Extract Members from Telegram Groups

Scrolling down in a Telegram group's members' list and copy pasting every username is a tedious and time-consuming process. Here is where programming comes in! Making tedious and time-consuming jobs easy and enjoyable! First of all you will need to install python on your operating system. After that, assuming you have a working python installation, you will need to install telethon which is a python client for Telegram API.

pip install telethon

Then in any text editor that you prefer type in

from telethon import TelegramClient, sync

This will import the TelegramClient object that gonna be used for connecting to the Telegram API. the sync indicates that we want a sync (and not async!) functionality of the library. The next step is obtaining API_ID and API_HASH from Telegram Account Management Dashboard.

client = TelegramClient(SessionName, API_ID, API_HASH)

SessionName is the session you want to use for connecting to the Telegram API. The next step is to connect to the Telegram API.

client.connect()

thats all! Next we need to target the group that we want to take members from. get_entity is the method we use for such purpose. We will use EliteCryptoForex as sample for this tutorial.

group = client.get_entity('https://t.me/EliteCryptoForex')

The next step is to join the group. So we import JoinChannelRequest method.

from telethon.tl.functions.channels import JoinChannelRequest

and in the next line

client(JoinChannelRequest(group))

Next we ask Telegram API to give us the participates list of this group. easy huh?

participants = client.get_participants(group)

Now we iterate through participants and write their usernames (each one in a new line!) to a file!

with open('members.txt', 'a') as members:

  for p in participants:

    members.write(p.username)

    members.write('\n')


Contact me directly if you have any questions regarding the script! You could also buy Telegram Group Scraper or Buy Telegram Members using other sections of the website.


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