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Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service. It was developed by the Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov and his brother Nikolai Durov, who were also the founders of and Odnoklassniki.

Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It has over 500 million active users and is available in 20 different languages.


How to connect to Telegram

To connect to Telegram, you need to create a Telegram bot. You can do this by following the instructions in the Telegram documentation.

Once you have created a bot, you will receive a token. This token is used to authenticate your bot with Telegram.

How to configure Telegram

The shortest route is to use Telegram blueprint for Sarufi, which is available in our Github repository. You can find it here by clonning the directory.

git clone

You only need to configure the config.yaml file found in cloned directory. You can find instructions in the file.

username: sarufi_username
password: sarufi_password
bot_id: sarufi_bot_id

token: telegram_token
start_message: |
Hi {name}, I can help you with ABC

The start_message will be the bot's response when /start command is sent from telegram.

How to run Telegram

To run Telegram bot, you need to install the dependencies in the requirements.txt file and run file.

cd telegram-chatbot-blueprint
pip install -r requirements.txt

How to test Telegram

You can test Telegram by sending a message to your bot. You can also use the Telegram API to send messages to your bot or use telegram messenger.

What you learned

In this tutorial, you learned how to connect Sarufi to Telegram. You also learned how to configure and run Telegram.