Telegram is a cloud-based encrypted instant messagingservice. Telegram regards chatbots as third-party applications that run inside the Telegram platform. Users can interact with bots by sending them messages, commands, and inline requests. Our Telegram Integration allows you to easily create Telegram bots with natural language understanding based on Flow.ai technology.
Make sure that you have a Telegram account. If you don't have one — all you need is a phone number:
How to create a bot in Telegram
Type “BotFather” within a search bar and click on “Bot father” bot:
Push the “Start” button or type “/start” inside chat, there you will see a bunch of options:
Type “/newbot” or press “/newbot” option, then enter a username for the bot, ending in "bot" (e.g. SearchFlyBot):
Copy token, that was just created to the clipboard:
Bot Integration with Flow.ai
Select the project to which you would like to connect Telegram using the top left drop-down menu.
Go to the “Channels” section and press the “+” sign:
Choose “Telegram” option inside the opened Popup:
Paste the Access Token from the clipboard into the related field and press “Save” button:
Now you can test your Telegram bot!
Find your bot within the Telegram search bar, then push the “Start” button or type “/start” inside chat. If all previous stages were completed successfully, the bot should work: