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Table of contents

  • Introduction


Telegram API support




Getting started



Learning by example








Getting help








This library provides a pure Python interface for the

Telegram Bot API <https:></https:>

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PyPy <http:></http:>
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In addition to the pure API implementation, this library features a number of high-level classes to make the development of bots easy and straightforward. These classes are contained in the




# Telegram API support

All types and methods of the Telegram Bot API **4.8** are supported.


# Installing

You can install or upgrade python-telegram-bot with:

.. code:: shell

$ pip install python-telegram-bot --upgrade

Or you can install from source with:

.. code:: shell

$ git clone --recursive $ cd python-telegram-bot $ python install

In case you have a previously cloned local repository already, you should initialize the added urllib3 submodule before installing with:

.. code:: shell

$ git submodule update --init --recursive


# Getting started

Our Wiki contains a lot of resources to get you started with



Introduction to the API https:

- Tutorial: 

Your first Bot https:


Other references:


Telegram API documentation https:


python-telegram-bot documentation https:


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## Learning by example

We believe that the best way to learn this package is by example. Here are some examples for you to review. Even if it is not your approach for learning, please take a look at


, it is the de facto base for most of the bots out there. Best of all, the code for these examples are released to the public domain, so you can start by grabbing the code and building on top of it.


this page https:

\_ to discover the official examples or look at the examples on the 

wiki https:

\_ to see other bots the community has built.
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## Logging

This library uses the


 module. To set up logging to standard output, put:

.. code:: python

import logging logging.basicConfig(level=logging.DEBUG, format='%(asctime)s - %(name)s - %(levelname)s - %(message)s')

at the beginning of your script.

You can also use logs in your application by calling


 and setting the log level you want:

.. code:: python

logger = logging.getLogger() logger.setLevel(logging.INFO)

If you want DEBUG logs instead:

.. code:: python



# Documentation


's documentation lives at https:



# Getting help

You can get help in several ways:


We have a vibrant community of developers helping each other in our

Telegram group https:

\_. Join us!

Report bugs, request new features or ask questions by

creating an issue https:



Wiki pages https:

\_ offer a growing amount of resources.

You can even ask for help on Stack Overflow using the

python-telegram-bot tag https:



# Contributing

Contributions of all sizes are welcome. Please review our

contribution guidelines https:

\_ to get started. You can also help by 

reporting bugs https:



# License

You may copy, distribute and modify the software provided that modifications are described and licensed for free under

LGPL-3 https:

``` _. Derivatives works (including modifications or anything statically linked to the library) can only be redistributed under LGPL-3, but applications that use the library don't have to be.

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