How to Join Existing Public Channels in Telegram Messenger

Telegram is a popular cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service. One of the key features of Telegram is Channels, which allow broadcasting messages to an unlimited number of subscribers. Joining Telegram Channels is a great way to stay updated on topics you are interested in.

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to find and join existing public Channels on Telegram using both mobile and desktop.

What are Telegram Channels

Telegram Channels are a one-way broadcasting tool that allows admins to post messages, media, polls, and other content to an unlimited number of subscribers.

Some key things to know about Telegram Channels:

  • Only admins can post messages, normal members can only read them
  • Great for following news, updates, alerts, blogs etc
  • Can be public or private
  • Public channels can have unlimited subscribers
  • Private channels need admin approval to join

How to Join Public Telegram Channels

Joining public Telegram channels is easy and straightforward. Here are the step-by-step instructions for mobile and desktop:

On Mobile

  1. Open the Telegram app on your phone
  2. Tap on the search icon at the top right
  3. Type the name or topic of the channel you want to join
  4. Select the channel from the search results
  5. Tap on “Join Channel”

Alternatively, if you have the channel invite link, simply open the link in Telegram and tap on “Join Channel”.

On Desktop

  1. Open the Telegram desktop app
  2. Click on the search bar at the top left
  3. Type the channel name or topic and hit enter
  4. Select the channel from the search results
  5. Click on “Join Channel”

If you have the Telegram channel link, open it in a browser and select “Open Telegram”. This will open the desktop app and automatically join you to the channel.

How to Find New Telegram Channels

Apart from searching, there are a couple of ways to find new and interesting public Telegram channels to join:

Channel Directories

Websites like Telegram Channels maintain a directory of channels sorted by category and language. You can browse channels based on your interests and join them easily.


Ask your friends and contacts to recommend interesting channels they are part of. This is one of the best ways to discover new channels.

Related Channels

When you join a channel, check the channel description for links and recommendations to related channels or the admin’s other channels.


Many bloggers, news sites, and creators promote their Telegram channels on their websites and social media profiles. Follow creators you like to find channels they run.

Creating Your Own Telegram Channel

Creating a Telegram channel is free and easy if you want to broadcast messages to a wide audience. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Telegram and tap/click on the pencil icon
  2. Select New Channel
  3. Pick a name and photo for your channel
  4. Choose between Public or Private
  5. Select category, add description etc
  6. Start posting messages!

You can promote your channel on social media, websites, email newsletters etc. Public channels get a permanent link that can be shared.

Use Telegram Channels to transmit information, updates, alerts, blogs, newsletters and more to an unlimited number of people for free. It is a great way to engage your audience or customer base.

I hope this comprehensive guide helps you fully utilize Telegram Channels. Let me know if you have any other questions!