January 16, 2023

How to sell access to private group on Telegram with telegr.store

After you’ve set up your bot with telegr.store you may start adding different products One of the most requested feature of telegr.store is selling access to private groups. If you have a private group (a chat, not a channel) you may add a paywall - your subscribers would need to pay to access the group. Since Telegram added topics to groups, that might be a great way to monetize your community. Read more

January 15, 2023

How to create Telegram payment bot and connect it to telegr.store

In this post you’ll learn how to create a Telegram bot, connect payments to it and host it on telegr.store. Here is a video version of this manual Creating a bot Telegram created a special bot called BotFather (a reference to a famous film “God Father”) that gives birth to all other bot in the platform. Open Telegram client in the desktop (it’s more convenient to set up bot from that desktop than from mobile) and search for BotFather in the search menu. Read more

September 4, 2022

How to find and listen to music in Telegram

There are a number of bots in music Telegram which you can use to listen to any song. It’s a grey area in terms of copyright, so please use it for demonstration purposes and support the artists you listen to through different means. The Most popular bots All the bots may connect to VK account if you have one. Without the account, the bots can search a vast music library on VK and have top chart with new and popular music. Read more

August 29, 2022

How to download video from Telegram

There are two types of video messages in Telegram: Square videos. This type was the first one to be introduced in Telegram. These messages contain mp4 or GIFs (the former are animated images, but treated as videos) Circle videos. These were introduced in version 4.0 and gaining popularity. Video captured with a front smartphone camera have this format. You can convert square clip into circular one with a bot Download with desktop client Right-click on the video and select “Save as”. Read more

August 23, 2022

How to create stickers in Telegram

Define the concept If you are reading this, most probably you already have an idea of sticker you want to make. Just a reminder, to make your sticker set stand out all the images should be sharing the same idea or theme, hero, jokes, or something else. Choose emoji Stickers are a replacement for emojis. There are more than 3000 of them, and you don’t want to cover all. So stick with the most used ones. Read more

August 22, 2022

How to add comments to a Telegram channel?

Telegram is not just a messenger. It grew into a huge platform replacing outdated blogging services. Telegram channels is a feature allowing creation of news feed with blogging elements anyone can subscribe to. One of the things these channels lacked was comments. Later, Telegram developers combined groups chats with channels, making commenting possible. In 2020 Telegram added a feature everyone was looking for - commenting not on the channel itself, but on an individual post. Read more

August 21, 2022

How does Telegram Payments 2.0 work?

Telegram announced support for payments in April 2021. Payments work using bots and allow sellers - bot owners - to accept payments for goods and services from Telegram users. One of the main features is that Telegram doesn’t take commission on transactions and doesn’t collect payment information. Let’s dive into how it works. Settings up a bot for Payments To set up your bot to be able to accept payments you need to open a dialog with BotFather, send /mybots command, select your bot and click on “Bot Settings” -> “Payments”. Read more

August 16, 2022

How to create bot in Telegram

One of the distinguishing features of Telegram is bots. Everyone can create a programmatically controlled special user in Telegram called a bot and Telegram provides an excellent documentation on how to program it - https://core.telegram.org/bots/api In this article, you’ll learn how to register your bot with Telegram. There are 3 different ways to make it do what you need once registered: Code the bot’s logic yourself using many SDKs like https://github. Read more

August 15, 2022

How to clear cache in Telegram

All pictures, video, attached files and another content from Telegram chats is downloaded to the internal memory of your device. Even if you scrolled thought then quickly, they are still loaded. Thus, Telegram doesn’t download then twice and saves mobile data usage. You can manage cache size and time-to-live in all Telegram clients. The defaults are that everything is stored forever and never expire. It means that ultimately it’s going to consume all free memory. Read more

August 14, 2022

How to create a channel in Telegram

Telegram channel is a very effective way to interact with your audience. It works as a private blog or a big corporate media. For example, Bloomberg’s (https://t.me/bloomberg) channel has more than 100k followers. There are two types of channels – private and public. Public ones are available through built-in search and anyone can subscribe. Private channels do not appear in search results. And subscribers can be invited by the owner or administrator of the channel with a special link. Read more

August 9, 2022

10 Telegram features everyone should know about

Read messages without notifying sender Works on mobile As soon as you read a message, the sender sees that it was read on his end. But using this trick you can read messages privately. Don’t open the chat when you receive a message. Turn on flight mode and only then open Telegram. Read the message and shut down Telegram. Turn off flight mode and open the application again. If done right, the message will be marked ad read only on your device but not on the sender’s. Read more

August 8, 2022

How to find a channel in Telegram

There are four ways to find a channel in Telegram. One of the main features users like most is channels. It’s like public pages on social media or standalone websites that allow to get information in the messenger itself. This is how you can find a channel. Built-in search Telegram clients on desktop and smartphones have a search function – use it to find individual messages, chats, and channels. Just type in the channel’s name or a keyword. Read more

August 7, 2022

How to download a voice message in Telegram

While you cannot forward a voice message from Telegram to any other messenger, the only option is to save to your device to use later. In this article you’ll find how to save voice message from Telegram on Android, iOS, browser and desktop client Telegram developers tried to minimize the differences between the clients, but these differences exist due to platforms themselves. Android Unfortunately, you cannot save voice messages in Android client. Read more

July 21, 2022

Telegram security: how to protect your messenger account

Here’s what to do to make it harder to hack you. Turn on two-factor authentication You need two-factor authentication in any service, messenger or social network to secure authorization by separating it into different steps. With it, hacking one part will prevent intruders from accessing the other, and you will notice and prevent the login attempt if you are not related to it. To enable two-factor authentication in Telegram, go to Settings. Read more

July 21, 2022

11 trivial mistakes that keep your Telegram store bot from selling more

Regardless of the quality of your product and service, sales can be ruined by trivial mistakes that keep customers from buying from you. Check this list and fix whatever is keeping you from selling more. You haven’t structured your menu properly If you have several desserts in the “rolls” section, while drinks, sauces, and fries are loaded into the “other” section, this can make it quite difficult for the customer to order. Read more

July 21, 2022

Why you should start selling on Telegram

We’ve already covered why any business needs a Telegram bot. But why Telegram? Why this messenger is good and why you should pay attention to it to sell more. It’s a messenger. Telegram is a more personal and productive channel of communication than social networks, a website, or email. Unlike, for example, Instagram, where everyone shares everything and knows no more than half of the people they are subscribed to. Read more

July 21, 2022

6 Tips to win customer loyalty on social media

Small businesses have advantages over world’s giants. Small companies find it easier to tell their story, they can offer fast support and delivery, better service, communication with the founder of the brand, and so on. Bonuses are many, the main thing is to use them correctly. And here are 6 tips on how to do it. Expose your identity To encourage customers to choose you over your competitors, tell your story. Read more

July 21, 2022

7 Ways to retain old customers and sell more

We’ve already coveredhow to attract traffic to your Telegram store. But along with finding new customers, it’s worth paying attention to your old ones. According to some studies, they spend as much as 31% more than newcomers and are willing to try new products twice as often. And it is much easier to sell to them: they do not need to spend money on advertising and re-telling why they should buy from you. Read more

July 21, 2022

How to make a newsletter work: 7 tips for business

Telegram messaging is a quick and affordable way to get in touch with a client, tell them about a new promotion, or invite them to an event. But you have to try to make the recipient want to open the message and read it. After all, a mailing is useful and profitable only if people really want to receive it. In order for your messages to arouse interest rather than annoy customers, you need to follow a few simple rules: Read more

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