Chatfuel

Now you can get all the features of TechCrunch bot

Chatfuel Team, July 5, 2016

TechCrunch bot was recently recognized by Facebook as one the “top experiences on the Messenger platform”. We’re thrilled to roll out its key features to everyone and see how you use them to inspire others!

A myriad of plugins

Chatfuel Team, June 24, 2016

We’re thrilled to share a myriad of new plugins for Chatfuel. Plugins can connect your external sources of data to your chatbot. By powering your bot using plugins, you can do so much more with your bot—like sending custom messages through JSON, subscribing users to RSS feeds, sending daily digests, and more.

AI navigation in 50 languages, plus a powerful new plugin

Chatfuel Team, May 30, 2016

Get the power of AI in 49 new languages
One of the coolest features of Chatfuel is that you can use the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to understand and respond to your users’ requests. Until this week, you could only do it in English. Now you can do it in 50 different languages (see our full list below).

 

Here’s how:

  1. Visit the AI Setup tab in your Chatfuel dashboard.
  2. Select one of 50 languages from the drop-down menu.
  3. Just start entering phrases you’d like to trigger your specific blocks.

 

 

Here’s a list of the languages we now support: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

 

What else? Try our new plugin to let users chat with an admin
Here’s another reason to love Chatfuel: Now you can use our new plugin that lets users chat directly with your bot admin—to finish an order, for example, or whatever you choose.

 

Check out an example: http://m.me/240899146283670

 

10-minute bot creation + launch!

Chatfuel Team, May 20, 2016

Great news, Chatfuel users: now you can publish your Chatfuel bot to production in a matter of minutes. No more waiting, just build your bot and launch!

 

Here’s how you can use the new feature:

  1. Just select the bot you want to publish.
  2. Visit the Settings tab in your Chatfuel dashboard.
  3. Click or tap “Show Facebook Pages.”

 

Check out these other cool features, too:

 

Questions? Just write us at support@chatfuel.com or Chatfuel page.

 

More happy bot-building!

The Chatfuel team

 

Chatfuel for Messenger is open to everyone!

Chatfuel Team, May 11, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that Chatfuel for Messenger is now open to everyone! It’s still in its early stages but we’d love for you to take it for a spin and tell us what you think.
Visit chatfuel.com.

Our Zapier app is now official!

Chatfuel Team, March 18, 2016

Now you can easily sync almost any app with Chatfuel!

Bots made with Chatfuel are powerful tools, but scheduling broadcasts regularly and syncing with your favorite app can sometimes require a specific customization. You probably already have some popular posts on social networks, events on your calendar, or articles on your blog, but they’re stuck there. Moving them into Chatfuel can take time, and lots of copy-pasting.

Our integration with Zapier makes the whole process automatic. It can take your content from almost anywhere — Zapier connects with more than 500 apps !— and send it to your Telegram audience with Chatfuel. You won’t need to worry about manually importing texts or links — Zapier handles the heavy lifting for you.

Chatfuel is the new Paquebot!

Chatfuel Team, March 12, 2016

Dear developers and creators,

We started Paquebot in July 2015 to help anyone create their bots easily and were thrilled to see how many of you found it useful. Now our community has millions of users and hundreds of thousands of bots created, thanks to your valuable feedback.

Since then, our vision has evolved to providing services and tools to power enhanced communications on messengers.

The first step to reflect this change is the rebranding — please welcome Chatfuel.com

No worries, bots and data will not be affected in any way. Just go to@chatfuelbot any time you need to manage your bots.

Expect more exciting news from us soon!

Sincerely yours,

— Chatfuel Team ⛽️

Version 2 is online (and it’s only the beginning)

Chatfuel Team, December 11, 2015

We’re back in town, stronger than ever! Few days ago, we released the new version of Paquebot. It’s completely updated, with new code in the background. The user interface has completely changed, and allowed us to make it more user friendly, and to create new functionalities in the same time:

? NEW COMMANDS SYSTEM
Our new commands system allows you to easily create submenus, sub-submenus, sub-sub-sub-menus, etc (sky is the limit), with an easy way to manage content. Also, you can define the behaviour: pagination, random, and more. Go to check it!

⏳ THE PAST AVAILABLE…
Bots were not able to show the previous messages to the previous broadcasts to your users. With Paquebot, it’s now possible: you can now make the history of your bot available to your audience!

?…AND THE FUTURE TOO
You can now schedule broadcasts: it mean you prepare your next messages, choose a date, and then relax. We deal with the rest.

? GET ANSWERS
You can now ask questions/feedbacks to your audience, it’s pretty simple and allows you to ask your users for some feedbacks, ideas, new content, answer polls, etc. All the kind of content are allowed!

? OLD COMMANDS SYSTEM UPDATED
Some of you still need it, so instead of removing it, we changed the interface, so it’s easier to use! Everything you did is still there, and more simple to administrate!!!

?CHANNELS
We simply implemented the channels: forward your broadcasts to your channels with Paquebot. Even the ones coming from external services.

? EXTERNAL SERVICES
We re-implemented the external services to improve your promotion: Boter and the #1 Telegram Store Bot. And we made external services like Zapier, IFTTT easier to use. We have some major partnerships ready to be launched, so stay tuned!

? MANAGE YOUR TEAM
You don’t need to give your token to the other people who help you to administrate your bot anymore. Simply invite them as managers.

? MONETIZATION
You can now make money with your bot! Follow the instructions on your bots.

? FULLY TRANSLATED
Your bots now have an administration interface translated in 6 languages, and more are coming! Crazy, huh? Our translation team is amazing and added the translations as soon as we created the new functionnalities!

? SERVER PERFORMANCES
Few weeks ago already, we changed the broadcasting system. It’s definitely fast and stable, and the only restriction are Telegram limits! And we know how to deal with growth, as our service is optimized for popular bots for a while.

? SMALL DETAILS
We also improved different small stuff: statistics of your bot, keyboard management, Zapier integration, etc. And all the existing functionalities have a new interface with a simple navigation.

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? MORE COMING SOON!

As we told you: it’s only the beginning. Now that we have a great service, it’s also an amazing tool where we can easily deploy new updates. It mean we will make more, and give you more, faster than ever! We have many ideas ready to be implemented on your bots ?

How to choose your media?

Chatfuel Team, October 12, 2015

Telegram just launched their new feature: Channels. It’s a good thing that will help some of you to get an audience on that specific tool. We want you to know what are the real differences before making a choice, as it’s difficult to change the media when your audience is huge.

Keyboard + Admins list

Chatfuel Team, September 8, 2015

? KEYBOARD

As promised, tonight we implemented the possibility to improve the display iof the keyboard, and there are now 4 possibilities:

1) Show all the keyboard commands
2) Hide the whole keyboard
3) NEW: Display only the custom commands (remove start & stop)
4) NEW: Show only the default commands (remove custom commands)

Of course, when you hide something from the keyboard, the functionality is still available. Only the keyboard visibility is impacted when you change the display ?

? ADMINS LIST

Some of you noticed that you can have multiple administrators for one bot. If you give them the token, don’t forget to revoke it with the BotFather after that ?

And we just implemented the admin list function. Only you can see it, so your users won’t be able to contact you, except if you publish your username on your bot, of course! Type “/showAdmins” in your bot to see the list, to check if anybody else got your token and improve your bot security ?

Enjoy these new commands, we will add bigger options soon!