Telegram Bot API

The Bot API is an HTTP-based interface created for developers keen on building bots for Telegram.
To learn how to create and set up a bot, please consult our Introduction to Bots and Bot FAQ.

Recent changes

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June 18, 2024

Bot API 7.5

May 28, 2024

Bot API 7.4

May 6, 2024

Bot API 7.3

  • Added support for InlineKeyboardMarkup with url, login_url, and callback_game buttons for messages sent on behalf of a business account.
  • Added the field via_join_request to the class ChatMemberUpdated.
  • Added support for live locations that can be edited indefinitely, allowing 0x7FFFFFFF to be used as live_period.
  • Added the parameter live_period to the method editMessageLiveLocation.
  • Added the field question_entities to the class Poll.
  • Added the field text_entities to the class PollOption.
  • Added the parameters question_parse_mode and question_entities to the method sendPoll.
  • Added the class InputPollOption and changed the type of the parameter options in the method sendPoll to Array of InputPollOption.
  • Added the classes ChatBackground, BackgroundType, BackgroundFill and the field chat_background_set of type ChatBackground to the class Message, describing service messages about background changes.
  • Split out the class ChatFullInfo from the class Chat and changed the return type of the method getChat to ChatFullInfo.
  • Added the field max_reaction_count to the class ChatFullInfo.
  • Documented that .MP3 and .M4A files can be used as voice messages.

March 31, 2024

Bot API 7.2

Integration with Business Accounts

  • Added the class BusinessConnection and updates about the connection or disconnection of the bot to a business account, represented by the field business_connection in the class Update.
  • Added updates about new messages in a business account connected to the bot, represented by the field business_message in the class Update.
  • Added updates about message edits in a business account connected to the bot, represented by the field edited_business_message in the class Update.
  • Added updates about message deletion in a business account connected to the bot, represented by the class BusinessMessagesDeleted and the field deleted_business_messages in the class Update.
  • Added the method getBusinessConnection.

Working on Behalf of Business Accounts

Information about Business Accounts

Mixed-Format Sticker Packs

  • Removed the fields is_animated and is_video from the class StickerSet.
  • Added the field format to the class InputSticker.
  • Removed the parameter sticker_format from the method createNewStickerSet.
  • Added the parameter format to the method setStickerSetThumbnail.
  • Increased the maximum number of stickers in any regular and mask sticker set to 120.
  • Allowed to upload WEBM stickers using sendSticker.

Request Chat Improvements

  • Added the fields request_name, request_username, and request_photo to the class KeyboardButtonRequestUsers.
  • Added the fields request_title, request_username, and request_photo to the class KeyboardButtonRequestChat.
  • Added the class SharedUser and replaced the field user_ids in the class UsersShared with the field users.
  • Added the fields title, username, and photo to the class ChatShared.

Other Changes

  • Added the field is_from_offline to the class Message.
  • Added the field can_connect_to_business to the class User.
  • Added the field personal_chat to the class Chat.
  • Added the method replaceStickerInSet,
  • Added the class Birthdate and the field birthdate to the class Chat.
  • Added the field BiometricManager to the class WebApp.

See earlier changes »

Authorizing your bot

Each bot is given a unique authentication token when it is created. The token looks something like 123456:ABC-DEF1234ghIkl-zyx57W2v1u123ew11, but we'll use simply <token> in this document instead. You can learn about obtaining tokens and generating new ones in this document.

Making requests

All queries to the Telegram Bot API must be served over HTTPS and need to be presented in this form: https://api.telegram.org/bot<token>/METHOD_NAME. Like this for example:

https://api.telegram.org/bot123456:ABC-DEF1234ghIkl-zyx57W2v1u123ew11/getMe

We support GET and POST HTTP methods. We support four ways of passing parameters in Bot API requests:

  • URL query string
  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • application/json (except for uploading files)
  • multipart/form-data (use to upload files)

The response contains a JSON object, which always has a Boolean field 'ok' and may have an optional String field 'description' with a human-readable description of the result. If 'ok' equals True, the request was successful and the result of the query can be found in the 'result' field. In case of an unsuccessful request, 'ok' equals false and the error is explained in the 'description'. An Integer 'error_code' field is also returned, but its contents are subject to change in the future. Some errors may also have an optional field 'parameters' of the type ResponseParameters, which can help to automatically handle the error.

  • All methods in the Bot API are case-insensitive.
  • All queries must be made using UTF-8.

Making requests when getting updates

If you're using webhooks, you can perform a request to the Bot API while sending an answer to the webhook. Use either application/json or application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data response content type for passing parameters. Specify the method to be invoked in the method parameter of the request. It's not possible to know that such a request was successful or get its result.

Please see our FAQ for examples.

Using a Local Bot API Server

The Bot API server source code is available at telegram-bot-api. You can run it locally and send the requests to your own server instead of https://api.telegram.org. If you switch to a local Bot API server, your bot will be able to:

  • Download files without a size limit.
  • Upload files up to 2000 MB.
  • Upload files using their local path and the file URI scheme.
  • Use an HTTP URL for the webhook.
  • Use any local IP address for the webhook.
  • Use any port for the webhook.
  • Set max_webhook_connections up to 100000.
  • Receive the absolute local path as a value of the file_path field without the need to download the file after a getFile request.

Do I need a Local Bot API Server

The majority of bots will be OK with the default configuration, running on our servers. But if you feel that you need one of these features, you're welcome to switch to your own at any time.

Getting updates

There are two mutually exclusive ways of receiving updates for your bot - the getUpdates method on one hand and webhooks on the other. Incoming updates are stored on the server until the bot receives them either way, but they will not be kept longer than 24 hours.

Regardless of which option you choose, you will receive JSON-serialized Update objects as a result.

Update

This object represents an incoming update.
At most one of the optional parameters can be present in any given update.

Field Type Description
update_id Integer The update's unique identifier. Update identifiers start from a certain positive number and increase sequentially. This identifier becomes especially handy if you're using webhooks, since it allows you to ignore repeated updates or to restore the correct update sequence, should they get out of order. If there are no new updates for at least a week, then identifier of the next update will be chosen randomly instead of sequentially.
message Message Optional. New incoming message of any kind - text, photo, sticker, etc.
edited_message Message Optional. New version of a message that is known to the bot and was edited. This update may at times be triggered by changes to message fields that are either unavailable or not actively used by your bot.
channel_post Message Optional. New incoming channel post of any kind - text, photo, sticker, etc.
edited_channel_post Message Optional. New version of a channel post that is known to the bot and was edited. This update may at times be triggered by changes to message fields that are either unavailable or not actively used by your bot.
business_connection BusinessConnection Optional. The bot was connected to or disconnected from a business account, or a user edited an existing connection with the bot
business_message Message Optional. New message from a connected business account
edited_business_message Message Optional. New version of a message from a connected business account
deleted_business_messages BusinessMessagesDeleted Optional. Messages were deleted from a connected business account
message_reaction MessageReactionUpdated Optional. A reaction to a message was changed by a user. The bot must be an administrator in the chat and must explicitly specify "message_reaction" in the list of allowed_updates to receive these updates. The update isn't received for reactions set by bots.
message_reaction_count MessageReactionCountUpdated Optional. Reactions to a message with anonymous reactions were changed. The bot must be an administrator in the chat and must explicitly specify "message_reaction_count" in the list of allowed_updates to receive these updates. The updates are grouped and can be sent with delay up to a few minutes.
inline_query InlineQuery Optional. New incoming inline query
chosen_inline_result ChosenInlineResult Optional. The result of an inline query that was chosen by a user and sent to their chat partner. Please see our documentation on the feedback collecting for details on how to enable these updates for your bot.
callback_query CallbackQuery Optional. New incoming callback query
shipping_query ShippingQuery Optional. New incoming shipping query. Only for invoices with flexible price
pre_checkout_query PreCheckoutQuery Optional. New incoming pre-checkout query. Contains full information about checkout
poll Poll Optional. New poll state. Bots receive only updates about manually stopped polls and polls, which are sent by the bot
poll_answer PollAnswer Optional. A user changed their answer in a non-anonymous poll. Bots receive new votes only in polls that were sent by the bot itself.
my_chat_member ChatMemberUpdated Optional. The bot's chat member status was updated in a chat. For private chats, this update is received only when the bot is blocked or unblocked by the user.
chat_member ChatMemberUpdated Optional. A chat member's status was updated in a chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat and must explicitly specify "chat_member" in the list of allowed_updates to receive these updates.
chat_join_request ChatJoinRequest Optional. A request to join the chat has been sent. The bot must have the can_invite_users administrator right in the chat to receive these updates.
chat_boost ChatBoostUpdated Optional. A chat boost was added or changed. The bot must be an administrator in the chat to receive these updates.
removed_chat_boost ChatBoostRemoved Optional. A boost was removed from a chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat to receive these updates.

getUpdates

Use this method to receive incoming updates using long polling (wiki). Returns an Array of Update objects.

Parameter Type Required Description
offset Integer Optional Identifier of the first update to be returned. Must be greater by one than the highest among the identifiers of previously received updates. By default, updates starting with the earliest unconfirmed update are returned. An update is considered confirmed as soon as getUpdates is called with an offset higher than its update_id. The negative offset can be specified to retrieve updates starting from -offset update from the end of the updates queue. All previous updates will be forgotten.
limit Integer Optional Limits the number of updates to be retrieved. Values between 1-100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.
timeout Integer Optional Timeout in seconds for long polling. Defaults to 0, i.e. usual short polling. Should be positive, short polling should be used for testing purposes only.
allowed_updates Array of String Optional A JSON-serialized list of the update types you want your bot to receive. For example, specify ["message", "edited_channel_post", "callback_query"] to only receive updates of these types. See Update for a complete list of available update types. Specify an empty list to receive all update types except chat_member, message_reaction, and message_reaction_count (default). If not specified, the previous setting will be used.

Please note that this parameter doesn't affect updates created before the call to the getUpdates, so unwanted updates may be received for a short period of time.

Notes
1. This method will not work if an outgoing webhook is set up.
2. In order to avoid getting duplicate updates, recalculate offset after each server response.

setWebhook

Use this method to specify a URL and receive incoming updates via an outgoing webhook. Whenever there is an update for the bot, we will send an HTTPS POST request to the specified URL, containing a JSON-serialized Update. In case of an unsuccessful request, we will give up after a reasonable amount of attempts. Returns True on success.

If you'd like to make sure that the webhook was set by you, you can specify secret data in the parameter secret_token. If specified, the request will contain a header “X-Telegram-Bot-Api-Secret-Token” with the secret token as content.

Parameter Type Required Description
url String Yes HTTPS URL to send updates to. Use an empty string to remove webhook integration
certificate InputFile Optional Upload your public key certificate so that the root certificate in use can be checked. See our self-signed guide for details.
ip_address String Optional The fixed IP address which will be used to send webhook requests instead of the IP address resolved through DNS
max_connections Integer Optional The maximum allowed number of simultaneous HTTPS connections to the webhook for update delivery, 1-100. Defaults to 40. Use lower values to limit the load on your bot's server, and higher values to increase your bot's throughput.
allowed_updates Array of String Optional A JSON-serialized list of the update types you want your bot to receive. For example, specify ["message", "edited_channel_post", "callback_query"] to only receive updates of these types. See Update for a complete list of available update types. Specify an empty list to receive all update types except chat_member, message_reaction, and message_reaction_count (default). If not specified, the previous setting will be used.
Please note that this parameter doesn't affect updates created before the call to the setWebhook, so unwanted updates may be received for a short period of time.
drop_pending_updates Boolean Optional Pass True to drop all pending updates
secret_token String Optional A secret token to be sent in a header “X-Telegram-Bot-Api-Secret-Token” in every webhook request, 1-256 characters. Only characters A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _ and - are allowed. The header is useful to ensure that the request comes from a webhook set by you.

Notes
1. You will not be able to receive updates using getUpdates for as long as an outgoing webhook is set up.
2. To use a self-signed certificate, you need to upload your public key certificate using certificate parameter. Please upload as InputFile, sending a String will not work.
3. Ports currently supported for webhooks: 443, 80, 88, 8443.

If you're having any trouble setting up webhooks, please check out this amazing guide to webhooks.

deleteWebhook

Use this method to remove webhook integration if you decide to switch back to getUpdates. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
drop_pending_updates Boolean Optional Pass True to drop all pending updates

getWebhookInfo

Use this method to get current webhook status. Requires no parameters. On success, returns a WebhookInfo object. If the bot is using getUpdates, will return an object with the url field empty.

WebhookInfo

Describes the current status of a webhook.

Field Type Description
url String Webhook URL, may be empty if webhook is not set up
has_custom_certificate Boolean True, if a custom certificate was provided for webhook certificate checks
pending_update_count Integer Number of updates awaiting delivery
ip_address String Optional. Currently used webhook IP address
last_error_date Integer Optional. Unix time for the most recent error that happened when trying to deliver an update via webhook
last_error_message String Optional. Error message in human-readable format for the most recent error that happened when trying to deliver an update via webhook
last_synchronization_error_date Integer Optional. Unix time of the most recent error that happened when trying to synchronize available updates with Telegram datacenters
max_connections Integer Optional. The maximum allowed number of simultaneous HTTPS connections to the webhook for update delivery
allowed_updates Array of String Optional. A list of update types the bot is subscribed to. Defaults to all update types except chat_member

Available types

All types used in the Bot API responses are represented as JSON-objects.

It is safe to use 32-bit signed integers for storing all Integer fields unless otherwise noted.

Optional fields may be not returned when irrelevant.

User

This object represents a Telegram user or bot.

