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Telegram usage

Setup your Telegram bot

Below we explain how to create your Telegram Bot, and how to get your Telegram user id.

1. Create your Telegram bot

Start a chat with the Telegram BotFather

Send the message /newbot.

BotFather response:

Alright, a new bot. How are we going to call it? Please choose a name for your bot.

Choose the public name of your bot (e.x. Freqtrade bot)

BotFather response:

Good. Now let's choose a username for your bot. It must end in bot. Like this, for example: TetrisBot or tetris_bot.

Choose the name id of your bot and send it to the BotFather (e.g. "My_own_freqtrade_bot")

BotFather response:

Done! Congratulations on your new bot. You will find it at You can now add a description, about section and profile picture for your bot, see /help for a list of commands. By the way, when you've finished creating your cool bot, ping our Bot Support if you want a better username for it. Just make sure the bot is fully operational before you do this.

Use this token to access the HTTP API: 22222222:APITOKEN

For a description of the Bot API, see this page: Father bot will return you the token (API key)

Copy the API Token (22222222:APITOKEN in the above example) and keep use it for the config parameter token.

Don't forget to start the conversation with your bot, by clicking /START button

2. Telegram user_id

Get your user id

Talk to the userinfobot

Get your "Id", you will use it for the config parameter chat_id.

Use Group id

You can use bots in telegram groups by just adding them to the group. You can find the group id by first adding a RawDataBot to your group. The Group id is shown as id in the "chat" section, which the RawDataBot will send to you:


For the Freqtrade configuration, you can then use the the full value (including - if it's there) as string:

   "chat_id": "-1001332619709"

Control telegram noise

Freqtrade provides means to control the verbosity of your telegram bot. Each setting has the following possible values:

  • on - Messages will be sent, and user will be notified.
  • silent - Message will be sent, Notification will be without sound / vibration.
  • off - Skip sending a message-type all together.

Example configuration showing the different settings:

"telegram": {
      "enabled": true,
      "token": "your_telegram_token",
      "chat_id": "your_telegram_chat_id",
      "notification_settings": {
         "status": "silent",
         "warning": "on",
         "startup": "off",
         "buy": "silent",
         "sell": "on",
         "buy_cancel": "silent",
         "sell_cancel": "on"

Telegram commands

Per default, the Telegram bot shows predefined commands. Some commands are only available by sending them to the bot. The table below list the official commands. You can ask at any moment for help with /help.

Command Description
/start Starts the trader
/stop Stops the trader
/stopbuy Stops the trader from opening new trades. Gracefully closes open trades according to their rules.
/reload_config Reloads the configuration file
/show_config Shows part of the current configuration with relevant settings to operation
/logs [limit] Show last log messages.
/status Lists all open trades
/status table List all open trades in a table format. Pending buy orders are marked with an asterisk () Pending sell orders are marked with a double asterisk (*)
/trades [limit] List all recently closed trades in a table format.
/delete <trade_id> Delete a specific trade from the Database. Tries to close open orders. Requires manual handling of this trade on the exchange.
/count Displays number of trades used and available
/profit Display a summary of your profit/loss from close trades and some stats about your performance
/forcesell <trade_id> Instantly sells the given trade (Ignoring minimum_roi).
/forcesell all Instantly sells all open trades (Ignoring minimum_roi).
/forcebuy <pair> [rate] Instantly buys the given pair. Rate is optional. (forcebuy_enable must be set to True)
/performance Show performance of each finished trade grouped by pair
/balance Show account balance per currency
/daily <n> Shows profit or loss per day, over the last n days (n defaults to 7)
/whitelist Show the current whitelist
/blacklist [pair] Show the current blacklist, or adds a pair to the blacklist.
/edge Show validated pairs by Edge if it is enabled.
/help Show help message
/version Show version

Telegram commands in action

Below, example of Telegram message you will receive for each command.


Status: running


Stopping trader ... Status: stopped


status: Setting max_open_trades to 0. Run /reload_config to reset.

Prevents the bot from opening new trades by temporarily setting "max_open_trades" to 0. Open trades will be handled via their regular rules (ROI / Sell-signal, stoploss, ...).

After this, give the bot time to close off open trades (can be checked via /status table). Once all positions are sold, run /stop to completely stop the bot.

/reload_config resets "max_open_trades" to the value set in the configuration and resets this command.


The stop-buy signal is ONLY active while the bot is running, and is not persisted anyway, so restarting the bot will cause this to reset.


For each open trade, the bot will send you the following message.

Trade ID: 123 (since 1 days ago)
Current Pair: CVC/BTC
Open Since: 1 days ago
Amount: 26.64180098
Open Rate: 0.00007489
Current Rate: 0.00007489
Current Profit: 12.95%
Stoploss: 0.00007389 (-0.02%)

/status table

Return the status of all open trades in a table format.

   ID  Pair      Since    Profit
----  --------  -------  --------
  67  SC/BTC    1 d      13.33%
 123  CVC/BTC   1 h      12.95%


Return the number of trades used and available.

current    max
---------  -----
     2     10


Return a summary of your profit/loss and performance.

ROI: Close trades
0.00485701 BTC (258.45%)
62.968 USD
ROI: All trades
0.00255280 BTC (143.43%)
33.095 EUR

Total Trade Count: 138
First Trade opened: 3 days ago
Latest Trade opened: 2 minutes ago
Avg. Duration: 2:33:45
Best Performing: PAY/BTC: 50.23%


BITTREX: Selling BTC/LTC with limit 0.01650000 (profit: ~-4.07%, -0.00008168)


BITTREX: Buying ETH/BTC with limit 0.03400000 (1.000000 ETH, 225.290 USD)

Note that for this to work, forcebuy_enable needs to be set to true.

More details


Return the performance of each crypto-currency the bot has sold.

Performance: 1. RCN/BTC 57.77%
2. PAY/BTC 56.91%
3. VIB/BTC 47.07%
4. SALT/BTC 30.24%
5. STORJ/BTC 27.24%


Return the balance of all crypto-currency your have on the exchange.

Currency: BTC
Available: 3.05890234
Balance: 3.05890234
Pending: 0.0

Currency: CVC
Available: 86.64180098
Balance: 86.64180098
Pending: 0.0


Per default /daily will return the 7 last days. The example below if for /daily 3:

Daily Profit over the last 3 days:

Day         Profit BTC      Profit USD
----------  --------------  ------------
2018-01-03  0.00224175 BTC  29,142 USD
2018-01-02  0.00033131 BTC   4,307 USD
2018-01-01  0.00269130 BTC  34.986 USD


Shows the current whitelist

Using whitelist StaticPairList with 22 pairs

/blacklist [pair]

Shows the current blacklist. If Pair is set, then this pair will be added to the pairlist. Also supports multiple pairs, separated by a space. Use /reload_config to reset the blacklist.

Using blacklist StaticPairList with 2 pairs


Shows pairs validated by Edge along with their corresponding win-rate, expectancy and stoploss values.

Edge only validated following pairs:

Pair        Winrate    Expectancy    Stoploss
--------  ---------  ------------  ----------
DOCK/ETH   0.522727      0.881821       -0.03
PHX/ETH    0.677419      0.560488       -0.03
HOT/ETH    0.733333      0.490492       -0.03
HC/ETH     0.588235      0.280988       -0.02
ARDR/ETH   0.366667      0.143059       -0.01


Version: 0.14.3