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Asynchronous PHP Telegram Bot Framework built on top of ReactPHP

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  • Long polling support (no webserver required)
  • Middleware chain for requests
  • Conversations and sessions (no database required)
  • Based on ReactPHP asynchronous non-blocking I/O model
  • Scheduled functions/timers provided by ReactPHP
  • Bulk message sending (no more 429 annoying errors)
  • Full Telegram Bot Api 5.0 support (November 2020)


composer require badfarm/zanzara


Create a file named bot.php and paste the following code:


use Zanzara\Zanzara;
use Zanzara\Context;

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

$bot = new Zanzara("YOUR-BOT-TOKEN");

$bot->onCommand('start', function (Context $ctx) {


Then run it from command line as follows:

$ php bot.php

Enjoy your bot!

Check Wiki for documentation.

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