Adding a bot to a group chat in Telegram

In order to add a bot to a group chat, you need to:

  1. Make sure the bot can be added to group chats. To do this, go to BotFather and select your bot settings: Bot Settings -> Allow groups?

2. Check the status of the “Privacy mode” setting. Pay attention to the setting “Privacy Mode” (Group Privacy).

By default, privacy mode is enabled, and the bot in a conversation will only respond to certain messages:

  • Messages starting with '/'

  • Bot's own messages

  • Service messages (people added or removed from the group, etc.)

  • Messages from the channels he belongs to

You can read more about this feature here.

If you want the bot to respond to all messages, turn off the privacy mode: in the “Privacy mode is enabled” state, click the “Turn off” button.

3. The bot must be an admin in the group chat. There are two options here:

  • Add a member and elevate their privileges:

  • Immediately make the admin (the minus of this option is that if the group is non-public, the bot will not appear in the search).

Excellent! Your bot is now working in a group chat!

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