This is documentation for Rasa Open Source Documentation v2.0.x, which is no longer actively maintained.
For up-to-date documentation, see the latest version (2.6.x).

Version: 2.0.x


You first have to create a Telegram bot to get credentials. Once you have them you can add these to your credentials.yml.

Getting Credentials

How to get the Telegram credentials: You need to set up a Telegram bot.

  1. To create the bot, go to Bot Father, enter /newbot and 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 X or Rasa Open Source server.

  2. At the end you should get your access_token and the username you set will be your verify.

  3. 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 /bot.

For more information, check out the Telegram HTTP API.

Running on Telegram

Add the Telegram credentials to your credentials.yml:

access_token: "490161424:AAGlRxinBRtKGb21_rlOEMtDFZMXBl6EC0o"
verify: "your_bot"
webhook_url: ""

Restart your Rasa X or Rasa Open Source server to make the new channel endpoint available for Telegram to send messages to.