How to find Telegram channels

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Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of the matter, it seems only right to do some precision about the Telegram channels and their nature, in order to clarify your ideas on the subject.

As anticipated at the beginning of the article, Telegram channels are nothing more than conversations, with features in some ways similar to those of groups, but designed to be read by a wide audience and to which users who decide to subscribe cannot take part in them in a manner active, in the sense that they cannot enter personal content but can only view and interact with those published by the owner and any other administrators.



A clear distinction must then be made between channels public and channels private. The former have a username and anyone can search for them and join them. Private channels, on the other hand, are closed, so you need to be added directly by their creators or have an invitation link to join them.

Furthermore, as far as public channels are concerned, you can find out the ones that interest you most by consulting my tutorial dedicated to the best Telegram channels. You can easily find new ones also by doing some research on the Net, on Google, using keywords like Telegram channels [your interest] and consulting the various results available.

Taking into account the differentiation just made, in the following lines I will only explain to you how to find the public channels as, in fact, they are the ones that can be freely searched by users. As for the other type, I'll tell you what to do when you receive an invitation or when you get the relative access link.


If you think you need more information about Telegram channels, I invite you to refer to the appropriate information web page on the service's website as well as my tutorial on how Telegram works.


Find the public Telegram channels

Let's now come to the real heart of the matter and let's go, therefore, to find out how to do it find Telgram channels, those public, acting from smartphones and tablets (i.e. using apps for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile), from computer (i.e. using the application for Windows, macOS and Linux) and via the Web version of the service. Find everything explained in detail right below.

Give smartphone and tablet

You use Telegram from your smartphone or tablet Android, from a device iOS or, again, from 10 Windows Mobile and would you like to understand how to find the channels of your interest by acting as a mobile phone? Then follow the instructions on what to do that you find below and you will find out instantly.

To begin with, take your device, unlock it, access the screen where there are the icons of all the apps and press on that of the famous messaging service (the one with the light blue background and the white paper airplane).

In the screen that is shown to you at this point, press on Campo di Ricerca located at the top, type the name of the channel of your interest and wait for the corresponding search results to appear. You can easily distinguish channels from groups and contacts as they are marked with an icon megaphone. Pigia then on name of the channel you want to view and to which you wish to subscribe. In the next screen, press the button Join located below if you want to subscribe to the channel.


If you do not want to subscribe to the channel or before doing so you want to view its contents and obtain information about it, you can, in the first case, not press the button Join and scroll through the list of messages in the chat. In the second case, however, you just need to press on name at the top of the screen and select the button Info.


You can also search for specific content within the channel (even as a non-subscriber) by clicking on his name at the top, then on the button with the magnifying glass and typing the relative keyword in the search field that you see appear.

From computer

Now let's see how to find the Telegram channels from a computer, or using the application of the service available for Windows, MacOS e Linux.

To perform the operation in question, all you have to do is start the Telegram application on your computer, looking for it in the list of installed programs, click on the Campo di Ricerca located in the upper left part of its window and type the name of the channel you are interested in.

Next, select the relevant result from the list of suggestions that is shown to you (on the left) and you will be able to view all the contents published by the channel. You can easily identify channels as they are marked with an icon megaphone.


To explore the content of the chosen channel, scroll with the mouse or trackpad on the relevant chat window. If you then want to join the channel, click on the button Join  which is located at the bottom. Instead, if you want to get more information about it, click on the relevant one name found at the top of the chat window.

You can also search for specific content within the channel (without necessarily having to subscribe). To do this, click on magnifying glass located at the top right of its chat screen and type the keyword of reference.

From the Web

And to find Telegram channels using the Web version of the service? How you do it? Let's find out right away. Find everything explained in detail below.


First of all, log in to your Telegram account from your browser, by starting the browser on your computer that you generally use to visit the Internet sites that interest you (eg. Chrome) and connecting to the relevant web page.

At this point, click on the field Search at the top left, type the name of the channel you want to find and select the relevant suggestion from the suggestions that are shown to you. You can distinguish channels from groups and contacts as they are marked with a symbol megaphone.

Subsequently, you will be shown the content of the channel, on the right side of the page, which you can view with a simple scroll of the mouse or trackpad. If you want to join the channel, click the button + Join which is located at the bottom. If, on the other hand, you want to receive more information about the channel in question, click on its name located at the top.

Do you want to search for specific content within the channel? It can be done, even without necessarily having to register. To do this, click on the button with the magnifying glass located at the top right and type the keyword reference in the search field that you see appear on the left. That's all!

Access private Telegram channels

As I told you in the previous lines, the Telegram channels private, as such, they cannot be found as described in the previous steps. To be identifiable, it is therefore necessary that the creator of the channel or in any case one of the administrators invites other users through the appropriate link or by direct invitation.

Below you will find explained how to proceed in both cases, using the Telegram app for smartphones and tablets (for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile), the application for computer (for Windows, macOS and Linux) and the Web version of service.

  • Smartphones and tablets - to invite a user to take part in a private channel using the service app for smartphone or tablet, the creator of the latter or one of the administrators must access the channel screen by pressing on his name in the chat list, tap onimage of the same at the top right, press on the wording Members and choose whether to invite other users by selecting them from the contact list (Add members) or whether to do it by sharing the channel link (Send via link).
  • computer - to invite a user to take part in a private channel using the Telegram application available for computer, the creator of the latter or one of the administrators must select the name channel from the chat session list on the left side of the program window, click the i button three dots vertically at the top right and choose, from the menu that opens, the option Add members to select the contact to invite. To invite via link, however, you need to select the items Manage Channel> Channel Info from the menu visible after clicking on the button with i three dots vertically, click on the link visible under the heading Invitation link in the window that opens (to copy it to the clipboard) and share it in the desired mode.
  • Web - to invite a user to join a Telegram channel using the Web version of the service, the creator of the service or one of the administrators must select the name channel from the chat list available on the left, click on name of the same located at the top and choose whether to invite other users by selecting them from the contact list (Invite members) or whether to do it by sharing the channel link, by clicking on the link next to the button "I".
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