How to send messages to a Telgram group in Visual Basic Script / VBA

Using the WhatsMate Telegram Gateway REST API

This article shows you how to send a message to a Telegram group in VBA / Visual Basic Script.

You MUST obtain the secret gateway number by signing up for a Premium account before you can send a message to a Telegram group. Instructions are available on the official site.

To send a Telegram group message in VBA / VB Script, do this:

  1. Create a New Group from your Telegram client.
  2. Add the secret gateway to the group. (You can add other people too!)
  3. Give your group a unique and creative name. It’s very important!
  4. In your Excel / Access / VBA development environment, define the following subroutines:
  5. Customize the TODO lines in your VB Script program:
    • Specify your gateway instance ID on line 16.
    • Specify your Client ID and Client secret on lines 17 and 18.
    • Specify the group name on line 2.
    • Specify the content of the message on line 3.
  6. Run it.

As mentioned at the beginning of this tutorial, you will need a Premium account to call the above API. Go sign up now.

Happy coding :)