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!
— Chatfuel Team ⛽️
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!!!
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.
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.
? 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 ?
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.
Chatfuel Team, September 8, 2015
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!
Chatfuel Team, September 7, 2015
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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 ⚓
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 ?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you a lot of subscribers!!! ??
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 ?
Thanks to everybody for the quality of the bots you suggested, it was difficult for us to choose!
Paquebot + StoreBot Teams
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!