Telegram implementation to support sending messages only. Your Home Assistant instance does not have to be exposed to the internet and there is no polling to receive messages or commands sent to the bot.
Information on how to send a message via the service
telegram_bot.send_message can be found here.
To integrate this into Home Assistant, add the following section to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry telegram_bot: - platform: broadcast api_key: YOUR_API_KEY allowed_chat_ids: - 123456789 # example id of a user - -987654321 # example id of a group, starts with a -
A list of ids representing the users and group chats to which messages can be send. Default the message will be send to the first alllowed chat_id. By using the
target service data attribute the message can be send to other chat_ids from the list.
Default parser for messages if not explicit in message data, either
To get your
api_key follow the instructions here.