Field Type Description
id Integer Unique identifier for this user or bot. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
is_bot Boolean True, if this user is a bot
first_name String User's or bot's first name
last_name String Optional. User's or bot's last name
username String Optional. User's or bot's username
language_code String Optional. IETF language tag of the user's language
is_premium True Optional. True, if this user is a Telegram Premium user
added_to_attachment_menu True Optional. True, if this user added the bot to the attachment menu
can_join_groups Boolean Optional. True, if the bot can be invited to groups. Returned only in getMe.
can_read_all_group_messages Boolean Optional. True, if privacy mode is disabled for the bot. Returned only in getMe.
supports_inline_queries Boolean Optional. True, if the bot supports inline queries. Returned only in getMe.
can_connect_to_business Boolean Optional. True, if the bot can be connected to a Telegram Business account to receive its messages. Returned only in getMe.

Chat

This object represents a chat.

Field Type Description
id Integer Unique identifier for this chat. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
type String Type of the chat, can be either “private”, “group”, “supergroup” or “channel”
title String Optional. Title, for supergroups, channels and group chats
username String Optional. Username, for private chats, supergroups and channels if available
first_name String Optional. First name of the other party in a private chat
last_name String Optional. Last name of the other party in a private chat
is_forum True Optional. True, if the supergroup chat is a forum (has topics enabled)

ChatFullInfo

This object contains full information about a chat.

Field Type Description
id Integer Unique identifier for this chat. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
type String Type of the chat, can be either “private”, “group”, “supergroup” or “channel”
title String Optional. Title, for supergroups, channels and group chats
username String Optional. Username, for private chats, supergroups and channels if available
first_name String Optional. First name of the other party in a private chat
last_name String Optional. Last name of the other party in a private chat
is_forum True Optional. True, if the supergroup chat is a forum (has topics enabled)
accent_color_id Integer Identifier of the accent color for the chat name and backgrounds of the chat photo, reply header, and link preview. See accent colors for more details.
max_reaction_count Integer The maximum number of reactions that can be set on a message in the chat
photo ChatPhoto Optional. Chat photo
active_usernames Array of String Optional. If non-empty, the list of all active chat usernames; for private chats, supergroups and channels
birthdate Birthdate Optional. For private chats, the date of birth of the user
business_intro BusinessIntro Optional. For private chats with business accounts, the intro of the business
business_location BusinessLocation Optional. For private chats with business accounts, the location of the business
business_opening_hours BusinessOpeningHours Optional. For private chats with business accounts, the opening hours of the business
personal_chat Chat Optional. For private chats, the personal channel of the user
available_reactions Array of ReactionType Optional. List of available reactions allowed in the chat. If omitted, then all emoji reactions are allowed.
background_custom_emoji_id String Optional. Custom emoji identifier of the emoji chosen by the chat for the reply header and link preview background
profile_accent_color_id Integer Optional. Identifier of the accent color for the chat's profile background. See profile accent colors for more details.
profile_background_custom_emoji_id String Optional. Custom emoji identifier of the emoji chosen by the chat for its profile background
emoji_status_custom_emoji_id String Optional. Custom emoji identifier of the emoji status of the chat or the other party in a private chat
emoji_status_expiration_date Integer Optional. Expiration date of the emoji status of the chat or the other party in a private chat, in Unix time, if any
bio String Optional. Bio of the other party in a private chat
has_private_forwards True Optional. True, if privacy settings of the other party in the private chat allows to use tg://user?id=<user_id> links only in chats with the user
has_restricted_voice_and_video_messages True Optional. True, if the privacy settings of the other party restrict sending voice and video note messages in the private chat
join_to_send_messages True Optional. True, if users need to join the supergroup before they can send messages
join_by_request True Optional. True, if all users directly joining the supergroup without using an invite link need to be approved by supergroup administrators
description String Optional. Description, for groups, supergroups and channel chats
invite_link String Optional. Primary invite link, for groups, supergroups and channel chats
pinned_message Message Optional. The most recent pinned message (by sending date)
permissions ChatPermissions Optional. Default chat member permissions, for groups and supergroups
slow_mode_delay Integer Optional. For supergroups, the minimum allowed delay between consecutive messages sent by each unprivileged user; in seconds
unrestrict_boost_count Integer Optional. For supergroups, the minimum number of boosts that a non-administrator user needs to add in order to ignore slow mode and chat permissions
message_auto_delete_time Integer Optional. The time after which all messages sent to the chat will be automatically deleted; in seconds
has_aggressive_anti_spam_enabled True Optional. True, if aggressive anti-spam checks are enabled in the supergroup. The field is only available to chat administrators.
has_hidden_members True Optional. True, if non-administrators can only get the list of bots and administrators in the chat
has_protected_content True Optional. True, if messages from the chat can't be forwarded to other chats
has_visible_history True Optional. True, if new chat members will have access to old messages; available only to chat administrators
sticker_set_name String Optional. For supergroups, name of the group sticker set
can_set_sticker_set True Optional. True, if the bot can change the group sticker set
custom_emoji_sticker_set_name String Optional. For supergroups, the name of the group's custom emoji sticker set. Custom emoji from this set can be used by all users and bots in the group.
linked_chat_id Integer Optional. Unique identifier for the linked chat, i.e. the discussion group identifier for a channel and vice versa; for supergroups and channel chats. This identifier may be greater than 32 bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it is smaller than 52 bits, so a signed 64 bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
location ChatLocation Optional. For supergroups, the location to which the supergroup is connected

Message

This object represents a message.

Field Type Description
message_id Integer Unique message identifier inside this chat
message_thread_id Integer Optional. Unique identifier of a message thread to which the message belongs; for supergroups only
from User Optional. Sender of the message; empty for messages sent to channels. For backward compatibility, the field contains a fake sender user in non-channel chats, if the message was sent on behalf of a chat.
sender_chat Chat Optional. Sender of the message, sent on behalf of a chat. For example, the channel itself for channel posts, the supergroup itself for messages from anonymous group administrators, the linked channel for messages automatically forwarded to the discussion group. For backward compatibility, the field from contains a fake sender user in non-channel chats, if the message was sent on behalf of a chat.
sender_boost_count Integer Optional. If the sender of the message boosted the chat, the number of boosts added by the user
sender_business_bot User Optional. The bot that actually sent the message on behalf of the business account. Available only for outgoing messages sent on behalf of the connected business account.
date Integer Date the message was sent in Unix time. It is always a positive number, representing a valid date.
business_connection_id String Optional. Unique identifier of the business connection from which the message was received. If non-empty, the message belongs to a chat of the corresponding business account that is independent from any potential bot chat which might share the same identifier.
chat Chat Chat the message belongs to
forward_origin MessageOrigin Optional. Information about the original message for forwarded messages
is_topic_message True Optional. True, if the message is sent to a forum topic
is_automatic_forward True Optional. True, if the message is a channel post that was automatically forwarded to the connected discussion group
reply_to_message Message Optional. For replies in the same chat and message thread, the original message. Note that the Message object in this field will not contain further reply_to_message fields even if it itself is a reply.
external_reply ExternalReplyInfo Optional. Information about the message that is being replied to, which may come from another chat or forum topic
quote TextQuote Optional. For replies that quote part of the original message, the quoted part of the message
reply_to_story Story Optional. For replies to a story, the original story
via_bot User Optional. Bot through which the message was sent
edit_date Integer Optional. Date the message was last edited in Unix time
has_protected_content True Optional. True, if the message can't be forwarded
is_from_offline True Optional. True, if the message was sent by an implicit action, for example, as an away or a greeting business message, or as a scheduled message
media_group_id String Optional. The unique identifier of a media message group this message belongs to
author_signature String Optional. Signature of the post author for messages in channels, or the custom title of an anonymous group administrator
text String Optional. For text messages, the actual UTF-8 text of the message
entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. For text messages, special entities like usernames, URLs, bot commands, etc. that appear in the text
link_preview_options LinkPreviewOptions Optional. Options used for link preview generation for the message, if it is a text message and link preview options were changed
effect_id String Optional. Unique identifier of the message effect added to the message
animation Animation Optional. Message is an animation, information about the animation. For backward compatibility, when this field is set, the document field will also be set
audio Audio Optional. Message is an audio file, information about the file
document Document Optional. Message is a general file, information about the file
photo Array of PhotoSize Optional. Message is a photo, available sizes of the photo
sticker Sticker Optional. Message is a sticker, information about the sticker
story Story Optional. Message is a forwarded story
video Video Optional. Message is a video, information about the video
video_note VideoNote Optional. Message is a video note, information about the video message
voice Voice Optional. Message is a voice message, information about the file
caption String Optional. Caption for the animation, audio, document, photo, video or voice
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. For messages with a caption, special entities like usernames, URLs, bot commands, etc. that appear in the caption
show_caption_above_media True Optional. True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
has_media_spoiler True Optional. True, if the message media is covered by a spoiler animation
contact Contact Optional. Message is a shared contact, information about the contact
dice Dice Optional. Message is a dice with random value
game Game Optional. Message is a game, information about the game. More about games »
poll Poll Optional. Message is a native poll, information about the poll
venue Venue Optional. Message is a venue, information about the venue. For backward compatibility, when this field is set, the location field will also be set
location Location Optional. Message is a shared location, information about the location
new_chat_members Array of User Optional. New members that were added to the group or supergroup and information about them (the bot itself may be one of these members)
left_chat_member User Optional. A member was removed from the group, information about them (this member may be the bot itself)
new_chat_title String Optional. A chat title was changed to this value
new_chat_photo Array of PhotoSize Optional. A chat photo was change to this value
delete_chat_photo True Optional. Service message: the chat photo was deleted
group_chat_created True Optional. Service message: the group has been created
supergroup_chat_created True Optional. Service message: the supergroup has been created. This field can't be received in a message coming through updates, because bot can't be a member of a supergroup when it is created. It can only be found in reply_to_message if someone replies to a very first message in a directly created supergroup.
channel_chat_created True Optional. Service message: the channel has been created. This field can't be received in a message coming through updates, because bot can't be a member of a channel when it is created. It can only be found in reply_to_message if someone replies to a very first message in a channel.
message_auto_delete_timer_changed MessageAutoDeleteTimerChanged Optional. Service message: auto-delete timer settings changed in the chat
migrate_to_chat_id Integer Optional. The group has been migrated to a supergroup with the specified identifier. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
migrate_from_chat_id Integer Optional. The supergroup has been migrated from a group with the specified identifier. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
pinned_message MaybeInaccessibleMessage Optional. Specified message was pinned. Note that the Message object in this field will not contain further reply_to_message fields even if it itself is a reply.
invoice Invoice Optional. Message is an invoice for a payment, information about the invoice. More about payments »
successful_payment SuccessfulPayment Optional. Message is a service message about a successful payment, information about the payment. More about payments »
users_shared UsersShared Optional. Service message: users were shared with the bot
chat_shared ChatShared Optional. Service message: a chat was shared with the bot
connected_website String Optional. The domain name of the website on which the user has logged in. More about Telegram Login »
write_access_allowed WriteAccessAllowed Optional. Service message: the user allowed the bot to write messages after adding it to the attachment or side menu, launching a Web App from a link, or accepting an explicit request from a Web App sent by the method requestWriteAccess
passport_data PassportData Optional. Telegram Passport data
proximity_alert_triggered ProximityAlertTriggered Optional. Service message. A user in the chat triggered another user's proximity alert while sharing Live Location.
boost_added ChatBoostAdded Optional. Service message: user boosted the chat
chat_background_set ChatBackground Optional. Service message: chat background set
forum_topic_created ForumTopicCreated Optional. Service message: forum topic created
forum_topic_edited ForumTopicEdited Optional. Service message: forum topic edited
forum_topic_closed ForumTopicClosed Optional. Service message: forum topic closed
forum_topic_reopened ForumTopicReopened Optional. Service message: forum topic reopened
general_forum_topic_hidden GeneralForumTopicHidden Optional. Service message: the 'General' forum topic hidden
general_forum_topic_unhidden GeneralForumTopicUnhidden Optional. Service message: the 'General' forum topic unhidden
giveaway_created GiveawayCreated Optional. Service message: a scheduled giveaway was created
giveaway Giveaway Optional. The message is a scheduled giveaway message
giveaway_winners GiveawayWinners Optional. A giveaway with public winners was completed
giveaway_completed GiveawayCompleted Optional. Service message: a giveaway without public winners was completed
video_chat_scheduled VideoChatScheduled Optional. Service message: video chat scheduled
video_chat_started VideoChatStarted Optional. Service message: video chat started
video_chat_ended VideoChatEnded Optional. Service message: video chat ended
video_chat_participants_invited VideoChatParticipantsInvited Optional. Service message: new participants invited to a video chat
web_app_data WebAppData Optional. Service message: data sent by a Web App
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message. login_url buttons are represented as ordinary url buttons.

MessageId

This object represents a unique message identifier.

Field Type Description
message_id Integer Unique message identifier

InaccessibleMessage

This object describes a message that was deleted or is otherwise inaccessible to the bot.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat the message belonged to
message_id Integer Unique message identifier inside the chat
date Integer Always 0. The field can be used to differentiate regular and inaccessible messages.

