How to Create a Bot on Telegram

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You stai chiedendo how to create a bot on Telegram? Very well, you are in the right place! In our guide we will provide you with all the necessary information on how this tool works. If you are fascinated by the idea of ​​creating your own bot, you just have to read the next lines.

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How to create a bot on Telegram

Telegram has won you over: you immediately preferred this instant messaging platform, which is becoming increasingly popular in Spain too. One of the aspects you like most are the bots, that is, those "automatic" chats which can give you a whole range of content (GIFs, YouTube videos, etc.) without having to leave the app. Now you have also discovered that they can be created, and therefore you are trying to figure out how to do it.

We want to give you some good news: in this guide we will provide you with all the information to succeed. Having said that, it is good to say one thing: it is not a very simple operation, because some are needed anyway basic notions of programming. In any case you will need a computer. Do not worry more than you should: with our information you will have no problems. But no delay: let's go!

Bots on Telegram: the methods to create them

Understanding what they are and how they work, let's find out how to create bots on Telegram using Botfather. It is a bot made on purpose to create new ones. After selecting the account marked with a blue verification check, a chat window will open: here type Start or Start, then select / newbot and start your creation.

You will be prompted for the name you want to assign to the bot, username (must always end with the word bot). Once this is done you will receive a token, since every Telegram bot has one: it is a sequence of numbers and letters that identifies the bot and is used by web-apps and APIs to call that specific bot. Set aside the token and keep it secret - you will need it later to get your bot up and running and control it. Now select the following commands:

  • / setdescription to set the bot description
  • / setabouttext to set introductory text to your bot
  • / setuserpic to define your personal avatar

At this point you can program the bot so that it can interact with other users. You must first decide how you intend to make your bot relate to who uses it, and then what commands it will have to execute. Going to / setcommands you can set the commands with this pattern: stringadicomando1 - Descriptive text of command1; stringadicomando2 - Descriptive text of command2; stringadicomando3 - Descriptive text of command3 and so on.

Now comes the most complex step: to manage the bot's commands and integrate them through the Telegram API you have to buy a dedicated web space to the development of the instructions. Choose your platform and create your developer account. Having said that, all you have to do is make your bot work: formulate all requests following the scheme, and instead of the word Token enter what Botfather gave you and that in the previous lines we had said to keep.

If you have a problem with the token you can also regenerate it always using the / token command, or / revoke if you want to disable the old one and create a new one. You're almost there! Now simply tell Telegram that the requests your bot will receive will have to be interpreted and executed by the microservice you just set up. How to do? Open a window in your browser and type the address https: // Url = https: // addresswebapp7your account / namewebapp (replacing the various fields, of course).

How to create a bot on Telegram: conclusions

You should now have a complete overview on how to create a bot on Telegram. Good fun!

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