Telegram Webhooks


Telegram chatbot webhooks implementation as described in the Telegram documentation.

This is one of two bot implementations supported by Telegram. Described by Telegram as the preferred implementation but requires your Home Assistant instance to be exposed to the internet.

To integrate this into Home Assistant, add the following section to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
http:
  base_url: <public_url> # the Home Assistant https url which is exposed to the internet.

telegram_bot:
  platform: webhooks
  api_key: telegram api key
  parse_mode: html
  allowed_chat_ids:
    - 12345
    - 67890

Configuration variables:

  • allowed_chat_ids (Required): A list of user in the user_id Telegram format enabled to interact to webhook
  • api_key (Required): The API token of your bot.
  • trusted_networks (Optional): Telegram server access ACL as list. Defaults to 149.154.167.197-233.
  • parse_mode (Optional): Default parser for messages if not explicit in message data: ‘html’ or ‘markdown’. Default is ‘markdown’.

To get your chat_id and api_key follow the instructions here .

Full configuration sample:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
http:
  base_url: <public_url>

telegram_bot:
  platform: webhooks
  api_key: ABCDEFGHJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ
  trusted_networks:
    - 149.154.167.197/32
    - 149.154.167.198/31
    - 149.154.167.200/29
    - 149.154.167.208/28
    - 149.154.167.224/29
    - 149.154.167.232/31
  allowed_chat_ids:
    - 12345
    - 67890