Full-featured Telegram client library for Python 3
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If you have code using Telethon before its 1.0 version, you must read Compatibility and Convenience to learn how to migrate.
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
Creating a client
from telethon import TelegramClient, events, sync # 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) client.start()
print(client.get_me().stringify()) client.send_message('username', 'Hello! Talking to you from Telethon') client.send_file('username', '/home/myself/Pictures/holidays.jpg') client.download_profile_photo('me') messages = client.get_messages('username') messages.download_media() @client.on(events.NewMessage(pattern='(?i)hi|hello')) async def handler(event): await event.respond('Hey!')
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.