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Get the Telegram channel ID

To get the channel id

  1. Create your bot with botfather
  2. Make you bot an admin of your channel

Simplest way (via @anhtuank7c)

Go to Telegram web and open a channel, get the ID from -[channel id] from hash in the path

https://web.telegram.org/k/#-9999999999999

-9999999999999 is the channel ID.

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(DEPRECATED) New improved next steps

  1. Go to https://web.telegram.org
  2. Click on your channel
  3. Look at the URL and find the part that looks like c12112121212_17878787878787878
  4. Remove the underscore and after c12112121212
  5. Remove the prefixed letter 12112121212
  6. Prefix with a -100 so -10012112121212
  7. That's your channel id.

Old yucky next steps

  1. Make your channel public
  2. Create a public link
  3. Send a message from console to @[your_public_link_text]
  4. Copy chat id from response in console as the channel id
@anhtuank7c
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@mraaroncruz you got the point 😎

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kiarashjv commented Mar 20, 2024

@mraaroncruz yeah, as I said it depends on you want to keep your ID private or not 😅

in total I think forwarding a message to your own bot is better because as I understand the method of extracting ID from web might change.

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