How to add GroupMe bots

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Bots help create useful workflows and drastically reduce the number of keystrokes. This is why the GroupMe platform advises users to create bots for their groups.

They can solve simple problems and offer quick solutions to help you implement decision trees in all kinds of conversations. In this article, we’ll dive into the process of adding bots to GroupMe groups and discuss the different types of bots you might need.

The process

There are several ways to create a bot, but the developers at GroupMe recommend this one. The first thing to do is create a new GroupMe group and register a new bot.

Here’s how it’s done:

1. Open the developer’s website

Open your browser and visit https://dev.groupme.com. It will direct you to a GroupMe developer website that allows you to create a GroupMe bot.

2. Find options

Once on the website, look for a small black box in the upper right corner of the page. After clicking, it will display a list of available features in a drop-down menu.

Among tutorials and code, status, apps and login, there will be a Bots button.

Select bots, and you will be directed to a login page.

3. Log in

If you don’t have a GroupMe account, you must create one before accessing the page.

If you are a member of the GroupMe community, log in with your credentials and open your GroupMe account.

After login, you will get a four-digit PIN to verify your account. Once you enter it, you can continue to the bot creation form.

4. Create a bot

Now that you are logged in, find the page that lists all the robots connected to your account. There you will see an orange button – Create a bot.

After clicking, you will see a bot form to fill out and adapt to your group’s needs.

  1. The first option asks you to Choose the group for the bot to work, and you need to select the group name from the drop-down menu.
  2. The second option is to name your bot.
  3. Next, you need to enter a URL for your bot to receive and “listen” for messages in the field.
  4. Finally, you must enter the avatar URL associated with your bot.

Once the form is completed, press Submit. This way your GroupMe bot is created and it will appear in the designated GroupMe chat.

Test your bot

Now that you’ve followed these steps, check to see if there’s a confirmation message that the bot is in your party. One of the options, and the last step in this process, is to entrust him with his first mission. It can be a short message or an announcement to confirm that you have done everything correctly.

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Types of bots

Once your bot is up and running, you can think about where your bot could be most useful and what you need it for. Consider whether you want your bot to post in the group or handle chat interactions.

If you analyze your GroupMe group stats and see how many members it has and how they interact, you’ll get the answers pretty quickly.

Bots for Interaction and Posting

If you need a bot to interact with multiple people or post content for a small group of people, it makes sense to get one that can post and respond to comments or potential mentions. This way, it will keep the conversation going and encourage people to comment more on your posts.

Alert bot

However, if your bot needs to remind people of an event or something immediate that requires a quick response, you need to have one that supports short conversations. Some group members might even need to interact with him privately. For this, it must have built-in scripts.

Note that when many members have the same request for a group announcement, the helpdesk bot can repeat it as many times as needed. They can appear as push notifications and post news as it becomes available.

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Information bot

Bots are changing the way we interact with machines and could be used to improve user experience. Now that you know how to add GroupMe bots to your groups, you can make sure your posts are visible and everyone gets regular updates.

Do you know of other ways to create a bot? Have you ever made one? Tell us more in the comments section below!

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