As far as messaging apps go, Telegram is quite unique (especially when compared to Signal). You get access to third-party clients, bots, drop-in audio chats and more. Telegram̵
What are Telegram channels?
Telegram channels are different from Telegram groups although they are similar. For example, Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 users and they can be open to the public.
Channels, on the other hand, are specifically designed for broadcasting messages to a large audience. Unlike groups, they are not intended for conversations.
You can have an unlimited number of subscribers on a public or private channel. Public channels get their own “www.t.me/username” URL.
Only the channel owner or administrator can post to the channel, each post has a number of views and details about who shared the post, and channels can contain rich media such as video, audio, polls and more.
Find Telegram channels online
You’ll find Telegram channels for anything and everything from news organizations to sports updates to books and movies.
While you can search for a keyword directly in Telegram, there is a better way to find Telegram channels. And that’s by using organized online repositories.
The Telegram Channels website is an online repository of channels organized based on topics and interests. You will find a list of channels for movies, books, technology and more.
From the site you can explore multiple channels, check their latest posts and check the number of subscribers.
When you’re done, just tap the “Subscribe” button to open the channel in the Telegram app.
From the Telegram app, tap the “Join” button to join the channel.
Search and join Telegram channels
If you know the name of the Telegram channel you want to join, you can do it directly from the Telegram app. The process is slightly different for the iPhone and Android app.
Open the Telegram app on your Android smartphone and tap the search button in the top right corner.
Now type the name of the Telegram channel you want to join and select it from the search results.
This will open the Telegram channel. You can shop around to see the latest updates.
When you are ready to join the channel, just tap the “Join” button.
If using an iPhone, open the Telegram app and go to the “Chats” tab. Here, tap the search bar at the top of the screen. Scroll down if you don’t see it.
Enter the name of the Telegram channel you want to join here. Then select it from the search results.
To join the channel, just tap the “Join” button.
You are now subscribed to the channel. You can find the channel in the ‘Chats’ tab along with all your other conversations. When a channel shares an update, you will be notified.
Mute Telegram channels
Telegram channels are a great source of the latest information on any topic. But if you have too many channels, your notifications can get confused. Muting channels can help. And if it gets too much, you can always leave a Telegram channel.
The process for muting and muting a channel is the same for both the Android and iPhone apps. From the Telegram app, open the appropriate Telegram channel and tap the “Mute” button at the bottom to mute the channel. You can come back from the same place and unmute.
Exit Telegram channels
The steps for leaving a Telegram channel depend on your device. On your Android smartphone, open the Telegram channel you want to leave, then tap the channel name at the top.
Here, tap on the three dot menu icon in the top right corner.
Then choose the option “Leave channel”.
In the pop-up message, tap the “Leave Channel” option to confirm.
On your iPhone, go to the Telegram channel you want to leave and tap the name you find at the top of the screen.
Tap the “Exit” button.
In the pop-up message, choose the option “Leave channel”.
The channel will immediately disappear from the Telegram app.
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