Thursday, June 13, 2024

How to Set Up And Use Copilot AI in Telegram

What to know

  • Copilot is now available on the Telegram app on all platforms. 
  • Search for @CopilotOfficialBot in Telegram’s search bar or use the link on Microsoft’s website to start using Copilot on Telegram.
  • Copilot for Telegram is in its beta phase so only text chat requests are allowed. Multimedia understanding is coming soon.

Microsoft has brought its Copilot AI to Telegram. The company announced that it’s added the GPT-4-powered AI bot to the widely popular Telegram app.  

The AI bot will be available for Telegram on all major platforms like Android, iOS, Web, Windows, and macOS. Here’s everything you need to know to get and start using Copilot AI on Telegram.

How to set up Copilot AI in Telegram

Copilot’s integration into Telegram will allow users to get help with a variety of things, like movie and travel recommendations, fitness and gaming tips, curating playlists, and more. Here’s how to get it. 

  1. Launch the Telegram app on your phone or PC and log in. You can also use the Telegram website for this.
  2. Search for ‘Microsoft’ or ‘Copilot on the app and select Microsoft Copilot (@CopilotOfficialBot).
  3. Alternatively, you can also use the link provided by Microsoft’s Copilot for Telegram page.
  4. Tap Start. When prompted, tap I Accept.
  5. Copilot will require a one-time verification of your mobile number. Tap on Send my mobile number and tap Share contact to confirm.

How to use the Copilot bot in Telegram

Once Copilot is all set, you can start chatting with it. The Copilot bot will suggest a few prompts to start. Use the first button to the right of the text field to view suggested topics. You can choose from among these and see how Copilot performs. The suggested questions change with every answer.  

Of course, you can use it to ask anything and simply type in your question, instruction, or thought, as you would on any one-on-one chat. 

Expect detailed answers from the Copilot, rife with reference links and Bing page suggestions. 

The AI chatbot on Telegram is available in beta, so it works allows text prompts. Multimodal function is currently not available, but it is slated to arrive in a future update.  

Common slash commands for Copilot on Telegram

Although you can use natural language to chat with Copilot, the AI bot also supports Telegram’s slash commands inputs. 

Use the following slash commands for their respective actions:

  • To invite your friends – /share
  • Restart conversation on new topic – /restart
  • See functionalities – /ideas 

You can find the same slash commands from the Menu button as well.  


Let’s consider a few commonly asked questions about Copilot for Telegram.

Why does Copilot require mobile verification on Telegram?

The one-time mobile verification is reportedly done to ensure a secure experience and to stop users in the EU from gaining access to it. Your number is not stored with Microsoft. 

The button for sample topics is missing on Copilot’s Telegram chat

If the button for sample topics is missing, simply restart the conversation with /restart.

We hope this guide helped you get started with using Copilot AI on Telegram. Until next time!


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