A Tool to download a entire Chat from Telegram to have a handy backup.
You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.

1.2 KiB


A CLI program to download a chat from telegram.

How to install (linux only)


install requirements:

sudo apt install python3-pip git
pip3 install telethon

get the downloader: git clone https://github.com/mrbesen/TelegramChatDownloader.git

open the file config.ini and enter your API ID, hash and username.

Then run:

cd TelegramChatDownloader/
Output Format

The chat structure is stored as “chat.xml” in the folder “out/” All Media-files are Stored in the folder out/media/

Stickers get downloaded too, but they wont get a file-postfix. They are stored in the WEBP format.

A sample chat.xml could look like this:

    <msg>Thats sick</msg>