How to create a paid Telegram channel or group
How To Create a Telegram Channel
If you wish to start a paid membership service in Telegram, the chances are that you're about to use a channel to deliver your premium content to your members.
"Channels are a tool for broadcasting public messages to large audiences. In fact, channels can have an unlimited number of subscribers."
Some of the advantages of using channels are the unlimited number of subscribers and posting by administrators only. By default, channels are anonymous - the messages are signed with the channel's name and not yours, although you can optionally add your name. Comments are also supported, giving us experience very similar to what we're used to with the popular social media, such as Facebook. There are two types of Telegram channels:
1. Public channels are accessible to all users, whether they are subscribers or not. Public channels have a username, appear in search results and have their unique URL. Public Telegram channels are a great solution to promote your product or service.
2. Private channels are closed societies – you need to be added by the owner or get an invite link to join. Private Telegram channels are great for publishing your paid content.
How to create a Telegram channel:
iOS: Start a new message (tap the icon in the top-right corner in Chats). Then 'New Channel'.
Android: Tap the circular pencil icon in the chat list. Then 'New Channel'.
Windows Phone: Tap the '+' button on the bottom bar. Then 'New Channel'.
Enter a name for your channel (required), description (optional) and set a profile picture (optional).
Congratulations! Your Telegram channel has been successfully created.
How To Create a Telegram Group
How do Telegram groups differ from channels? A group on Telegram can have a maximum of 200,000 members. These groups can be used by teams to coordinate work, families and friends to communicate, and businesses to communicate effectively with their customers.
How to create a Telegram group:
iOS: Start a new message (tap the icon in the top right corner in Chats) > 'New Group'.
Android: Android: Tap the circular pencil icon in the chat list > 'New Group'.
Telegram Desktop: Click the menu button in the top left corner > 'New Group'.
Select all the group members (at least one) you want to add to the group.
Enter a name for your group (required) and set a profile picture (optional).
Congratulations! Your Telegram group has been successfully created.
Assuming you have already created your own bot and channel, the next step would probably be to connect them.
Connecting a Telegram channel to your bot is actually quite an easy task. All you have to do is forward a message from the channel to your bot and then add the bot to the channel itself.
To add a group to your bot, use the /addbot command. You will receive a unique link that you need to click on and select the group you want to upload with your bot.