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Full-featured Telegram client library for Python 3

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logo 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.

Installing

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())

Doing stuff

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[0].download_media()

loop.run_until_complete(main())

Next steps

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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