Creating Your First Telegram Application
Telegram integration allows EasyDiscuss to automatically send notifications via Telegram's private message or a group chat and Telegram requires you to create an application. Telegram provides 2 types of APIs in which Bot API and Telegram API, however, EasyDiscuss only requires you to create Bot API. In this guide, we'll briefly guide you through your first Telegram Application and there are few steps allocated in this section:
Step 1 - Bots: An Introduction For Developers
Bots are special Telegram accounts designed to handle messages automatically. Users can interact with bots by sending them command messages in private or group chats.
Step 2 - How Do I Create A Bot?
Just talk to BotFather and follow a few simple steps. Once you've created a bot and received your authorization token, head down to the EasyDiscuss Autoposting section and enter the authorization token there.
Step 3 - Authenticate Telegram
Copy the authorization token given by the BotFather and enter it into EasyDiscuss Telegram autoposting section and then click save. Make sure that Telegram Integration is enabled.
Step 4 - Discovering Available Chats
Once you have entered the token, you'll need to send a message to the bot. This message can either personal conversation with the bot or adding the bot into a conversation in a group.
And that's about it.