MaybeInaccessibleMessage

This object describes a message that can be inaccessible to the bot. It can be one of

MessageEntity

This object represents one special entity in a text message. For example, hashtags, usernames, URLs, etc.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the entity. Currently, can be “mention” (@username), “hashtag” (#hashtag), “cashtag” ($USD), “bot_command” (/start@jobs_bot), “url” (https://telegram.org), “email” (do-not-reply@telegram.org), “phone_number” (+1-212-555-0123), “bold” (bold text), “italic” (italic text), “underline” (underlined text), “strikethrough” (strikethrough text), “spoiler” (spoiler message), “blockquote” (block quotation), “expandable_blockquote” (collapsed-by-default block quotation), “code” (monowidth string), “pre” (monowidth block), “text_link” (for clickable text URLs), “text_mention” (for users without usernames), “custom_emoji” (for inline custom emoji stickers)
offset Integer Offset in UTF-16 code units to the start of the entity
length Integer Length of the entity in UTF-16 code units
url String Optional. For “text_link” only, URL that will be opened after user taps on the text
user User Optional. For “text_mention” only, the mentioned user
language String Optional. For “pre” only, the programming language of the entity text
custom_emoji_id String Optional. For “custom_emoji” only, unique identifier of the custom emoji. Use getCustomEmojiStickers to get full information about the sticker

TextQuote

This object contains information about the quoted part of a message that is replied to by the given message.

Field Type Description
text String Text of the quoted part of a message that is replied to by the given message
entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. Special entities that appear in the quote. Currently, only bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, spoiler, and custom_emoji entities are kept in quotes.
position Integer Approximate quote position in the original message in UTF-16 code units as specified by the sender
is_manual True Optional. True, if the quote was chosen manually by the message sender. Otherwise, the quote was added automatically by the server.

ExternalReplyInfo

This object contains information about a message that is being replied to, which may come from another chat or forum topic.

Field Type Description
origin MessageOrigin Origin of the message replied to by the given message
chat Chat Optional. Chat the original message belongs to. Available only if the chat is a supergroup or a channel.
message_id Integer Optional. Unique message identifier inside the original chat. Available only if the original chat is a supergroup or a channel.
link_preview_options LinkPreviewOptions Optional. Options used for link preview generation for the original message, if it is a text message
animation Animation Optional. Message is an animation, information about the animation
audio Audio Optional. Message is an audio file, information about the file
document Document Optional. Message is a general file, information about the file
photo Array of PhotoSize Optional. Message is a photo, available sizes of the photo
sticker Sticker Optional. Message is a sticker, information about the sticker
story Story Optional. Message is a forwarded story
video Video Optional. Message is a video, information about the video
video_note VideoNote Optional. Message is a video note, information about the video message
voice Voice Optional. Message is a voice message, information about the file
has_media_spoiler True Optional. True, if the message media is covered by a spoiler animation
contact Contact Optional. Message is a shared contact, information about the contact
dice Dice Optional. Message is a dice with random value
game Game Optional. Message is a game, information about the game. More about games »
giveaway Giveaway Optional. Message is a scheduled giveaway, information about the giveaway
giveaway_winners GiveawayWinners Optional. A giveaway with public winners was completed
invoice Invoice Optional. Message is an invoice for a payment, information about the invoice. More about payments »
location Location Optional. Message is a shared location, information about the location
poll Poll Optional. Message is a native poll, information about the poll
venue Venue Optional. Message is a venue, information about the venue

ReplyParameters

Describes reply parameters for the message that is being sent.

Field Type Description
message_id Integer Identifier of the message that will be replied to in the current chat, or in the chat chat_id if it is specified
chat_id Integer or String Optional. If the message to be replied to is from a different chat, unique identifier for the chat or username of the channel (in the format @channelusername). Not supported for messages sent on behalf of a business account.
allow_sending_without_reply Boolean Optional. Pass True if the message should be sent even if the specified message to be replied to is not found. Always False for replies in another chat or forum topic. Always True for messages sent on behalf of a business account.
quote String Optional. Quoted part of the message to be replied to; 0-1024 characters after entities parsing. The quote must be an exact substring of the message to be replied to, including bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, spoiler, and custom_emoji entities. The message will fail to send if the quote isn't found in the original message.
quote_parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the quote. See formatting options for more details.
quote_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the quote. It can be specified instead of quote_parse_mode.
quote_position Integer Optional. Position of the quote in the original message in UTF-16 code units

MessageOrigin

This object describes the origin of a message. It can be one of

MessageOriginUser

The message was originally sent by a known user.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the message origin, always “user”
date Integer Date the message was sent originally in Unix time
sender_user User User that sent the message originally

MessageOriginHiddenUser

The message was originally sent by an unknown user.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the message origin, always “hidden_user”
date Integer Date the message was sent originally in Unix time
sender_user_name String Name of the user that sent the message originally

MessageOriginChat

The message was originally sent on behalf of a chat to a group chat.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the message origin, always “chat”
date Integer Date the message was sent originally in Unix time
sender_chat Chat Chat that sent the message originally
author_signature String Optional. For messages originally sent by an anonymous chat administrator, original message author signature

MessageOriginChannel

The message was originally sent to a channel chat.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the message origin, always “channel”
date Integer Date the message was sent originally in Unix time
chat Chat Channel chat to which the message was originally sent
message_id Integer Unique message identifier inside the chat
author_signature String Optional. Signature of the original post author

PhotoSize

This object represents one size of a photo or a file / sticker thumbnail.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
width Integer Photo width
height Integer Photo height
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes

Animation

This object represents an animation file (GIF or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound).

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
width Integer Video width as defined by sender
height Integer Video height as defined by sender
duration Integer Duration of the video in seconds as defined by sender
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Animation thumbnail as defined by sender
file_name String Optional. Original animation filename as defined by sender
mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the file as defined by sender
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.

Audio

This object represents an audio file to be treated as music by the Telegram clients.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
duration Integer Duration of the audio in seconds as defined by sender
performer String Optional. Performer of the audio as defined by sender or by audio tags
title String Optional. Title of the audio as defined by sender or by audio tags
file_name String Optional. Original filename as defined by sender
mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the file as defined by sender
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Thumbnail of the album cover to which the music file belongs

Document

This object represents a general file (as opposed to photos, voice messages and audio files).

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Document thumbnail as defined by sender
file_name String Optional. Original filename as defined by sender
mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the file as defined by sender
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.

Story

This object represents a story.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat that posted the story
id Integer Unique identifier for the story in the chat

Video

This object represents a video file.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
width Integer Video width as defined by sender
height Integer Video height as defined by sender
duration Integer Duration of the video in seconds as defined by sender
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Video thumbnail
file_name String Optional. Original filename as defined by sender
mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the file as defined by sender
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.

VideoNote

This object represents a video message (available in Telegram apps as of v.4.0).

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
length Integer Video width and height (diameter of the video message) as defined by sender
duration Integer Duration of the video in seconds as defined by sender
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Video thumbnail
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes

Voice

This object represents a voice note.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
duration Integer Duration of the audio in seconds as defined by sender
mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the file as defined by sender
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.

Contact

This object represents a phone contact.

Field Type Description
phone_number String Contact's phone number
first_name String Contact's first name
last_name String Optional. Contact's last name
user_id Integer Optional. Contact's user identifier in Telegram. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
vcard String Optional. Additional data about the contact in the form of a vCard

Dice

This object represents an animated emoji that displays a random value.

Field Type Description
emoji String Emoji on which the dice throw animation is based
value Integer Value of the dice, 1-6 for “🎲”, “🎯” and “🎳” base emoji, 1-5 for “🏀” and “⚽” base emoji, 1-64 for “🎰” base emoji

PollOption

This object contains information about one answer option in a poll.

Field Type Description
text String Option text, 1-100 characters
text_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. Special entities that appear in the option text. Currently, only custom emoji entities are allowed in poll option texts
voter_count Integer Number of users that voted for this option

InputPollOption

This object contains information about one answer option in a poll to send.

Field Type Description
text String Option text, 1-100 characters
text_parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the text. See formatting options for more details. Currently, only custom emoji entities are allowed
text_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the poll option text. It can be specified instead of text_parse_mode

PollAnswer

This object represents an answer of a user in a non-anonymous poll.

Field Type Description
poll_id String Unique poll identifier
voter_chat Chat Optional. The chat that changed the answer to the poll, if the voter is anonymous
user User Optional. The user that changed the answer to the poll, if the voter isn't anonymous
option_ids Array of Integer 0-based identifiers of chosen answer options. May be empty if the vote was retracted.

Poll

This object contains information about a poll.

Field Type Description
id String Unique poll identifier
question String Poll question, 1-300 characters
question_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. Special entities that appear in the question. Currently, only custom emoji entities are allowed in poll questions
options Array of PollOption List of poll options
total_voter_count Integer Total number of users that voted in the poll
is_closed Boolean True, if the poll is closed
is_anonymous Boolean True, if the poll is anonymous
type String Poll type, currently can be “regular” or “quiz”
allows_multiple_answers Boolean True, if the poll allows multiple answers
correct_option_id Integer Optional. 0-based identifier of the correct answer option. Available only for polls in the quiz mode, which are closed, or was sent (not forwarded) by the bot or to the private chat with the bot.
explanation String Optional. Text that is shown when a user chooses an incorrect answer or taps on the lamp icon in a quiz-style poll, 0-200 characters
explanation_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. Special entities like usernames, URLs, bot commands, etc. that appear in the explanation
open_period Integer Optional. Amount of time in seconds the poll will be active after creation
close_date Integer Optional. Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the poll will be automatically closed

Location

This object represents a point on the map.

Field Type Description
latitude Float Latitude as defined by sender
longitude Float Longitude as defined by sender
horizontal_accuracy Float Optional. The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500
live_period Integer Optional. Time relative to the message sending date, during which the location can be updated; in seconds. For active live locations only.
heading Integer Optional. The direction in which user is moving, in degrees; 1-360. For active live locations only.
proximity_alert_radius Integer Optional. The maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. For sent live locations only.

Venue

This object represents a venue.

Field Type Description
location Location Venue location. Can't be a live location
title String Name of the venue
address String Address of the venue
foursquare_id String Optional. Foursquare identifier of the venue
foursquare_type String Optional. Foursquare type of the venue. (For example, “arts_entertainment/default”, “arts_entertainment/aquarium” or “food/icecream”.)
google_place_id String Optional. Google Places identifier of the venue
google_place_type String Optional. Google Places type of the venue. (See supported types.)

WebAppData

Describes data sent from a Web App to the bot.

Field Type Description
data String The data. Be aware that a bad client can send arbitrary data in this field.
button_text String Text of the web_app keyboard button from which the Web App was opened. Be aware that a bad client can send arbitrary data in this field.

ProximityAlertTriggered

This object represents the content of a service message, sent whenever a user in the chat triggers a proximity alert set by another user.

Field Type Description
traveler User User that triggered the alert
watcher User User that set the alert
distance Integer The distance between the users

MessageAutoDeleteTimerChanged

This object represents a service message about a change in auto-delete timer settings.

Field Type Description
message_auto_delete_time Integer New auto-delete time for messages in the chat; in seconds

ChatBoostAdded

This object represents a service message about a user boosting a chat.

Field Type Description
boost_count Integer Number of boosts added by the user

BackgroundFill

This object describes the way a background is filled based on the selected colors. Currently, it can be one of

BackgroundFillSolid

The background is filled using the selected color.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background fill, always “solid”
color Integer The color of the background fill in the RGB24 format

BackgroundFillGradient

The background is a gradient fill.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background fill, always “gradient”
top_color Integer Top color of the gradient in the RGB24 format
bottom_color Integer Bottom color of the gradient in the RGB24 format
rotation_angle Integer Clockwise rotation angle of the background fill in degrees; 0-359

BackgroundFillFreeformGradient

The background is a freeform gradient that rotates after every message in the chat.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background fill, always “freeform_gradient”
colors Array of Integer A list of the 3 or 4 base colors that are used to generate the freeform gradient in the RGB24 format

BackgroundType

This object describes the type of a background. Currently, it can be one of

BackgroundTypeFill

The background is automatically filled based on the selected colors.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background, always “fill”
fill BackgroundFill The background fill
dark_theme_dimming Integer Dimming of the background in dark themes, as a percentage; 0-100

BackgroundTypeWallpaper

The background is a wallpaper in the JPEG format.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background, always “wallpaper”
document Document Document with the wallpaper
dark_theme_dimming Integer Dimming of the background in dark themes, as a percentage; 0-100
is_blurred True Optional. True, if the wallpaper is downscaled to fit in a 450x450 square and then box-blurred with radius 12
is_moving True Optional. True, if the background moves slightly when the device is tilted

BackgroundTypePattern

The background is a PNG or TGV (gzipped subset of SVG with MIME type “application/x-tgwallpattern”) pattern to be combined with the background fill chosen by the user.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background, always “pattern”
document Document Document with the pattern
fill BackgroundFill The background fill that is combined with the pattern
intensity Integer Intensity of the pattern when it is shown above the filled background; 0-100
is_inverted True Optional. True, if the background fill must be applied only to the pattern itself. All other pixels are black in this case. For dark themes only
is_moving True Optional. True, if the background moves slightly when the device is tilted

BackgroundTypeChatTheme

The background is taken directly from a built-in chat theme.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the background, always “chat_theme”
theme_name String Name of the chat theme, which is usually an emoji

ChatBackground

This object represents a chat background.

Field Type Description
type BackgroundType Type of the background

ForumTopicCreated

This object represents a service message about a new forum topic created in the chat.

Field Type Description
name String Name of the topic
icon_color Integer Color of the topic icon in RGB format
icon_custom_emoji_id String Optional. Unique identifier of the custom emoji shown as the topic icon

ForumTopicClosed

This object represents a service message about a forum topic closed in the chat. Currently holds no information.

ForumTopicEdited

This object represents a service message about an edited forum topic.

Field Type Description
name String Optional. New name of the topic, if it was edited
icon_custom_emoji_id String Optional. New identifier of the custom emoji shown as the topic icon, if it was edited; an empty string if the icon was removed

ForumTopicReopened

This object represents a service message about a forum topic reopened in the chat. Currently holds no information.

GeneralForumTopicHidden

This object represents a service message about General forum topic hidden in the chat. Currently holds no information.

GeneralForumTopicUnhidden

This object represents a service message about General forum topic unhidden in the chat. Currently holds no information.

