Monday, June 27

How to create a supergroup on Telegram

Have you reached the member limit on Telegram and the messaging platform has asked you to upgrade your group to a supergroup? Or, maybe you’ve heard of additional perks available in supergroups and are interested in starting one yourself? If you want to know more about this type of Telegram community, keep reading our guide.

In this article, we will explain in detail what Telegram supergroups are and how they differ from regular groups. Also, we will share instructions on how to create them and tell you how to upgrade regular groups to supergroups. Finally, we will answer the most common questions related to the topic.

How to create a supergroup on Telegram

In this section, we will share everything you need to know about supergroups on Telegram.

What is a supergroup on Telegram?

A supergroup in Telegram is a community that allows a greater capacity of members than a normal group. It can be used as a news channel, place to share job updates, as a forum, etc. Such groups are optimized to manage large communities easily thanks to the introduction of administrators. Only administrators can make major changes to the supergroup. Regular users can only delete their own messages. There are more distinctions between regular groups and supergroups on Telegram, but more on that later.

Create a new supergroup

You can’t create a supergroup right away on Telegram. Instead, you have to create a regular group and make it a supergroup later. Here’s how to add a new group and update it:

  1. Open the Telegram app and tap on the blue pencil icon at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap ‘New Group’.
  3. Touch the names of the contacts you want to add to your group and enter a group name.
  4. Touch the check mark in the lower right corner of your screen.
  5. Touch the group name at the top of your screen.
  6. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
  7. Select “Convert to Supergroup” from the drop-down menu.
  8. Confirm by pressing “Convert to supergroup” again.

If you don’t want other members to message in your supergroup, you can instead create a channel, one with unlimited member capacity. However, you cannot convert a group to a channel and must create it from scratch. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Open the Telegram app and tap on the blue pencil icon at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Touch “New Channel.”
  3. You will be asked to select people from your contact list to join the channel. Touch the names of the desired contacts.
  4. After marking all users to join the channel, confirm by tapping the check mark.
  5. Give your supergroup a name, then tap the check mark in the upper right corner to confirm.
  6. You will be prompted to access the “Channel Settings” page. Here, set your supergroup’s privacy settings and edit the share link.
  7. Touch the check mark icon to confirm.

Upgrade a group to supergroup

Once your regular group reaches 200 members, you will be asked if you want to upgrade to a supergroup. This is what to do:

  1. When the 200 member limit is reached, navigate to the group admin page. To do so, tap on the group name at the top of the group chat.
  2. You will see a message informing you that the member limit has been reached. Tap ‘Upgrade to Supergroup’.
  3. The group will instantly upgrade to a super group. You do not need to confirm the step.

Note: The creator is set as a supergroup administrator by default, although you can manually manage administrators later.

However, you can do the same even if your group has fewer than 200 members. However, you must be the creator to do it. Follow the instructions below:

  1. In the Telegram app, find your group chat and tap to open it.
  2. Touch the group name at the top of your screen.
  3. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Select “Convert to Supergroup” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Confirm by pressing “Convert to supergroup” again.

Optionally, you can set a private group to public to make it a supergroup. This method works even for groups with fewer than 200 members. Here’s how to do it:

  1. You must be the owner of the group. Open the Telegram app and find the group in your chat list. Touch to open it, touch the group name and then the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select “Edit”. According to
    your version of Telegram, you may need to tap on a pencil icon.
  2. Touch “Group Type” and select “Public Group”.
  3. Optionally, edit the group’s public link in the “Permalink” section.
  4. Touch the check mark icon to confirm the changes.

Note: Not all supergroups are public on Telegram. While making a group public is one way to make it a supergroup, you can make it private again later.

Finally, you can select administrators to turn a group of any size into a supergroup. Here’s how to do it:

  1. In the Telegram app, find your group chat and tap to open it.
  2. Touch the group name at the top of your screen.
  3. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Select “Set administrators”.
  5. Choose contacts in the group to set them as administrators. Touch a contact name and configure permissions.
  6. Confirm by touching the check mark.

Additional FAQs

Read this section to learn more about supergroups on Telegram.

Is it possible to demote a supergroup to a normal group?

No, it is not possible to demote a supergroup to a normal group. Before upgrading, you will be warned that you cannot revert to a normal group. Even if you set the supergroup to private, it will still be a supergroup.

What are the differences between supergroups and regular groups?

So what exactly are the differences between a group and a supergroup on Telegram? These are the main ones:

• A regular group can host up to 200 members. A supergroup has a capacity of 100,000 members.

• A regular group is always private. The supergroup can be private or public.

• In a supergroup, you can configure administrators and their permissions. Normal users can only send messages in the group, but cannot make any changes. In a normal group, all users except the owner have the same edit rights. For example, they can set the group image or name.

• In supergroups, you can search for a specific member in the member list. This characteristic is not present in regular groups.

• In supergroups, you can partially ban members instead of kicking them out entirely.

• You can view the recent actions of each manager in supergroups.

• Supergroup notifications are disabled by default.

• Supergroups support bots.

Use the benefits

Hopefully our guide has answered all your questions about supergroups on Telegram. As you can see, the supergroups on Telegram have been named this way not only because of increased member capacity, but because they also offer advanced member and content management tools such as custom admin permissions and bots.

If you just want to stream content instead of talking to other users, we recommend creating a channel instead of a supergroup. Channels have more benefits that are not available in other types of communities.

Would you like admins to be able to completely restrict supergroup members from posting like they do on a channel? Would you add any other benefits to the Telegram supergroups? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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