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How to Transfer Channel or Group Ownership in Telegram

As we all well aware that Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging application. There are many messenger applications in the market but this comes out as unique due to the array of innovative and useful features. Telegram channels & groups is the most popular feature which has brought millions of user onto this platform in the past couple of years.

Last year Telegram update brought the ability to provide admin permission to anyone in the channels and groups. Through this feature, the owner can provide admin permission to anyone he wishes. Not only that owner can actually transfer the full ownership of the channel/group to anyone.

This feature is very much useful when one wants to buy or sell the channel/group. In the below article you will understand how to transfer channel ownership in simple steps.

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Steps to Transfer Channel Ownership

Transferring the ownership is a very straight forward process. But before thinking of transferring the ownership you must keep in mind the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

Transfering the Channel/Group ownership to another user is an easy and quick process provided if you have enabled ‘Two-Factor Authentication” already. If not, you need to wait for at least 7 days upon enabling the authentication to complete the process.  

To enable this authentication: Settings → Privacy and Security → Two-Step verification

However, this doesn’t end here as you also need to be logged in to the telegram app for more than 24 hours. 

Steps to transfer channel ownership

Step 1: Open the channel and tap on the channel name.

Step 2: Scroll down and go to the Administrators → Add Admin 

Step 3: Then choose the user to which you want to transfer ownership and make him an admin.

Also read: How to get Verified Telegram Account: Blue Tick Verification Badge

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 Step 4: Upon adding admin, you will get an option “Transfer Channel Ownership” right below.

Step 6: Tap on “Change Owner”.

Step 7: Enter your Two-Step Verification password and click the “Tick” icon on the top right

Step 8: Boom! Ownership transfer is done! 

You can repeat the same procedure if you want to transfer group ownership. Once the ownership is changed, you will remain the admin of the channel/group but with limited rights.



Nitesh Rajput
Nitesh Rajputhttps://www.techscanner.in
I Love technology and the way it is transforming our lives, call me a geek!! Apart from that, I spend my time playing games, watching movies & most importantly the Painting. Reading books is one of my best sources of inspiration.
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