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The open-source Conversational Platform with built-in language understanding (NLU), beautiful graphical interface and Dialog Manager (DM). Easily create chatbots and AI-based virtual assistants.
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Botpress — The open-source Virtual Assistant platform


Botpress is an open-source all-in-one bot creation platform that provides all the tools you need to build, debug and deploy AI-based conversational assistants.

  • Developer-focused
  • Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
  • Built-in graphical interface & flow editor
  • Administration panel and bot management tools
  • Runs fully on-prem (control your data)
  • Support multiple messaging channels such as Webchat, SMS, Telegram, Facebook Messenger etc

Learn Botpress
📖 Documentation 🍿 Tutorials 💘 Community Forum

Deploy in the Cloud

Botpress can be easily deployed on DigitalOcean as a 1-Click App here.


Deploy using Binaries

You can download the binaries here.

Building from source

Prerequisites: Node 10.11 (you can use nvm) and Yarn.

  1. Run yarn to fetch node packages.
  2. Run yarn build to build the core, the UI and the modules.
  3. Run yarn start to start the server.
Building Issues

If you encounter errors when building modules (timeout, random errors, etc), try the following:

  1. Go in each module folder and type yarn && yarn build


Here are some of the many ways to contribute.

For starters, there are some open issues with the [first good issue][starter-label] tag which are ideal for starting to contribute. They are all relatively easy to get started with.

Contributions to Botpress will be dual-licensed under AGPLv3 and the Botpress Proprietary License. This means that all contributors need to agree to the dual-license before their contributions can be accepted.

Please follow the Conventional Commits specs when doing commits. You should also read our code of conduct.


Botpress is dual-licensed under AGPLv3 and the Botpress Proprietary License.

By default, any bot created with Botpress is licensed under AGPLv3, but you may change to the Botpress License from within your bot's web interface in a few clicks.

For more information about how the dual-license works and why it works that way, please see the FAQS.

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