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Telegram Messenger is a globally accessible freemium, cross-platform, encrypted, cloud-based and centralized instant messaging (IM) service. The messenger also provides optional end-to-end encrypted chats, popularly known as secret chat and video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features.

Creating a Telegram connection

To create the connection you need:

  • A bot token

Obtaining the credentials

  1. Create a Telegram bot if you do not yet have one.
  2. Copy the bot token obtained from the @BotFather when your bot is created.

Creating your connection

  1. In the Blink platform, navigate to the Connections page > Add connection. A New Connection dialog box opens displaying icons of external service providers available.
  2. Select the Telegram icon. A dialog box with name of the connection and connection methods appear.
  3. (Optional) Edit the name of the connection. At a later stage you cannot edit the name.
  4. Select Bot Token as the method to create the connection.
  5. Fill in the parameters:
    • The Telegram API address (if relevant).
    • The Bot Token.
  6. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test it.
  7. Click Create connection. The new connection appears on the Connections page.