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Microsoft Bot Framework Emulator

The Microsoft Bot Framework is a service and SDK that enables organizations to build and deploy intelligent agents, known as bots.

The Bot Framework Emulator is a desktop application that allows bot developers to test and debug their bots on localhost or running remotely through a tunnel.

Bot Framework Emulator in Action


From the GitHub releases page

Supported platforms

  • Windows
  • OS X
  • Linux

Getting Started

The Bot Framework Emulator can communicate with your bot wherever it is running; on localhost, or remotely in the cloud.


If you are interested in fixing issues and contributing directly to the code base, please see How to Contribute, which covers the following:

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.




Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Licensed under the MIT License.