Step 1: Signing into the Developer Center
After you finished all the hard work on your bot you might want to go public and make it accessible to Telegram's user base. The first thing you need to do to publish your bot on the store is to submit your bot to StoreBot.
You can do this by either talking to @StoreBot on Telegram, or by using our webpage. We will go through the latter one here.
When you first open up the developer section you will see something like this:
Simply follow the link or use the command on the page within @StoreBot to authenticate yourself and get started.
Step 2: Submitting your bot
You then will be presented with a dropdown menu which lists the bots already submitted by you.
To submit a new bot, click the "ADD BOT" button. If you already submitted a bot and you want to edit it, you can select it from the menu and continue with Step 3.
Now you need to fill out all the relevant fields:
Bot username: actual bot username
Bot name: bot name as how you want it to be displayed on StoreBot
Category: Please, use common sense and your best judgement, while assigning a category to the bot. If your bot contains 18+ materials (sex, nudity, porn) it must be assigned "Adult" category
Language: You must include only languages that your bot actually speaks. At this point you can provide bot description in only one main language. You will be able to add descriptions in other languages later
Description: Bot description must explain what bot does in less than 120 characters. It's generally a bad idea to provide your contact information or a link to your website in the bot's description. Best is to explain what your bot does and if the user decides to engage with it, provide all necessary information during the first session
Token: If you are the owner of the bot, you can provide the bot's token (generated by @BotFather) to confirm the ownership. This is only required to confirm your ownership, so you can manage bot appearance on StoreBot and website and you can change the token right after confirmation.
After you submit a bot, it will go through moderator approval. This usually takes 1-3 days. You will receive a message from StoreBot when your submission is processed. Should your bot get rejected please have a look at the StoreBot rules and reject reasons.
If the Bot you want to manage was already submitted to the Bot Store, you will not need to fill out all the information again. Instead, you will see a page similar to this:
After you successfully proved the ownership of your bot by providing an authentication token, you can go on with step 3.
Step 3: Managing your bots
The management page for your bot lets you edit all information that is publicly visible on StoreBot and the StoreBot website.
Besides editting information like the Bot name, or its picture, you can also enter different descriptions for the languages your bot supports.
Please keep in mind, that it is only useful, to enter descriptions for languages your bot actually supports.