Telegram is a very useful privacy-oriented messenger app that allows you to have secure conversations with anyone.
But is it possible to “follow” someone on Telegram? Yes and no. You can’t “follow” a regular user because there’s no posting in Telegram.
There’s no common feed where all your friends will post photos or other interesting bits of news. That’s not how the app works.
However, you can follow Telegram groups. A Telegram group can be something like a news outlet that gives you the latest news, and you receive notifications for every update.
Or it can be a place where several people gather to talk about… things. Similarly, you’ll receive notifications when someone sends a new message.
To follow a group on Telegram, do this:
- Tap on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner
- Type in the name of a group you want to follow
- Select the group
- Tap on “Join‘
And that’s it. You’ve now “followed” a group on Telegram. Keep reading for a more detailed guide on following someone on Telegram!
How Can You Follow Groups on Telegram?
To follow groups on Telegram, you first need to find them. If you know the name of a group, then it’s a simple process of joining it.
Follow the steps below to follow a group on Telegram:
1. Tap on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner
Once you open Telegram on your phone, look in the top-right corner for the magnifying glass icon. That will help you look for groups on Telegram.
Tap on it and continue with the guide!
2. Use the search bar to find a group
After you tap on the magnifying glass icon, you’ll be taken to another page on Telegram. Here, you’ll see various recommendations of people you can add to Telegram.
It would help if you used the search bar at the top to find a group you want to follow on Telegram. Type down the name of the group and proceed with the search.
3. Tap on the group you want to follow
After you look for the group, you’ll get several results. Preferably, it would help to type in the group’s complete name so you don’t get misleading results.
After you find the right group, tap on it, this will take you to the group feed, where people talk to each other or where there are news headlines, depending on the group.
4. Select “Join“
Now that you’re in the group, you’ll see a “Join” button at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it to follow the group on Telegram.
This means you’ll receive notifications every time something new is posted on the group. This works great with newsgroups like NY Times, Bloomberg, etc.
Can I Follow Regular Telegram Users?
No, there’s no such thing. You can only follow groups on Telegram. However, there might be groups named after people. But they’re still groups.
As you can see in the picture above, these pages/groups are named after individuals. You’d think that there’s a single person with that account.
But these are pages/groups dedicated to a single person. Think of them as the official pages for those individuals.
It’s very similar to how there are official pages for celebrities on Facebook. Anyone can comment on those pages.
The same thing applies to Telegram groups. You can follow/join any Telegram group and participate in the discussions there.
But you can’t do the same for individual users. You’ll need to add a Telegram user to your phone agenda before having them on Telegram.
However, this doesn’t apply to the people in a Telegram group. You can talk to them even though you don’t have their phone numbers on your agenda.
The same goes for them. You will be able to see their phone number, though.
In short, you can’t follow regular users on Telegram. You can only follow/join groups on the app. These groups come in two types:
- News-type groups where you can’t comment. You only receive updates from time to time
- People-groups where there are actual members, and you can talk to each other
You can follow both of these groups, and you’ll receive notifications when someone sends a message or when a piece of news is sent to the group.
If there’s a way to “follow” someone on Telegram, it’s adding them to your contact list. This means you’ll be able to chat with them at any time.
Comment down below if you have any questions!