Statistics for Bots
An option to view Bot statistics in Bot Father, for example how many users started a conversation with the Bot! App: all
Allow for popular bots to get verified without Facebook/twitter/Instagram
Bots on telegram shouldn't require a verified Facebook/twitter/Instagram to get verified. Reasoning for this is that a lot of bots are telegram specific, and have no reason to have any presence on other…
Allow bots to see message deletion events
Currently, Bot API doesn't allow bots to see when users delete messages, they can see if an user edits a message, it would be useful for several use cases for telegram bots to be able to tell when messages…
Allow bots to react on messages and get users who reacted
Allow bot to react on message and get the users who reacted on a specific message_id in a specific chat
Allow bots to block users
Bots should be able to temporarily/permanently block users. When a user is blocked by the bot, the bot won't receive any updates from the user. Workaround A possible workaround is to temporarily "ban"…
Updates should contain member status, for simpler admin checks
Bot API updates should have a ChatMember field, which contains member status information, such as group membership, permissions/admin rights, and status (admin, restricted, member) This would help: -…
Bot API: Add method to delete all BotCommandScope, regardless of user/chat id
Method delete all BotCommandScope for a bot. Its possible that bots sometimes lose track of which scopes have been given to which users/chats. It should be possible to wipe all of these. Bonus points…
Bot API schema containing all objects and methods
Create a Bot API schema, containing current Bot API version, all the objects, types and methods. Currently, there is a JSON schema, but it only stands for MTProto and is not actually compatible with Bot…
Improve album support for bots
Allow bots to send media albums by album_id. Alternatively, add a new field to the message type which contains all the pictures/captions in the album. This would make it considerably easier for bots to…
Delete all bot commands Bot API method
A Bot API method to remove all bot commands from all scopes and languages
Allow bot owners to remove bot's about text, description or user picture
Allow bot owners to remove their bot's about text, description or user picture by sending /empty when asked to send the new about text, description or user picture (via BotFather). This is already possible…
Remove Bot API deleteMessage time limitation
Remove Bot API deleteMessage time limitation. The method editMessage do have no time limits, also there is no deletions time limit if used tdlib. So there is a ways to bypass that limitation, but why…
Add a notice to bots that have been inactive for a while
Users ask why X bot doesn't reply. A common case is @StoreBot, which was quite popular when the bots were launched, but now it has been abandoned years ago. Suggestion Add a notice informing to the user…
promoteChatMember should allow for specifying the admin title
The bot API promoteChatMember call should support a "title" field to set the admin title at promotion time, instead of relying on a second API call.
Support a "reason" field for sensitive API calls to enhance recent actions
Bots should support passing a "reason" field for any actions which show up in recent actions (eg ban, delete, promote). This is similar to what the discord bot api provides. This would allow admins to…
Bots can send dialogs / modals
Support for bots to show dialogs. For example, confirmation dialogs (1) and input dialogs(2): 1) a bot could ask to the user a confirmation when he presses a bot button. You can workaround this changing…
Allow bots to know when an incoming message contains a web preview
Bots can choose to send messages with/without preview, and they can restrict previews through telegram permissions, but they never actually know that there is a preview on a message when they receive…
Add a ChatInfo update type which contains change to chat settings, similar to ChatMember updates.
Changes to chat information (pic, name, description, privacy, permissions) should be sent in a new update type; similar to the new ChatMember updates. Personally, I ask this because I would be interested…
Allow bots to make calls via the BOT API.
Set commands per language using @BotFather
Users should be able to set langiage dependent commands directly via @BotFather. This was recently added and is possible using the /setMyCommands method in the API, but why can't we do it directly (and…
Update in channel new/left member
Channel new and left members in update "chat_member"
BOT API: InlineKeyboardButton + request_contact
add the same option as described in KeyboardButton to the InlineKeyboardButton if it's not allowed (in group chat) --- don't display/igonre this button. the callback_data is desired too. just pass contact…
Ability to ask users to read a QR and other types of visual codes using a bot
Telegram bots can already request coordinates and contacts. Lacks the ability to request a QR code, and other types of codes read by a smartphone camera, which is also integrated into the application.
New bot API method "getChatMemberOnlineCount"
A method "getChatMemberOnlineCount" in the bot API. Getting the member count from the bot API already exists as seen here: https://core.telegram.org/bots/api#getchatmembercount I propose an addition to…
Add support of Belarusian Ruble (BYN)
I'm bot developer, I want to make Bot Payments available for Belarusian users and I'd like to help with integrating payment processing system with support of Belarusian Ruble (BYN) in order to make payments…
User calls the group with the intermediary of the bot
I want bot api call users in group and other one user (similar as call center)
Increase file send limit of Bot API from 50MB to 100MB
Increase BOT API send file limit from 50MB to 100MB.
Bot: allow that inline_keyboard's represents a different value on click
Allow that inline_keyboard have only a text value, so when user click on this button, this text is just sent back to bot. It is useful for private talks where bot could suggests some common responses…
Ability to request to be contacted by a user and not get spam reported
Two users would be able to agree via bot to receive a private message from the other with no possibility to report it as spam.
Bot: answer callback query immediatelly after of a HTTP 200
Do an automatic callback query answer immediatelly after server response with a OK. Currently, a button that sends a callback data will waits for an answerCallbackQuery command, and it could be slower…
Option to create bots without programming
For those of us who don't know about programming (and don't know how to create bots), could Telegram create an official bot that creates bots for posts and comments? @Fleepbot style