botpress cloud with telegram integration - styling
# 🤝help
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I just signed up with a botpress cloud free account and integrated with telegram. My question is how to style the text responses.. Tried {{workflow.var{}} and this works in the web but in telegram it shows as * varresult * How can I style the text for telegram usage. Thanks in advance
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Hi @chilly-morning-19152, Telegram supports rich content like cards, carousels, and images. You can learn more at https://botpress.com/docs/cloud/channels/overview/ You can also style text with basic markdown: ** two asterisks for bold test, _ underscores for italiac, * or - for unordered lists, and 1. for ordered lists.
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I tried the markdown @acceptable-kangaroo-64719 but all I see is the asterisks but the content is just plain text. see https://imgur.com/a/rnyD2dM and https://imgur.com/a/9pLj0CI
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Maybe try bold with one asterisk or ittalics? Looking at this doc, it says WhatsApp does bold that way https://faq.whatsapp.com/539178204879377
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@acceptable-kangaroo-64719 same result - this is Telegram iOS
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.....this is indeed telegram 🤭
The telegram API says that double asterisks should work https://core.telegram.org/api/entities
could you try italiacs?
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@acceptable-kangaroo-64719 it shows up as ususHello Worldusus no italics
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interesting. @bright-magazine-792 have you been able to do formatted text in Telegram messages?
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I also tried & tags
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Alright. I've never tried Telegram, but Rohan has. We'll see if he has any ideas
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@chilly-morning-19152 can you try with * word * ?
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@bright-magazine-792 No luck - shows as plain text with/without a space before & after the word/phrase
@bright-magazine-792 @acceptable-kangaroo-64719 this is really strange - in Studio it' reversed https://imgur.com/Fm5w9Wy
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how does it look in telegram?
with single *
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@bright-magazine-792 it's raw text anyway you enter it!
Hi @bright-magazine-792 - any luck with styling telegram?
Hi @bright-magazine-792 @acceptable-kangaroo-64719 would appreciate a Yay or Nay on this feature/issue- so I can move forward or branch off to something else. Thanks
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Hey @chilly-morning-19152, it looks like there's something up with Telegram text styling. I'll file an internal bug report about it, but there's no strict timeline about when it will be fixed.
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I tried SendPulse just out of curiosity and it worked as expected. There's definetely an issue on the botPress side. Thanks for the update @acceptable-kangaroo-64719
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@bumpy-butcher-41910 Do you know if this was every picked up again and resolved? I searched 'telegram markdown' and haven't seen any updates
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