How to Create a Telegram Channel: Step-by-Step Guide

Create a Channel on Telegram and make money!

by: - Last updated on: January 11th, 2022
Key Takeaways
  • Telegram channels are a great way to broadcast your messages to multiple users at once.
  • A Telegram channel can have as many as 200,000 subscribers in it.
  • Using Telegram channels, you can advertise your products/services or address your subscribers/clients quickly and easily.

Telegram is a popular messaging app among individuals and businesses. It offers features like groups and channels to help individuals and businesses communicate with other Telegram users or convey their message to a large audience.

creating a Telegram channel

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While a Telegram group is restricted by a limit on the number of members, and therefore is ideal for sharing things with friends, families, and colleagues, a Telegram channel, on the other hand, can have unlimited subscribers, which makes it perfect for broadcasting messages to larger audiences.

If you’re an individual or business planning to set up a Telegram channel to broadcast your messages, here’s a guide with instructions to help you create a Telegram channel on mobile and desktop.

How to Create a Telegram Channel on Android

Creating a Telegram channel on Android is pretty easy. Follow the steps below to create your channel on Telegram:

  1. Open Telegram on your Android device.
  2. Click on the pen icon at the bottom of the screen and select New Channel on the following screen.
    creating a Telegram channel on Android
  3. Enter a name for your channel in the Channel name field. Optionally, you can add a description to describe your Telegram channel if you feel so.
    creating a Telegram channel on Android
  4. Tap on the camera icon adjacent to your channel name and select a picture as the display picture for your Telegram picture.
  5. Tap the tick button on the top-right corner.
  6. Select the Channel type between Public Channel or Private Channel depending on what kind of channel you want to create.
    creating a Telegram channel on Android
  7. If it’s a public channel, set a permanent link for your channel. This link is what people would use to search and join your channel.
  8. Tap the tick icon again to confirm.
  9. Telegram will ask you to add subscribers to your Telegram channel, select contacts you’d like to add. This is optional, and you can choose not to add any members for now.
    creating a Telegram channel on Android
  10. Tap the right-pointing arrow to continue and create your channel on Telegram.

How to Create a Telegram Channel on iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you can create a Telegram channel on it with the help of the following steps:

  1. Open the Telegram app on your iPhone.
  2. Click on the message icon on the top-right corner and select New Channel on the next screen.
    creating a Telegram channel on iPhone
  3. On the channel introduction page, click on the Create Channel button.
    creating a Telegram channel on iPhone
  4. Give a name to your Telegram channel. And, similarly, tap on the Description box and add a description to describe your channel.
    creating a Telegram channel on iPhone
  5. Hit Next.
  6. Pick the Channel Type between Private and Public.
    creating a Telegram channel on iPhone
  7. In the case of a public Telegram channel, add a channel link for your channel that others can use to find your channel. And, tap Next.
  8. Toggle on the Restrict Saving Content option to prevent subscribers from saving content on the channel.
  9. If you wish to add people in your contacts list to your Telegram channel broadcast list, select them on the next screen.
    creating a Telegram channel on iPhone
  10. Click Next to create your Telegram channel.

How to Create a Telegram Channel on Desktop

Telegram is available on Mac and Windows as the Telegram Desktop app. Considering you’ve already set it up and using it, follow the instructions below to create a Telegram channel on Telegram Desktop:

  1. Click on the note icon on the top-right corner.creating a Telegram channel on Desktop
  2. Select New Channel from the menu.
    creating a Telegram channel on Desktop
  3. Give a name to your Telegram Channel and add a channel description to describe it.
    creating a Telegram channel on Desktop
  4. Tap on the camera icon beside the Channel Name and select an image as your channel’s display picture.
  5. Hit Next.
  6. Choose the CHANNEL TYPE between Public and Private. If you’re creating a public Telegram channel, create a permanent link for it.
    creating a Telegram channel on Desktop
  7. Tap Done to create your Telegram channel.

Send Your Messages to a Larger Audience With a Telegram Channel

Telegram channels are a great way to send your messages to multiple users at once. Using this guide, you should be able to create and set up Telegram channels quickly and easily. However, moving forward, you’ll need to find a way to reach more people and provide them with value in order to retain them as subscribers.

FAQs About Creating a Channel on Telegram

As of writing this, Telegram lets you add up to 200,000 members to your Telegram channel.

Telegram lets you create a unique link for your channel at the time of its creation. During the setup process, when you choose your channel type as public, Telegram asks you to create a channel link for your channel, which you can share online to get more people to join your channel or other users can use to find your channel.

Follow the steps in the sections above, depending on what device you're on, to create a channel link for your Telegram channel.

There are Telegram channels for just about everything, from news organizations to sports updates to books and movies. Although you can search for a Telegram channel by keyword directly in Telegram, there's a better way. 

Telegram Channels is a website containing a repository of channel groups organized by topics and interests. There are channels for movies, books, and technology.

You can join a Telegram channel directly from the Telegram app if you know the name.

Tap the search button from the top-right corner of the Telegram app on your Android smartphone. Choose the Telegram channel that you want to join from the search results by typing in its name.

On an iPhone, open the Telegram app and tap the "Chats" tab. At the top, tap the search bar. If you don't see it, scroll down.

 

Here are the steps to make someone a mod of your Telegram channel:

  1. You need to go to your channel first
  2. Click on the pencil icon
  3. Click on Admins
  4. Select "Add Admins"
  5. Press the confirm button

A group cannot be converted into a channel on Telegram. However, you can create a channel from scratch and invite the group members manually or ask them to join via a link. In case the primary purpose is to make the communication one way, you can change the permissions of the group so that only you can post.

 

Telegram channels can be used to increase sales, increase revenue from advertisements, improve customer service, increase brand awareness, etc. 

A major benefit of Telegram channels is their ability to have an unlimited number of subscribers and members. WhatsApp groups, for instance, allow only up to 2500 members each. Using Telegram channels, you can broadcast text, images, videos, links, and files according to a schedule (or instant).

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