How to get started with Telegram on Zapier

Connect to Telegram on Zapier

Telegram uses API keys to authenticate your account on Zapier.

Required authentication fields

  • Bot Token

Additional authentication instructions

Once you create your Telegram bot:

  • Go to Telegram.
  • In the BotFather channel, enter the command /token to retrieve your Bot Token.

Learn more about authenticating your Telegram account in Zapier.

About Telegram's app

Are self-hosted or cloud-hosted accounts supported? Cloud-hosted accounts only  
Is a paid Telegram plan required? No  
Are any special account permissions required? No  
Are there usage limits? Yes 30 messages per second.
Learn more about Telegram's usage limits.
Are there pagination limits? No  
Do trigger samples use real data from your account or generic data? Not applicable  
Are custom fields supported? No  
Do update actions overwrite or append to existing data? Not applicable  
Is there any additional info? Yes
  • The Chat ID field can accept a chat ID or a channel username.
  • The Chat ID field is a dropdown menu showing active chats or channels from the past 24 hours. To refresh your chats or channels options:
    • Send a message in the chat or channel that doesn't appear in the Chat ID dropdown menu.
    • In your Zap, click the Chat ID field and click Load More.
    • Your chat or channel should appear in the Chat ID dropdown menu.
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