# Method: channels.createChannel

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Create a supergroup/channel.

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
broadcast Bool Whether to create a channel Optional
megagroup Bool Whether to create a supergroup Optional
title string Channel title Yes
about string Channel description Yes
geo_point InputGeoPoint Geogroup location Optional
address string Geogroup address Optional

# Return type: Updates

# Can bots use this method: NO

# MadelineProto Example (now async for huge speed and parallelism!):

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('https://phar.madelineproto.xyz/madeline.php', 'madeline.php');
include 'madeline.php';

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API('session.madeline');

$Updates = $MadelineProto->channels->createChannel(['broadcast' => Bool, 'megagroup' => Bool, 'title' => 'string', 'about' => 'string', 'geo_point' => InputGeoPoint, 'address' => 'string', ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = channels.createChannel({broadcast=Bool, megagroup=Bool, title='string', about='string', geo_point=InputGeoPoint, address='string', })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNELS_TOO_MUCH You have joined too many channels/supergroups
400 CHAT_ABOUT_TOO_LONG Chat about too long
400 CHAT_TITLE_EMPTY No chat title provided
406 AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
406 USER_RESTRICTED You’re spamreported, you can’t create channels or chats.
401 SESSION_PASSWORD_NEEDED 2FA is enabled, use a password to login
403 USER_RESTRICTED You’re spamreported, you can’t create channels or chats.
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