Why activate Telegram?
Give your subscribers an added real-time notification option when you publish! Roughly 18% of DubClub members on average do not have an iPhone.
How do I activate Telegram?
Step by step instructions are below, but you can click here for a 2 minute tutorial.
Step by step instructions for activating Telegram:
- Open the Telegram app. If you don't yet have Telegram, download it: App Store | Google Play Store
- Connect to DubClub. In the search bar at the top, search DubClubAdmin_bot and start a chat.
Share Contact Click "share contact" at the bottom of the chat, and share your contact with DubClubAdmin_bot. This will make sure DubClub's system recognizes your DubClub account.
- Start a chat with "BotFather". You can click on the "@botfather" hyperlink in the DubClubAdmin message to get here, or search BotFather in your chat search bar.
Create a New Bot Send "/newbot" to begin creating a new bot.
Name your Product "Your Name Product Name" and send that to BotFather. Example: DubClubTest Plays
Name your bot (must be ONE word and end in "_bot")
You'll notice that BotFather sends a confirmation message once you successfully name your bot! But you're not done just yet.
Forward Messages to DubClub
Tap and HOLD the BotFather's confirmation message, until a menu pops up. Then, click to Forward the message and search for DubClubAdmin_bot.
To successfully Forward the message to DubClubAdmin_bot, make sure you click the blue "send" arrow at the bottom right side of your screen. Once you send the BotFather's confirmation message to DubClubAdmin_bot, you'll see a prompt from DubClubAdmin!
Choose the product for your bot in the drop-down from DubClubAdmin_bot. You'll receive a success message once done!
Now that your DubClub product can send Telegram notifications, what does it look like for subscribers?
Check out an example from a subscriber with Telegram notifications ON: