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How can I access to a Telegram channel messages with a bot registered as channel admin?

I am trying to get all the messages from Telegram channel and display them in an ASP.NET webpage (c#)

I am able to get updates when new message sent directly to the bot:

var json = wc.DownloadString("<token>/getUpdates");

but its not working for the channel.



  1. unfortunately it’s not possible yet.(they may come up with something in future) as admin you can just send messages to channel.

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  2. The only way until now is as follows:

    1. Your bot be added to the channel by its administrator.
    2. You set the bot’s privacy to disabled.

    Step 1 helps your bot to join the channel so it see the messages.

    Step 2 makes your bot listening to all messages of the channel.

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  3. You can receive channel posts and channel post editing.

    But you won’t receive it in OnMessage event, you can receive it from OnUpdate as Message object like code below:

    Note: The bot must be an administrator in the channel.

    private static readonly TelegramBotClient Bot = new TelegramBotClient("my-real-token");
    public static void Main(string[] args)
        Bot.StartReceive(UpdateType.ChannelPost, UpdateType.EditedChannelPost);
        Bot.OnUpdate += Bot_OnUpdate;
    public static void OnUpdate(UpdateEventArgs e)
        if (e.Update.Type == UpdateType.ChannelPost)
            Message post = e.Update.ChannelPost;
            //TODO: Store channel post
        else if (e.Update.Type == UpdateType.EditedChannelPost)
            Message editedPost = e.Update.EditedChannelPost;
            //TODO: Store edited channel post
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