Telegram Limits

Why limitations exist

Just like any other service, Telegram uses limits to ensure that users follow Fair Usage Policy and to keep the service running.

This table lists the currently known Telegram limits and is being kept up to date.

account_circle
Accounts
alternate_email
Username (e.g. @cameraman)
5 to 32 characters
description
Bio
up to 70 characters
assignment_ind
First Name length
from 1 to 64 characters
assignment
Last Name length
from 0 to 64 characters
auto_delete
Self-destruction period if no activity
1, 3, 6 and 12 months (6 by default)
block
Spam ban
3 days and more
groups
Channels and supergroups number you can be member of
up to 500 (including one you own)
gif
Saved GIFs number
up to 200
slow_motion_video
Video-avatar duration
up to 10 seconds
add
Group and channel creation
up to 50 in a day
group_work
Accounts number (official clients)
up to 3
forum
Chats and groups
group_add
Participants (limit can be raised)
up to 200,000
security
Admins number in groups
up to 50
settings
Bots number in groups
up to 20
push_pin
Pinned chats in main list
up to 5 chats or channels + 5 secret chats
subject
Group name and description
up to 255 characters
edit
Message editing
in 48 hours after sending; unlimited in Saved and for admins with pinning rights
shutter_speed
Photo and video self-destruction
1 to 60 seconds
history
Recent actions (subscriptions, posts, etc.)
last two days
alternate_email
Mentions number in a single message
up to 50, else notifications won't be sent
visibility
Visible messages number in group
1,000,000 last messages
poll
Number of participants to see statistics
at least 500
timelapse
Username change reservation (time before username will be available for everyone, not just the original owner)
about 15-30 minutes
campaign
Channels
alternate_email
Public usernames number for a single account
up to 10 (including groups)
text_rotation_none
Length of @username
5 to 32 characters
description
Channel name and description
up to 255 characters
edit
Posts editing
unlimited
groups
Channel subscribers number
unlimited
visibility
Visible subscribers for channel admin
200 people
delete
Channel deletion
channels with more than 1K subscribers can be deleted only with Telegram support
lock
Private channel access without subscription
up to 5 minutes once a day
inbox
Inviting users
up to 200 people
poll
Number of subscribers to see statistics
at least 500
timelapse
Username change reservation (time before username will be available for everyone, not just the original owner)
about 15-30 minutes
message
Messages
textsms
One message length
up to 4,096 characters
loyalty
Media captions
up to 1,024 characters
cloud_upload
File size limit
up to 2.0 GB
motion_photos_on
Video message duration
up to 1 minute
dashboard
Images in single message (album)
up to 10 items
update
Scheduled messages number
up to 100 items
date_range
Schedule range
up to 365 days
folder
Folders
create_new_folder
Folders amount
up to 10 items
push_pin
Pinned chats in a folder
up to 100 items
person_pin_circle
People Nearby
track_changes
Visibility range
about 12 kilometers
groups
Visible users amount
up to 100 people
forum
Visible geochats number
up to 10 closest
settings
Bots
widgets
Bots number (created by @BotFather)
up to 20 items
alternate_email
Length of @username for bots
5 to 32 characters
text_rotation_none
Bot info length (/setabouttext)
up to 120 characters
description
Bot description length
up to 512 characters
cloud_upload
File upload limit (BotAPI)
up to 50 MB
cloud_download
File download limit (BotAPI)
up to 20 MB
forward_to_inbox
Message forwarding
up to 2 000 per hour
keyboard
Keyboard buttons number
up to 100 entities
format_shapes
Message formatting data
up to 10 KB
speed
Messages frequency (can be raised by support)
up to 30 messages per second; 20 per minute for public chats and channels
search
Search
receipt_long
Global search results
up to 10 items; up to 3 for Android
text_rotation_none
Minimal query length for global search
starting from 4 characters
insert_emoticon
Stickers
queue
Added packs number
up to 200 items
star
Favorite stickers number
up to 5 items
collections
Stickers in a pack number
up to 120 for static, up to 50 for animated
crop_free
Sticker size
one size equals to 512px, other one — 512px or less; strict 512x512 for animated
timelapse
Animation duration
up to 3 seconds
folder_open
Sticker file size
up to 512 KB for static, up to 64 KB for animated
speed
FPS
either 30 or 60
article
Telegraph
how_to_reg
Accounts number in @telegraph bot
up to 5 items
text_rotation_none
Article size
up to 64 KiB
miscellaneous_services
Miscellaneous
slow_motion_video
Video avatar properties
800x800px, up to 2 MB