With RedBot you can visually build a full featured chat bot for Telegram, Facebook Messenger and Slack with Node-RED.
Almost no coding skills required.
Node-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.
First of all install Node-RED
$ sudo npm install -g node-red
Then open the user data directory
~/.node-red and install the package
$ cd ~/.node-red $ npm install node-red-contrib-chatbot $ node-red
The next step is to create a chat bot, I reccomend to use Telegram since the setup it's easier ( Telegram allows polling to receive messages, so it's not necessary to create a https certificate). Use @BotFather to create a chat bot, follow instructions here then copy you access token.
Then open your Node-RED and add a
Telegram Receiver, in the configuration panel, add a new bot and paste the token
Now add a
Message node and connect to the
Finally add a
Telegram Sender node, don't forget to select in the configuration panel the same bot of the
Telegram Receiver, this should be the final layout
Now you have a useful bot that answers "Hi there!" to any received message. We can do a lot better.
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