Telegram’s growth from a simple messaging app to its current leadership and momentum among the users is a marvel to behold.
With over 500 million users, Telegram has become one of the most popular applications on the market. Its impressive features include end-to-end encrypted video conferencing with 1000 users in one go, sharing with unlimited file size and boundless cloud storage options.
In this article, we will try to explain how to create a Telegram channel on your laptop or desktop computer. Telegram is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Create Telegram Channel on Your Laptop using Google Chrome
Telegram Channels are well-known for their applications such as data sharing, mass communication, and so on. With a few simple steps, you can create a channel in the mobile app, but that is not the case with the web version of the platform.
To create Telegram channel on your Computer using your desktop browser you have to first download the Desktop Version of the application from the official website.
Once you have downloaded and installed the application on your computer, follow the steps mentioned below to create a Telegram channel on your Windows or Mac Computers. Please note, you will have to have an account before you create a Telegram channel.
- Open the application and login using your registered mobile number.
2. Click on the Hamburger Menu on the right-hand-side upper corner
3. Now click on “New Channel”
4. Enter your prefered Channel Name and click on “Create”
5. You can either leave the description section empty or you can talk about the purpose of the channel there.
6. Now you will be required to create the link to your channel, this should simply be your channel name
7. You can start the conversation by adding some users to your newly created channel.
How to Use Web Version of Telegram on your Computer?
You can use Telegram on your Windows or Mac computers with the following steps, don’t worry, this will not require you to download the application on your computer:
- On your Browser’s search box, search ” Telegram web” or enter the URL: https://telegram.org/k/
- Now you will have to scan the QR code with your Telegram Account that is installed on your smartphone.
Voila! You are currently viewing Telegram Web on your Laptop.
Telegram has multiple Web versions of the platform. Instead of /k/, you can also use; web.telegram.org/z/. This will take you straight to the Telegram web’s Z version.
Some Functions of a Telegram Channel
Telegram channel is one of the most brilliant features telegrams has come up with. They allow you to send messages, actually broadcast messages, to a limitless number of people or subscribers to be correct, and that too safely and instantly.
In other words, it is a power-charged version of the WhatsApp Broadcast list, and it is a medium for one-way broadcast messages.
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When new subscribers join a Telegram channel, they can see the entire message history right from the get-go. This feature is also available in Telegram groups. However, you can turn off the chat history feature in group settings if you don’t want the new members to see the earlier messages.
Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 users, and they can also be made open to the public. Channels, on the other hand, are specifically designed for broadcasting messages to a larger audience. They aren’t designed for conversations.
You are allowed to have an unlimited number of subscribers to a public or private channel. Public channels get their own URL
Only the channel owner or the admin are allowed to post on the channel, each message even has a view count and details of who shared the message in the first place. Channels can include rich media like video, audio, polls, and more.
Why do you Need a Telegram channels?
Telegram channels are awesome to use and stand out from other competing services because of the following reasons.
- You can broadcast all kinds of messages (text, images, videos, links, files) to your subscribers.
- Your channel can have a unlimited number of members and subscribers.
- You can use them to boost your sales, make additional profit from ads, increase brand awareness, even enhance customer service.
Final Take by Tecvalue
A few years ago, 2013 to be precise, Pavel Durov-often nicknamed Russia’s Zuckerberg- presented an app to the world initially meant for only messaging but later evolved in establishing dominance over its other competitors by providing the most secure and reliable data sharing and receiving as well as social media marketing services.
What makes Telegram unique is its focus on privacy, encryption, and it is also of an open-source nature. It also allows multiple devices to access the same account (verified by SMS) and even multiple accounts on the same device, something even Whatsapp couldn’t pull off!
There are numerous unofficial clients to go along with the official Telegram apps and web interface.
New monetisation methods include ads on public one-to-many channels (with functions similar to Twitter feeds), premium features for business teams and power users, and even a brand new set of paid sticker packs.
Some of these funds will go back to users in the form of enhanced visibility for channels or payments to creators of unique sticker packs, a business model rarely seen among social networking applications.
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