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Python API client for FB Messenger

Project description


Minimum Requirements

  • Python 2.7+ or Python 3.3+

Install from pip

pip install fb_messenger

Build from source

git clone
cd fb_messenger
python install

How to develop

make install # create virtualenv folder and install requirements
make lint # run pylint
make test # run tests
make clean # remove virtualenv folder

How to Use

Send simple text

from fb_messenger.client import FBMessenger
from fb_messenger import attachments
from fb.messenger.exceptions import MessengerAPIError

client = FBMessenger(ACCESS_TOKEN, logger_level=logging.DEBUG)
text = attachments.Text('hello!')

    response = client.send_attachment(RECIPIENT_ID, text)
except MessengerAPIError as e:

Send attachment

More examples look into examples folder.

image = attachments.Image('')

    response = client.send_attachment(RECIPIENT_ID, text)
except MessengerAPIError as e:

Send action

from fb_messenger.types import action_types

    response = client.send_action(RECIPIENT_ID, action_types.MARK_SEEN)
except MessengerAPIError as e:

How to process messages in Flask

from flask import Flask, request
import logging
from fb_messenger.client import FBMessenger
from fb_messenger.types import webhook_types

app = Flask(__name__)

LOGGER = logging.getLogger(__name__)

client = FBMessenger(ACCESS_TOKEN, logger_level=logging.DEBUG)

@app.route('/webhook', methods=['GET'])
def get_webhook():
    if request.args.get('hub.verify_token', '') == VERIFY_TOKEN:
        return request.args.get('hub.challenge', '')

    return 'Error', 400

@app.route('/webhook', methods=['POST'])
def post_webhook():
    except Exception as e:

    return 'ok'

def message_received(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.MessageReceived
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.MESSAGE_RECEIVED, webhook))

def postback_received(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.Postback
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.POSTBACK_RECEIVED, webhook))

def authentication(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.Authentication
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.AUTHENTICATION, webhook))

def account_linking(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.AccountLinking
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.ACCOUNT_LINKING, webhook))

def message_delivered(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.MessageDelivered
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.MESSAGE_DELIVERED, webhook))

def message_read(webhook):
    :type webhook: fb_messenger.webhooks.MessageRead
    LOGGER.debug((webhook_types.MESSAGE_READ, webhook))

if __name__ == '__main__':, host='')

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