SharedUser

This object contains information about a user that was shared with the bot using a KeyboardButtonRequestUsers button.

Field Type Description
user_id Integer Identifier of the shared user. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so 64-bit integers or double-precision float types are safe for storing these identifiers. The bot may not have access to the user and could be unable to use this identifier, unless the user is already known to the bot by some other means.
first_name String Optional. First name of the user, if the name was requested by the bot
last_name String Optional. Last name of the user, if the name was requested by the bot
username String Optional. Username of the user, if the username was requested by the bot
photo Array of PhotoSize Optional. Available sizes of the chat photo, if the photo was requested by the bot

UsersShared

This object contains information about the users whose identifiers were shared with the bot using a KeyboardButtonRequestUsers button.

Field Type Description
request_id Integer Identifier of the request
users Array of SharedUser Information about users shared with the bot.

ChatShared

This object contains information about a chat that was shared with the bot using a KeyboardButtonRequestChat button.

Field Type Description
request_id Integer Identifier of the request
chat_id Integer Identifier of the shared chat. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier. The bot may not have access to the chat and could be unable to use this identifier, unless the chat is already known to the bot by some other means.
title String Optional. Title of the chat, if the title was requested by the bot.
username String Optional. Username of the chat, if the username was requested by the bot and available.
photo Array of PhotoSize Optional. Available sizes of the chat photo, if the photo was requested by the bot

WriteAccessAllowed

This object represents a service message about a user allowing a bot to write messages after adding it to the attachment menu, launching a Web App from a link, or accepting an explicit request from a Web App sent by the method requestWriteAccess.

Field Type Description
from_request Boolean Optional. True, if the access was granted after the user accepted an explicit request from a Web App sent by the method requestWriteAccess
web_app_name String Optional. Name of the Web App, if the access was granted when the Web App was launched from a link
from_attachment_menu Boolean Optional. True, if the access was granted when the bot was added to the attachment or side menu

VideoChatScheduled

This object represents a service message about a video chat scheduled in the chat.

Field Type Description
start_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the video chat is supposed to be started by a chat administrator

VideoChatStarted

This object represents a service message about a video chat started in the chat. Currently holds no information.

VideoChatEnded

This object represents a service message about a video chat ended in the chat.

Field Type Description
duration Integer Video chat duration in seconds

VideoChatParticipantsInvited

This object represents a service message about new members invited to a video chat.

Field Type Description
users Array of User New members that were invited to the video chat

GiveawayCreated

This object represents a service message about the creation of a scheduled giveaway. Currently holds no information.

Giveaway

This object represents a message about a scheduled giveaway.

Field Type Description
chats Array of Chat The list of chats which the user must join to participate in the giveaway
winners_selection_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when winners of the giveaway will be selected
winner_count Integer The number of users which are supposed to be selected as winners of the giveaway
only_new_members True Optional. True, if only users who join the chats after the giveaway started should be eligible to win
has_public_winners True Optional. True, if the list of giveaway winners will be visible to everyone
prize_description String Optional. Description of additional giveaway prize
country_codes Array of String Optional. A list of two-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country codes indicating the countries from which eligible users for the giveaway must come. If empty, then all users can participate in the giveaway. Users with a phone number that was bought on Fragment can always participate in giveaways.
premium_subscription_month_count Integer Optional. The number of months the Telegram Premium subscription won from the giveaway will be active for

GiveawayWinners

This object represents a message about the completion of a giveaway with public winners.

Field Type Description
chat Chat The chat that created the giveaway
giveaway_message_id Integer Identifier of the message with the giveaway in the chat
winners_selection_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when winners of the giveaway were selected
winner_count Integer Total number of winners in the giveaway
winners Array of User List of up to 100 winners of the giveaway
additional_chat_count Integer Optional. The number of other chats the user had to join in order to be eligible for the giveaway
premium_subscription_month_count Integer Optional. The number of months the Telegram Premium subscription won from the giveaway will be active for
unclaimed_prize_count Integer Optional. Number of undistributed prizes
only_new_members True Optional. True, if only users who had joined the chats after the giveaway started were eligible to win
was_refunded True Optional. True, if the giveaway was canceled because the payment for it was refunded
prize_description String Optional. Description of additional giveaway prize

GiveawayCompleted

This object represents a service message about the completion of a giveaway without public winners.

Field Type Description
winner_count Integer Number of winners in the giveaway
unclaimed_prize_count Integer Optional. Number of undistributed prizes
giveaway_message Message Optional. Message with the giveaway that was completed, if it wasn't deleted

LinkPreviewOptions

Describes the options used for link preview generation.

Field Type Description
is_disabled Boolean Optional. True, if the link preview is disabled
url String Optional. URL to use for the link preview. If empty, then the first URL found in the message text will be used
prefer_small_media Boolean Optional. True, if the media in the link preview is supposed to be shrunk; ignored if the URL isn't explicitly specified or media size change isn't supported for the preview
prefer_large_media Boolean Optional. True, if the media in the link preview is supposed to be enlarged; ignored if the URL isn't explicitly specified or media size change isn't supported for the preview
show_above_text Boolean Optional. True, if the link preview must be shown above the message text; otherwise, the link preview will be shown below the message text

UserProfilePhotos

This object represent a user's profile pictures.

Field Type Description
total_count Integer Total number of profile pictures the target user has
photos Array of Array of PhotoSize Requested profile pictures (in up to 4 sizes each)

File

This object represents a file ready to be downloaded. The file can be downloaded via the link https://api.telegram.org/file/bot<token>/<file_path>. It is guaranteed that the link will be valid for at least 1 hour. When the link expires, a new one can be requested by calling getFile.

The maximum file size to download is 20 MB

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes. It can be bigger than 2^31 and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this value.
file_path String Optional. File path. Use https://api.telegram.org/file/bot<token>/<file_path> to get the file.

WebAppInfo

Describes a Web App.

Field Type Description
url String An HTTPS URL of a Web App to be opened with additional data as specified in Initializing Web Apps

ReplyKeyboardMarkup

This object represents a custom keyboard with reply options (see Introduction to bots for details and examples). Not supported in channels and for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.

Field Type Description
keyboard Array of Array of KeyboardButton Array of button rows, each represented by an Array of KeyboardButton objects
is_persistent Boolean Optional. Requests clients to always show the keyboard when the regular keyboard is hidden. Defaults to false, in which case the custom keyboard can be hidden and opened with a keyboard icon.
resize_keyboard Boolean Optional. Requests clients to resize the keyboard vertically for optimal fit (e.g., make the keyboard smaller if there are just two rows of buttons). Defaults to false, in which case the custom keyboard is always of the same height as the app's standard keyboard.
one_time_keyboard Boolean Optional. Requests clients to hide the keyboard as soon as it's been used. The keyboard will still be available, but clients will automatically display the usual letter-keyboard in the chat - the user can press a special button in the input field to see the custom keyboard again. Defaults to false.
input_field_placeholder String Optional. The placeholder to be shown in the input field when the keyboard is active; 1-64 characters
selective Boolean Optional. Use this parameter if you want to show the keyboard to specific users only. Targets: 1) users that are @mentioned in the text of the Message object; 2) if the bot's message is a reply to a message in the same chat and forum topic, sender of the original message.

Example: A user requests to change the bot's language, bot replies to the request with a keyboard to select the new language. Other users in the group don't see the keyboard.

KeyboardButton

This object represents one button of the reply keyboard. At most one of the optional fields must be used to specify type of the button. For simple text buttons, String can be used instead of this object to specify the button text.

Field Type Description
text String Text of the button. If none of the optional fields are used, it will be sent as a message when the button is pressed
request_users KeyboardButtonRequestUsers Optional. If specified, pressing the button will open a list of suitable users. Identifiers of selected users will be sent to the bot in a “users_shared” service message. Available in private chats only.
request_chat KeyboardButtonRequestChat Optional. If specified, pressing the button will open a list of suitable chats. Tapping on a chat will send its identifier to the bot in a “chat_shared” service message. Available in private chats only.
request_contact Boolean Optional. If True, the user's phone number will be sent as a contact when the button is pressed. Available in private chats only.
request_location Boolean Optional. If True, the user's current location will be sent when the button is pressed. Available in private chats only.
request_poll KeyboardButtonPollType Optional. If specified, the user will be asked to create a poll and send it to the bot when the button is pressed. Available in private chats only.
web_app WebAppInfo Optional. If specified, the described Web App will be launched when the button is pressed. The Web App will be able to send a “web_app_data” service message. Available in private chats only.

Note: request_users and request_chat options will only work in Telegram versions released after 3 February, 2023. Older clients will display unsupported message.

KeyboardButtonRequestUsers

This object defines the criteria used to request suitable users. Information about the selected users will be shared with the bot when the corresponding button is pressed. More about requesting users »

Field Type Description
request_id Integer Signed 32-bit identifier of the request that will be received back in the UsersShared object. Must be unique within the message
user_is_bot Boolean Optional. Pass True to request bots, pass False to request regular users. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
user_is_premium Boolean Optional. Pass True to request premium users, pass False to request non-premium users. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
max_quantity Integer Optional. The maximum number of users to be selected; 1-10. Defaults to 1.
request_name Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the users' first and last names
request_username Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the users' usernames
request_photo Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the users' photos

KeyboardButtonRequestChat

This object defines the criteria used to request a suitable chat. Information about the selected chat will be shared with the bot when the corresponding button is pressed. The bot will be granted requested rights in the chat if appropriate. More about requesting chats ».

Field Type Description
request_id Integer Signed 32-bit identifier of the request, which will be received back in the ChatShared object. Must be unique within the message
chat_is_channel Boolean Pass True to request a channel chat, pass False to request a group or a supergroup chat.
chat_is_forum Boolean Optional. Pass True to request a forum supergroup, pass False to request a non-forum chat. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
chat_has_username Boolean Optional. Pass True to request a supergroup or a channel with a username, pass False to request a chat without a username. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
chat_is_created Boolean Optional. Pass True to request a chat owned by the user. Otherwise, no additional restrictions are applied.
user_administrator_rights ChatAdministratorRights Optional. A JSON-serialized object listing the required administrator rights of the user in the chat. The rights must be a superset of bot_administrator_rights. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
bot_administrator_rights ChatAdministratorRights Optional. A JSON-serialized object listing the required administrator rights of the bot in the chat. The rights must be a subset of user_administrator_rights. If not specified, no additional restrictions are applied.
bot_is_member Boolean Optional. Pass True to request a chat with the bot as a member. Otherwise, no additional restrictions are applied.
request_title Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the chat's title
request_username Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the chat's username
request_photo Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the chat's photo

KeyboardButtonPollType

This object represents type of a poll, which is allowed to be created and sent when the corresponding button is pressed.

Field Type Description
type String Optional. If quiz is passed, the user will be allowed to create only polls in the quiz mode. If regular is passed, only regular polls will be allowed. Otherwise, the user will be allowed to create a poll of any type.

ReplyKeyboardRemove

Upon receiving a message with this object, Telegram clients will remove the current custom keyboard and display the default letter-keyboard. By default, custom keyboards are displayed until a new keyboard is sent by a bot. An exception is made for one-time keyboards that are hidden immediately after the user presses a button (see ReplyKeyboardMarkup). Not supported in channels and for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.

Field Type Description
remove_keyboard True Requests clients to remove the custom keyboard (user will not be able to summon this keyboard; if you want to hide the keyboard from sight but keep it accessible, use one_time_keyboard in ReplyKeyboardMarkup)
selective Boolean Optional. Use this parameter if you want to remove the keyboard for specific users only. Targets: 1) users that are @mentioned in the text of the Message object; 2) if the bot's message is a reply to a message in the same chat and forum topic, sender of the original message.

Example: A user votes in a poll, bot returns confirmation message in reply to the vote and removes the keyboard for that user, while still showing the keyboard with poll options to users who haven't voted yet.

InlineKeyboardMarkup

This object represents an inline keyboard that appears right next to the message it belongs to.

Field Type Description
inline_keyboard Array of Array of InlineKeyboardButton Array of button rows, each represented by an Array of InlineKeyboardButton objects

InlineKeyboardButton

This object represents one button of an inline keyboard. Exactly one of the optional fields must be used to specify type of the button.

Field Type Description
text String Label text on the button
url String Optional. HTTP or tg:// URL to be opened when the button is pressed. Links tg://user?id=<user_id> can be used to mention a user by their identifier without using a username, if this is allowed by their privacy settings.
callback_data String Optional. Data to be sent in a callback query to the bot when the button is pressed, 1-64 bytes
web_app WebAppInfo Optional. Description of the Web App that will be launched when the user presses the button. The Web App will be able to send an arbitrary message on behalf of the user using the method answerWebAppQuery. Available only in private chats between a user and the bot. Not supported for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.
login_url LoginUrl Optional. An HTTPS URL used to automatically authorize the user. Can be used as a replacement for the Telegram Login Widget.
switch_inline_query String Optional. If set, pressing the button will prompt the user to select one of their chats, open that chat and insert the bot's username and the specified inline query in the input field. May be empty, in which case just the bot's username will be inserted. Not supported for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.
switch_inline_query_current_chat String Optional. If set, pressing the button will insert the bot's username and the specified inline query in the current chat's input field. May be empty, in which case only the bot's username will be inserted.

This offers a quick way for the user to open your bot in inline mode in the same chat - good for selecting something from multiple options. Not supported in channels and for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.
switch_inline_query_chosen_chat SwitchInlineQueryChosenChat Optional. If set, pressing the button will prompt the user to select one of their chats of the specified type, open that chat and insert the bot's username and the specified inline query in the input field. Not supported for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.
callback_game CallbackGame Optional. Description of the game that will be launched when the user presses the button.

