Pure Python 3 MTProto API Telegram client library

README.rst

Telethon

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logo Telethon is an asyncio Python 3 MTProto library to interact with Telegram's API.

Important

If you have code using Telethon before its 1.0 version, you must read Compatibility and Convenience to learn how to migrate.

What is this?

Telegram is a popular messaging application. This library is meant to make it easy for you to write Python programs that can interact with Telegram. Think of it as a wrapper that has already done the heavy job for you, so you can focus on developing an application.

Installing

pip3 install telethon

Creating a client

from telethon import TelegramClient, events, sync

# These example values won't work. You must get your own api_id and
# api_hash from https://my.telegram.org, under API Development.
api_id = 12345
api_hash = '0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef'

client = TelegramClient('session_name', api_id, api_hash)
client.start()

Doing stuff

print(client.get_me().stringify())

client.send_message('username', 'Hello! Talking to you from Telethon')
client.send_file('username', '/home/myself/Pictures/holidays.jpg')

client.download_profile_photo('me')
messages = client.get_messages('username')
messages[0].download_media()

@client.on(events.NewMessage(pattern='(?i)hi|hello'))
async def handler(event):
    await event.respond('Hey!')

Next steps

Do you like how Telethon looks? Check out Read The Docs for a more in-depth explanation, with examples, troubleshooting issues, and more useful information.