How to send Telegram Messages in Node.js

Using the WhatsMate Telegram Gateway REST API

This article shows you how to send a Telegram message in Node.js.

Before the recipient can receive your Telegram message, she will need to register with the WhatsMate Telegram Gateway. Instructions are available on the official site. Unregistered users will never receive messages from the Gateway.

To send a Telegram message in Node.js, do this:

  1. Copy the following source code to your script.
  2. Customize the TODO lines:
    • Specify your gateway instance ID on line 5.
    • Specify your client ID and secret on lines 6 and 7.
    • Specify your target recipient on line 10. Remember to include the country code.
    • Specify your message on line 11.
  3. Make your Node.js script executable: chmod 755 send-telegram-text.js
  4. Run the script to send your message: ./send-telegram-text.js

You will need a trial account to call the above API. Go sign up now.