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How to Bridge Facebook Messenger and Telegram

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Both Telegram and Facebook Messenger are fantastic products—best in class. (Although, you have to agree—Messenger has the better domain name.)

You're lucky if your entire messaging world is neatly confined within the Telegram or the Messenger network. If your world happens to be randomly split between the two… well, then, you're switching like crazy. Welcome to the future!

We wrote about how we (the people) and our corporate overlords put our efforts together to build this future in an earlier post about Google Hangouts.

The good news is all of us at Sameroom are working hard to reintroduce some interoperability back into our lives. Today, I'm going to show how to sync up a chat in Telegram with one in FB Messenger.

It can be done in two steps:

  1. Add your Telegram and Messenger accounts to Sameroom Accounts;
  2. Bridge a contact or group in Telegram (Side A) with a contact or group in Messenger (Side B) via the Open a Tube flow.

You can adjust how your messages appear on the other side by configuring posting options.

Note: you can also create a Portal to your Telegram or Messenger group and share the Portal URL with others. They'll be able to join from whatever platform they like (and we support). Here is a video that shows how to share a Slack channel—it will work exactly the same way with Telegram or Messenger—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il-ybcQZYT8.

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