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This is a glossary of the core terms in Wechaty.

Wechaty Defined#


Hostie is a the house for a botie to live in, for hosting complicated services.


Botie is a description for a bot so that we can instantiate it later. Its abilities always powered by Gifties.


Giftie is a module that can be attached to our Wechaty bot. It is an abilities that can be install into a Botie


Learn more from MO vs. MT messaging – what is the difference between them?.

MO Message#

The term MO message stands for “Mobile Originated” messaging. This type of message refers to a message sent from a mobile phone.

MT Message#

The term MT message stands for “Mobile Terminated” message. This means that MT message is being terminated on the mobile phone or, to put it simply, this is a message sent from mobile SMS provider system to subscriber’s mobile phone.