October 21, 2018

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The Conversational Platform with built-in language understanding (NLU), beautiful graphical interface and Dialog Manager (DM). Easily create chatbots and AI-based virtual assistants.

repo name botpress/botpress
repo link https://github.com/botpress/botpress
homepage https://botpress.com/docs
language TypeScript
size (curr.) 211448 kB
stars (curr.) 8494
created 2016-11-16

Botpress — The open-source Virtual Assistant platform


Botpress is an open-source all-in-one bot creation platform that provides all the tools you need to build, debug and deploy AI-based conversational assistants. Built-in channels include:

  • Facebook Messenger
  • Slack
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • Website (Webchat)
  • Telegram

Botpress is:

  • Developer-focused
  • Natural Language Understanding (NLU)
  • Built-in graphical interface & flow editor
  • Administration panel and bot management tools
  • Runs fully on-prem (control your data)
  • Support multiple messaging channels such as Webchat, SMS, Telegram, Facebook Messenger etc

Learn Botpress
📖 Documentation 🍿 Tutorials 💘 Community Forum

Deploy in the Cloud

Botpress can be easily deployed on DigitalOcean as a 1-Click App here.


Botpress can also be deployed for free on Heroku. However, this is not the most optimal botpress experience, you may want to host your own language server


Deploy using Binaries

You can download the binaries here.

Building from source

Prerequisites: Node 10.11 (you can use nvm) and Yarn.

  1. Run yarn to fetch node packages.
  2. Run yarn build to build the core, the UI and the modules.
  3. Run yarn start to start the server.

If you encounter errors when building modules (timeout, random errors, etc), try the following:

  1. Go in each module folder and type yarn && yarn build


Here are some of the many ways to contribute.

For starters, there are some open issues with the [first good issue][starter-label] tag which are ideal for starting to contribute. They are all relatively easy to get started with.

Contributions to Botpress will be dual-licensed under AGPLv3 and the Botpress Proprietary License. This means that all contributors need to agree to the dual-license before their contributions can be accepted.

Please follow the Conventional Commits specs when doing commits. You should also read our code of conduct.


Botpress is dual-licensed under AGPLv3 and the Botpress Proprietary License.

By default, any bot created with Botpress is licensed under AGPLv3, but you may change to the Botpress License from within your bot’s web interface in a few clicks.

For more information about how the dual-license works and why it works that way, please see the FAQS.

Botpress Partners

Botpress Partners is a list of agencies who can help you build your next conversational assistant.

Agency Name Location
Okam Montreal, Canada
Lampyon Toronto, Canada & Budapest, Hungary
Smile Asnières-sur-Seine, France
ZeroBulb Kerala, India
Tasqat Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Creative Melon Johannesburg, South Africa
PaperGo Patras, Greece
BotArtisanz Kerala, India

If you are an agency and would like to be on this list, please clone the repository & add your agency to the list in the README.md. Then, you can create a pull request on the repository and we’ll make sure to review and merge your PR swiftly.

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