Converting a Public Channel to a Private Through Web

First of all, click on the channel name on top of the screen to see menu.

Among the options you can choose “Change Type” and see the type of this current Channel-Public- and its ID.

In order to convert this channel to Private choose this type and click “OK”.

Creating Private and Public Channels in iGap Through Web

Private and Public Channels in Web version

In order to create a channel in Web, click the icon of three lines at the top right corner of the screen to see menu.

Choose “New Channel”, so that a new page for channel name and channel description will be seen. Note that, choosing a name for channel is mandatory but the description is optional.

You should type your favorite name for channel (and if you like type a description) and click “Next”. So, you will be directed to another page and select your required channel (as private or public).

Public Channel:

With this selection you will see a page about channel Username and you can type a username with the length of 5-32 characters (A-Z/ a-z/ 0-9). This is as an ID for your public channel and any of your contacts or group members can join if you add @ at its beginning as an address.

Private Channel:

After choosing this sort of channel you will be directed to a new page in which you can add members, moderators and admins. By clicking on any of your contacts and set as selective, press “Add (the number of) Members” at the bottom of the screen. Thus, your channel is ready now and you can enter its main page.

After creating your channel and entering its main page, you are able to choose your favorite channel picture as its icon. You have to click your channel name on top of the page to see options.

Choose the icon of Edit and you have this right to choose your ideal picture among the saved ones on your system and upload it by clicking the camera pictogram.

Then, the chosen picture can be shown in a squared frame in order to be cropped. So, click on CROP & SEND and SAVE finally to finalize the changes.

Creating a Channel in iGap- Through Android

What is a Channel in iGap?

iGap users are able to share any files, pictures and other documents with anyone they’d like to and even send messages to a community with no restrictions in number. There is no need to create Channels with 5000 members at most, since you can have a virtual space like news channel and share all media with everyone in this world.

To have a channel in iGap app through Android Version, you need to tap the + sign at the bottom right corner of the main page and then tap the channel icon or tap on the icon of three lines at the top-left corner of the main page of your account, so that you will see menu options. 

Choose “New Channel” in order to set a picture for the channel icon, channel name and a brief description about your new channel.

Please touch the + sign to upload your favorite picture for your channel icon through the right path. 

After selecting your ideal picture, crop it to get the best for your channel icon using the crop icon at the top left corner and see your picture in a squared frame. 

Consequently, press CROP in order that the set picture will be shown as the channel icon; then to go to the “Next Step”, type a name –which is mandatory- and a brief description as optional. 

Finally, choose your favorite channel as “Private” or “Public”.

Public Channel: in this channel every one of iGap users can search your channel name and join as its member.

By choosing this kind of channel, you will have a new page about channel information such as “Your Link” field, in which you can type a username as an ID (use A-Z/a-z, 0-9); and go to the next step. Remember, the characters must be at least 5 up to 32.

Private Channel: not everyone using iGap can join this channel, but you also have to add contacts as members of the channel and use the shared media.

Here, go ahead by tapping “Next Step”. There will be shown your contact list whom you are able to select if you like as the channel members. At last you can touch the tick mark on top of the page to see the main page of the channel then. 

Tips and tricks in iGap Channels and Groups

Tips and tricks in iGap Channels and Groups:

The most important advantage of iGap messaging app is that your mobile phone number is not going to be seen by any of the members unless s/he had saved your number among contacts.

In iGap groups and/or channels all members can add new members unless they have been kicked out of there by the creator, admin and/or additional administrator(s) or moderator(s).

All members can clear channel and/or group history. If a member clears history of the channel or group, all other members have their history undeleted. So, it’s been cleared only for him/her.

In groups, all members can send messages either public or private; but sending message is available for people with no privileges in channels neither public nor private.

Every one of the members can leave channels and/or groups, but it’s not possible for the creators.

In groups either public or private, every member can edit his/her own messages and has no authority to edit others’ even the creators.

In channels either public or private, every privileged member can edit his/her own message and the member’s with a privilege level lower than him/herself. (for example: the admin can edit the moderator’s post, but the moderator cannot make any changes on admin or creator’s posts.

Changing public channels and/or groups to private or vice versa can be available only for creators.

Choosing or removing an avatar (picture), editing the name and even typing a brief description for all channels and/or groups will be done only by the creators and/or admin.


We will check some general parts in public and private spaces in iGap in the following.

About Public:

  • If the creator of the channel or group wants to leave, s/he can only destruct and delete it entirely; on the other hand, it is not possible for the public channel or group creator in to leave iGap.
  • In all channels and groups, the creator and admin are able to observe list of members.
  • In iGap messaging application, all users cannot create more than five public groups and/or channels. (for example: three public channels and two public groups)

About Private:

  • If you have created a private channel or group, you can leave and put no influences on the conditions of the same channel and group. Although, the members can continue their activity in there. It’s supposed to be mentioned that when you return to your left group or channel, the ownership of that will be the same as before and you are its creator again.
  • Number of created private channels and/or groups is not restricted and you can be the creator of lots of private channels and groups.