How to create a Telegram bot using java?

Viral Vaghela
3 min readDec 22, 2020

Hello developers, in this post I will explain to you How you can create a telegram bot using java?

Get API Token

So first Go to the telegram and search Bot Father.

Bot father is used to creating a bot, manage existing bots, changes settings, and delete a bot.

You have to enter the of your bot, and it’s always unique. after creating the bot you will get API Token (Do not share this with anyone).

Create a Java Maven Project.

Open your IDE and create a Java Maven project.

in the pom.xml add the java-telegram-bot-API dependency.

Now create a MainClass and inside main() method write following code to create an object of your MyBot class and register it and then create a MyBot.Java

MyBot class will extend TelegramLongPollingBot.

Now you have to implement methods

@Override
public void onUpdateReceived(Update update) {

}

@Override
public String getBotUsername() {
return null;
}

@Override
public String getBotToken() {
return null;
}

Add token and username

Inside getBotUserName( ) replace null with the name of your Bot and paste your token in the return statement of getBotToken( ).Get a message from the Bot

When the user sends a message to the bot, it will receive in the onUpdateReceived( ),

to print the message on the console you can write the following code

System.out.println(update.getMessage().getText());

How to Send Message to the user?

Create a object of SendMessage

SendMessage sendMessage = new SendMessage();sendMessage.setText("Hii ") 
try {
sendMessage.setChatId(update.getMessage().getChatId());
execute(sendMessage);
} catch (TelegramApiException e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}

inside the setText( ), you can write your message. and set Chat ID using setChatID()

execute() will send a message to the user, don’t forget to write this code inside the try-catch block, because it may throw an exception.

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Viral Vaghela

𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 Researcher • Software Developer •