Telegram is a messaging application with the feature of end-to-end encryption. This is extremely important in today’s day and age. After the WhatsApp mess related to user privacy, many users are now flocking to Telegram. This article serves as a guide on how to create, find and join telegram groups and channels. Let’s see how you can do that.
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How to create a group in Telegram?
The best way to chat with multiple contacts at the same time in Telegram is by creating a group. Telegram allows you to add up to 200,000 people to a group. In the following steps, you will know how to create a group in Telegram.
Step 1: Open the Telegram app and tap on the circular pencil button located in the bottom right corner.
Step 2: Select the New Group option.
Step 3: Choose the contacts you want to add to the group.
Step 4: Give a name and a profile photograph to the group and tap on the blue checkmark.
The next thing you need to do after creating a Telegram group is to manage the permissions of the members. You can do this in the following steps.
Step 1: Tap on the group name in the chat.
Step 2: Sustain tap on the contact you want to modify the permissions for.
Step 3: To decide the actions for the contacts in the group, choose one option between ‘Promote to admin’ and ‘User permissions’. Try to limit the chance to change the chat information or embed links and multimedia files to avoid spam.
How to search for groups in Telegram?
There are two types of groups – public groups and private groups. You can’t search or join private groups unless you have been invited to add. Thus, it depends solely on the creator or admin of the group whether you can join or not. The default permission of any group is private because they were invented for friends and family members. However, the admin can always modify the permission in the group settings. Private groups usually have long complex URLs that you need to share to invite new members. On the other hand, public groups can have custom URLs as desired by the admin based on availability. You can find public Telegram groups if you know the username or related characters about the name of the group. In case you are not able to find a public group, you may request the creator or admin of the group to send you an invite or voluntarily add you to the group.
How to join groups in Telegram?
Joining a public group is a simple task. You just need to tap on the group name in the search results and tap the ‘Join’ button at the bottom of the view. As soon as you join the group, the existing members will be able to view a message notifying them of the newest member of the group. If you have been invited through a link, just click the same to open the Telegram group. Here also you just need to tap the ‘Join’ button to join the group.
How to add channels in Telegram to broadcast information?
Creating a Telegram channel is an effective way to spread information to a wide audience, it’s a good idea to create a channel. The advantage of creating Telegram channels is that the data you send does not interfere with your chat messages. To create a channel, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open the Telegram app and tap the circular pencil icon.
Step 2: Choose the ‘New Channel’ option.
Step 3: Select between ‘Public Channel’ or ‘Private Channel’.
Step 4: If you’ve selected the ‘Public channel’ option, you will need to enter a simple permanent link to easily find your channel.
Step 5: Lastly, tap on the checkmark in the top right corner to confirm.
The main difference between a public channel and a private channel is that you can only join a private channel through an invite link. Otherwise, if the channel is open, anyone can find it by searching for it.
How to find channels in Telegram?
Telegram Channels are quite similar to the groups in Telegram. You’ll have to follow the same procedure to join a Telegram channel. Just like Telegram groups, Telegram channels can also be private or public. You can’t find private Telegram channels in the search results. However, you can search for public channels in Telegram if you know the channel name on the search bar.
How to join channels in Telegram?
When you join or leave a Telegram channel, no notification will be released. Once you have searched a public channel in the search results, open it and tap the Join button at the bottom of the screen to join it. If you have received the channel link, just click it to launch the Telegram app with the channel in question ready to join. Just tap the button to join it.
In the backdrop of changed privacy policies by WhatsApp, more and more people are moving towards Telegram. Thus, the above tips shall help you get handy with Telegram groups and channels.
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