Step by step guide on how to launch an AI chat bot on Telegram. It will take you 2 minutes!
☝️ is what it’s going to look like once we’re finished.
In this guide, we’re going to follow 2 simple steps to create a smart conversational AI that anyone can talk to via Telegram:
Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps these days. Developer-friendly as they are, they created a tool called BotFather which makes the process of creating a Telegram bot very easy and fun.
Simply start a conversation with BotFather and say /newbot to create your bot. You will be prompted to provide bot’s name and unique username.
And that’s it! BotFather will return your bot token which we will use later and your bot URL.
You can use other commands such as /setuserpic or /setabouttext to customize your bot. Say /help to see a list of all commands you can send to BotFather.
Now, head over to the Quickchat dashboard, activate your Telegram bot and paste your token.
Optionally, you can also set welcome messages to greet new users as in the example below.
And that’s it! 🎉 Your AI chat bot is ready to be tested on Telegram: