How to Add an Admin in Telegram

As one of the quickest, most straightforward chat apps, Telegram is used for various purposes. Given its high member capacity, people flock to this app to do everything from managing corporate and startup communities, to organizing personal group chats. Whatever you’re using Telegram for, if you have a group or a channel, you may want to assign admins.

How to Add an Admin in Telegram

In this article, we’re going to show you how to add admins to Telegram groups and channels.

How to Add an Admin on Telegram

As mentioned earlier, Telegram channels and groups can handle tens of thousands of members. It’s highly unlikely that a single person will be able to handle these user numbers. If you need to add a group admin, here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Telegram app/web app.
  2. Go to the group you want to add admins to.
  3. Navigate to the upper-right corner of the screen/page and click the three-dot icon.
  4. From the dropdown menu, select Manage group.
  5. From the next screen, choose Administrators.
  6. Select Add Administrator.
  7. Choose a member from the list that you wish to promote to admin.
  8. Select the member’s permissions that you want to allow.
  9. Click Save.

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How to Add a Channel Admin on Telegram

  1. Open the Telegram app/web app.
  2. Open the channel that you want to add admins in.
  3. In the upper-right corner, select the three-dot icon.
  4. Go to Manage Channel.
  5. In the next window, select Administrators.
  6. Go to Add Administrator.
  7. Select the member you wish to promote to an admin.
  8. Choose the said member’s privileges.
  9. Select Save to confirm.

How to Add an Admin Bot in Telegram

There are various bots available on Telegram that can help you manage your groups and channels. They are handy for automatically sending messages at designated times and on select days and similar repetitive functions that unnecessarily waste your time as a Telegram administrator.

There are various proprietary bots available on Telegram’s official website. Adding them is as simple as navigating to a bot’s page and adding them to a channel/group/individual chat.

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Alternatively, you can use various third-party bots, but Telegram doesn’t guarantee that they are secure. Adding admin privileges to a bot that might be a piece of malicious software can compromise your chats and the involved members. Do not add a bot to Telegram unless you are entirely confident that it’s legitimate.

Finally, you can also create a customized bot of your own. This requires coding experience, however, which is why we won’t get into the particulars of it here. There are various useful online tutorials available, though.

Here’s how to add a bot to a channel/group:

  1. Open the chat with the bot in question.
  2. Click the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add to Group.
  4. Select the group/channel you wish to add the bot to.
  5. Confirm by clicking OK.

Promoting a bot to an admin is done in the same way as you would promote any other channel member. Bots are basically individual chat entries. Once you’ve added a bot to a group or channel, use the instructions for promoting members to admins, as outlined above.

Additional FAQs

1. How can I change the admin in a Telegram channel?

Telegram chats can have an unlimited number of administrators. To add an admin, you don’t have to quit being an admin yourself. However, if you don’t want to be a group admin any longer, you can assign the administrator privileges to someone else.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eTo do this, go to the channel or group in question and select the three-dot icon. Then, select Manage group or Manage channel. Select Administrators. Go to Add Administrator. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eSelect the member you wish to transfer the admin rights to. On the list of privileges, flip the switch next to Add New Admins. Select Transfer group ownership and select Save. Now, the member you’ve selected is the new group owner. Next, ask them to remove your admin privileges.

2. How can I know the admin of a Telegram channel?

Telegram doesn’t allow non-admin members of a channel or group to access the information on the group admins. This stops channel admins being spammed by group members and protects their online safety. The only way to get access to the information regarding administrators in a group chat or channel is if you are an admin yourself and have been granted the privileges to see who other admins are.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eYou may find this annoying, but imagine if everyone in a ten-thousand-member group was able to gain access to the admin’s identity. This goes especially for channels that don’t require the admin’s approval to enter, which is usually the case for larger channels.

3. What can an admin do on Telegram?

An admin who has the ability to add new admins can give them a list of permissions. Depending on the custom group permissions, an admin can change the group’s/channel’s info, delete messages, ban users, invite users via link, pin messages, manage voice chats, choose to remain anonymous, and add new admins. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eNot all group admins have the same permissions. The group’s owner can assign an admin title and disable all of the mentioned above, depending on the custom group permissions.

4. How can I remove myself from admin in Telegram?

You can do this by asking another admin (provided they have the permission to do so) to remove your admin privileges from a Telegram group/channel. They can do this from the group’s Administrator list in the group’s info screen.

Telegram Admin Customization

As long as you have the privileges to do so, you can customize all admins within a group. However, the owner/creator role remains the most powerful one on Telegram. They can assign new admins, choose everyone’s privileges, even delete the entire group/channel/chat. Ownership is automatically assigned to a chat’s creator, who can give these privileges to other members within it.

We hope that we’ve clarified everything you need to know about Telegram’s administrator settings. If you have any additional questions or tips, go ahead and leave a comment below.

8 thoughts on “How to Add an Admin in Telegram”

Åsmund Wego says:
How can I regain Owner of a group (or just Admin would do) if I deleted my account and recreated with same number? The group is now left with no owner or admins, so it is not possible for anyone to change settings in group. How can this be solved? I have been invited into the group by other member, so this is possible to do, but things like enable reactions are not possible.
Victoria says:
This is now outdated. You don’t click on the THREE DOTS, you click on the PENCIL icon to EDIT then go down to Administrators.

Click Administrators, then ADD ADMIN – Then choose from the list of members.

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