NOTE: This type of button must always be the first button in the first row.
pay Boolean Optional. Specify True, to send a Pay button. Substrings “⭐” and “XTR” in the buttons's text will be replaced with a Telegram Star icon.

NOTE: This type of button must always be the first button in the first row and can only be used in invoice messages.

LoginUrl

This object represents a parameter of the inline keyboard button used to automatically authorize a user. Serves as a great replacement for the Telegram Login Widget when the user is coming from Telegram. All the user needs to do is tap/click a button and confirm that they want to log in:

TITLE

Telegram apps support these buttons as of version 5.7.

Sample bot: @discussbot

Field Type Description
url String An HTTPS URL to be opened with user authorization data added to the query string when the button is pressed. If the user refuses to provide authorization data, the original URL without information about the user will be opened. The data added is the same as described in Receiving authorization data.

NOTE: You must always check the hash of the received data to verify the authentication and the integrity of the data as described in Checking authorization.
forward_text String Optional. New text of the button in forwarded messages.
bot_username String Optional. Username of a bot, which will be used for user authorization. See Setting up a bot for more details. If not specified, the current bot's username will be assumed. The url's domain must be the same as the domain linked with the bot. See Linking your domain to the bot for more details.
request_write_access Boolean Optional. Pass True to request the permission for your bot to send messages to the user.

SwitchInlineQueryChosenChat

This object represents an inline button that switches the current user to inline mode in a chosen chat, with an optional default inline query.

Field Type Description
query String Optional. The default inline query to be inserted in the input field. If left empty, only the bot's username will be inserted
allow_user_chats Boolean Optional. True, if private chats with users can be chosen
allow_bot_chats Boolean Optional. True, if private chats with bots can be chosen
allow_group_chats Boolean Optional. True, if group and supergroup chats can be chosen
allow_channel_chats Boolean Optional. True, if channel chats can be chosen

CallbackQuery

This object represents an incoming callback query from a callback button in an inline keyboard. If the button that originated the query was attached to a message sent by the bot, the field message will be present. If the button was attached to a message sent via the bot (in inline mode), the field inline_message_id will be present. Exactly one of the fields data or game_short_name will be present.

Field Type Description
id String Unique identifier for this query
from User Sender
message MaybeInaccessibleMessage Optional. Message sent by the bot with the callback button that originated the query
inline_message_id String Optional. Identifier of the message sent via the bot in inline mode, that originated the query.
chat_instance String Global identifier, uniquely corresponding to the chat to which the message with the callback button was sent. Useful for high scores in games.
data String Optional. Data associated with the callback button. Be aware that the message originated the query can contain no callback buttons with this data.
game_short_name String Optional. Short name of a Game to be returned, serves as the unique identifier for the game

NOTE: After the user presses a callback button, Telegram clients will display a progress bar until you call answerCallbackQuery. It is, therefore, necessary to react by calling answerCallbackQuery even if no notification to the user is needed (e.g., without specifying any of the optional parameters).

ForceReply

Upon receiving a message with this object, Telegram clients will display a reply interface to the user (act as if the user has selected the bot's message and tapped 'Reply'). This can be extremely useful if you want to create user-friendly step-by-step interfaces without having to sacrifice privacy mode. Not supported in channels and for messages sent on behalf of a Telegram Business account.

Field Type Description
force_reply True Shows reply interface to the user, as if they manually selected the bot's message and tapped 'Reply'
input_field_placeholder String Optional. The placeholder to be shown in the input field when the reply is active; 1-64 characters
selective Boolean Optional. Use this parameter if you want to force reply from specific users only. Targets: 1) users that are @mentioned in the text of the Message object; 2) if the bot's message is a reply to a message in the same chat and forum topic, sender of the original message.

Example: A poll bot for groups runs in privacy mode (only receives commands, replies to its messages and mentions). There could be two ways to create a new poll:

  • Explain the user how to send a command with parameters (e.g. /newpoll question answer1 answer2). May be appealing for hardcore users but lacks modern day polish.
  • Guide the user through a step-by-step process. 'Please send me your question', 'Cool, now let's add the first answer option', 'Great. Keep adding answer options, then send /done when you're ready'.

The last option is definitely more attractive. And if you use ForceReply in your bot's questions, it will receive the user's answers even if it only receives replies, commands and mentions - without any extra work for the user.

ChatPhoto

This object represents a chat photo.

Field Type Description
small_file_id String File identifier of small (160x160) chat photo. This file_id can be used only for photo download and only for as long as the photo is not changed.
small_file_unique_id String Unique file identifier of small (160x160) chat photo, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
big_file_id String File identifier of big (640x640) chat photo. This file_id can be used only for photo download and only for as long as the photo is not changed.
big_file_unique_id String Unique file identifier of big (640x640) chat photo, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.

ChatInviteLink

Represents an invite link for a chat.

Field Type Description
invite_link String The invite link. If the link was created by another chat administrator, then the second part of the link will be replaced with “…”.
creator User Creator of the link
creates_join_request Boolean True, if users joining the chat via the link need to be approved by chat administrators
is_primary Boolean True, if the link is primary
is_revoked Boolean True, if the link is revoked
name String Optional. Invite link name
expire_date Integer Optional. Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the link will expire or has been expired
member_limit Integer Optional. The maximum number of users that can be members of the chat simultaneously after joining the chat via this invite link; 1-99999
pending_join_request_count Integer Optional. Number of pending join requests created using this link

ChatAdministratorRights

Represents the rights of an administrator in a chat.

Field Type Description
is_anonymous Boolean True, if the user's presence in the chat is hidden
can_manage_chat Boolean True, if the administrator can access the chat event log, get boost list, see hidden supergroup and channel members, report spam messages and ignore slow mode. Implied by any other administrator privilege.
can_delete_messages Boolean True, if the administrator can delete messages of other users
can_manage_video_chats Boolean True, if the administrator can manage video chats
can_restrict_members Boolean True, if the administrator can restrict, ban or unban chat members, or access supergroup statistics
can_promote_members Boolean True, if the administrator can add new administrators with a subset of their own privileges or demote administrators that they have promoted, directly or indirectly (promoted by administrators that were appointed by the user)
can_change_info Boolean True, if the user is allowed to change the chat title, photo and other settings
can_invite_users Boolean True, if the user is allowed to invite new users to the chat
can_post_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can post stories to the chat
can_edit_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can edit stories posted by other users, post stories to the chat page, pin chat stories, and access the chat's story archive
can_delete_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can delete stories posted by other users
can_post_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the administrator can post messages in the channel, or access channel statistics; for channels only
can_edit_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the administrator can edit messages of other users and can pin messages; for channels only
can_pin_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to pin messages; for groups and supergroups only
can_manage_topics Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to create, rename, close, and reopen forum topics; for supergroups only

ChatMemberUpdated

This object represents changes in the status of a chat member.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat the user belongs to
from User Performer of the action, which resulted in the change
date Integer Date the change was done in Unix time
old_chat_member ChatMember Previous information about the chat member
new_chat_member ChatMember New information about the chat member
invite_link ChatInviteLink Optional. Chat invite link, which was used by the user to join the chat; for joining by invite link events only.
via_join_request Boolean Optional. True, if the user joined the chat after sending a direct join request without using an invite link and being approved by an administrator
via_chat_folder_invite_link Boolean Optional. True, if the user joined the chat via a chat folder invite link

ChatMember

This object contains information about one member of a chat. Currently, the following 6 types of chat members are supported:

ChatMemberOwner

Represents a chat member that owns the chat and has all administrator privileges.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “creator”
user User Information about the user
is_anonymous Boolean True, if the user's presence in the chat is hidden
custom_title String Optional. Custom title for this user

ChatMemberAdministrator

Represents a chat member that has some additional privileges.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “administrator”
user User Information about the user
can_be_edited Boolean True, if the bot is allowed to edit administrator privileges of that user
is_anonymous Boolean True, if the user's presence in the chat is hidden
can_manage_chat Boolean True, if the administrator can access the chat event log, get boost list, see hidden supergroup and channel members, report spam messages and ignore slow mode. Implied by any other administrator privilege.
can_delete_messages Boolean True, if the administrator can delete messages of other users
can_manage_video_chats Boolean True, if the administrator can manage video chats
can_restrict_members Boolean True, if the administrator can restrict, ban or unban chat members, or access supergroup statistics
can_promote_members Boolean True, if the administrator can add new administrators with a subset of their own privileges or demote administrators that they have promoted, directly or indirectly (promoted by administrators that were appointed by the user)
can_change_info Boolean True, if the user is allowed to change the chat title, photo and other settings
can_invite_users Boolean True, if the user is allowed to invite new users to the chat
can_post_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can post stories to the chat
can_edit_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can edit stories posted by other users, post stories to the chat page, pin chat stories, and access the chat's story archive
can_delete_stories Boolean True, if the administrator can delete stories posted by other users
can_post_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the administrator can post messages in the channel, or access channel statistics; for channels only
can_edit_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the administrator can edit messages of other users and can pin messages; for channels only
can_pin_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to pin messages; for groups and supergroups only
can_manage_topics Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to create, rename, close, and reopen forum topics; for supergroups only
custom_title String Optional. Custom title for this user

ChatMemberMember

Represents a chat member that has no additional privileges or restrictions.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “member”
user User Information about the user

ChatMemberRestricted

Represents a chat member that is under certain restrictions in the chat. Supergroups only.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “restricted”
user User Information about the user
is_member Boolean True, if the user is a member of the chat at the moment of the request
can_send_messages Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send text messages, contacts, giveaways, giveaway winners, invoices, locations and venues
can_send_audios Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send audios
can_send_documents Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send documents
can_send_photos Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send photos
can_send_videos Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send videos
can_send_video_notes Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send video notes
can_send_voice_notes Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send voice notes
can_send_polls Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send polls
can_send_other_messages Boolean True, if the user is allowed to send animations, games, stickers and use inline bots
can_add_web_page_previews Boolean True, if the user is allowed to add web page previews to their messages
can_change_info Boolean True, if the user is allowed to change the chat title, photo and other settings
can_invite_users Boolean True, if the user is allowed to invite new users to the chat
can_pin_messages Boolean True, if the user is allowed to pin messages
can_manage_topics Boolean True, if the user is allowed to create forum topics
until_date Integer Date when restrictions will be lifted for this user; Unix time. If 0, then the user is restricted forever

ChatMemberLeft

Represents a chat member that isn't currently a member of the chat, but may join it themselves.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “left”
user User Information about the user

ChatMemberBanned

Represents a chat member that was banned in the chat and can't return to the chat or view chat messages.

Field Type Description
status String The member's status in the chat, always “kicked”
user User Information about the user
until_date Integer Date when restrictions will be lifted for this user; Unix time. If 0, then the user is banned forever

ChatJoinRequest

Represents a join request sent to a chat.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat to which the request was sent
from User User that sent the join request
user_chat_id Integer Identifier of a private chat with the user who sent the join request. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier. The bot can use this identifier for 5 minutes to send messages until the join request is processed, assuming no other administrator contacted the user.
date Integer Date the request was sent in Unix time
bio String Optional. Bio of the user.
invite_link ChatInviteLink Optional. Chat invite link that was used by the user to send the join request

ChatPermissions

Describes actions that a non-administrator user is allowed to take in a chat.

Field Type Description
can_send_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send text messages, contacts, giveaways, giveaway winners, invoices, locations and venues
can_send_audios Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send audios
can_send_documents Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send documents
can_send_photos Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send photos
can_send_videos Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send videos
can_send_video_notes Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send video notes
can_send_voice_notes Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send voice notes
can_send_polls Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send polls
can_send_other_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to send animations, games, stickers and use inline bots
can_add_web_page_previews Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to add web page previews to their messages
can_change_info Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to change the chat title, photo and other settings. Ignored in public supergroups
can_invite_users Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to invite new users to the chat
can_pin_messages Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to pin messages. Ignored in public supergroups
can_manage_topics Boolean Optional. True, if the user is allowed to create forum topics. If omitted defaults to the value of can_pin_messages

Birthdate

Describes the birthdate of a user.

Field Type Description
day Integer Day of the user's birth; 1-31
month Integer Month of the user's birth; 1-12
year Integer Optional. Year of the user's birth

BusinessIntro

Contains information about the start page settings of a Telegram Business account.

Field Type Description
title String Optional. Title text of the business intro
message String Optional. Message text of the business intro
sticker Sticker Optional. Sticker of the business intro

BusinessLocation

Contains information about the location of a Telegram Business account.

Field Type Description
address String Address of the business
location Location Optional. Location of the business

BusinessOpeningHoursInterval

Describes an interval of time during which a business is open.

Field Type Description
opening_minute Integer The minute's sequence number in a week, starting on Monday, marking the start of the time interval during which the business is open; 0 - 7 * 24 * 60
closing_minute Integer The minute's sequence number in a week, starting on Monday, marking the end of the time interval during which the business is open; 0 - 8 * 24 * 60

BusinessOpeningHours

Describes the opening hours of a business.

Field Type Description
time_zone_name String Unique name of the time zone for which the opening hours are defined
opening_hours Array of BusinessOpeningHoursInterval List of time intervals describing business opening hours

ChatLocation

Represents a location to which a chat is connected.

Field Type Description
location Location The location to which the supergroup is connected. Can't be a live location.
address String Location address; 1-64 characters, as defined by the chat owner

ReactionType

This object describes the type of a reaction. Currently, it can be one of

ReactionTypeEmoji

The reaction is based on an emoji.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the reaction, always “emoji”
emoji String Reaction emoji. Currently, it can be one of {emoji_reactions}

ReactionTypeCustomEmoji

The reaction is based on a custom emoji.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the reaction, always “custom_emoji”
custom_emoji_id String Custom emoji identifier

ReactionCount

Represents a reaction added to a message along with the number of times it was added.

