The Telegram team generally verifies active official channels, bots or public groups that have verified accounts on at least two of these services:
Please add a link to your Telegram channel to your profiles on these services — so that we can confirm that they indeed belong to you. Once this is done, please contact our @VerifyBot for verification.
If you have an undisputed page on Wikipedia, that satisfies Wikipedia’s Notability Guidelines – and that page lists a link to your channel, bot or public group on Telegram – it can be counted as one of the missing verified accounts.
In the case of organizations, a link to the Telegram channel from the official website of the organization may also be taken into account. The bot will offer to submit additional data and comments after checking the social media links.
If you’re using a Wikipedia or Official Website link instead of one of the social media accounts, please make sure that they include a link to the channel, group or bot you want to verify on Telegram.
This means the channel, group or bot is official and their verification application was approved by Telegram. Any organization or public figure is welcome to apply for verification – the process and requirements are the same for all applicants.
Special badges appear for verified chats on their info pages, as well as in users’ chat lists and search results.
Verification is not an endorsement of any opinions or content shared by a chat – rather, it is meant to give users, journalists and researchers a way to identify official sources.
Sorry, Telegram doesn’t verify user accounts at the moment. Verification is only available for big and active official channels, groups and bots.
Note that verification doesn’t give any additional abilities in Telegram – it is simply one of the ways to demonstrate that your channel, group or bot is official. A link to Telegram on your official site or other official accounts elsewhere can achieve a similar result.
A verified channel, group or bot can’t change its name or short link (t.me/…). If changes are necessary, you can remove verification status first. Contact @VerifyBot and send
/unverify. You can then reobtain verification using the bot.