Telegram is a budding new messaging app that is taking the world by storm. The app is free, fast and claims to be one of the safest messengers out there. It allows people to connect easily, without any limits.
You can use channels on Telegram, which are similar to Facebook pages. If you are wondering how to find channels on Telegram, you have come to the right place. Keep reading and you will know how. You will also learn about channels, creating channels yourself, and the difference between private and public Telegram channels.
What are channels?
No, these are not TV channels. Telegram channels are somewhat different. Telegram is an open source application, which means anyone can create content on it and improve the platform. Channels are not the same as groups on Telegram.
Groups are smaller and mostly by invitation only. A group has a limit, 200 people max. Channels can have an infinite number of members worldwide. They usually revolve around larger topics and notions, for example, horror movie lovers.
This is just an approximate example. Also, channels can be divided into public and private channels. Logically, public channels are open to everyone, while private channels are also invite-only, i.e. you need to be invited by a member of the channel in order to join.
Therefore, groups are meant for close-knit communities and communication among members. Channels are better for promoting things or spreading news to a wider population on Telegram.
How to find them
There are several ways to search for Telegram channels. One of the methods really makes sense and you should all know that by now. We are talking about using Telegram's native search option. Make sure to download Telegram from the official site or update it to the latest version, using this link.
Once you've installed Telegram, you can simply open the app and use the search bar. Tap the magnifying glass icon and search for a channel you might be interested in (eg Marvel Comics). Even though this is the easiest method to search Telegram channels, it is not the best. This method is limited because it only shows you a few results per search.
Search channels online
You guessed it, the internet is your friend. Reddit is a good place to start looking for Telegram channels. It is one of the largest sites on the Internet, with millions of communities, including those of Telegram.
Then you can search one of the many websites dedicated to finding Telegram channels. One of them is telegram-group.com. This website has many categories and a very simple user interface. Another great site is telegram channels.me. It has even more channels than the previous one and an even better user experience.
These are just a few of the many websites available. You can search for them online if you are not satisfied with these two. All of these sites only list public channels. If you want to join a private channel, you will need to ask one of its members to invite you.
You can also find bots online that might invite you to private channels.
How to create a telegram channel
Creating your own Telegram channel is also not difficult. After creating an account and downloading the latest version of the app to your device, follow these steps:
- Log in to Telegram.
- Tap the Pencil icon in the lower right corner.
- Select New Channel.
- Click Create Channel.
- Name your channel. Enter a channel description below if desired.
- Click the tick to confirm.
- Choose between creating a public or private channel. You decide. If you're creating a private channel, you'll need to use its invite link to invite new members.
- Confirm with the tick.
- Add friends to your channel. You can invite up to 200 members yourself. The rest can be invited by others.
- Confirm the changes again and your channel will be created. You can access it from your Telegram homepage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I invite members to my channel?
Sending invitations to other Telegram users is very simple. All you have to do is copy your channel link and post or send it to whoever you want. Once you hit 200 subscribers, you don't need to invite anyone to your channel anymore. Other users can find your channel using the search option.
Have fun on new channels
That's it. Now you can browse all kinds of channels and join communities of like-minded people. Telegram is a great social platform that connects people all over the world. Although groups can be limited, channels do not have member counts.
You can develop your own channel if you want, just be creative. There are already channels for just about anything you can think of. What is your favorite Telegram channel? Let us know in the comments section below.