What is Telegram?
Telegram is another instant messaging platform that is focused on security. It provides some interesting features out of the box:
- You can use it from your mobile, computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or, web browser,
- your groups may be private or public, on top of that, your groups may have more than 1000 members,
- it has a bot platform that makes it really handy (hence, Fling Group).
How do I install Telegram?
Please go to https://telegram.org/, you will find the direct links to download it.
Does Telegram IM Service cost?
No, it is completely free.
Using Telegram with Fling Group
What are the Requirements to signup in for Telegram?
A computer or mobile with the client installed and a cellphone number. When you sign up for the first time, a telegram will ask you for a phone number and you will get a verification SMS.
After you have successfully signed up in Telegram, go to the menu and select the "New Group". You will be asked for your new group name.
You will get a list of contacts, you have to add at least one. Add @AndrewMartinBot. Please do not add anyone else, Andrew Martin will kick them out later.
As soon as you add him, Andrew Martin will text you with some manual directions you have to do: group picture, group description, group privacy, pinned post, auto-erase config.
You must give Andrew Martin administration privileges of your group. Andrew Martin needs this to pull some group-specific information and to manage your members. He will kick out automatically those who haven't paid you, how cool is that? To do that, press on the top of the new group, where it says the name and the number of members you have.
Right-click (or long-press) on Andrew Martin's name, a menu will pop up. Select the Make admin option and accept all the permissions by default.
For the sake of simplicity, let's pretend you have already customized your group (logo, description, privacy, auto-erasing settings). Press on the link Andrew Martin has given you. It will forward you to a private chat. Press start. You will get some questions.
You will have to answer the following questions:
- How much will be your membership monthly fee?
- What email do you use with PayPal?
- (optional )Do you have a verified Winko profile? If you do, What is your profile? and What is your authentication token?
In the end, you will be given a customized URL like: https://fling.group/of/XXXXXXXX this is the URL you have to give your fans to subscribe to your group.
How do I customize my Group?
Click on the three-dot menu and selected the group information option.
You will see right away how to change your group icon and description.
If you have more questions on how to use Fling Group, please read: