Telegram chatbot polling implementation.
This is one of two bot implementations supported by Telegram. Your Home Assistant instance does not have to be exposed to the internet. The other implementation method is Telegram webhooks, described by Telegram as the preferred implementation but requires your Home Assistant instance to be exposed to the internet.
To integrate this into Home Assistant, add the following section to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry telegram_bot: - platform: polling 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 that are authorized to interact with the bot.
Default parser for messages if not explicit in message data, either
To get your
api_key follow the instructions here.