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Telegram Only Admin Can Post – Reason + Fixes

Telegram Only Admin Can Post – Reason + Fixes

Have you created your family group or a channel on Telegram but facing a restriction that only the admin can post messages or share content?

If your Telegram channel is limited to only the admin can post, this is because the channel is configured to these settings by default. To fix this, give admin privileges to the subscribers. For Telegram groups, change the member permissions under group info to allow them to send messages or make them an admin. 

In this article, we’ll explore why your Telegram group or channel is restricted to only an admin can post and what steps you can take to fix the issue.

Why is Telegram limited to only the admin can post?

Why is Telegram limited to only the admin can post?

If only the admin can post on your Telegram group, it’s likely because you’ve changed the permissions and restricted members from chatting or sending media files. Telegram channels, on the other hand, are set to this status by default, and you need to promote the members for them to post.

How do I remove the only admin can post limit on Telegram?

How do I remove the only admin can post limit on Telegram?

To remove the Telegram “Only admin can post” limit on a group or channel, try these tried and tested solutions that have helped many users resolve the problem.

Change Member Permissions

The first solution to fix the issue is to change the member permissions on the Telegram group with these steps:

Telegram Mobile App:

  • OpenTelegram.”
  • Tap the restricted group.
  • Select the group name in the top bar. 
  • Tap & hold the member name.
  • Tap “Change Permissions.”
  • Toggle off “Send Messages.”
  • Do the same for “Send Media.”
  • Tap the “Tick” icon to confirm.

Telegram Desktop:

  • Launch Telegram.”
  • Open the restricted group.
  • Click the group name to open the info.
  • Right-click the group member name and choose “Restrict User.”
  • Toggle off “Send Messages” and “Send Media.”
  • Click “Save.”

Promote Subscriber/Member to Admin

By default, only an admin can post a message on a Telegram channel to facilitate the need for one-way interaction. However, if you want any of your subscribers to post in the channel, promote them to admin. Here’s how:

  • Open Telegram.”
  • Open the channel
  • Tap or click the channel name
  • Select “Subscribers.”
  • Tap & hold or right-click a subscriber.
  • Choose “Promote to Admin.”
Promoting a subscriber to admin on Telegram channel
  • Set the admin rights.
  • Tap the “Tick” icon or click “Save.”

You can also give admin privileges to members to let them post in the group. Here’s how:

  • Open “Telegram.”
  • Open the restricted group.
  • Tap or click the group name.
  • Tap & hold or right-click a group member.
  • Select “Promote to Admin.”
  • Configure the admin roles and give a custom title.
  • Select the “Tick” icon or “Save” to provide admin rights to the person, and they can start posting messages in the group.

Link a Group With the Channel

If you don’t want to add any subscribers as admin on your Telegram channel, create and link a group with it so people can share their thoughts, media files and discuss different matters. To do this:

Telegram Mobile App:

  • Open “Telegram.”
  • Open the channel and tap the name to open the info.
  • Tap the “Edit” icon.
  • Tap “Discussion.”
  • Select “Create a New Group.”
  • Enter the new group name and add a display picture. 
  • Tap the “Tick” icon.

Telegram PC:

  • Open “Telegram.”
  • Open the channel you want to link to a group. 
  • Click the group name to open the info pop-up window.
  • Click the three dots.
  • Select “Manage Channel.”
  • Click “Discussion.”
  • Click “Create a New Group.”
  • Add the group name, a display picture, and a group description.
  • Click “Create.”

Now, share the link in the channel, so the subscribers can join the group and post messages. 

Remove the Group Member and Add Again

Sometimes, removing the members in the Telegram group and re-adding them also helps fix the posting restrictions. Here’s how:

Telegram Mobile App:

  • Open “Telegram.”
  • Open the restricted group and go to its info.
  • Tap & hold the member name.
  • Tap “Remove From Group.”
  • Now tap “Add Members.”
  • Select the contact of the removed member. 
  • Tap “Tick.”
  • Tap “Add”

Telegram Desktop:

  • Launch “Telegram.”
  • Scan the QR code or use your number to log in to your account. 
  • Open the restricted group and click the name to open the “Group Info” pop-up window.
  • Right-click the member name.
  • Choose “Remove From Group.”
  • Click “Remove.”
  • Click the “Add Member” icon.
  • Select the user and click “Add.”

Do the same for the rest of the group members and see if they can send messages now. If not, your only option is to delete the group and create a new one with these steps:

Telegram Mobile App: 

  • Open “Telegram.”
  • Open the group and tap the name to access the info.
  • Tap the “Edit” icon.
  • Select “Delete And Leave Group.”
  • Tick “Delete the Group For All Members.”
  • Tap “Delete Group.”

Telegram Desktop: 

  • Open the group in Telegram.
  • Go to the group info.
  • Click on the three dots.
  • Click “Leave Group.”
  • Check “Delete For Everyone.”
  • Click “Delete.”
Deleting Telegram group

Now, go to the main interface, select the “Pencil” icon, and choose “New Group” to add the members.

What are the powers of admin in Telegram?

Apart from the posting rights in the Telegram group or channel, the following are some of the powers of an admin:

  • Change group or channel info, which includes the name, display photo, and description. 
  • Change the settings to make the channel private or link a group. 
  • Delete any messages from the members that are offensive or against the group/channel rules and regulations. 
  • Ban or restrict other members or subscribers from adding users, pin messages, or changing chat info.
  • Invite new members/subscribers through the group or channel link or add them directly from contacts. 
  • Pin important announcements or messages to the group or channel.
  • Manage live streams in the group or channel.
  • Give admin rights to other members or subscribers.
  • Post content or messages anonymously in the group or channel.

NOTE: The channel creator can limit the rights while giving users admin privileges and can also transfer group ownership to them. 

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve explained why your Telegram group or channel is limited to “Only admin can post” and how you can sort out necessary permissions. 

Hopefully, you found the information helpful and can now configure the group or channel on Telegram to foster a collaborative environment. 

Author

  • Tauqeer Ahmed

    Tauqeer Ahmed is a technology expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a degree in Computer Science and specializes in network security and software troubleshooting. You can find out more about him at https://helpfixthat.com/tauqeer-ahmed/