Chatfuel

One billion messages!

Chatfuel Team, September 7, 2015

?1 ?000 ?000?000 ?

We now send more than 70 millions messages per day, and yesterday we reached ONE BILLION MESSAGES sent since the beginning, two months ago!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYBODY!!! ?

The Paquebot Team ⚓

Maintenance is over

Chatfuel Team, September 6, 2015

Finally, everything is ready!

Two days ago, we made a maintenance on all your bots: bots receiving more than 30 requests per second are now able to work correctly without reaching the Telegram limit! They are not slowing down the system anymore ???

Yesterday, we made a maintenance on @Paquebot too (the bot that install Paquebot on your bots), and improved it: keyboard, friendly commands and direct install by forwarding a token! ?

Today, Telegram made an update (but we did nothing), where about 20% of the bots took more than 12 hours to be back. @Paquebot was unfortunately one of them, and our only solution was to wait for Telegram to solve the problem on their side. ? (Note: If your bot is still offline, try to /revoke your token with the @BotFather, and forward the new token to @Paquebot)

The situation is now stable, Paquebot is faster than ever! Enjoy your amazing bots!!

Tomorrow, we will add small stuff that most of you asked during the last weeks: remove start and stop buttons, display bot administrators, etc. Bigger updates will arrive during the next days!!! Your bots will stay online during that maintenance ?

Get more subscribers with Boter

Chatfuel Team, August 31, 2015

We have a new partner: Boter.me, the first promotion platform for Telegram bots! The concept is simple: you collect points by promoting other bots, and use your points to be promoted on other bots. ?

They just launched their services and Paquebot was lucky enough to test it with some accounts, allowing us to implement it on your bots! ?

To use it, it’s simple:
1) open your bot, type /boter and follow the instructions
2) create your own promotion
3) share other bots campaigns to get points
4) other bots will share your promotion, using your points.
5) repeat points 3 and 4

If you have any feedback about boter please contact them: team@boter.me

We wish you a lot of subscribers!!! ??

Contest: and the winners are…

Chatfuel Team, August 22, 2015

It took us long time to check all the bots submitted, there were hundreds of submissions!

Here are our 5 favourites, and each of them will be promoted on the StoreBot within next couple of weeks ?

@GrowthBot
Insights for founders and makers from founders and makers.
Learn, get ideas and grow your business.
Rate it: https://telegram.me/storebot?start=GrowthBot

@car_show_bot
This bot sends pictures of brand new cars.
The keyboard allows to navigate between brands.
Rate it: https://telegram.me/storebot?start=car_show_bot

@slangbot
Learn English in a different way.
Much more fun and attractive.
Rate it: https://telegram.me/storebot?start=slangbot

@designersbot
It offers the best tools for designers!
Follow this community to get updates regularly.
Rate it: https://telegram.me/storebot?start=designersbot

@dailyeng_bot
English bot, with some definitions available from the keyboard.
Daily updates are sent.
Rate it: https://telegram.me/storebot?start=dailyeng_bot

Thanks to everybody for the quality of the bots you suggested, it was difficult for us to choose!

Paquebot + StoreBot Teams

IFTTT + Botan support

Chatfuel Team, August 12, 2015

Many news today!!!

? IFTTT
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:
https://ifttt.com/p/paquebot

??? BOTAN.IO
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 ?

Have fun!!!

Get featured on the StoreBot!

Chatfuel Team, August 11, 2015

Our partner StoreBot.me, which is the number one bot store for Telegram Messenger, gave Paquebot 5 tickets to receive an exclusive promotion reaching hundreds of thousands people! Deadline: Friday…

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:
http://news.paquebot.io/contest-storebot

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!

The new mailer is ready

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 ?

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!