Click Telegram Channel in @InviteMemberBot, and it will provide you with the instructions:

To add @InviteMemberBot to channel admins, open channel profile and click Admins:

Then click Add Admin:

Enter @InviteMemberBot in the search box:

And set bot permissions:

@InviteMemberBot only requires one permission — Invite Users (or Add Users).

 

Now it's time to forward a message (any) from the channel to @InviteMemberBot. To do that, click a button with an arrow (or right-click a message and click Forward) and select @InviteMemberBot as the recipient):

Done! The channel was added successfully:

Troubleshooting

In some Telegram clients (iOS, for example) there is a known bug — you can't enable Add Users permission for the bot. 

The workaround is to enable this permission in another Telegram app. We recommend Telegram Desktop.

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