Comms 102: Telegram

What is Telegram?

Telegram is a messaging app available on all of your devices at the same time; you can use it seamlessly across all of your phones, tablets or computers. The best things about it? It doesn’t require you to give out your phone number, and it allows the creation of groups. It’s this combination of features that makes Telegram so interesting.

The Dark Jedi Brotherhood has an official chat channel here, as well as a couple of gaming channels. Most clans have their own groups as well.

Well this is amazing, how do I get started?

Glad you asked! There’s several ways to create an account for Telegram: through your phone, tablet, by using the desktop-app, or through the Telegram Web App. In this course we’ll explain how to sign up through the Telegram Web App. Let’s get started!

First of all go to the Telegram Web App. If you’ve never created a Telegram account before, it will ask you for your phone number. Telegram only asks for your phone number during sign-up and log in. Once you have entered your phone number, you will receive a text message on the number you’ve entered. This message will contain a code that you’ll have to enter.

*Telegram will only share your phone number with other users who already have your number stored in their phones, or whose numbers you have stored in your phone. *

Next, the app will ask you for your first and last name. Feel free to enter what you will. Personally, I’ve entered my DJB name, but you can enter your real name if you want to. This will be the name that appears to your contacts, unless they have your phone number.

Once you enter your name, you’re done. Congratulations, you’re now on Telegram!

Alright , now what?

Good question. Let’s create a username. This will allow you to be found, and added, to people’s contacts and group conversations. Go to your settings. This is different in each version, but generally accessed through the top-left corner, or the bottom right on iOS.

Right at the top, there should be a setting for a username. Use this to create your own username, but be aware that usernames are given out based on first-come first-serve, by Telegram.

You can use a-z, 0-9 and underscores, usernames are case-insensitive. The username must be at least 5 characters long.

Usernames are public, this means that anyone who does not have your phone number but searches for your username can message you. ** While usernames aren't required, they are highly encouraged. **

Now that we’ve created a username, let’s go join some groups.

Joining a group

Joining a group is as simple as clicking a link, or being invited be a member who is already in the group. You can find a list of invite links on the DB site.

The Rules

Yup, they’re here, and they’re to be listened to. If you don’t, you’ll have to deal with the the Justicar. The #DB channel is now an official DB channel. This means that all our normal rules apply, however for Telegram there are a few extra rules:

  • No pornographic content.
  • Limit your sticker usage or image posting. We have had several members complain and leave the channel due to the high volume of stickers and other image spam displayed in the channel.
  • If you are asked to adjust your behavior, adjust it.
  • Clan/Gaming/Other channels are your own. But any bullying or unwanted content will result in negative action directed at you.

Further Information

If you want to know more, simply visit this link.

Information in this course was taken from
Written by Marcus Kiriyu Edited by Celahir Erinos

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