Get the Telegram channel ID

Every chat room has a Chat ID number attached to it. It doesn’t matter if it’s private or public nor how many people are involved.

You can access Telegram by using a browser, the mobile app or the desktop app. From there on, you can contact a bot to find the chat ID of your channel, group or personal chat. Here’s how to do it:

Method 1 - Use the @jsondumpbot

  1. Click on @jsondumpbot or search for JSON Dump Bot on Telegram
  2. Forward a message from that channel to the JsonDumpBot telegram bot

You should see something like this:


Voila there’s your ID

Method 2 - Use Telegram Web

  1. Go to
  2. Click on your channel
  3. Look at the URL and find the part that looks like c12112121212_17878787878787878
  4. Remove the underscore and after c12112121212
  5. Remove the prefixed letter 12112121212
  6. Prefix with a -100 so -10012112121212
  7. That’s your channel id.