Let's start using the Programmable Conversations by learning how to install a channel. In this quickstart, you'll learn how to set up Telegram. Keep in mind that you need to create a bot on Telegram in advance; if you need some help, checkout the Telegram step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Go to 'Channels' in the sidebar of your MessageBird Dashboard. Then click on
Add channelunder Telegram.
Name your channel, make sure it's easily recognizable for yourself and your team. Don't worry, this will only be used internally.
Add the token of the Telegram bot which you received during the bot creation process. We'll do the validation and, if your token is valid, your bot username will be filled automatically.
Click on 'Install now' and voilà! Telegram is now installed as a channel.
If you want to edit, rename or delete your channel, simply select the channel and save the changes afterwards.
Nice work! 🎉 You've successfully installed Telegram as a channel for the MessageBird Programmable Conversations API.
You may now want to check out these resources: