Before diving into the tutorials, you will need to install a few build tools. This guide will show you complete installation process of the minimum tools required to start building your own bots. If you have already installed
Node.js version 16 or higher, then go to Install Wechaty.
npm separately, as you install
Node.js you automatically get
npm installed on your system.
Node.jsversion higher than 16
You can install the latest version of
Node.js on your system by following the links below as per the operating system (OS) you are running:
Node.js installation docs
After the installation is complete, you can check the version of
You can check your
npm version by using:
Node.js version is not 16 or greater, you can update
npm to their latest stable version by following instructions in the links below:
In order to use Wechaty in your
Node.js project, you need to install it inside your project directory. Wechaty is distributed as a npm package, so you can easily install it using the
npm CLI tool.
Navigate to your project directory:
cd <your wechaty dir>
npm install wechaty
This will add it to the
package.json file of your project under
For running a Wechaty bot on an instant messaging (IM) systems (such as WeChat, WhatsApp and Gitter) you will need to use Wechaty Puppet.
Wechaty Puppet Providers are npm packages that you can install by using the following command:
npm install wechaty-puppet-NAME
You have to replace the
wechaty-puppet-NAMEwith the puppet you want to use. There are various puppets available, you can choose from here.
Good to go
Now, you have the minimal setup required to build a bot. You can head over to the tutorials.