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Native PHP Wrapper for Telegram BOT API

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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');
    // or initialize with tracker api key
    // $bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\Client('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN', 'YOUR_BOTAN_TRACKER_API_KEY');

    //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) {

Botan SDK (not supported more)

Botan is a telegram bot analytics system based on Yandex.Appmetrica. In this document you can find how to setup Yandex.Appmetrica account, as well as examples of Botan SDK usage.

Creating an account

  • Register at
  • After registration you will be prompted to create Application. Please use @YourBotName as a name.
  • Save an API key from settings page, you will use it as a token for Botan API calls.
  • Download lib for your language, and use it as described below. Don`t forget to insert your token!

Since we are only getting started, you may discover that some existing reports in AppMetriсa aren't properly working for Telegram bots, like Geography, Gender, Age, Library, Devices, Traffic sources and Network sections. We will polish that later.

SDK usage


$tracker = new \TelegramBot\Api\Botan('YOUR_BOTAN_TRACKER_API_KEY');

$tracker->track($message, $eventName);

API Wrapper

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

$bot->track($message, $eventName);

You can use method 'getUpdates()'and all incoming messages will be automatically tracked as Message-event.


$bot = new \TelegramBot\Api\Client('YOUR_BOT_API_TOKEN', 'YOUR_BOTAN_TRACKER_API_KEY');

All registered commands are automatically tracked as command name

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 [email protected] instead of using the issue tracker.



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

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