ā˜ŽļøTelegram

Telegram is a messaging app that allows you to send and receive messages, photos, videos, and other files over the internet. It is similar to other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Telegram also has a number of other features, such as the ability to create groups with up to 200,000 members, channels for broadcasting messages to large audiences, and bots that can perform automated tasks like sending reminders or providing information.

Overall, Telegram is a messaging app that can be a useful tool for staying in touch with friends and colleagues, sharing files, and more.

For more information about Telegram, click here.

Adding a new connection

  1. Start a chat with Botfather.

Botfather is an official Telegram bot to create and manage other bots

  1. Click Menu > create a new bot or enter /newbot.

  2. Enter a name for your bot (this can be changed later).

  3. Enter a username for your bot (this cannot be changed later).

  4. Copy the token value from the answer to the Bot token field on Plumber.

  5. Click Submit button on Plumber.

  6. You're done šŸŽ‰!

Send message

  1. Under the Chat ID field, select the chat you want to send a message to. If you are sending a message to a group or channel, ensure that you have added your bot to the chat.

Help! My chat does not appear in the dropdown list. This dropdown list shows chats with recent activity in the past 24 hours. If your chat is missing, try the following:

For private messages, send your bot a message directly.

For group chats, ensure your bot has been added to the group. Next, either send a message in the group chat (only works if your bot has read permissions) or re-invite your bot to the group.

For channels, ensure your bot has been added as an admin to the channel and send a message to the channel with your own telegram account.

Then, click on the refresh ā†ŗ button on the right.

  1. Type in the message you want to send in the Message text field.

  2. Select if you would like to disable notifications.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Then, click Test Step to verify that the message has been sent as you intended.

Adding (or re-adding) bots to groups or channels

  1. Access your private message with your bot. (You can do this by clicking your bot's @username in BotFather)

  2. Tap on your bot's name at top to view profile.

Allowing bots to read group messages

  1. In BotFather, type /mybots

  2. Select your bot

  3. Bot Settings > Group Privacy

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