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Building Bots with Node.js by Madan Bhintade, Eduardo Freitas

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Chapter 5. Telegram-Powered Bots

Telegram ( https://telegram.org/ ) is a free, cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app. Telegram takes us into a new era of messaging, which focuses primarily on security and the speed of the message delivery.

Telegram has clients for platforms including Windows, OS X, Linux 64 bit, and Linux 32 bit. The Telegram messaging app is available for use as a web version too. When it comes to mobile devices, Telegram has native apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos, and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, and many more); and you can create groups for up to 5,000 people, or channels for broadcasting your messages and media.

One of the great things about Telegram ...

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