Telegram Channels: How to Find and Join Telegram Channels on Android, iOS Mobiles and PC

Here is everything you need to know about the Telegram channels.

Telegram is amongst the few popular messaging apps used by millions of people all over the globe. The app was introduced back in 2013 and even after 9 years, the app is a rival to the Meta-owned WhatsApp. Compared to WhatsApp, Telegram offers a whole bunch of features like multi-device connectivity, large groups, interactive stickers, bots, channels, and much more. 

Telegram channels are a means of communication with a large audience via text or any other media like photos, videos, or a gif. The main difference here is that channels are one-way communication, which means only admins or the owner of the channel can send messages. This makes it less cluttered and less spam compared to the large group. In this guide, we will take a look at what is a channel and how one can join and channel on multiple platforms like Android, iOS, Web, and desktop apps. telegram_app

What Are Telegram Channels?

A Channel is a large group with one-way messaging where only admins will be able to post or share messages. There is no upper limit for the number of people who can be part of a telegram channel. Any telegram user can create a channel and share the link to expand the channel. 

Usually, these channels will be used to broadcast a message or news to a large user base. A channel can be publicly available allowing other users to join using the link or by searching. Users can join and leave channels at any time. A lot of new publications and YouTubers have their official channels on Telegram, which allows them to stay connected with their community. Admins can make the channel private and also they can disable screenshots, message forwarding and saving data in their communities.

How to Find Telegram Channels Online?

  1. Visit Telegram channels list website
  2. Browse for the channels by category or you the search bar to search for a specific channel
  3. Select any channel from the list that you’d be interested to be part of
  4. Tap on “Subscribe”
  5. You will be taken to the Telegram app/Web/Desktop app
  6. Select Join

You can repeat the same process to join multiple channels. 

How to Search and Join Telegram Channels?

  1. Open telegram app on smartphone or PC
  2. Tap/Click on the Search bar on top of the chats
  3. Start searching for the channel you’d like to join
  4. Select the relevant one from the list
  5. Tap on “Join”

How to Join a Channel in Telegram With the Link?

This is a simple and easy way to join the channel. You might get a link to join a telegram channel on WhatsApp, Email or even on Telegram. All you have to do is just tap the link and then hit the “Join” button to be a part of that channel. Telegram channel links can be found on some new websites, YouTube descriptions, Twitter and other social media platforms. 

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How to Join a Telegram Channel on Android/iOS?

  1. Open Telegram
  2. Tap on the search bar on the top right
  3. Find the Telegram channel you want to be a part of by searching 
  4. Select the channel you’d like to join from the list
  5. Tap on the “Join” button and you will be a part of that channel

If you have received a link to join a specific channel, just tap it and select “Join”.  

How to Join a Telegram Channel on PC

  1. Open Telegram Desktop /Telegram Web
  2. Click on the search bar above the chats
  3. Search for the channel you’d like you to join
  4. Select the channel you’d like to join from the list
  5. Click on the “Join” button 

If you have received a link to join a specific channel, just click the link and select “Join”.  

 How to Leave a Telegram Channel on Android/iOS

  1. Open the Telegram app and select the channel you’d like to leave
  2. Tap on the menu (three dots) on the top right corner
  3. Select “Leave Channel”

Even after you leave the channel, you will be able to see the messages and files shared as long as it is a public channel. 

How to Leave a Telegram Channel on PC

  1. Open Telegram Desktop /Telegram Web
  2. Select the channel you’d like to leave
  3. Click on the menu (three dots) on the top right
  4. Select “Leave Channel”

Popular Telegram Channels

If you are still confused about which channels to join, don’t worry, we have curated some of the channels for you. Based on your interest, you can pick the one you’d like to be a part of.

Popular Entertainment Telegram Channels 

Popular Books Telegram Channels 

Popular Music Telegram Channels 

Popular Education Telegram Channels 

Popular Technology Telegram Channels 

Popular Business and Startups Telegram Channels 

Other Popular Telegram Channels 

FAQs:

Can I join any channel on Telegram?

Yes, you can join any public by searching or by using the link. However, to join a private channel, you will need an invite link to join. 

How can I join the Telegram channel without the link?

You can join a channel without using a link. You just have to search for the channel name as mentioned in the aforementioned steps. This works only for public channels. 

Can I mute a Telegram channel?

Yes, as soon as you tap on the “Join” button, you will join the channel and you will get a “Mute” button. It is always good to mute channels, especially the large channels as you never know when the messages will arrive. 

Can I send a message on the Telegram channel?

Only admins and owners of the channels are allowed to send messages. But, depending on the channel’s settings, you will be able to react to the messages or media shared on the channel

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