Field Type Description
type ReactionType Type of the reaction
total_count Integer Number of times the reaction was added

MessageReactionUpdated

This object represents a change of a reaction on a message performed by a user.

Field Type Description
chat Chat The chat containing the message the user reacted to
message_id Integer Unique identifier of the message inside the chat
user User Optional. The user that changed the reaction, if the user isn't anonymous
actor_chat Chat Optional. The chat on behalf of which the reaction was changed, if the user is anonymous
date Integer Date of the change in Unix time
old_reaction Array of ReactionType Previous list of reaction types that were set by the user
new_reaction Array of ReactionType New list of reaction types that have been set by the user

MessageReactionCountUpdated

This object represents reaction changes on a message with anonymous reactions.

Field Type Description
chat Chat The chat containing the message
message_id Integer Unique message identifier inside the chat
date Integer Date of the change in Unix time
reactions Array of ReactionCount List of reactions that are present on the message

ForumTopic

This object represents a forum topic.

Field Type Description
message_thread_id Integer Unique identifier of the forum topic
name String Name of the topic
icon_color Integer Color of the topic icon in RGB format
icon_custom_emoji_id String Optional. Unique identifier of the custom emoji shown as the topic icon

BotCommand

This object represents a bot command.

Field Type Description
command String Text of the command; 1-32 characters. Can contain only lowercase English letters, digits and underscores.
description String Description of the command; 1-256 characters.

BotCommandScope

This object represents the scope to which bot commands are applied. Currently, the following 7 scopes are supported:

Determining list of commands

The following algorithm is used to determine the list of commands for a particular user viewing the bot menu. The first list of commands which is set is returned:

Commands in the chat with the bot

  • botCommandScopeChat + language_code
  • botCommandScopeChat
  • botCommandScopeAllPrivateChats + language_code
  • botCommandScopeAllPrivateChats
  • botCommandScopeDefault + language_code
  • botCommandScopeDefault

Commands in group and supergroup chats

  • botCommandScopeChatMember + language_code
  • botCommandScopeChatMember
  • botCommandScopeChatAdministrators + language_code (administrators only)
  • botCommandScopeChatAdministrators (administrators only)
  • botCommandScopeChat + language_code
  • botCommandScopeChat
  • botCommandScopeAllChatAdministrators + language_code (administrators only)
  • botCommandScopeAllChatAdministrators (administrators only)
  • botCommandScopeAllGroupChats + language_code
  • botCommandScopeAllGroupChats
  • botCommandScopeDefault + language_code
  • botCommandScopeDefault

BotCommandScopeDefault

Represents the default scope of bot commands. Default commands are used if no commands with a narrower scope are specified for the user.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be default

BotCommandScopeAllPrivateChats

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering all private chats.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be all_private_chats

BotCommandScopeAllGroupChats

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering all group and supergroup chats.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be all_group_chats

BotCommandScopeAllChatAdministrators

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering all group and supergroup chat administrators.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be all_chat_administrators

BotCommandScopeChat

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering a specific chat.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be chat
chat_id Integer or String Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

BotCommandScopeChatAdministrators

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering all administrators of a specific group or supergroup chat.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be chat_administrators
chat_id Integer or String Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

BotCommandScopeChatMember

Represents the scope of bot commands, covering a specific member of a group or supergroup chat.

Field Type Description
type String Scope type, must be chat_member
chat_id Integer or String Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
user_id Integer Unique identifier of the target user

BotName

This object represents the bot's name.

Field Type Description
name String The bot's name

BotDescription

This object represents the bot's description.

Field Type Description
description String The bot's description

BotShortDescription

This object represents the bot's short description.

Field Type Description
short_description String The bot's short description

MenuButton

This object describes the bot's menu button in a private chat. It should be one of

If a menu button other than MenuButtonDefault is set for a private chat, then it is applied in the chat. Otherwise the default menu button is applied. By default, the menu button opens the list of bot commands.

MenuButtonCommands

Represents a menu button, which opens the bot's list of commands.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the button, must be commands

MenuButtonWebApp

Represents a menu button, which launches a Web App.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the button, must be web_app
text String Text on the button
web_app WebAppInfo Description of the Web App that will be launched when the user presses the button. The Web App will be able to send an arbitrary message on behalf of the user using the method answerWebAppQuery.

MenuButtonDefault

Describes that no specific value for the menu button was set.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the button, must be default

ChatBoostSource

This object describes the source of a chat boost. It can be one of

ChatBoostSourcePremium

The boost was obtained by subscribing to Telegram Premium or by gifting a Telegram Premium subscription to another user.

Field Type Description
source String Source of the boost, always “premium”
user User User that boosted the chat

ChatBoostSourceGiftCode

The boost was obtained by the creation of Telegram Premium gift codes to boost a chat. Each such code boosts the chat 4 times for the duration of the corresponding Telegram Premium subscription.

Field Type Description
source String Source of the boost, always “gift_code”
user User User for which the gift code was created

ChatBoostSourceGiveaway

The boost was obtained by the creation of a Telegram Premium giveaway. This boosts the chat 4 times for the duration of the corresponding Telegram Premium subscription.

Field Type Description
source String Source of the boost, always “giveaway”
giveaway_message_id Integer Identifier of a message in the chat with the giveaway; the message could have been deleted already. May be 0 if the message isn't sent yet.
user User Optional. User that won the prize in the giveaway if any
is_unclaimed True Optional. True, if the giveaway was completed, but there was no user to win the prize

ChatBoost

This object contains information about a chat boost.

Field Type Description
boost_id String Unique identifier of the boost
add_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the chat was boosted
expiration_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the boost will automatically expire, unless the booster's Telegram Premium subscription is prolonged
source ChatBoostSource Source of the added boost

ChatBoostUpdated

This object represents a boost added to a chat or changed.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat which was boosted
boost ChatBoost Information about the chat boost

ChatBoostRemoved

This object represents a boost removed from a chat.

Field Type Description
chat Chat Chat which was boosted
boost_id String Unique identifier of the boost
remove_date Integer Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the boost was removed
source ChatBoostSource Source of the removed boost

UserChatBoosts

This object represents a list of boosts added to a chat by a user.

Field Type Description
boosts Array of ChatBoost The list of boosts added to the chat by the user

BusinessConnection

Describes the connection of the bot with a business account.

Field Type Description
id String Unique identifier of the business connection
user User Business account user that created the business connection
user_chat_id Integer Identifier of a private chat with the user who created the business connection. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
date Integer Date the connection was established in Unix time
can_reply Boolean True, if the bot can act on behalf of the business account in chats that were active in the last 24 hours
is_enabled Boolean True, if the connection is active

BusinessMessagesDeleted

This object is received when messages are deleted from a connected business account.

Field Type Description
business_connection_id String Unique identifier of the business connection
chat Chat Information about a chat in the business account. The bot may not have access to the chat or the corresponding user.
message_ids Array of Integer The list of identifiers of deleted messages in the chat of the business account

ResponseParameters

Describes why a request was unsuccessful.

Field Type Description
migrate_to_chat_id Integer Optional. The group has been migrated to a supergroup with the specified identifier. This number may have more than 32 significant bits and some programming languages may have difficulty/silent defects in interpreting it. But it has at most 52 significant bits, so a signed 64-bit integer or double-precision float type are safe for storing this identifier.
retry_after Integer Optional. In case of exceeding flood control, the number of seconds left to wait before the request can be repeated

InputMedia

This object represents the content of a media message to be sent. It should be one of

InputMediaPhoto

Represents a photo to be sent.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be photo
media String File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional. Caption of the photo to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the photo caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
has_spoiler Boolean Optional. Pass True if the photo needs to be covered with a spoiler animation

InputMediaVideo

Represents a video to be sent.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be video
media String File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. More information on Sending Files »
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional. Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional. Caption of the video to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the video caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
width Integer Optional. Video width
height Integer Optional. Video height
duration Integer Optional. Video duration in seconds
supports_streaming Boolean Optional. Pass True if the uploaded video is suitable for streaming
has_spoiler Boolean Optional. Pass True if the video needs to be covered with a spoiler animation

InputMediaAnimation

Represents an animation file (GIF or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound) to be sent.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be animation
media String File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. More information on Sending Files »
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional. Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional. Caption of the animation to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the animation caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
width Integer Optional. Animation width
height Integer Optional. Animation height
duration Integer Optional. Animation duration in seconds
has_spoiler Boolean Optional. Pass True if the animation needs to be covered with a spoiler animation

InputMediaAudio

Represents an audio file to be treated as music to be sent.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be audio
media String File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. More information on Sending Files »
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional. Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional. Caption of the audio to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the audio caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
duration Integer Optional. Duration of the audio in seconds
performer String Optional. Performer of the audio
title String Optional. Title of the audio

InputMediaDocument

Represents a general file to be sent.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be document
media String File to send. Pass a file_id to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. More information on Sending Files »
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional. Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional. Caption of the document to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the document caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
disable_content_type_detection Boolean Optional. Disables automatic server-side content type detection for files uploaded using multipart/form-data. Always True, if the document is sent as part of an album.

InputFile

This object represents the contents of a file to be uploaded. Must be posted using multipart/form-data in the usual way that files are uploaded via the browser.

Sending files

There are three ways to send files (photos, stickers, audio, media, etc.):

  1. If the file is already stored somewhere on the Telegram servers, you don't need to reupload it: each file object has a file_id field, simply pass this file_id as a parameter instead of uploading. There are no limits for files sent this way.
  2. Provide Telegram with an HTTP URL for the file to be sent. Telegram will download and send the file. 5 MB max size for photos and 20 MB max for other types of content.
  3. Post the file using multipart/form-data in the usual way that files are uploaded via the browser. 10 MB max size for photos, 50 MB for other files.

Sending by file_id

  • It is not possible to change the file type when resending by file_id. I.e. a video can't be sent as a photo, a photo can't be sent as a document, etc.
  • It is not possible to resend thumbnails.
  • Resending a photo by file_id will send all of its sizes.
  • file_id is unique for each individual bot and can't be transferred from one bot to another.
  • file_id uniquely identifies a file, but a file can have different valid file_ids even for the same bot.

Sending by URL

  • When sending by URL the target file must have the correct MIME type (e.g., audio/mpeg for sendAudio, etc.).
  • In sendDocument, sending by URL will currently only work for GIF, PDF and ZIP files.
  • To use sendVoice, the file must have the type audio/ogg and be no more than 1MB in size. 1-20MB voice notes will be sent as files.
  • Other configurations may work but we can't guarantee that they will.

Accent colors

Colors with identifiers 0 (red), 1 (orange), 2 (purple/violet), 3 (green), 4 (cyan), 5 (blue), 6 (pink) can be customized by app themes. Additionally, the following colors in RGB format are currently in use.

{peer_colors}

Profile accent colors

Currently, the following colors in RGB format are in use for profile backgrounds.

{profile_peer_colors}

Inline mode objects

Objects and methods used in the inline mode are described in the Inline mode section.

Available methods

All methods in the Bot API are case-insensitive. We support GET and POST HTTP methods. Use either URL query string or application/json or application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data for passing parameters in Bot API requests.
On successful call, a JSON-object containing the result will be returned.

getMe

A simple method for testing your bot's authentication token. Requires no parameters. Returns basic information about the bot in form of a User object.

logOut

Use this method to log out from the cloud Bot API server before launching the bot locally. You must log out the bot before running it locally, otherwise there is no guarantee that the bot will receive updates. After a successful call, you can immediately log in on a local server, but will not be able to log in back to the cloud Bot API server for 10 minutes. Returns True on success. Requires no parameters.

close

Use this method to close the bot instance before moving it from one local server to another. You need to delete the webhook before calling this method to ensure that the bot isn't launched again after server restart. The method will return error 429 in the first 10 minutes after the bot is launched. Returns True on success. Requires no parameters.

sendMessage

Use this method to send text messages. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
text String Yes Text of the message to be sent, 1-4096 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the message text. See formatting options for more details.
entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in message text, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
link_preview_options LinkPreviewOptions Optional Link preview generation options for the message
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

Formatting options

The Bot API supports basic formatting for messages. You can use bold, italic, underlined, strikethrough, spoiler text, block quotations as well as inline links and pre-formatted code in your bots' messages. Telegram clients will render them accordingly. You can specify text entities directly, or use markdown-style or HTML-style formatting.

Note that Telegram clients will display an alert to the user before opening an inline link ('Open this link?' together with the full URL).

Message entities can be nested, providing following restrictions are met:
- If two entities have common characters, then one of them is fully contained inside another.
- bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, and spoiler entities can contain and can be part of any other entities, except pre and code.
- blockquote and expandable_blockquote entities can't be nested.
- All other entities can't contain each other.

Links tg://user?id=<user_id> can be used to mention a user by their identifier without using a username. Please note:

  • These links will work only if they are used inside an inline link or in an inline keyboard button. For example, they will not work, when used in a message text.
  • Unless the user is a member of the chat where they were mentioned, these mentions are only guaranteed to work if the user has contacted the bot in private in the past or has sent a callback query to the bot via an inline button and doesn't have Forwarded Messages privacy enabled for the bot.

You can find the list of programming and markup languages for which syntax highlighting is supported at libprisma#supported-languages.

