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Responding to Messages

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make your bot respond to specific messages in a chat. You’ll add on to the previous functionality of your bot by handling the on_message() event.

Because a Client can’t tell the difference between a bot user and a normal user account, your on_message() handler should protect against a potentially recursive case where the bot sends a message that it might handle itself. You’ll learn how to compare the message.author to the client.user (your bot user), and ignore any of its own messages.

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