Bots are fully customizable apps that can interact with users on your behalf. Use the Chat API to learn more about adding a pre-existing bot to an account.
The URI is used for creating a deep link or to share the bot with potential new users. Get your bot URI by placing a call to the
get_account_info API method. The URI is part of the response object.
Keyboards are the preferred form for Viber’s bots. Keyboards allow defining the conversation with users by providing answer options to each question. Use the Chat API to add a keyboard to your bot.
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Develop a bot using the Chat API. Connect to the API with the token found in your admin panel.
Important note for bot developers: Viber’s bot platform is open and free for developers to create bots in our ecosystem. Once you’ve created your bot you are welcome to share it with your Viber contacts or promote it outside Viber on your website or social media channels. Please note that Viber is not responsible for promoting your bot.
The authentication token (or application key) is the bot’s unique and secret identifier. The token is used to authenticate requests in the Chat API to prevent unauthorized persons from sending requests on behalf of the bot.
The token is generated when the bot is created, and can be viewed by the bots’s admins in the edit info screen of the bot, or in the admin panel.