Telegram Channels
Bots can work in Telegram channels. In channels, a bot will respond when
  • It is added as administrator to a channel
  • Another administrator posts in the channel
You may use bots to publish information to your channel followers easily with scheduled or recurring Broadcasts.
A channel is represented as a single User on BotDistrikt, no matter how many followers are in it. Channels can be identified with the word (Channel) in their names, and User Type channel in their profiles.
(Channel) in a user's name shows that this user is a channel
User Type channel shows that this user is a channel

Added to a channel

When you add the bot as an administrator to a channel, a postback event is triggered. To make the bot respond to this event, you must add a rule with the following condition
Context
Property
Function
Value
message
postback
equals
botAdded
If the above rule is not added, the bot will respond with its default fallback story

Admin posts in channel

When another administrator of the channel publishes a post, a postback event is triggered. To make the bot respond to this event, you must add a rule with the following condition
Context
Property
Function
Value
message
postback
equals
channelPost
If the above rule is not added, the bot will respond with its default fallback story

Channel to Individual chats

Telegram channels are a great way to publish content for your followers to see, however they are restricted to one-way content from your admins to your subscribers. Sometimes you would want to publish 2-way interactive content. By doing this, you can
  • Personalise tailored content to each subscriber
  • Improve engagement amongst your channel subscribers
BotDistrikt has a unique way of allowing you to do this via story-based Buttons. When you publish a story button-based element such as Text, Cards, Audio, or Video with buttons, any subscriber who clicks on that button will magically be taken to an individual chat with your bot to view that story.
Publish a story with a story-based Button to a Telegram channel
Here's an example of what can be done with this
Channel to Individual chat

Benefits

By using a story-based Button in your Telegram channel, you will be able to convert Telegram channel subscribers into your individual users for your Telegram bot marketing strategies