Start a membership business in Telegram - Frequently Asked Questions
TGmembership is a Telegram bot that streamlines your paid memberships business by integrating with popular payment platforms such as PayPal, Stripe, and Crypto (No KYC), enabling you to sell memberships to millions of Telegram users. It handles communication with potential members, generates payment links, and monitors membership status.
A bot is a software application that live inside Telegram.
TGmembership turns Telegram into a fully automated paid membership platform. The bot requests payments from your members, adds them to your chats when they pay and kicks them out if they don't renew. It also helps you get feedback, provides support when needed, while remaining anonymous and much more.
Although we don't offer a free tier or a trial period, we do offer a "test mode" where you can try out the platform without making any real payments or spending any money. Once you're ready to launch, you can choose our Pay As You Go plan, which charges only 7% on sales made through the bot. This allows you to explore the platform in production mode without incurring any costs until you start making sales. While this isn't a free or trial plan, it's a great way to get started with TGmembership. In addition to the "test mode" that lets you test your bot without making real payments, you can check the TGmembership Demo Bot to see how TGmembership works from a user's perspective.
Absolutely! With TGmembership, you have the flexibility to upgrade or downgrade your plan whenever you need to. Please keep in mind that if you have any outstanding balance, you will need to clear it before making any changes to your plan. For more details on this, you can refer to our billing page.
No. Whilst we are in love with Telegram and their values, we are not affiliated or supported by them.
Getting started with TGmembership is quick and easy. All you need is a Telegram account, an idea, and a few free minutes. You don't need any technical knowledge or a website to use TGmembership.
With TGmembership, the payments go directly to your account. Unlike other similar services, TGmembership doesn't process the funds received. Instead, it arranges the payment to the payment gateway and grants access to your members once confirmation is received. This approach gives you greater control over your income, security, and lower fees as no one except you and your customers have contact with the funds.
Yes, whenever a subscription is purchased, renewed or cancelled, TGmembership will send a notification to all administrators. These notifications can either be sent privately to each administrator or to a support group if one has been set up.
"Invite Users via Link" and "Ban Users" are the absolute minimum. For a more detailed explanation, check out our article on granting admin rights.
Although TGmembership does not support offline payments or payment methods unsupported by the bot such as bank transfers or cash payments, you can still process payments manually and grant access to your users using Access Tokens.
Access tokens are a convenient way to grant users access to your membership plans when you receive payments through methods that are not supported by TGmembership. Once you generate a token, you can share it with your members via text message or as a link. When a user enters the token or clicks the link, they will be granted access to the membership plan linked to that token, instantly and automatically.
By default, yes, unless their membership is set to automatically renew. TGmembership sends daily reminders to users when their membership is set to expire within three days. *Please note that exceptions may apply to plans with a duration of two days or less.
No. They can have only one membership at a time. Ordering a second membership will extend the end date of the first.
Broadcast allows you to send a private message to your users. You can select the audience for each broadcast - from users with existing memberships only, to those without, or to everyone who has ever interacted with your bot.
We don't have any restrictions for the content published, as long as it doesn't violate Telegram's Terms of Service. You are not allowed to "Post illegal pornographic content on publicly viewable Telegram channels, bots, etc.". Generally we have no problem with adult content, as long as it's not illegal/extreme. A few examples of content that we will not tolerate (the list is not complete):
- Child pornography;
- An act which threatens a person’s life;
- An act which involves sexual interference with a human corpse (necrophilia);
Any services promoting such content will be immediately removed and reported.
TGmembership has no geographical limitations and can be accessed from any country where Telegram is available.
Absolutely! Users can cancel their recurring subscriptions directly from your bot by using the
/membershipstatuscommand. They will see how much time is left until their membership expires, and they can cancel their subscription by clicking the cancellation button. It's important to note that canceling the recurring subscription does not terminate their current membership - they will remain in your premium chats until the end of the prepaid period. This process just ensures that they won't be charged again in the future. If they change their mind, they can always re-subscribe later on.
Their subscription will be terminated immediately, and they will be removed from all your chats. There is no grace period, and the bot will not attempt to charge them again.
Yes, TGmembership is available in multiple languages. To learn more about the available languages and how to translate TGmembership to other languages, please visit our dedicated page. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our customer support team.
We don't currently offer an out-of-the-box solution for integrating TGmembership with websites. However, we do provide an API that allows our partners to build their own custom integrations. This means that if you have the necessary technical skills, you can create your own website integration using our API.
Yes, TGmembership offers a dashboard with analytics and reporting tools to help you track your revenue, subscribers, and other key metrics. Please refer to the analytics page for more information.
On "Contacting the support" page, you'll find all the information you need to get in touch with us and get the help you need. We're always here to assist you and provide the best possible experience with our service.
Recurring plans serve as a contract between you and your users, and changing the price unilaterally can breach that agreement. To update the price of a recurring plan, we recommend disabling the current plan and creating a new one with the updated price.
If you have any questions that are not answered in our FAQ, please feel free to contact us, and we will be glad to assist you.