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PHP Telegram Bot Api

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An extended native php wrapper for Telegram Bot API without requirements. Supports all methods and types of responses.

Bots: An introduction for developers

Bots are special Telegram accounts designed to handle messages automatically. Users can interact with bots by sending them command messages in private or group chats.

You control your bots using HTTPS requests to bot API.

The Bot API is an HTTP-based interface created for developers keen on building bots for Telegram. To learn how to create and set up a bot, please consult Introduction to Bots and Bot FAQ.


Via Composer

$ composer require telegram-bot/api


See example DevAnswerBot (russian).

API Wrapper

Send message

$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\BotApi('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

$bot->sendMessage($chatId, $messageText);

Send document

$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\BotApi('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

$document = new \CURLFile('document.txt');

$bot->sendDocument($chatId, $document);

Send message with reply keyboard

$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\BotApi('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

$keyboard = new \TelegramBot\Api\Types\ReplyKeyboardMarkup(array(array("one", "two", "three")), true); // true for one-time keyboard

$bot->sendMessage($chatId, $messageText, null, false, null, $keyboard);

Send message with inline keyboard

$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\BotApi('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

$keyboard = new \TelegramBot\Api\Types\Inline\InlineKeyboardMarkup(
                    ['text' => 'link', 'url' => '']
$bot->sendMessage($chatId, $messageText, null, false, null, $keyboard);

Send media group

$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\BotApi('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

$media = new \TelegramBot\Api\Types\InputMedia\ArrayOfInputMedia();
$media->addItem(new TelegramBot\Api\Types\InputMedia\InputMediaPhoto(''));
$media->addItem(new TelegramBot\Api\Types\InputMedia\InputMediaPhoto(''));
// Same for video
// $media->addItem(new TelegramBot\Api\Types\InputMedia\InputMediaVideo(''));
$bot->sendMediaGroup($chatId, $media);


require_once "vendor/autoload.php";

try {
    $bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\Client('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN');

    //Handle /ping command
    $bot->command('ping', function ($message) use ($bot) {
        $bot->sendMessage($message->getChat()->getId(), 'pong!');
    //Handle text messages
    $bot->on(function (\TelegramBot\Api\Types\Update $update) use ($bot) {
        $message = $update->getMessage();
        $id = $message->getChat()->getId();
        $bot->sendMessage($id, 'Your message: ' . $message->getText());
    }, function () {
        return true;

} catch (\TelegramBot\Api\Exception $e) {

Local Bot API Server

For using custom local bot API server

use TelegramBot\Api\Client;
$token = 'YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN';
$bot = new Client($token, null, null, 'http://localhost:8081');

Third-party Http Client

use Symfony\Component\HttpClient\HttpClient;
use TelegramBot\Api\BotApi;
use TelegramBot\Api\Http\SymfonyHttpClient;
$token = 'YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN';
$bot = new Client($token, null, new SymfonyHttpClient(HttpClient::create()););

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.