How to Add a Bot in Telegram

A feature that makes popular instant messaging app Telegram stand out is the option to use bots in group chats. Their purpose is to essentially enhance the Telegram experience through convenience and entertainment. If you’re an admin for a Supergroup and want to know how to add a bot, we’ve covered the steps on how-to in this article.

How to Add a Bot in Telegram

We’ll be adding bots to chat groups via different operating systems, learning more about their usefulness and how they differ from human members in chats. Plus, our FAQs include how to create your own unique bot.

How to Add Bots on Telegram?

A Telegram bot is a third-party application used to improve its functionality by performing specific functions, follow instructions, and interact with other members. The following sections are the steps for adding a bot to a Supergroup.

Add a Bot to a Supergroup Chat Using an iPhone

  1. Launch the Telegram app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click on the Contacts icon.
  3. At the top of the screen, click on the search bar.
  4. Type in the name of the bot you wish to add @[botname].
  5. Click on the bot name to display it in the chat.
  6. From the top-right hand corner of the chat window, select the bot’s profile image.
  7. Locate and select the “Add to Group” option below the “Send Message” option to access a list of groups to add members to.
  8. Select the group you wish to add the bot to.
  9. Click on “Yes” to confirm.

Add a Bot to a Supergroup Chat Using an Android

  1. Launch the Telegram app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, click on the Contacts icon.
  3. At the top of the screen, click on the search bar.
  4. Type in the name of the bot you wish to add @[botname].
  5. Click on the bot name to display it in the chat.
  6. From the top-right hand corner of the chat window, select the bot’s profile image.
  7. Locate and select the “Add to Group” option below the “Send Message” option to access a list of groups to add members to.
  8. Select the group you wish to add the bot to.
  9. Click on “Yes” to confirm.

Add a Bot to a Supergroup Chat Using Mac

  1. Navigate to the “Applications” folder to locate and launch the Telegram app.
  2. In the search text field at the top left-hand corner of the screen, enter the name of the bot you wish to add.
  3. Hit the return key for a list of bot search results matching your query.
  4. Click on the bot you wish to add to the group, the bot will open and display on the right.
  5. To bring up the bot’s profile, select the bot’s name from the top of the window.
  6. Towards the top-right hand corner of the window, select the “Add to Group” option.
  7. Select which Supergroup you want to add to the bot.
  8. Click “OK” to confirm.

Add a Bot to a Supergroup Chat Using Windows 10

  1. Navigate to the Windows menu to locate and launch the Telegram app.
  2. In the search text field at the top left-hand corner of the screen, enter the name of the bot you wish to add.
  3. Hit the return key for a list of bot search results matching your query.
  4. Click on the bot you wish to add to the group, the bot will open and display on the right.
  5. To bring up the bot’s profile, select the bot’s name from the top of the window.
  6. Towards the top-right hand corner of the window, select the “Add to Group” option.
  7. Select which Supergroup you want to add the bot to.
  8. Click “OK” to confirm.

Bot Perks

Using bots in Telegram can be practical:

  • Bots can be used as virtual assistants to provide weather forecasts, alerts, translation, and other admin services.
  • Bots can deliver relevant content by providing customized news and notifications as soon as it’s available.
  • Accept payments for goods and services. The bot payment API is a free platform where sellers can receive payment from Telegram users.
  • Bots can help create social connections by connecting people wanting to conversate based on mutual interests or proximity.
  • Bots can integrate with other services such as YouTube and Music bots for extra entertainment.
  • Bots provide multi and single-player games, from simple puzzles to real-time strategy games.

How Are Bots Different Than Humans?

The following are differences between human members and bots in Telegram:

  • For bots running in privacy mode, once added to a group they will not receive messages previously sent to the group.
  • They have limited cloud storage therefore older processed messages are promptly removed by the server.
  • Bots are not able to start conversations with people. They must be added to a group or a user must send them a message first.
  • Their username will always end in “bot.”
  • Their label displays as “bot” with no last seen time or online status information available.

BotFather

“BotFather is the one bot to rule them all.”

BotFather is the bot used to create new bots and manage existing ones via Telegram. To contact the BotFather, you can either search for him under username @Botfather or navigate to https://telegram.me/botfather to start a conversation. BotFather will introduce himself and a “Start” button will be available for you to talk back.

Additional FAQs

How to Remove Bots on Telegram?

To remove a Telegram bot from your conversation list via Android:

Note: Removing a bot will also remove the conversation.

1. Launch the Telegram app.

2. Press down and hold on to the bot’s name to display a menu at the bottom of the screen.

3. Select “Delete and stop.”

4. Click on “OK” to confirm.

1. Launch the Telegram app.

2. Locate the bot you wish to remove and swipe left on the conversation.

3. Click on the “Delete” icon from the set of icons that slide out from the right.

4. Select “Delete and Stop” from the option displayed at the bottom of the screen.

How to Add a Bot to a Telegram Group?

To add a bot to a chat group using an Android or iPhone device:

1. Launch the Telegram app.

2. At the bottom of the screen, click on the Contacts icon.

3. At the top of the screen, click on the search bar.

4. Type in the name of the bot you wish to add @[botname].

5. Click on the bot name to display it in the chat.

6. From the top-right hand corner of the chat window, select the bot’s profile image.

7. Locate and select the “Add to Group” option below the “Send Message” option to access a list of groups to add members to.

8. Select the group you wish to add the bot to.

9. Click on “Yes” to confirm.

To add a bot to a chat group using a Mac or PC:

1. Navigate to the Applications folder (Mac) or Windows menu (PC) to locate and launch the Telegram app.

2. In the search field, at the top left-hand corner of the screen, enter the name of the bot you wish to add.

3. Hit the return key for a list of bot search results matching your query.

4. Click on the bot you wish to add to the group, the bot will open and display on the right.

5. To bring up the bot’s profile, select the bot’s name from the top of the window.

6. Towards the top-right hand corner of the window, select the “Add to Group” option.

7. Select which Supergroup you want to add the bot to.

8. Click “OK” to confirm.

How to Create a New Telegram Bot?

1. First, start up a conversation with BotFather either by searching for him under the username @Botfather or by navigating to https://telegram.me/botfather.

2. Then enter and send the command “/newbot.

3. BotFather will ask for a name and username. Provide a friendly name and unique username.

· BotFather will generate an authorization token.

4. Copy the token to your clipboard and navigate to your bot’s “Channels” section via the Azure portal then click on “Telegram.”

5. Paste the authorization token into the “Access Token” field then “Save.”

· Your bot is now created successfully; single, and ready to mingle with other Telegram members.

· Enable “Inline queries” so users can call your bot by entering its username and the query into any chat.

· Check out the Bot API manual to find out what you can teach your bot to do.

Telegram’s Little Virtual Assistants

AI-inspired bots in Telegram are used to enhance the messaging experience by essentially performing admin tasks, connecting people, and providing entertainment. Bots in messaging apps have become increasingly common and the option to use them is available via several popular apps.

Now that you know how to add a bot to a chat, create a bot, and other bot information; do you think the bot did a great job at enhancing your experience? How did the bot serve the group – and did it work as expected? Let us know what you think generally about the use of bots in messaging apps in the comments section below.

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