How to make a Telegram bot
In 2021, Telegram has more than 500 million monthly active users around the world. The messaging app is becoming big competition for huge players like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. And that shouldn't come as a surprise.
With a Telegram bot, you can improve accessibility, increase your response time, and boost customer satisfaction. Trengo's chatbot takes over simple support queries, routes customers to the right colleague, and answers frequently asked questions.
What is a chatbot?
The chatbot is an automated conversation partner you can use on communication channels such as WhatsApp, live chat, Facebook Messenger, and also Telegram. This scripted AI tool is programmed to help your team handling simple support queries and collecting customer information.
The benefits of using a chatbot
Using a chatbot has the following benefits:
Increases customer satisfaction: you can assure your customer of a fast answer. They don't have to switch channels or be forwarded to another department to receive the support they need.
Improves response time: chatbots are always available — day and night. They reply faster than the speed of light.
Saves time and costs: chatbots take over time-consuming tasks, so your team can focus on more complicated issues.
How to make a Telegram bot
You first need to connect your Telegram account to Trengo's platform. This gives you the opportunity to create your own no-code chatbot, and collect Telegram messages together with other channels in one view.
At Trengo, you can pick between two different kinds of chatbots:
1. The regular chatbot
A conversation with a regular chatbot looks just the same as a conversation between you and your customer. When the customer asks a question, the chatbot recognizes keywords and sends pre-filled answers. In the conversation below, the chatbot recognizes the keyword 'shipping costs' and provides the customers with the right answer within seconds.
Learn how to set up a chatbot with Trengo
2. The flowbot
The flowbot simulates conversations with your customers and prospects in a slightly different way. Instead of replying to open questions, the flowbot asks multiple-choice questions. Based on the customer's answer, he will be forwarded to the right team or information.
Learn how to set up a flowbot with Trengo
Read more about the differences between a chatbot and a flowbot
3 ways to use a Telegram bot
With about 55.2 million active Telegram users a day, your Telegram messages will soon pile up. Time to expand your team with a chatbot to take over the busy work. Here are three examples of how to use a chatbot for Telegram:
1. Answer frequently asked questions
No matter how many questions you get every day, I bet a lot of them are quite repetitive. Most of these questions include:
- Return policies
- Available products
- Opening hours
- Shipping costs
It takes your team a lot of time to answer these questions over and over again. Instead, you can safely use a chatbot to answer them for you. The bot recognizes the question and answers with relevant information.
Tip: learn more about your customer's behaviour before you start creating a bot. Which types of questions do they ask? You can do this by adding labels to conversations. After that, you can set up questions for your chatbot based on the most frequently used labels.
2. Handle support queries by using dynamic content
By using dynamic content, your chatbot can retrieve customer information and answer personal questions.
If you receive a newsletter from your favorite brand, you might recognize the following headline: "Hi [your name]". Dynamic content is the content between [ ... ] that changes based on customer information.
Trengo’s chatbot can retrieve dynamic content through integrations with, for example, software like Shopify and Picqer.
This makes it possible for a chatbot to support your customers with:
- Order status and information
- Product issues
- Product information
3. Gather leads by asking for customer information
The chatbot collects customer information and saves it under a customer contact profile in Trengo. After gathering the information, the chatbot routes the conversation back to your team. This leaves your sales team with a nice list of leads to get in touch with.
Build your Telegram bot with Trengo
It's time to make full use of Telegram's potential. In Trengo, you can create your own no-code chatbot and start offering even faster service than before.