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How to Report Fake Groups or Channels in Telegram

With over 500 million users, Telegram is bigger than Twitter. It’s also a lot more private than Twitter. This makes spreading harmful content a lot easier. Have you stumbled upon a Telegram group or channel promoting hate speech? Well, you can report it to Telegram.

Here is how to report fake groups or channels in Telegram.

Report A Telegram Channel

Reporting a channel on Telegram is rather easy, fortunately. If you come across a Telegram channel that’s fake, spreads hate speech or harmful lies, you can report it by following the steps below.

Telegram channel menu
  1. Open Telegram.
  2. Select and open the channel that you want to report.
  3. Tap on the three-dot overflow menu button in the top-right corner.
  4. Select Report.
  5. Choose one of the reasons available.
  6. As soon as you do that, you’ll see a toast message confirming that the report has been sent.
Report telegram channel

If none of the given reasons apply to your case, you can select Other and explain your reasoning.

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How to Report Fake Telegram Groups

Reporting public telegram groups is just as easy and similar to reporting a telegram channel.

Report Telegram Groups
  1. Open Telegram.
  2. Open the public group that you want to report.
  3. Tap on the three-dot overflow menu button in the top-right corner.
  4. Select Report.
  5. Select a reason or Other to type your own reason.
  6. A toast message will appear confirming that the report has been sent.

Telegram is one of the very first messaging apps that came out as a rival to the growing success of WhatsApp. At least, in the beginning, the Telegram app even looked a little like WhatsApp. Telegram is, and was, focused more on user privacy and features while WhatsApp focused on being simple.

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With users, privacy and anonymity come some unwanted elements too. Even WhatsApp has lately been under a lot of fire for being a vehicle of harmful content. Telegram is not so different. Telegram’s privacy features such as end-to-end encryption, secret chats, self-destructing messages, etc. make it much easier for bad actors to spread harmful messages and never get caught.

Thus, reporting harmful content when we encounter it becomes a duty. Hopefully, the steps mentioned above on how to report fake groups and channels on Telegram were useful to you.

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