How to send messages to a Telegram group from PHP

Using the WhatsMate Telegram Gateway REST API



This article shows you how to send a message to a Telegram group in PHP.

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 from your PHP page, 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. Copy the following source code to your script.
  5. Customize the TODO lines in the PHP page:
    • Specify your gateway instance ID on line 2.
    • Specify your Client ID and Client secret on lines 3 and 4.
    • Specify the group name on line 7.
    • Specify the content of the message on line 8.
  6. Visit the PHP page you just created to send your group message.

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 :)