Telegram Channels are a powerful tool for broadcasting your messages to unlimited audiences.
Telegram Verification Guidelines
The Telegram team generally verifies active official channels, bots or public groups that have verified accounts on other social medias , like instagram or twitter .
Since 2015, media organizations and public figures have been using them to reach readers, voters and fans – especially in countries where freedom of speech is limited.
Recently, we noticed a new type of channel gaining popularity: those created by Ministries of Health from around the world. India, Malaysia, Israel and many other countries now send news updates, warnings and tips via Telegram
Media organizations and public figures use channels to stay in touch with their readers, voters and fans.
For some real-life examples, check out @Bloomberg, the Coronavirus Info channel, or join the official @Telegram channel covering our updates.
New Verification Tools
To help users distinguish trustworthy sources from fake news, we’re launching a streamlined verification process today.
Notifications for Users
Information is the most powerful weapon in the fight for global health – at least until we get a vaccine. To do our part, we’ve been sending notifications to all users in countries that have official channels with updates about the virus, offering them to join.
We invite all health officials to collaborate on keeping people informed. If you work for your country’s Ministry of Health and would like to promote its channel, please verify it first using @VerifyBot, then contact us at email@example.com.
To make sure users find accurate and relevant information about the pandemic in their region, we’ve created a special channel which shows up as the top result for all coronavirus-related keywords in Search. It contains a list of official news sources by country:
If you’re looking for official news about the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19, here are some examples of verified Telegram channels from health ministries around the world.
verified Telegram channels : Page Verification Guidelines
The Telegram team generally verifies active official channels, bots or public groups that have verified accounts on each of these services:
- Facebook or Instagram (one is enough)
Please add a link to your Telegram channel to your profiles on these services — so that we can confirm that they indeed belong to you. Once this is done, please contact our @VerifyBot for verification.
What if I don’t have a verified account on all of these services?
If you have an undisputed page on Wikipedia, that satisfies Wikipedia’s Notability Guidelines – and that page lists a link to the channel, bot or public group – it can be counted as one of the missing verified accounts.
In the case of organizations, a link to the Telegram channel from the official website of the organization may also be taken in the account. The bot will offer to submit additional data and comments after checking the social media links.
Can my user account be verified?
Sorry, Telegram doesn’t verify user accounts at the moment. Verification is only available for big and active official channels and bots.
Do I need verification?
Note that verification doesn’t give any additional abilities in Telegram – it is simply one of the ways to demonstrate that your channel is official. A link to Telegram on your official site or other official accounts elsewhere can achieve a similar result.
How do I change the name or short link after verification?
A verified channel, group or bot can’t change its name or short link (t.me/…). If changes are necessary, you can remove verification status first. Contact @VerifyBot and send /unverify.