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Telegram Plugin

Introduction

This plugin allows you to build Telegram bots by sending messages, photos, music to a chat with the user.

Prerequisites

You must have an account with Telegram to interact with the Telegram API. Create your development account: https://core.telegram.org/

How to setup

After installing the plugin, please insert your API key in all the parameter fields that you see on the plugin tab.

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The steps on how to get the Key are presented on the Demo page.​



You will not be able to receive updates using getUpdates for as long as an outgoing webhook is set up. For details please check here: https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#getting-updates

Webhook setup

  1. Go to Tab Settings - > API -> and click on “Enable Workflow API and backends workflows ” and "Enable Data API" to open the application for external connections
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3. Click on the pages menu - “Backend workflow” and go to “API workflow” page

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4. Add a new endpoint and type a name for it (this will be the webhook for Telegram to which it'll connect to - https://core.telegram.org/bots/webhooks)

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5. Click on the endpoint and then click “detect data”

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6. Copy the link

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7. Install postman on your computer and then import the collection:

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8. In the call that you see replace the URL with the one you copied from the detect data and initialize the call.

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9. You should see a success confirmation in the postman window.

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10. On the Telegram side use setwebhook call to tell Telergram which URL should be used for webhooks (Note: it’s the same that you used in postman but without “initialize” at the end on the Telegram side). More info on how to work with Telegram webhooks (https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#setwebhook and here https://core.telegram.org/bots/webhooks) When using sendmessage (https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#sendmessage) call you have a few options for the replymarkupfield (which is optional)

Main options are: 1. inline keyboard (shows buttons right next to the message) here is a sample syntax

{ “inline_keyboard”: [[ { “text”: “I’m ready, let’s get started”, “callback_data”: “readytostart” }] ] } you can add more buttons in a row and have a few rows of buttons

2. custom keyboard (shows custom keyboard with buttons instead of the regular keyboard) sample syntax { “keyboard”: [[ { “text”: “Done” }] ],“one_time_keyboard”:true } same here, you can add more buttons in a row and have a few rows of buttons

You're all set to send and receive data from Telegram​

To see how the Webhook is set on the Demo page please check backend workflows.​

Changelogs

Update 19.05.2022 - Version 1.9.0
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Demo to preview the settings:

Try Telegram Bot: telegram.me/zenifybot