In today’s digital age, integrating AI tools with messaging platforms like Telegram offers immense potential. If you’ve ever wondered how to link Telegram with ChatGPT, this guide is for you.
- You’ll need an OpenAI account.
- Ensure you have an API key from OpenAI.
2. Setting up on Telegram:
- Begin by creating a bot on Telegram. For this, search for BotFather – it’s the tool provided by Telegram for bot creation.
- Click on ‘Start’ and send the command ‘view bot’ to the BotFather.
- When prompted for a name, provide one. This could be anything like “AI helper.” This doesn’t have to be unique.
- Next, you’ll be required to pick a Telegram username for your bot. This should be unique. For example, you could name it “AI bot.”
- Post creation, you’ll receive an API key. Copy this and ensure it remains confidential.
3. Channel Creation on Telegram:
- Create a new Telegram channel. You could name it something relevant like “ChatGPT.”
- Ensure this channel is set to private for security reasons.
- Add the bot (e.g., “AI helper”) to this channel by selecting “Manage Channel,” then choosing “Administrators” and finally adding the bot. Keep the permissions as default.
4. Building the Integration using Make.com:
- Navigate to make.com and sign up if you haven’t already.
- Create a new scenario and choose Telegram from the available apps.
- Set it to “Watch updates” so it keeps an eye on your Telegram channel with the help of a webhook.
- To define the webhook, connect it to your Telegram account using the API token you received earlier.
- Test this setup by sending a message on Telegram. If successful, you’ll notice the operation gets initialized on make.com. Make sure to note the ID of the chat (including the minus sign) for future use.
5. Integration with ChatGPT:
- On make.com, add another module and choose OpenAI.
- For the chat completion, pick the model “gbt 3.5 Turbo” or whichever suits your needs.
- Direct the message from the Telegram bot to ChatGPT by selecting the ‘Channel post text.’
- Finally, to send the AI’s response back to Telegram, choose the ‘Send a Text Message’ option and utilize the chat ID noted in step 4. Select the message content from OpenAI’s response.
6. Testing and Final Touches:
- Test the entire flow by sending a message and verifying you receive a response.
- Further fine-tune your make.com model, adding more functionalities or integrating other apps as needed.
- To ensure your scenario always runs, turn on scheduling, set it to work immediately, and save the changes.
Voila! Now, you can enjoy a seamless experience chatting with ChatGPT directly through Telegram. Whether you’re forwarding messages or engaging in a conversation, the AI ensures you’re always in good company. Remember, technology is vast, and there’s always room for innovation. So, have fun with this setup, experiment with new features, and don’t hesitate to share feedback. After all, the sky’s the limit!