Chatfuel Team, August 12, 2015
Many news today!!!
We’re currently testing our new integration of IFTTT (if that then that). Some of you maybe already use the similar service “Zapier”, which also allows you to automate some tasks. And IFTTT is free.
Here are some recipes, you can use them:
Do you want to understand your audience? It’s easy with Botan, created by Yandex. You’ll know a lot of interesting stuff about your users: what they do, what they type, who is connected, and many other informations!
Open your bots and type /botan ?
Chatfuel Team, August 11, 2015
We have just added a tool that will help you to reach new users and increase your audience in a very simple way: the “/promote” command! It will make your bot available on the most popular bot store ???
??? To celebrate that new command, our partner Storebot.me, which is the number one bot store for Telegram Messenger, gave Paquebot 5️⃣ tickets to receive an exclusive promotion reaching hundreds of thousands people! ??
Do you want to participate? No problem, follow that link:
The deadline is Friday, until 23:59 (UTC), so be hurry up! ?
We are really enthusiastics about that, and are looking forward to see your submissions!!!
Good luck everyone!
Chatfuel Team, August 10, 2015
?? The new version of our mail service is available, way faster than the previous versions.
We took that opportunity to improve our connexion with the database, and to separate the servers receiving your commands and the broadcasting server: the emails are faster, and now the commands quickly get answers again!!! ?
We already sent more updates than we ever did (almost 10 millions today), and everything runs fast! This diagram will help you to understand how it works now: /attachement_mailer ?
You can continue the /paquebot command as usual ? Also, we now show you a preview of what will be sent to your users.
And finally: bots are back in the groups. The only difference is that they only answer to commands starting with a slash (“/”) ? Keyboards are not displayed in groups.
Let’s broadcast everywhere ?
Chatfuel Team, August 7, 2015
Now that you have custom commands, you can add custom keyboards, to receive specific answers from your users! ?
? HOW TO DO IT
For example, on our bot @NewsPaquebot, there is now a command called “Read tutorials”. We can now ask users to answer me which tutorial they want to see, between “Custom commands” and “Auto-updates”. To do so, it is simple, we have to to send one command button” on each line:
> /commands keyboard Read tutorials
> Custom commands
? NEW POSSIBILITIES
The applications are multiples: create sub menus, suggest to load an other random picture, make a step by step tutorial, make a podcast with links to the previous and next episodes. ?
Don’t forget to create all the answers to your texts ?
Chatfuel Team, August 6, 2015
We just enabled the /commands tool on all your bots! It will allow you to create bots that are able to answer directly to your users ?Now let’s check what is new:
? TEXTS, NOT ONLY COMMANDS
You can add commands based on everything a keyboard can type: “/contact”, “⚓️”, “Hello”, “Pictures ?” are all valid commands!
??? ALL FILE TYPES SUPPORTED
The bots are now able to answer in every format supported by Telegram: pictures, videos, audio, mp3, locations, text, or every kind of file.
?❓ RANDOM ANSWERS
You can add as many answers as you want to your bots: that mean that when your bot needs to reply to a request, he will choose one of the answers. And you can mix the file types (sometimes answer text, sometimes audio, sometimes pictures, for example),
The commands don’t require to be all displayed on the keyboard anymore. You can hide the one you don’t want to display, and only show the interesting one!
???ADD MULTIPLE ANSWERS IN A ROW
Start to add answer, then upload your photo album, the music album you just made, and then exit: everything is uploaded in one command!
Here is a new tutorial that explain step by step how to use it:
Have fun, and make your feedbacks here: firstname.lastname@example.org ?
The Paquebot Team ⚓
Chatfuel Team, August 4, 2015
Small improvement requested by some of you: the /showkeyboard command, which allows you to enable or disable the display of commands keyboard on your bots. ☎️?
Use “/showkeyboard yes” or “/showkeyboard no”. For your information, the commands keyboard displays the “/start” and “/stop” commands, but also the one you can create with “/setabout” and “/setcommand” ?
Something bigger will arrive soon!
Chatfuel Team, August 1, 2015
?????????? Did you write a tutorial in your own language? Let us know! We will publish a link to your website on our website, speak about it on Twitter, here on @NewsPaquebot and maybe even put it in the official bot documentation (coming soon).
? You can also start to write a new tutorial now! Here is some inspiration:
You can also add more informations, for example by speaking about the /setcommand, /setabout or any other trick you know about @Paquebot ?
Send your links to email@example.com
Chatfuel Team, July 29, 2015
Chatfuel Team, July 27, 2015
We’ve updated the commands support: we now display the commands on the keyboard ?☎️???. You have at least the start and stop commands shown, but also the about, if you’ve used the /setabout functionality ? And on the top will be displayed your custom commands (made with /setcommand ?)!
But that’s not over: we’ll improve the commands functionalities soon! And a lot of new stuff are ready to be coded, because your ideas are really good!!! Contact us whenever you want: /support ?
Enjoy your professional looking bots!
Chatfuel Team, July 25, 2015
We’ve updated your bots: you can now add your own commands, with custom text! ?
How to use it? For example I want to set a “/credits” command.
1) Open your bot
2) Type this: /setCommand credits This bot was made by me, and it looks good! ???
3) Test it by typing: /credits
That’s it, it’s ready!
Don’t forget to send your commands list to the @BotFather, so your subscribers will have all the shortcuts.
Be creative, and create your best commands!