7 - Telegram Bot How-To - Detailed Text Walkthrough
by: CJ Pais
Game04 post 07/10
- Member of:
- Game 4
- Telegram Bot
- Text Document
Create Telegram Channel
Under the compose button in Telegram there is an option to "Create New Channel", click this.
Follow the steps to create the channel. The name can be anything that you'd like. It can also be a private or public channel.
Add @BuzzardBot as an admin of the channel
After the channel has been created, click on the channel name at the top of the screen. This will open a window where you can change settings of the channel. To have the bot work functionally, you need to add it as an admin. Search for @BuzzardBot and add it. Make sure in the settings for this that the bot can send messages, everything else can be left unchecked, however this is not recommended for now.
Set the author of the channel
Once BuzzardBot is a member of your channel you are almost ready to go. The bot needs to know who is "authoring" this channel.
Issue the command
/set <author> to set
yourself as the author as the channel. This
should be the same username you are using
on BUZZARD. If the author
is added successfully you should
Author <author> successfully added in the channel.
Seeing something else?
Author <name> and Channel <id> already added
- This means that this author has been added in some channel, and it also means this channel already has an author associated with it
Author <name> already added for a different channel <id>
- Mostly self explanatory. The author you are trying to set in this channel, already is an author in another channel. Currently an author can only author a single channel
Channel <id> already added for a different author <author>
- This channel you are posting in already has an author. A channel currently can only have a single author
Author <author> Not Allowed
- This author is not in the allowed authors list. Arbitrary authors cannot be added unless the bot is running on a test branch
Now you can start posting and it should all show up on git!