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Node.js Telegram Bot API

Node.js module to interact with the official Telegram Bot API.

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📦 Install

npm i node-telegram-bot-api

✍️ Note: If you use Typescript you can install this package that contains type definitions for this library

npm install --save-dev @types/node-telegram-bot-api

🚀 Usage

const TelegramBot = require('node-telegram-bot-api');

// replace the value below with the Telegram token you receive from @BotFather
const token = 'YOUR_TELEGRAM_BOT_TOKEN';

// Create a bot that uses 'polling' to fetch new updates
const bot = new TelegramBot(token, {polling: true});

// Matches "/echo [whatever]"
bot.onText(/\/echo (.+)/, (msg, match) => {
  // 'msg' is the received Message from Telegram
  // 'match' is the result of executing the regexp above on the text content
  // of the message

  const chatId =;
  const resp = match[1]; // the captured "whatever"

  // send back the matched "whatever" to the chat
  bot.sendMessage(chatId, resp);

// Listen for any kind of message. There are different kinds of
// messages.
bot.on('message', (msg) => {
  const chatId =;

  // send a message to the chat acknowledging receipt of their message
  bot.sendMessage(chatId, 'Received your message');

📚 Documentation

Note: Development is done against the development branch. Code for the latest release resides on the master branch. Experimental features reside on the experimental branch.

💭 Community

We thank all the developers in the Open-Source community who continuously take their time and effort in advancing this project. See our list of contributors.

We have a Telegram channel where we post updates on the Project. Head over and subscribe!

We also have a Telegram group to discuss issues related to this library.

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  • telegram-captcha: Telegram bot to protect Telegram groups from automatic bots.

👥 Contributors


The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright © 2019 Yago

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