What is a Telegram Channel
Telegram channel is a new way of message broadcasting. This was the first time an instant messaging app had introduced this amazing feature. You might have seen the broadcasting feature on the popular WhatsApp messenger. But, it is totally different. WhatsApp only allows the users to add up to 256 members in a broadcast and the users only get your message if they have saved your mobile number.
Unlike WhatsApp, there is no limit to members in Telegram channels. You are allowed to add 200 members in a channel an after that anyone can join your channel by using the public or private link. You can compare the channel feature of Telegram with YouTube. Even, it is a combination of WhatsApp Broadcast and YouTube channels.
Features of a Telegram Channel
Telegram channels are specially designed for marketers and business owners to promote their business. Let’s see what you get in it.
1. Channel Icon and Description
It allows you to set a square image as channel icon to easily identify a Telegram channel. You can also add a description of your channel. The description section also permits you to add links. Whenever you want, you can easily change the icon and description by going to the channel settings.
2. Public or Private Channel
There are two types of channels; Public & Private. A Public channel has a username. One can easily search and join a Public channel on the Telegram app. But, you need an invite link in order to join a Private Channel. If you want to make a channel for some specific people who can join via your reference, then this option is best for you.
3. Unlimited Members
As I said before, there is no restriction for members. Anyone can join your channel by using the public or the private link. Telegram will never warn you for the members count. If a member joins your channel today, then he/she can see all the messages from the beginning.
By default, all the members will get notified when you publish a post on your channel. But, if you don’t want to disturb your members, then you can enable the silent broadcasting by tapping on the notification bell while publishing a post.
5. Share Any File up to 1.5 GB
In a channel, you can share any file with your members; like Images, Videos, Documents, Compressed Files, ZIP, RAR, EXE, etc. You are allowed to share huge files up to 1.5 GB.
6. Pin a Post
If you like to show an important message to the new as well as old members, then you can pin a Post. The pinned message will be shown at the top of the channel.
These are the best features you can find in a Telegram Channel. We’ll update this page if Telegram introduces any new feature in future. If you have any query or suggestion regarding this post, then you are free to share here.