Chatfuel

Custom keyboards, new options

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
> Auto-updates
> 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 ?

Enjoy it!

Custom commands 2.0

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),

?KEYBOARD CUSTOMIZATION
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!

?FULL TUTORIAL
Here is a new tutorial that explain step by step how to use it:
https://medium.com/@Khodl/how-to-create-your-own-telegram-bot-who-answer-its-users-without-coding-996de337f019

Have fun, and make your feedbacks here: botmaster@paquebot.io ?

Enjoy it!

The Paquebot Team ⚓

Enable or disable your keyboards

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!

Send us your tutorials

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:
https://medium.com/@Khodl/how-to-create-an-automated-bot-on-telegram-without-coding-using-zapier-and-paquebot-5a635a3b867b
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 botmaster@paquebot.io

Paquebot.io

Chatfuel Team, July 29, 2015

Create your own community bots for Telegram, without server, without code, from a simple interface: a Telegram chat.

Better commands implementation

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!

Custom commands are available

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!

About command

Chatfuel Team, July 24, 2015

As many of you requested it, we implemented the /setabout command. It will be displayed to welcome people who /start your bot).

This text is also available when you use the /about command (if you set it with the bot father). For that command, there will also be a link on the bottom, to inform people about how your bot is made ?

The about text will be displayed on your bot profile: http://paquebot.io/bot/NewsPaquebot

Enjoy it !!! ?

Maintenance is over

Chatfuel Team, July 24, 2015

Usual commands are back! ?
You can send them IN YOUR BOT:

? /locale
The language selector allows you to set your commands (the one your subscribers will see) in one of the 10 languages we suggest: English, Français, فارسی, Español, Italiano, 中文, العربية, Deutsch, עברית, Русский

? /botkey
Get the key that you can use to automate your bot. Here is a tutorial:
https://medium.com/@Khodl/how-to-create-an-automated-bot-on-telegram-without-coding-using-zapier-and-paquebot-5a635a3b867b

Now that the situation is the same as prior to the maintenance (but of course faster), we will add new functionnalities to Paquebot! ?

Your bots are back

Chatfuel Team, July 23, 2015

Wow! The first step of the migration is done.

It was a big surprise for us to have so many people using your bots! The problem was that our small infrastructure was not ready for that ?

We decided to move the servers to a new provider that will allow Paquebot to grow without limits, instead of our static dedicated server.

Why it took so much time? Because the first version was only an experiment, for fun ?. Now that you’re all using it, we coded a clean version in less than 2 days ?? (the first version took more than week). Of course, some elements are still missing (commands “apikey” and “local”, but they should arrive really soon!

You can use the /paquebot command on your bots again!!!