Telegram is a massive messaging platform through its supergroups, something that we are automatically notified of. If we don’t know what it means on Telegram that this group was turned into a supergroup, this notification can confuse us, but it has an easy explanation. The groups can be extended to supergroups, which allow up to 200,000 people, which allow a greater congregation of users in their groups with respect to WhatsApp , since the maximum in this network is 512. Due to this, many companies or organizations communicate through supergroups on Telegram.
We must clarify that the term “supergroup” was removed from the application in January 2019. Currently there are only groups and within these we have private groups and public groups. The latter maintain certain characteristics with the supergroups, so at a colloquial level we maintain this denomination.
It is vital to note that supergroups are not channels , although they may fulfill a similar function. In the former, its users participate in the conversation, while in the latter, only the channel communicates, which sends information and the readers are limited to receiving it, it is like a subscription. In this article we are only concerned with supergroups.
Differences between groups and supergroups:
- In groups, all users have a similar rank, while in supergroups there are owners and administrators who perform specific functions and have powers over others.
- Supergroups allow the new user to read the messages before they joined.
- Supergroups can use Telegram Bots and make it easier to join.
HOW TO TURN A GROUP INTO A SUPERGROUP
Many users are wondering how to turn a group into a supergroup on Telegram. Do not worry, it is something simple that we indicate below. To do this we must perform the following steps. From the group that we want to convert, and assuming that we are administrators, we access the group information screen. We select the pencil icon / name of the group and within «Group type», we choose «Public group» .
It is also possible to create a supergroup by adding special admin permissions to other members. Within the “Administrators” menu, press “Add administrator” to choose between all the members of the group. Save the changes and automatically your group will have become a supergroup, what we know as a public group.
HOW TO MANAGE A TELEGRAM SUPERGROUP
Telegram supergroups allow us to modify various aspects , such as the permanence of users or the rate of messaging. Knowing how to manage a Telegram supergroup is important to hide your phone number through an alias and thus not show it to the entire chat, since you share space with up to 200,000 people.
Join the supergroup
Within “Group Type” you can copy the link and share it publicly. We just have to press the “Invite to the group with a link” and send it to whoever you want. Note that anyone who accesses the link can join .
Confusion is common with so many users, so you can set up the group so that only participants have to wait until they send their next message . From the group menu you will find several time options, such as 10 seconds, 30 seconds, 15 minutes or 1 hour, maximum. This option affects each user individually.
One of the main options in group management is to expel other users . To do this you must be an administrator . In the list of included contacts, select the one you want to kick. Keep in mind that the entire chat will know that you have kicked them, as a message will appear in the chat itself.
Security is a vital aspect of Telegram communications. You can choose several options to shield the privacy of your number . Choose to be seen by everyone, only your contacts or nobody. To do this, from “Settings” click on “Privacy and security” and then the “Phone number” submenu.
Instead of displaying your number, it is possible to use an alias . In the profile menu, where your photo is, you will see your username. You just have to change it to the one you want.