You first have to create a Telegram bot to get credentials.
Once you have them you can add these to your
How to get the Telegram credentials: You need to set up a Telegram bot.
To create the bot, go to Bot Father, enter
/newbotand follow the instructions. The URL that Telegram should send messages to will look like
http://<host>:<port>/webhooks/telegram/webhook, replacing the host and port with the appropriate values from your running Rasa server.
At the end you should get your
access_tokenand the username you set will be your
If you want to use your bot in a group setting, it's advisable to turn on group privacy mode by entering
/setprivacy. Then the bot will only listen when a user's message starts with
For more information, check out the Telegram HTTP API.
Running on Telegram
Add the Telegram credentials to your
Restart your Rasa server to make the new channel endpoint available for Telegram to send messages to.
At the beginning of a conversation, the user will press the 'Start' button in Telegram.
This will trigger a message with the content /start to be sent.
Make sure your bot can handle this intro message by designing a specific intent in the nlu training data file.
Then add this
start intent to the domain alongside a story or rule to handle it.
Supported Response Attachments
In addition to standard
text: responses, this channel also supports the following components from the Telegram API:
- button_type: inline | vertical | reply
- latitude, longitude (location)
- latitude, longitude, title, address (venue)