How To Create A Telegram Channel/Group

There’s no doubt that the numbers of telegram users are huge, over 500 million active users which may explain the need to create a telegram channel to broadcast your products worldwide.

Creating a telegram channel takes only a few steps, which we will be explaining in this article. You will also learn the difference between telegram channels and groups, to help you decide which one to create.

Telegram is a popular messaging app with over 500 million active users worldwide. It offers a range of features, including instant messaging, voice calls, and video calls.

One of its most notable features is the option to create and join channels and groups. Without wasting time, let’s dive in to the main topic of this article.

How To Create A Telegram Channel

Creating a Telegram channel is a straightforward process. Follow these simple steps to create your own channel:

1. Open the Telegram app on your Android or iOS device if you already have, else download the app and register.

2. Tap on the pen icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Telegram pen icon

2. Tap on ‘New Channel’ To  create a Channel.

Create Telegram Channel

3. Enter telegram channel name and description for your channel. You can also add a profile picture by tapping on the camera icon.

Enter telegram channel name and description

4. Choose the visibility of your channel. You can select ‘Public’ or ‘Private.’ If you choose ‘Private,’ only people you invite can join the channel. And you will have a special link to share and invite whoever you want.

If you choose public, anyone can find the group name using a telegram search, and you will have to create a special link that can also be used to invite members to join the group.

5. After making your settings, click on the mark icon [✓] and you will be shown a list to add friends from your contacts. You can choose to add or simply finish the setup by clicking on the bottom left arrow. 

Congratulations! You have successfully created your Telegram channel. Now you can start adding and sharing your content with your subscribers.

Differences Between Telegram Channels and Groups

Telegram channels and groups serve different purposes. Here are the key differences between telegram channels and groups:

Telegram Channels

The main purpose of a Telegram channel is to broadcast messages to a large audience. A channel can have an unlimited number of members, who can only receive messages, shared contents, news, updates, thoughts, and insights from the channel owner or admin. Channels are ideal for businesses, brands, news outlets, and other organizations that want to share their content with a large audience.

Telegram Groups

Telegram groups are designed for discussions and interactions among a smaller group of people. Groups can take up to 200,000 members, and any member can participate in the conversation. Groups are ideal for socializing, networking, and collaborating with people with same interest.

Telegram groups are two-way communication channels. Members can participate in discussions, post messages, and reply to other members.

Telegram Group And Channel Visibility

You can choose to make telegram channels public as an admin or make them private. Public channels are visible to anyone on Telegram, and anyone can join Public channels. Private channels, on the other hand, can only be accessed by members who have been invited by the channel owner or admin.

Just like Telegram channels, Telegram groups can also be made public or private.

Admin Roles

On both Telegram groups and channels, there is only one admin or owner, but they can choose to add a member as an owner or admin if need be. Admin has complete control over the channel and can add or remove subscribers and post messages.

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