Set up Telegram Bot

Updated 1 month ago by Mobsted Support L

There is a special bot in Telegram to create and manage other bots - @BotFather.

Steps to create Telegram bot:

1) Open Telegram on your PC or cell phone;

2) Navigate to your chat list;

3) To find the required bot, enter @BotFather in the chat search bar;

4) In the list of bots found, select the bot named "@BotFather";

5) Press "Start" ( or "Restart the bot" if there was already a dialog with this bot) or send the bot "/ start" command;

6) To create a new Telegram bot send the bot "/ newbot" command;

7) Select the name for the new Telegram bot;

8) Write a new name to the bot, for example: "Test";

9) Select the Username for your bot (it should end with "bot" and consist of Latin letters. If the selected Username is already taken, the bot will ask you to choose a different Username), for example "Username_9944_bot";

If these steps are successfully completed, @BotFather will send you Token (highlighted green in the screenshot) to access your bot via the API.

10) Fill in the Bot Name and Token fields;

11) Press "Save";

Your Telegram bot is ready to use.

Your bot can be now found by the bot name "Test" or username "@Username_9944_bot".

Setting up / changing the logo of your Telegram bot:

1) Open Telegram on your PC or cell phone;

2) Navigate to your chat list;

3) In the list of bots select the bot named "@BotFather";

4) To set up / change the logo of your Telegram bot send bot "/setuserpic" command;

5) Select the bot for which you want to install / change the logo;

6) Click on the "paperclip" symbol to select the file to be used as logo;

7) Select a file from your library or take a picture;

8) Send the photo selected to the bot.

The logo you just added is available in the settings of your Telegram bot.

Now your Telegram Bot has the logo.


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