Telegram groups and channels seem confusing, but they serve a different purpose. How do you find these Telegram groups and channels and how to join them? This is what we are going to find out today.
How to find telegram groups
There are two types of groups. There are private groups that you can’t find or join unless you’ve been invited and added. This is at the sole discretion of the group creator or administrator. By default, groups are private because they were designed for friends and family. This can be changed in the group settings.
Private groups have long, complex URLs that you can share to invite new members. Public groups can have custom URLs, making them easy to remember and share.
You can search for public Telegram groups, but only if you know the exact name or username of the group. Otherwise, ask the group creator / administrator to send an invitation or add you to the group.
Tap the search icon in the upper right corner of the screen and enter the name of the public group. You should display it at the top of the search results.
How to join telegram groups
We have seen that there are two types of groups. We also saw how to find them, in the case of public groups. Private groups are obviously not meant to be found.
Joining a public group is easy. Just tap the group name in the search results and select the Join button at the bottom of the screen.
All group members will see a message informing them of the latest group member. A notification is also displayed when someone leaves the group, which is also pretty straightforward.
For those who have been invited via a link, clicking on it will automatically open the Telegram group. Again, just hit the Join button.
How to find telegram strings
Channels are not much different from groups in Telegram. This is why the basic mechanism remains the same and some steps overlap. For example, channels can be private or public, just like groups. And the steps to find these channels are also the same.
You cannot find them in search results if they are private. You can search for them if you know the name of the channel using the search function.
How to join telegram chains
Unlike groups, no announcements will be made when you join or leave a channel. Only the creator or administrator of the channel can send messages informing subscribers of any development. For chats, there are groups that can be assigned to channels.
Once you find a public channel, open it from the search results and tap the Join button at the bottom of the screen to subscribe.
Click on the channel link to launch the Telegram app with the channel in question ready to join. Just push the button.
How to send invitations to groups and channels
The invitation system works the same for groups and channels. Open the group or channel that you want to share with others, tap on the group or channel name and you should display the name under the Info heading.
Tap on the group name, whatever it is, and you’ll notice the familiar Android Share pop-up menu at the bottom of the screen. Select a contact or app you want to share the Telegram group or channel on and follow the onscreen instructions.
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Telegram is more secure and private and offers a host of features like disappearing missing messages in most other messaging apps. The possibility of creating large groups and chains with hundreds of thousands of members and subscribers was previously unknown. This is another reason why so many users prefer Telegram over WhatsApp. It was designed to be scalable. You can then assign different admin roles to other members to help you manage large groups and channels. Finally, robots can be programmed to perform specific tasks, automating everyday and mundane management activities.
This short guide should have answered your basic questions about Telegram groups and channels, how to find them, share them with others, and how to join those groups / channels. The process is really simple, and Telegram offers sufficient control over privacy and security. You can always check Telegram’s FAQ page to determine the official options response.
Last updated Jan 21, 2021
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