Nonchalantly Perusing Magazines

    TypeScript icon, indicating that this package has built-in type declarations

    4.2.1 • Public • Published

    Telegram Test Api

    npm license Build Coverage Status dependencies Status devDependencies Status Known Vulnerabilities Donate

    This is telegram's web server emulator.

    It is designed for testing telegram bots without using actual telegram server.

    You can either include it your Node.JS test code or start api separately as a service.

    Client requests to API can be made via special client, received from code, or via special api (not compatible with telegram client api).

    Using as a separate service

    1. git clone && cd telegram-test-api
    2. cp config/config.sample.json config/config.json and edit config/config.json if you need
    3. run npm start to start server
    4. Take a look at src/modules/telegramClient to emulate a client in any language you want via simple HTTP API.
    5. use standard telegram API with your own server URL to test bots.

    Using as built in module for nodejs

    1. Installation

    npm install telegram-test-api

    2. Make some kind of bot that you wanna test

    class TestBot {
      constructor(bot) {
        bot.onText(/\/ping/, (msg, match)=> {
          let chatId =;
          let opts = {
            reply_to_message_id: msg.message_id,
            reply_markup: JSON.stringify({
              keyboard: [[{text: 'ok 1'}]],
          bot.sendMessage(chatId, 'pong', opts);

    3. Start server emulator

      const TelegramServer = require('telegram-test-api');
      let serverConfig = {port: 9000};
      let server = new TelegramServer(serverConfig);
      await server.start();

    Emulator options

    You can pass options like this:

    const serverConfig = {
      "port": 9000,
      "host": "localhost",
      "storage": "RAM",
      "storeTimeout": 60
    let server = new TelegramServer(serverConfig);


    • port, host - pretty self descriptive.
    • storeTimeout - how many seconds you want to store user and bot messages which were not fetched by bot or client.
    • storage - where you want to store messages. Right now, only RAM option is implemented.

    4. Make requests

    Requests from bot

    You can use any bot API which allows custom Telegram URL like this (example for node-telegram-bot-api):

      TelegramBot    = require('node-telegram-bot-api');
      let botOptions = {polling: true, baseApiUrl: server.config.apiURL};
      telegramBot = new TelegramBot(token, botOptions);

    Just set api url to your local instance url - and all done!

    Requests from client

    Client emulation is very easy. You can use built in client class:

        let client = server.getClient(token);
        let message = client.makeMessage('/start');

    Or you can take a look at src/modules/telegramClient and make client in any language you want via simple HTTP API.

    5. Stop server

    await server.stop();

    Full sample

    Your test code can look like this:

    const TelegramServer = require('telegram-test-api');
    const TelegramBot = require('node-telegram-bot-api');
    describe('Telegram bot test', () => {
      let serverConfig = {port: 9001};
      const token = 'sampleToken';
      let server;
      let client;
      beforeEach(() => {
        server = new TelegramServer(serverConfig);
        return server.start().then(() => {
          client = server.getClient(token);
      afterEach(function () {
        return server.stop();
      it('should greet Masha and Sasha', async function testFull() {
        const message = client.makeMessage('/start');
        await client.sendMessage(message);
        const botOptions = {polling: true, baseApiUrl: server.config.apiURL};
        const telegramBot = new TelegramBot(token, botOptions);
        const testBot = new TestBot(telegramBot);
        const updates = await client.getUpdates();
        console.log(`Client received messages: ${JSON.stringify(updates.result)}`);
        if (updates.result.length !== 1) {
          throw new Error('updates queue should contain one message!');
        let keyboard = JSON.parse(updates.result[0].message.reply_markup).keyboard;
        const message2 = client.makeMessage(keyboard[0][0].text);
        await client.sendMessage(message2);
        const updates2 = await client.getUpdates();
        console.log(`Client received messages: ${JSON.stringify(updates2.result)}`);
        if (updates2.result.length !== 1) {
          throw new Error('updates queue should contain one message!');
        if (updates2.result[0].message.text !== 'Hello, Masha!') {
          throw new Error('Wrong greeting message!');
        return true;


    npm i telegram-test-api

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads






    Unpacked Size

    144 kB

    Total Files


    Last publish


    • jehy-true