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How to Bridge Facebook Messenger and Telegram

Note: this integration is no longer available

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.

Questions or comments? We watch our Twitter account like FBI watches Pintero's restaurant in Enemy of the State.

Connect Facebook Messenger to HipChat

Note: this integration is no longer available

HipChat is “team chat that's actually built for business”. However, sometimes a business may need to maintain an ongoing chat conversation with a contact on Facebook. What to do?

Not to worry.

Sameroom can help bridge a HipChat room with a Facebook Messenger chat. The resulting connection will give you a reliable, bi-directional, real-time communication channel.

To get started, add your HipChat and Facebook accounts to your Sameroom account here: https://sameroom.io/accounts. You can log into your Sameroom account with any service you add.

Once that’s done, you can open a Tube via the Open a Tube flow. Choose the HipChat room for side A (create the room first, if necessary), and the Messenger conversation for side B.

We’re responsive on Twitter if you have any questions.

Connect Facebook Messenger to Slack

Note: this integration is no longer available

Slack helps you bring all your communication together in one place. That’s nice, but what if some of your communication happens in Facebook Messenger—now what?

Good news! With Sameroom, you can connect a conversation in Messenger to a channel in Slack. The resulting connection will give you real-time, bi-directional bridge between the two platforms.

Before proceeding, make sure you’ve got a Slack channel ready—create one if not. You can up an integration in two steps:

To fine-tune how your messages appear on both ends of the resulting Tube, you can adjust posting options.

If you’d like to respond to all Facebook Messenger conversations from Slack, you can use our Attend feature. It is designed for use with Facebook Pages, but it’ll work with a personal Facebook account as well.

If you have any questions, please reach out on Twitter.

Connect Facebook Messenger to Skype

Back in the good old days, Facebook Messenger and Skype interoperated by tapping into each other’s networks with XMPP. Not anymore, for a number of reasons. We explored some of these in our posts announcing Sameroom integrations with Google Hangouts and Facebook Messenger.

Sameroom once again makes it possible to chat with Skype contacts from Messenger, and vice versa.

To try it out, follow these steps:

  1. Add your Skype and Facebook accounts to Sameroom on the Accounts Page;
  2. Connect side A on Skype with side B on Messenger by opening a Tube.

There are some limitations with both platforms—to learn more, visit the Limitations page and the FAQ.