platforms.
How to Create a Telegram Channel on the Web
To channel on the web, go to Telegram Web And login with your account. When you log in, click the pencil icon at the bottom of the left sidebar. choose New channel. Enter a channel name and an optional description, then click right arrow icon at the bottom of the left sidebar.
This will create your channel and it will have one subscriber which is your own Telegram account. You will also initially see all your contacts in the left sidebar. You can check the box next to each contact you want to add and click on it right arrow A sign to continue.
To add new members to your Telegram channel, you can click the channel name on Telegram Web and copy the channel link. Share this link with anyone you want to add or post on social media to bring new subscribers to your channel.
Telegram’s web app doesn’t let you remove subscribers, but you can do it using its desktop or mobile apps.
Private Telegram Channels vs Public Telegram Channels
By default, all Telegram channels created using its web app are private. This means that you will have to keep sharing the invite link with Telegram users to bring them to your channel. If a person doesn’t have this invite link, they won’t be able to join your channel. In the Telegram mobile and desktop apps, you can choose which type of channel you want to create during the setup process.
Public Telegram channels can be joined by anyone and are indexed by search engines like Google. You can easily use Telegram search or other search engines to find and join these channels and you don’t need any invitation links to join such channels. This way you can add subscribers faster than before.
You can change your private channel to public and vice versa at any time.
Open your Telegram channel in the web app and click its name at the top. Now click the pencil icon in the upper right corner and then click Channel type. Click Public channel To make your channel public. You can choose Private channel Even if you want to go back to private.
On the same page you can click Remove the link To invalidate channel invite links at any time. This prevents people from joining using the old invite link and allows you to keep your Telegram channel private.
Useful admin controls for Telegram channels
As a Telegram channel owner, you have many helpful administrator privileges that you should use wisely. First let’s take a look at the basic customization like changing the channel name and image.
Click the Telegram channel name at the top of the page, then click Pencil icon in the upper-right corner. You’ll see forms for the channel name and description. You can change these here and click Camera icon To change the image.
You have the ability to restrict people from using emoji reactions altogether, or limit certain reaction emojis. On the same page, click reactions And deselect or disable certain emojis individually Start reactions.
Go back to the previous page and select Channel type. under Content protectionYou can click Limit saving content To stop people from copying, forwarding or saving messages or media you have shared in a Telegram channel. However, this doesn’t stop people from taking screenshots or recording anything you share, so be aware of ways to bypass these permissions.
If you don’t want to receive notifications for new messages from your channel, you can opt out by clicking the channel name on Telegram Web Notifications.
How to create Telegram channels in its desktop apps
You can also create Telegram channels using its Windows and Mac apps. To do this, open and select Telegram Desktop Three-line menu in the upper-left corner of the window. Click now New channelSelect a name and description and click create.
Select and click if you want to create a private or public channel Later on To create a channel in the Messages app. To manage your channel, go to Channel and click Three dots icon and select to manage Channel choice
How to Create Telegram Channels on Android, iPhone and iPad
In the Telegram app on your iOS or Android device, you can tap this New message icon and select New channel. press Create a channe lEnter a name and description and press Later on. You can now select the channel type and click Later on Twice to channel.
You can manage your channel by tapping its name and selecting it edit choice
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