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Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging (IM) software. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features. It was initially launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android in October 2013. The servers of Telegram are distributed worldwide to decrease data load with five data centers in different regions, while the operational center is currently based in Dubai. Various Telegram client apps are available for desktop and mobile platforms including official apps for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux, as well as for the now-discontinued Windows Phone. There are also two official Telegram web apps – WebK and WebZ – and numerous unofficial clients that make use of Telegram’s protocol. All of Telegram’s official components are open source, with the exception of the server which is closed-sourced and proprietary. How to create Telegram Group
Telegram provides end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls and optional end-to-end encrypted “secret” chats. Cloud chats and groups are encrypted between the app and the server, so that ISPs and other third-parties on the network can’t access data, but the Telegram server can. Users can send text and voice messages, animated stickers, make voice and video calls, and share an unlimited number of images, documents (2 GB per file), user locations, contacts, and audio files. In January 2021, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. It was the most downloaded app worldwide in January 2021.
How to create Telegram Group
You can add up to 200,000 people to a group. To do this, you just have to follow the below-given steps.
Step 1: Open Telegram on your device
Step 2: Android user tap on the circular pencil icon in the chat list and the New Group, iOS user tap Chats> New Group.
Step 3: Select New Group.
Step 4: Select all the contacts you want to add to the group.
Step 5: Pick a name and a photo for the group and tap on the blue checkmark.
If you are using Telegram on a desktop then you need to click the Menu button in the top left corner > ‘New Group‘.
Once you have created a group you can add members. There are two main ways to add Telegram Group members. You can invite your contacts or create a link that takes people to the group. Apart from it, you can also decide to let new members see the Telegram Group chat history or start fresh.
How to invite contacts to a Telegram Group
The easiest way to add members to your Telegram Group is to invite people from your contact list. You can add your contacts, or using search by username.
To add phone contacts you just need to navigate to Info > Add Member.
How to add Telegram Group Members via Invite Link
If you’re looking for a way to invite more than just your friends, you can use invite links. Once you’ve created a Telegram Group invite link you can send it through a message, post it on other Telegram groups, on social media, on your website and anywhere else you can think of.
To create an invite link, you first need to go to Group Info > Add Member > Invite to Group via Link. Any person who has installed Telegram on their device will be able to join your group using the link.
(Information source: Telegram and Wikipedia)