MarkdownV2 style

To use this mode, pass MarkdownV2 in the parse_mode field. Use the following syntax in your message:

*bold \*text*
_italic \*text_
__underline__
~strikethrough~
||spoiler||
*bold _italic bold ~italic bold strikethrough ||italic bold strikethrough spoiler||~ __underline italic bold___ bold*
[inline URL](http://www.example.com/)
[inline mention of a user](tg://user?id=123456789)
![👍](tg://emoji?id=5368324170671202286)
`inline fixed-width code`
```
pre-formatted fixed-width code block
```
```python
pre-formatted fixed-width code block written in the Python programming language
```
>Block quotation started
>Block quotation continued
>Block quotation continued
>Block quotation continued
>The last line of the block quotation
**>The expandable block quotation started right after the previous block quotation
>It is separated from the previous block quotation by an empty bold entity
>Expandable block quotation continued
>Hidden by default part of the expandable block quotation started
>Expandable block quotation continued
>The last line of the expandable block quotation with the expandability mark||

Please note:

  • Any character with code between 1 and 126 inclusively can be escaped anywhere with a preceding '\' character, in which case it is treated as an ordinary character and not a part of the markup. This implies that '\' character usually must be escaped with a preceding '\' character.
  • Inside pre and code entities, all '`' and '\' characters must be escaped with a preceding '\' character.
  • Inside the (...) part of the inline link and custom emoji definition, all ')' and '\' must be escaped with a preceding '\' character.
  • In all other places characters '_', '*', '[', ']', '(', ')', '~', '`', '>', '#', '+', '-', '=', '|', '{', '}', '.', '!' must be escaped with the preceding character '\'.
  • In case of ambiguity between italic and underline entities __ is always greadily treated from left to right as beginning or end of an underline entity, so instead of ___italic underline___ use ___italic underline_**__, adding an empty bold entity as a separator.
  • A valid emoji must be provided as an alternative value for the custom emoji. The emoji will be shown instead of the custom emoji in places where a custom emoji cannot be displayed (e.g., system notifications) or if the message is forwarded by a non-premium user. It is recommended to use the emoji from the emoji field of the custom emoji sticker.
  • Custom emoji entities can only be used by bots that purchased additional usernames on Fragment.
HTML style

To use this mode, pass HTML in the parse_mode field. The following tags are currently supported:

<b>bold</b>, <strong>bold</strong>
<i>italic</i>, <em>italic</em>
<u>underline</u>, <ins>underline</ins>
<s>strikethrough</s>, <strike>strikethrough</strike>, <del>strikethrough</del>
<span class="tg-spoiler">spoiler</span>, <tg-spoiler>spoiler</tg-spoiler>
<b>bold <i>italic bold <s>italic bold strikethrough <span class="tg-spoiler">italic bold strikethrough spoiler</span></s> <u>underline italic bold</u></i> bold</b>
<a href="http://www.example.com/">inline URL</a>
<a href="tg://user?id=123456789">inline mention of a user</a>
<tg-emoji emoji-id="5368324170671202286">👍</tg-emoji>
<code>inline fixed-width code</code>
<pre>pre-formatted fixed-width code block</pre>
<pre><code class="language-python">pre-formatted fixed-width code block written in the Python programming language</code></pre>
<blockquote>Block quotation started\nBlock quotation continued\nThe last line of the block quotation</blockquote>
<blockquote expandable>Expandable block quotation started\nExpandable block quotation continued\nExpandable block quotation continued\nHidden by default part of the block quotation started\nExpandable block quotation continued\nThe last line of the block quotation</blockquote>

Please note:

  • Only the tags mentioned above are currently supported.
  • All <, > and & symbols that are not a part of a tag or an HTML entity must be replaced with the corresponding HTML entities (< with &lt;, > with &gt; and & with &amp;).
  • All numerical HTML entities are supported.
  • The API currently supports only the following named HTML entities: &lt;, &gt;, &amp; and &quot;.
  • Use nested pre and code tags, to define programming language for pre entity.
  • Programming language can't be specified for standalone code tags.
  • A valid emoji must be used as the content of the tg-emoji tag. The emoji will be shown instead of the custom emoji in places where a custom emoji cannot be displayed (e.g., system notifications) or if the message is forwarded by a non-premium user. It is recommended to use the emoji from the emoji field of the custom emoji sticker.
  • Custom emoji entities can only be used by bots that purchased additional usernames on Fragment.
Markdown style

This is a legacy mode, retained for backward compatibility. To use this mode, pass Markdown in the parse_mode field. Use the following syntax in your message:

*bold text*
_italic text_
[inline URL](http://www.example.com/)
[inline mention of a user](tg://user?id=123456789)
`inline fixed-width code`
```
pre-formatted fixed-width code block
```
```python
pre-formatted fixed-width code block written in the Python programming language
```

Please note:

  • Entities must not be nested, use parse mode MarkdownV2 instead.
  • There is no way to specify “underline”, “strikethrough”, “spoiler”, “blockquote”, “expandable_blockquote” and “custom_emoji” entities, use parse mode MarkdownV2 instead.
  • To escape characters '_', '*', '`', '[' outside of an entity, prepend the characters '\' before them.
  • Escaping inside entities is not allowed, so entity must be closed first and reopened again: use _snake_\__case_ for italic snake_case and *2*\**2=4* for bold 2*2=4.

forwardMessage

Use this method to forward messages of any kind. Service messages and messages with protected content can't be forwarded. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
from_chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the chat where the original message was sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername)
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the forwarded message from forwarding and saving
message_id Integer Yes Message identifier in the chat specified in from_chat_id

forwardMessages

Use this method to forward multiple messages of any kind. If some of the specified messages can't be found or forwarded, they are skipped. Service messages and messages with protected content can't be forwarded. Album grouping is kept for forwarded messages. On success, an array of MessageId of the sent messages is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
from_chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the chat where the original messages were sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername)
message_ids Array of Integer Yes A JSON-serialized list of 1-100 identifiers of messages in the chat from_chat_id to forward. The identifiers must be specified in a strictly increasing order.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the messages silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the forwarded messages from forwarding and saving

copyMessage

Use this method to copy messages of any kind. Service messages, giveaway messages, giveaway winners messages, and invoice messages can't be copied. A quiz poll can be copied only if the value of the field correct_option_id is known to the bot. The method is analogous to the method forwardMessage, but the copied message doesn't have a link to the original message. Returns the MessageId of the sent message on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
from_chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the chat where the original message was sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Yes Message identifier in the chat specified in from_chat_id
caption String Optional New caption for media, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing. If not specified, the original caption is kept
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the new caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the new caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media. Ignored if a new caption isn't specified.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

copyMessages

Use this method to copy messages of any kind. If some of the specified messages can't be found or copied, they are skipped. Service messages, giveaway messages, giveaway winners messages, and invoice messages can't be copied. A quiz poll can be copied only if the value of the field correct_option_id is known to the bot. The method is analogous to the method forwardMessages, but the copied messages don't have a link to the original message. Album grouping is kept for copied messages. On success, an array of MessageId of the sent messages is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
from_chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the chat where the original messages were sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername)
message_ids Array of Integer Yes A JSON-serialized list of 1-100 identifiers of messages in the chat from_chat_id to copy. The identifiers must be specified in a strictly increasing order.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the messages silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent messages from forwarding and saving
remove_caption Boolean Optional Pass True to copy the messages without their captions

sendPhoto

Use this method to send photos. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
photo InputFile or String Yes Photo to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a photo that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a photo from the Internet, or upload a new photo using multipart/form-data. The photo must be at most 10 MB in size. The photo's width and height must not exceed 10000 in total. Width and height ratio must be at most 20. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Photo caption (may also be used when resending photos by file_id), 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the photo caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
has_spoiler Boolean Optional Pass True if the photo needs to be covered with a spoiler animation
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendAudio

Use this method to send audio files, if you want Telegram clients to display them in the music player. Your audio must be in the .MP3 or .M4A format. On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send audio files of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

For sending voice messages, use the sendVoice method instead.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
audio InputFile or String Yes Audio file to send. Pass a file_id as String to send an audio file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get an audio file from the Internet, or upload a new one using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Audio caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the audio caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
duration Integer Optional Duration of the audio in seconds
performer String Optional Performer
title String Optional Track name
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendDocument

Use this method to send general files. On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send files of any type of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
document InputFile or String Yes File to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or upload a new one using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files »
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Document caption (may also be used when resending documents by file_id), 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the document caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
disable_content_type_detection Boolean Optional Disables automatic server-side content type detection for files uploaded using multipart/form-data
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendVideo

Use this method to send video files, Telegram clients support MPEG4 videos (other formats may be sent as Document). On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send video files of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
video InputFile or String Yes Video to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a video that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a video from the Internet, or upload a new video using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files »
duration Integer Optional Duration of sent video in seconds
width Integer Optional Video width
height Integer Optional Video height
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Video caption (may also be used when resending videos by file_id), 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the video caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
has_spoiler Boolean Optional Pass True if the video needs to be covered with a spoiler animation
supports_streaming Boolean Optional Pass True if the uploaded video is suitable for streaming
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendAnimation

Use this method to send animation files (GIF or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound). On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send animation files of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
animation InputFile or String Yes Animation to send. Pass a file_id as String to send an animation that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get an animation from the Internet, or upload a new animation using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files »
duration Integer Optional Duration of sent animation in seconds
width Integer Optional Animation width
height Integer Optional Animation height
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Animation caption (may also be used when resending animation by file_id), 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the animation caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
has_spoiler Boolean Optional Pass True if the animation needs to be covered with a spoiler animation
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendVoice

Use this method to send audio files, if you want Telegram clients to display the file as a playable voice message. For this to work, your audio must be in an .OGG file encoded with OPUS, or in .MP3 format, or in .M4A format (other formats may be sent as Audio or Document). On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send voice messages of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
voice InputFile or String Yes Audio file to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or upload a new one using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files »
caption String Optional Voice message caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the voice message caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
duration Integer Optional Duration of the voice message in seconds
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendVideoNote

As of v.4.0, Telegram clients support rounded square MPEG4 videos of up to 1 minute long. Use this method to send video messages. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
video_note InputFile or String Yes Video note to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a video note that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended) or upload a new video using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files ». Sending video notes by a URL is currently unsupported
duration Integer Optional Duration of sent video in seconds
length Integer Optional Video width and height, i.e. diameter of the video message
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name>. More information on Sending Files »
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendMediaGroup

Use this method to send a group of photos, videos, documents or audios as an album. Documents and audio files can be only grouped in an album with messages of the same type. On success, an array of Messages that were sent is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
media Array of InputMediaAudio, InputMediaDocument, InputMediaPhoto and InputMediaVideo Yes A JSON-serialized array describing messages to be sent, must include 2-10 items
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends messages silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent messages from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to

sendLocation

Use this method to send point on the map. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
latitude Float Yes Latitude of the location
longitude Float Yes Longitude of the location
horizontal_accuracy Float Optional The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500
live_period Integer Optional Period in seconds during which the location will be updated (see Live Locations, should be between 60 and 86400, or 0x7FFFFFFF for live locations that can be edited indefinitely.
heading Integer Optional For live locations, a direction in which the user is moving, in degrees. Must be between 1 and 360 if specified.
proximity_alert_radius Integer Optional For live locations, a maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. Must be between 1 and 100000 if specified.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendVenue

Use this method to send information about a venue. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
latitude Float Yes Latitude of the venue
longitude Float Yes Longitude of the venue
title String Yes Name of the venue
address String Yes Address of the venue
foursquare_id String Optional Foursquare identifier of the venue
foursquare_type String Optional Foursquare type of the venue, if known. (For example, “arts_entertainment/default”, “arts_entertainment/aquarium” or “food/icecream”.)
google_place_id String Optional Google Places identifier of the venue
google_place_type String Optional Google Places type of the venue. (See supported types.)
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendContact

Use this method to send phone contacts. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
phone_number String Yes Contact's phone number
first_name String Yes Contact's first name
last_name String Optional Contact's last name
vcard String Optional Additional data about the contact in the form of a vCard, 0-2048 bytes
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendPoll

Use this method to send a native poll. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
question String Yes Poll question, 1-300 characters
question_parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the question. See formatting options for more details. Currently, only custom emoji entities are allowed
question_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the poll question. It can be specified instead of question_parse_mode
options Array of InputPollOption Yes A JSON-serialized list of 2-10 answer options
is_anonymous Boolean Optional True, if the poll needs to be anonymous, defaults to True
type String Optional Poll type, “quiz” or “regular”, defaults to “regular”
allows_multiple_answers Boolean Optional True, if the poll allows multiple answers, ignored for polls in quiz mode, defaults to False
correct_option_id Integer Optional 0-based identifier of the correct answer option, required for polls in quiz mode
explanation String Optional Text that is shown when a user chooses an incorrect answer or taps on the lamp icon in a quiz-style poll, 0-200 characters with at most 2 line feeds after entities parsing
explanation_parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the explanation. See formatting options for more details.
explanation_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the poll explanation. It can be specified instead of explanation_parse_mode
open_period Integer Optional Amount of time in seconds the poll will be active after creation, 5-600. Can't be used together with close_date.
close_date Integer Optional Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the poll will be automatically closed. Must be at least 5 and no more than 600 seconds in the future. Can't be used together with open_period.
is_closed Boolean Optional Pass True if the poll needs to be immediately closed. This can be useful for poll preview.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendDice

Use this method to send an animated emoji that will display a random value. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
emoji String Optional Emoji on which the dice throw animation is based. Currently, must be one of “🎲”, “🎯”, “🏀”, “⚽”, “🎳”, or “🎰”. Dice can have values 1-6 for “🎲”, “🎯” and “🎳”, values 1-5 for “🏀” and “⚽”, and values 1-64 for “🎰”. Defaults to “🎲
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

sendChatAction

Use this method when you need to tell the user that something is happening on the bot's side. The status is set for 5 seconds or less (when a message arrives from your bot, Telegram clients clear its typing status). Returns True on success.

Example: The ImageBot needs some time to process a request and upload the image. Instead of sending a text message along the lines of “Retrieving image, please wait…”, the bot may use sendChatAction with action = upload_photo. The user will see a “sending photo” status for the bot.

