Telegram Group and Channel Limits: A Comprehensive Overview

Telegram imposes specific limits on groups and channels to streamline user experience and management. Groups can host up to 200,000 members, with broader limits for broadcast groups, and channels offer unlimited subscribers but with certain restrictions like a maximum of 50 admins. Understanding these limits, which include message editing timelines and pinned chat restrictions, is essential for..

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Telegram, known for its flexibility and user-friendly features, offers a range of possibilities for groups and channels. However, to ensure smooth operation and effective management, certain limits and restrictions are in place. This article aims to demystify these limits, helping users to make the most out of their Telegram experience.

Chats and Groups

  • Participants: Groups can host up to 200,000 members. However, for Broadcast Groups, this limit is removed, allowing for unlimited participants.
  • Admins and Bots: A group can have up to 50 admins. The number of bots permitted in a group is capped at 20.
  • Pinned Chats: Users can pin up to 5 chats or channels, plus an additional 5 secret chats. Premium users enjoy an increased limit of up to 10 chats or channels.
  • Group Name and Description: Limited to 255 characters, offering ample space for creative and descriptive titles.
  • Message Editing: Messages can be edited within 48 hours of sending. This limit is removed for messages saved in the Saved Messages folder and for admins with pinning rights.
  • Photo and Video Self-Destruction: Users can set a self-destruction timer ranging from 1 to 60 seconds for their photos and videos.
  • Recent Actions: The platform retains records of recent actions like subscriptions and posts for the last two days.
  • Mentions: A single message can include up to 50 mentions, but only the first 5 mentioned users will receive a notification.
  • Visible Messages: Groups display the last 1,000,000 messages.
  • Pinned Messages: There is no limit to the number of messages that can be pinned in a group.
  • Statistics Visibility: Groups need at least 500 members to access statistical data.
  • Username Change Reservation: The reservation period for a username is approximately 15-30 minutes.


  • Public Usernames: A single account can have up to 10 public usernames, including groups.
  • Username Length: The length of a username can range from 5 to 32 characters.
  • Channel Name and Description: Like groups, these are limited to 255 characters.
  • Channel Admins: A channel can have up to 50 admins, including bots. To add a bot, it must be made an admin.
  • Posts Editing: Posts can be edited without any time restriction. However, if linked to a discussion group, posts older than 2 weeks won’t update in the chat.
  • Subscribers: There is no limit to the number of subscribers a channel can have.
  • Visible Subscribers: Channel admins can view up to 200 subscribers.
  • Channel Deletion: Channels with more than 1,000 subscribers require Telegram support for deletion.
  • Private Channel Viewing: Channels with 200+ subscribers can be viewed without joining for up to 5 minutes once a day.
  • Inviting Users: Up to 200 people can be invited to a channel.
  • Statistics Visibility: At least 50 subscribers are required to access channel statistics.

Understanding these limits is crucial for effective management and optimization of Telegram groups and channels. Whether you're a casual user, a community builder, or a marketer, being aware of these constraints helps in planning and executing your Telegram strategy more effectively.

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