Introducing Telegram Bots
According to telegram.org “Bots are simply Telegram accounts operated by software not people and they’ll often have AI features. They can do anything such as teach, play, search, broadcast, remind, connect, integrate with other services, or even pass commands to the Internet of Things.”
Telegram bots make the main difference between this app and other messengers since they make Telegram capable of doing variety of tasks and operations.
Bots are basically accounts without the online/offline status. this means that whenever you send a message to a bot, it will automatically respond right back. Every bot has been created to accomplish a specific task. You can add them to groups or channels take benefit of their abilities.
To find a bot you just need to:
- Go to your Saved Messages
- Start typing by @ and then type the name of the bot
- Send this message
- Once you tap on this sent message you will be directed to the bot chat page
- By sending /start, the bot will run
Here we are going to check out some of the popular bots on Telegram.
This bot is designed for groups and channels when you need to know other users’ opinion on some subject. You share a statement or question by this bit and others will choose an option among those you have created for this statement or question before. You and other users will be able to see the results after that voting has ended. There are many options that this bot offers such as voting anonymously.
There are also other bots with similar function for surveying.
This is a handy bot for searching among a lot of different stickers. When you are looking for a suitable sticker to send you can type @stickerbot in the chat page and then enter your emoji to get many suggestions from this bot and send your selected sticker.
If you need to save some of your files somewhere to keep it private and only accessible to yourself, you can use this bot. this is useful for people who want to keep a file but not in their phone gallery or documents. fiiletobot gives you a space to send your photos, videos, audio and voice, and documents to this bot and also categorize them in different folders to be organized. These files will be available for you at any time and when you don’t need them anymore you can delete them.
There also many bots for hobbies and entertaining.
You can use this bot to play different games with your friends in groups and make contests and amusement
If you are looking for an app to help you manage your daily tasks and remind you of your important jobs during the day, you can use a Telegram bot. some of these bots operate as reminder and some of them help you organize your schedules. SkeddyBot and AlertBot are from these groups.
If you have international connections and you need to translate your messages you can simply use a bot to do this for you. One of these bots is TranslateBot which supports over 25 languages.
Considering the race of developing bots and many useful services they offer there are a lot of beneficial bots which can help users to not only manage their chats but also use them for commercial purposes.