Telegram, unlike other instant messaging services, allows its users to subscribe to channels and participate in conversations in which a single person posts messages and is followed by other users.
It's really fascinating because it allows you to stay on top of the topics, personalities and services that interest you. Right now, there's a rather unexpected question: how do I find Telegram groups? Thanks to the search engine integrated into the famous service's application for smartphones, tablets and computers, the answer will be quick.
Continue reading my guide on the subject to find out exactly how to proceed. The procedure for performing the action in question using the Telegram app for smartphones and tablets, the app for PCs, and the web version of the service is described in the lines that follow. In any event, you don't need to worry about anything because you'll finish the work quickly. Next, what? Have you prepared? Do you? Great! Let's go!
Before you start
Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of the subject, it seems appropriate to provide a few some details on Telegram channels and their nature, to clarify your ideas on the subject.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, Telegram channels are nothing more than conversations that are meant to be read by a large audience. Users who choose to subscribe to a channel are unable to actively participate because they cannot post their own content; instead, they can only view and interact with content that has been posted by the channel owner and any other administrators.
It is also necessary to make a clear distinction between chains public and private. The first can be found and joined by anyone because they have a username. On the other hand, private channels are locked. As a result, in order to join them, you either need to have an invitation link or be included directly by their authors.
Regarding public channels, you can use my lesson on the top Telegram channels to determine which ones most appeal to you. A few Google searches using phrases like "Telegram channels [your interest]" and a review of the available results will also help you locate some new ones.
However, the most efficient method is to search directly on our directory, we have done the work for you! Go to the main page of our Telegram directory and you will find the best Telegram groups classified by theme: porn, entertainment, betting, cryptocurrency, money and serie-tv. In each list you will have access to the Telegram direct link by simply clicking on the button and also to some additional information about each of the Telegram groups presented.
Because of the differentiation that has just been made, in the following lines I will only explain how to find public channels, as these are precisely the ones that users can search for freely. As for the second type, I'll explain what to do when you receive an invitation or the access link.
If you feel you need more information on Telegram channels, please refer to the special information page on the service's website, as well as my tutorial on the operation of Telegram.
Find public Telegram channels
Now let's find out how to find Telgram's public channels on smartphones and tablets (using the Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile apps), on computers (using the Windows, macOS and Linux apps) and on the web version of the service. All explanations are provided below.
Find a telegram group on smartphones and tablets
You use Telegram from your smartphone or tablet Androidfrom a device iOS or even since Windows 10 Mobile and you want to understand how to find the channels you want from your mobile? Then follow the instructions below and you'll know in no time.
To get started, unlock your device, access the screen with all the application icons and click on the icon for the famous messaging service.
Click on the search field at the top of the screen you're now presented with, type in the name of the channel you're interested in and wait for the corresponding search results to appear. As channels are marked with a megaphone icon, you can easily distinguish them from groups and contacts. Then click on the name of the channel you wish to subscribe to and view it. If you wish to subscribe to the channel, click on the "Join" button at the bottom of the next screen.
You can ignore the "Join" button and scroll through the list of chat messages if you don't want to subscribe to the channel, or if you want to see its content and find out more before subscribing. Then, at the top of the screen, click on the channel name and select the "Info" button.
Even if you're not a member, you can search for particular content in the channel by clicking on its name at the top, then on the button with the magnifying glass and typing the relevant keyword in the search field that appears.
Find a telegram group from a computer
Now let's see how to find Telegram channels from your computer, i.e. using the application of the service available for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Simply launch the Telegram application on your computer, search for it in the list of installed applications, click on the search field at the top left of the corresponding window and type in the name of the channel you're interested in to complete the task in question.
Then, in the list of suggestions presented to you (on the left), select the relevant result, and you'll be able to see all the content published by the channel. Channels are easy to identify, as they are represented by an icon in the shape of a megaphone.
Scroll your mouse or trackpad over the corresponding chat window to see the content of the chosen channel. At the bottom of the page, click on the "Join" button if you wish to join the channel. At the top of the chat window, click on the channel name to find out more.
You can also search for content on the channel without subscribing. To do so, click on the magnifying glass at the top right of the chat window and type in the appropriate keyword.
Find a telegram group on the web version
What about the web version of Telegram for channel search? How do you get started? We'll find out right away. Detailed explanations are available below.
First of all, you need to access your Telegram account through your browser, using the browser you frequently use to visit the websites you're interested in (such as Chrome) on your computer and connecting to the corresponding web page.
Then click on the search field in the top left-hand corner and type in the name of the channel you want to find. Then select the channel you want from the list of suggestions. The megaphone symbol allows you to distinguish channels from contacts and groups.
Then, on the right-hand side of the page, you'll see the channel's content, which you can view by scrolling your mouse or trackpad. Click on the "Subscribe" button at the top if you wish to access the channel. At the top, click on the channel name for more information.
Are you looking for specific content in the channel? You can do so without having to subscribe. To do so, click on the button with the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner and type your keyword in the search field that appears on the left. You're done!
Read also: The difference between a group and a Telegram channel
Access Telegram's private channels
As I mentioned earlier, private Telegram channels cannot be found as described in the previous steps. So, to be found, the channel creator or one of the administrators must invite other users via the appropriate link or direct invitation.
How to use the Telegram app for smartphones and tablets (Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile), the computer app (Windows, macOS and Linux) and the web version of the service is described below.
- To invite a user to participate in a private channel via the service's application for smartphones or tablets, the channel creator or administrator must access the channel screen by clicking on his or her name in the chat list, clicking on the channel image in the top right-hand corner, clicking on the Subscribers heading and selecting other users from the contacts list.
- Using the Telegram application available for computers, the channel creator or administrator must select the channel name from the list of chat sessions on the left-hand side of the program window, click on the button with the three vertical dots in the top right-hand corner and choose the Add members option from the menu that opens to invite a user to participate in a private channel.After clicking on the button with the three vertical dots, you must select Manage channel > Channel information from the visible menu. Then click on the link visible under the Invitation link heading in the window that opens (to copy it to the clipboard) and share it in the desired mode.
- Using the web version of the service, the channel creator or administrator must select the channel name from the chat list on the left, click on the channel name at the top and choose whether to invite other users from the contact list (Invite members) or share the channel link by clicking on the link next to the "i" button.
For more information on Telegram channels, also known as "chains," check out our article " what is a Telegram channel ? "