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Hangouts Chat

Installation & Setup

First you need to pull in the Hangouts Driver.

composer require botman/driver-hangouts

Then load the driver before creating the BotMan instance (only when you don't use BotMan Studio):

DriverManager::loadDriver(\BotMan\Drivers\Hangouts\HangoutsDriver::class);

// Create BotMan instance
BotManFactory::create($config);

Or if you use BotMan Studio:

php artisan botman:install-driver hangouts

This driver requires a valid and secure URL in order to set up webhooks and receive events and information from the users. This means your application should be accessible through an HTTPS URL.

{callout-info} ngrok is a great tool to create such a public HTTPS URL for your local application. If you use Laravel Valet, you can create it with "valet share" as well.

To connect BotMan with Hangouts Chat, create a bot and configure your HTTPS endpoint, as described in the official documentation. Take note of the verification token and place it in your Hangouts configuration.

If you use BotMan Studio, you can find the configuration file located under config/botman/hangouts.php.

If you dont use BotMan Studio, add these line to $config array that you pass when you create the object from BotManFactory.

'hangouts' => [
	'token' => 'YOUR-WEBHOOK-TOKEN',
]

Supported Features

This is a list of features that the driver supports. If a driver does not support a specific action, it is in most cases a limitation from the messaging service - not BotMan.

Feature Supported?
Question-Buttons
Image Attachment
Video Attachment
Audio Attachment
Location Attachment