31/03/2021

How to create Telegram channel and have a bot updating it

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Sharing a very simple way to have an automated telegram channel. Automated in a way that you don’t need to update it by yourself, but have a robot to do it in a timely manner.

Why people want to have an auto updated channel? For simple reasons like getting latest news, latest weather forecast, prayer time, daily education tips, golf tips, trading tips and so many other reasons that people can think of.

It only involve 3 steps:

  1. Create a bot
  2. Create a channel and add the bot as admin
  3. Run the API that execute the sending of messages

To create a bot, you will need to text the BotFather.

Type new line:

/newbot

BotFataher will say:

Alright, a new bot. How are we going to call it? Please choose a name for your bot.

Just give any good name:

OhMyBot

BotFataher will say:

Good. Now let’s choose a username for your bot. It must end in `bot`. Like this, for example: TetrisBot or tetris_bot.

Just give any good username:

MyOhMyBot

BotFather will confirm something like this:

Done! Congratulations on your new bot. You will find it at t.me/MyOhMyBot. You can now add a description, about section and profile picture for your bot, see /help for a list of commands. By the way, when you’ve finished creating your cool bot, ping our Bot Support if you want a better username for it. Just make sure the bot is fully operational before you do this.

Use this token to access the HTTP API:
1234567890:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRZ
Keep your token secure and store it safely, it can be used by anyone to control your bot.

For a description of the Bot API, see this page: https://core.telegram.org/bots/api

Take note on the HTTP API key, you will need it later.

Then create a channel, let say your channel name is ThisIsMyTestChannel. Now add OhMyBot as admin like you adding any human, search the name.

Now bot and channel are ready!

What you need to do is access this web to send message:

https://api.telegram.org/bot1234567890:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRZ/sendMessage?chat_id=@ThisIsMyTestChannel&text=salam%20my%20test%20message

Replace any space in your message with %20 (url encode).

Well that’s about it, happy botting.

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