If you have now become a frequent user of the Telegram messaging app, you would have realized by now that there are some things in Telegram called Bots, and this article is going to take you through how to use Telegram bots.
In addition, we will cover how Telegram bots works and everything you need to know about Telegram. There are lots of bots on Telegram and each of them has a purpose for which they are used. In this article, we will be looking at what Telegram bots are and what they are used for.
What Is A Telegram Bot?
The bots are third-party chat apps that are created by using the Telegram Bot API. They can be described as automated Telegram accounts that you can chat with and they can even be added as friends to your contact list. The Telegram bots were introduced by Telegram in 2015 which means that they have been around for quite some time now.
In Telegram, users are allowed to create bots for almost anything at all. This is not the same with WhatsApp and most other messaging apps out there such as Kakao. Anybody can just get up and create as many Telegram bots as he or she wants without any restrictions or limits.
Uses Of Telegram Bots
As stated earlier above, users are allowed to create as many Telegram bots, as much as they can and each of these bots can be assigned a particular purpose. You can create Telegram bots for playing music, sending emails, the organization of various tasks, scheduling reminders, and even as a storefront.
How To Use The Telegram Bots
When creating a Telegram bot, you may need to have some coding knowledge. However, that is not the same with the usage of the bots that you create. Below is how you can make use of a Telegram bot. Please follow the steps carefully.
- Locate the bot that you need by its username. You do this through the search bar in the app. After the bot search results appear, you choose the particular one that you are looking for. You should make sure to search using the username of the bot and not its display name. This is because there could be many bots using the same display name. Although display names can be copied, the same cannot be said about usernames.
- Now, start a conversation with the bot and then follow the commands that come. And now, you are done. it is that easy. However, you should note that each bot has its unique commands and prompts
Are Telegram Bots Safe To Use?
Telegram is one of the safest messaging apps out there due to its use of end-to-end encryption of chats through MTProto. However, research has discovered that the Telegram bots do not have the same level of security as they all rely on a different protocol which is known as Transport Layer Security.
This is means that when you add a Telegram bot to your chats, the security encryption of your Telegram becomes weak and this can make your Telegram vulnerable to hackers who may have been looking for ways to hack Telegram long ago.
However, Telegram has countered such claims, stating that the event could be likened to giving your keys to someone to go into your app and do whatever they want. When you look at both sides of this argument, it makes you wonder, are Telegram bots safe or not. The best thing to do will be to use the bots at your discretion.
So this article was shedding some light on the use of Telegram bots and about their security. As you can see, the bots can be created to handle almost any task at all.