Telegram is a fairly new app that allows its users to easily share messages and information with other people. There are many features that make this app distinct from other similar platforms. It is specifically designed for business owners and marketing companies because it is a great place to advertise products and reach a wide group of people. In the following text, we are going to discuss some main aspects of this app, and also explain to you how to create your own channel.
When creating a Telegram Channel there are many features available. Upon installing it and creating your account, go to Chats tab and click New Channel option. Type in the name you want into the “Channel name” box, and if you want to, you can add an additional description. The app also allows you to add links into the description box.
Next, you have to decide on the privacy of your channel. You can set it to be private or public. But, what is the difference? Well, the former has a username and it can easily be found. Other users just have to type its name in the search box and it will pop up. Click here to check out some of the most popular public channels on Telegram. On the other hand, the latter is not visible to others. One cannot join a private group unless an admin sends them an invitation or provides them with an URL. Private channels are great if you want to broadcast information to a specific group of people e.g. family, friends or co-workers.
Furthermore, let’s discuss the number of members within a single group. The great thing about this app is that there are no limits when it comes to the number of people. An administrator can add up to 200 users upon creating the channel, but afterward, each member can include others. The app will never warn you about the users’ count because there are no such restrictions. We believe this to be the most important feature because all other messaging apps impose a limit. As mentioned above, this app was created as a marketing tool, so you should create and use a public channel to promote your brand or a new product. The best thing is that all exchanged messages will be visible to users regardless of the time they joined in.
As an administrator of a certain channel you will be able to broadcast messages as well as delete them, add members or remove them from the group if necessary, and also customize the channel by changing its name, description, photos, links, and so on. The Telegram app also allows you to share files up to 1.5 GB, which is a pretty big deal. You can publish photos, videos, documents, and a number of different formats such as RAR, ZIP, etc. Lastly, if you believe that some information is very important, you can pin in at the top of a channel, where everybody will see it.
All in all, these are some main features of the app. We can all agree that the Telegram app is taking the world by storm.