WhatsApp is one of the top social media texting platforms, with more than two billion monthly active users. However, it wasn’t always like this. The real craze for WhatsApp and Instagram rose to its peak in 2015-18. Before that, Platforms like Telegram and Facebook were the relevant platforms.
Don’t get us wrong, Telegram and Facebook are still used by billions of people, but they’ve become essential apps on our smartphones, like clock or calendar. Users keep them for the memories and old friends; they aren’t enthusiastic or crazed about them anymore.
On the other hand, platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are getting all the attention of Gen Z and millennials. There are several reasons behind this preferential shift among the young generation.
Firstly, Instagram has a quite attractive user interface, which, although doesn’t sound like much, makes all the difference among young people. This is because most social media users today are much more attracted to the ‘aesthetic’ of something rather than its efficiency. This is also why people use Instagram even after its frequent, problematic glitches.
Secondly, change is the only constant, which applies to social media more than anything. Instagram has various functions and ways to socialize and has never limited itself to a particular set of features. People will always be more inclined to be on a platform where the next big thing will happen soon.
Be that as it may, Telegram still has a loyal user base who use the platform to connect with old friends via instant messaging. In fact, Telegram is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps ever!
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can join a private Telegram channel without a link. We’ll also talk about what alternatives you have if you can’t, so read on till the end of the blog to learn all about it.
Is it Possible to Join Private Telegram Channel Without Link?
We understand that FOMO is real for some people, and it doesn’t feel good to be left out. However, we’re sorry to say that there’s no way for you to join a private Telegram channel with a link.
Technically, there are two ways to join a private Telegram channel: through a link provided by one of the channel’s members or through the admin’s invitation. Both of these methods will require the admin’s knowledge and assent.
So, let’s say that there are a group of students in your class who have a private Telegram channel where they discuss the hot topics of your school/college/university.
You want to join in, too, but the admin is not particularly fond of you and won’t add you to the channel.
Now, you have two options to get included here: you can either warm up to the admin of the channel or befriend one of the members and ask them to send you a link.
Either way, the admin will find out about your joining, and they can also remove you immediately if they want to.
How to Join Private Telegram Channel with Link and Admin’s Invitation?
A private link and an admin’s invitation are the same, except they have different senders. A private link is sent by a member of the private channel, whereas an admin’s invite is sent by, well, the admin.
You can receive the link via text, on WhatsApp, or even on Telegram itself. All you need to do is tap on the link, and you’ll be added to the channel. That is unless you’re removed by one of the admins, as they’ll get notified when you join the private channel.