A connector for Telegram.
- A Telegram account - to create a bot
- A Bot API Token
Note: To register a new bot, open Telegram, write @BotFather and type
Provide a name and username (ending in bot) and BotFather will give you your API Token.
connectors: - name: telegram # required token: "123456789:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ-ZYXWVUT" # Telegram bot token # optional update-interval: 0.5 # Interval between checking for messages default-user: user1 # Default user to send messages to (overrides default room in connector) whitelisted-users: # List of users who can speak to the bot, if not set anyone can speak - user1 - user2
To talk with Opsdroid you will have to start a new private chat by searching for the name of your bot in the search bar.
For example, if you named your bot:
MyAwesome_Bot you can just search for that name and wait for the
result to show up, then click on the name of your bot and a new chat window will start. You can now talk
with your bot and give him commands.
Note: To avoid unauthorized users to interact with your bot you should specify a list of whitelisted users
[6:13:11 PM] Fabio: hello Unread messages [6:13:12 PM] opsdroid: Hi FabioRosado
You can send multiple private messages to opsdroid through Telegram, but if you don't have opsdroid running then the next time you run opsdroid all those messages will be parsed by opsdroid resulting in a stream of replies.
[8:18:10 AM] Fabio: bye hi hello [8:18:10 AM] opsdroid: Bye FabioRosado Hey FabioRosado Hi FabioRosado
To avoid this from happening, you should only contact the bot when opsdroid is running. The bot should reply immediately.
If it doesn't, check that the bot is running before attempting to send another command - or try with a risk free one like