Full-featured Telegram client library for Python 3
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Telethon is an asyncio Python 3 library to interact with Telegram’s API.
If you don’t like asyncio, you can still use a simpler version that uses threads instead.
What is this?
Telegram is a popular messaging application. This library is meant to make it easy for you to write Python programs that can interact with Telegram. Think of it as a wrapper that has already done the heavy job for you, so you can focus on developing an application.
pip3 install telethon-aio
Creating a client
import asyncio loop = asyncio.get_event_loop() from telethon import TelegramClient # These example values won't work. You must get your own api_id and # api_hash from https://my.telegram.org, under API Development. api_id = 12345 api_hash = '0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef' client = TelegramClient('session_name', api_id, api_hash) loop.run_until_complete(client.start())
async def main(): me = await client.get_me() print(me.stringify()) await client.send_message('username', 'Hello! Talking to you from Telethon') await client.send_file('username', '/home/myself/Pictures/holidays.jpg') await client.download_profile_photo('me') messages = await client.get_messages('username') await messages.download_media() loop.run_until_complete(main())
Do you like how Telethon looks? Check out Read The Docs for a more in-depth explanation, with examples, troubleshooting issues, and more useful information.
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