We only recommend using this method when a response from the bot will take a noticeable amount of time to arrive.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the action will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread; for supergroups only
action String Yes Type of action to broadcast. Choose one, depending on what the user is about to receive: typing for text messages, upload_photo for photos, record_video or upload_video for videos, record_voice or upload_voice for voice notes, upload_document for general files, choose_sticker for stickers, find_location for location data, record_video_note or upload_video_note for video notes.

setMessageReaction

Use this method to change the chosen reactions on a message. Service messages can't be reacted to. Automatically forwarded messages from a channel to its discussion group have the same available reactions as messages in the channel. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Yes Identifier of the target message. If the message belongs to a media group, the reaction is set to the first non-deleted message in the group instead.
reaction Array of ReactionType Optional A JSON-serialized list of reaction types to set on the message. Currently, as non-premium users, bots can set up to one reaction per message. A custom emoji reaction can be used if it is either already present on the message or explicitly allowed by chat administrators.
is_big Boolean Optional Pass True to set the reaction with a big animation

getUserProfilePhotos

Use this method to get a list of profile pictures for a user. Returns a UserProfilePhotos object.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
offset Integer Optional Sequential number of the first photo to be returned. By default, all photos are returned.
limit Integer Optional Limits the number of photos to be retrieved. Values between 1-100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.

getFile

Use this method to get basic information about a file and prepare it for downloading. For the moment, bots can download files of up to 20MB in size. On success, a File object is returned. The file can then be downloaded via the link https://api.telegram.org/file/bot<token>/<file_path>, where <file_path> is taken from the response. It is guaranteed that the link will be valid for at least 1 hour. When the link expires, a new one can be requested by calling getFile again.

Parameter Type Required Description
file_id String Yes File identifier to get information about

Note: This function may not preserve the original file name and MIME type. You should save the file's MIME type and name (if available) when the File object is received.

banChatMember

Use this method to ban a user in a group, a supergroup or a channel. In the case of supergroups and channels, the user will not be able to return to the chat on their own using invite links, etc., unless unbanned first. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target group or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
until_date Integer Optional Date when the user will be unbanned; Unix time. If user is banned for more than 366 days or less than 30 seconds from the current time they are considered to be banned forever. Applied for supergroups and channels only.
revoke_messages Boolean Optional Pass True to delete all messages from the chat for the user that is being removed. If False, the user will be able to see messages in the group that were sent before the user was removed. Always True for supergroups and channels.

unbanChatMember

Use this method to unban a previously banned user in a supergroup or channel. The user will not return to the group or channel automatically, but will be able to join via link, etc. The bot must be an administrator for this to work. By default, this method guarantees that after the call the user is not a member of the chat, but will be able to join it. So if the user is a member of the chat they will also be removed from the chat. If you don't want this, use the parameter only_if_banned. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target group or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
only_if_banned Boolean Optional Do nothing if the user is not banned

restrictChatMember

Use this method to restrict a user in a supergroup. The bot must be an administrator in the supergroup for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Pass True for all permissions to lift restrictions from a user. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
permissions ChatPermissions Yes A JSON-serialized object for new user permissions
use_independent_chat_permissions Boolean Optional Pass True if chat permissions are set independently. Otherwise, the can_send_other_messages and can_add_web_page_previews permissions will imply the can_send_messages, can_send_audios, can_send_documents, can_send_photos, can_send_videos, can_send_video_notes, and can_send_voice_notes permissions; the can_send_polls permission will imply the can_send_messages permission.
until_date Integer Optional Date when restrictions will be lifted for the user; Unix time. If user is restricted for more than 366 days or less than 30 seconds from the current time, they are considered to be restricted forever

promoteChatMember

Use this method to promote or demote a user in a supergroup or a channel. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Pass False for all boolean parameters to demote a user. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
is_anonymous Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator's presence in the chat is hidden
can_manage_chat Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can access the chat event log, get boost list, see hidden supergroup and channel members, report spam messages and ignore slow mode. Implied by any other administrator privilege.
can_delete_messages Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can delete messages of other users
can_manage_video_chats Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can manage video chats
can_restrict_members Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can restrict, ban or unban chat members, or access supergroup statistics
can_promote_members Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can add new administrators with a subset of their own privileges or demote administrators that they have promoted, directly or indirectly (promoted by administrators that were appointed by him)
can_change_info Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can change chat title, photo and other settings
can_invite_users Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can invite new users to the chat
can_post_stories Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can post stories to the chat
can_edit_stories Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can edit stories posted by other users, post stories to the chat page, pin chat stories, and access the chat's story archive
can_delete_stories Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can delete stories posted by other users
can_post_messages Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can post messages in the channel, or access channel statistics; for channels only
can_edit_messages Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can edit messages of other users and can pin messages; for channels only
can_pin_messages Boolean Optional Pass True if the administrator can pin messages; for supergroups only
can_manage_topics Boolean Optional Pass True if the user is allowed to create, rename, close, and reopen forum topics; for supergroups only

setChatAdministratorCustomTitle

Use this method to set a custom title for an administrator in a supergroup promoted by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user
custom_title String Yes New custom title for the administrator; 0-16 characters, emoji are not allowed

banChatSenderChat

Use this method to ban a channel chat in a supergroup or a channel. Until the chat is unbanned, the owner of the banned chat won't be able to send messages on behalf of any of their channels. The bot must be an administrator in the supergroup or channel for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
sender_chat_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target sender chat

unbanChatSenderChat

Use this method to unban a previously banned channel chat in a supergroup or channel. The bot must be an administrator for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
sender_chat_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target sender chat

setChatPermissions

Use this method to set default chat permissions for all members. The bot must be an administrator in the group or a supergroup for this to work and must have the can_restrict_members administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
permissions ChatPermissions Yes A JSON-serialized object for new default chat permissions
use_independent_chat_permissions Boolean Optional Pass True if chat permissions are set independently. Otherwise, the can_send_other_messages and can_add_web_page_previews permissions will imply the can_send_messages, can_send_audios, can_send_documents, can_send_photos, can_send_videos, can_send_video_notes, and can_send_voice_notes permissions; the can_send_polls permission will imply the can_send_messages permission.

exportChatInviteLink

Use this method to generate a new primary invite link for a chat; any previously generated primary link is revoked. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns the new invite link as String on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)

Note: Each administrator in a chat generates their own invite links. Bots can't use invite links generated by other administrators. If you want your bot to work with invite links, it will need to generate its own link using exportChatInviteLink or by calling the getChat method. If your bot needs to generate a new primary invite link replacing its previous one, use exportChatInviteLink again.

createChatInviteLink

Use this method to create an additional invite link for a chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. The link can be revoked using the method revokeChatInviteLink. Returns the new invite link as ChatInviteLink object.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
name String Optional Invite link name; 0-32 characters
expire_date Integer Optional Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the link will expire
member_limit Integer Optional The maximum number of users that can be members of the chat simultaneously after joining the chat via this invite link; 1-99999
creates_join_request Boolean Optional True, if users joining the chat via the link need to be approved by chat administrators. If True, member_limit can't be specified

editChatInviteLink

Use this method to edit a non-primary invite link created by the bot. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns the edited invite link as a ChatInviteLink object.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
invite_link String Yes The invite link to edit
name String Optional Invite link name; 0-32 characters
expire_date Integer Optional Point in time (Unix timestamp) when the link will expire
member_limit Integer Optional The maximum number of users that can be members of the chat simultaneously after joining the chat via this invite link; 1-99999
creates_join_request Boolean Optional True, if users joining the chat via the link need to be approved by chat administrators. If True, member_limit can't be specified

revokeChatInviteLink

Use this method to revoke an invite link created by the bot. If the primary link is revoked, a new link is automatically generated. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns the revoked invite link as ChatInviteLink object.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier of the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
invite_link String Yes The invite link to revoke

approveChatJoinRequest

Use this method to approve a chat join request. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_invite_users administrator right. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user

declineChatJoinRequest

Use this method to decline a chat join request. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_invite_users administrator right. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user

setChatPhoto

Use this method to set a new profile photo for the chat. Photos can't be changed for private chats. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
photo InputFile Yes New chat photo, uploaded using multipart/form-data

deleteChatPhoto

Use this method to delete a chat photo. Photos can't be changed for private chats. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)

setChatTitle

Use this method to change the title of a chat. Titles can't be changed for private chats. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
title String Yes New chat title, 1-128 characters

setChatDescription

Use this method to change the description of a group, a supergroup or a channel. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
description String Optional New chat description, 0-255 characters

pinChatMessage

Use this method to add a message to the list of pinned messages in a chat. If the chat is not a private chat, the bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the 'can_pin_messages' administrator right in a supergroup or 'can_edit_messages' administrator right in a channel. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Yes Identifier of a message to pin
disable_notification Boolean Optional Pass True if it is not necessary to send a notification to all chat members about the new pinned message. Notifications are always disabled in channels and private chats.

unpinChatMessage

Use this method to remove a message from the list of pinned messages in a chat. If the chat is not a private chat, the bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the 'can_pin_messages' administrator right in a supergroup or 'can_edit_messages' administrator right in a channel. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Identifier of a message to unpin. If not specified, the most recent pinned message (by sending date) will be unpinned.

unpinAllChatMessages

Use this method to clear the list of pinned messages in a chat. If the chat is not a private chat, the bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the 'can_pin_messages' administrator right in a supergroup or 'can_edit_messages' administrator right in a channel. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)

leaveChat

Use this method for your bot to leave a group, supergroup or channel. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)

getChat

Use this method to get up-to-date information about the chat. Returns a ChatFullInfo object on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)

getChatAdministrators

Use this method to get a list of administrators in a chat, which aren't bots. Returns an Array of ChatMember objects.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)

getChatMemberCount

Use this method to get the number of members in a chat. Returns Int on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)

getChatMember

Use this method to get information about a member of a chat. The method is only guaranteed to work for other users if the bot is an administrator in the chat. Returns a ChatMember object on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user

setChatStickerSet

Use this method to set a new group sticker set for a supergroup. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Use the field can_set_sticker_set optionally returned in getChat requests to check if the bot can use this method. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
sticker_set_name String Yes Name of the sticker set to be set as the group sticker set

deleteChatStickerSet

Use this method to delete a group sticker set from a supergroup. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights. Use the field can_set_sticker_set optionally returned in getChat requests to check if the bot can use this method. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

getForumTopicIconStickers

Use this method to get custom emoji stickers, which can be used as a forum topic icon by any user. Requires no parameters. Returns an Array of Sticker objects.

createForumTopic

Use this method to create a topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights. Returns information about the created topic as a ForumTopic object.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
name String Yes Topic name, 1-128 characters
icon_color Integer Optional Color of the topic icon in RGB format. Currently, must be one of 7322096 (0x6FB9F0), 16766590 (0xFFD67E), 13338331 (0xCB86DB), 9367192 (0x8EEE98), 16749490 (0xFF93B2), or 16478047 (0xFB6F5F)
icon_custom_emoji_id String Optional Unique identifier of the custom emoji shown as the topic icon. Use getForumTopicIconStickers to get all allowed custom emoji identifiers.

editForumTopic

Use this method to edit name and icon of a topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
message_thread_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic
name String Optional New topic name, 0-128 characters. If not specified or empty, the current name of the topic will be kept
icon_custom_emoji_id String Optional New unique identifier of the custom emoji shown as the topic icon. Use getForumTopicIconStickers to get all allowed custom emoji identifiers. Pass an empty string to remove the icon. If not specified, the current icon will be kept

closeForumTopic

Use this method to close an open topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
message_thread_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic

reopenForumTopic

Use this method to reopen a closed topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
message_thread_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic

deleteForumTopic

Use this method to delete a forum topic along with all its messages in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_delete_messages administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
message_thread_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic

unpinAllForumTopicMessages

Use this method to clear the list of pinned messages in a forum topic. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_pin_messages administrator right in the supergroup. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
message_thread_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic

editGeneralForumTopic

Use this method to edit the name of the 'General' topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)
name String Yes New topic name, 1-128 characters

closeGeneralForumTopic

Use this method to close an open 'General' topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

reopenGeneralForumTopic

Use this method to reopen a closed 'General' topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights. The topic will be automatically unhidden if it was hidden. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

hideGeneralForumTopic

Use this method to hide the 'General' topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights. The topic will be automatically closed if it was open. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

unhideGeneralForumTopic

Use this method to unhide the 'General' topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_manage_topics administrator rights. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

unpinAllGeneralForumTopicMessages

Use this method to clear the list of pinned messages in a General forum topic. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_pin_messages administrator right in the supergroup. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername)

answerCallbackQuery

Use this method to send answers to callback queries sent from inline keyboards. The answer will be displayed to the user as a notification at the top of the chat screen or as an alert. On success, True is returned.

Alternatively, the user can be redirected to the specified Game URL. For this option to work, you must first create a game for your bot via @BotFather and accept the terms. Otherwise, you may use links like t.me/your_bot?start=XXXX that open your bot with a parameter.

Parameter Type Required Description
callback_query_id String Yes Unique identifier for the query to be answered
text String Optional Text of the notification. If not specified, nothing will be shown to the user, 0-200 characters
show_alert Boolean Optional If True, an alert will be shown by the client instead of a notification at the top of the chat screen. Defaults to false.
url String Optional URL that will be opened by the user's client. If you have created a Game and accepted the conditions via @BotFather, specify the URL that opens your game - note that this will only work if the query comes from a callback_game button.

Otherwise, you may use links like t.me/your_bot?start=XXXX that open your bot with a parameter.
cache_time Integer Optional The maximum amount of time in seconds that the result of the callback query may be cached client-side. Telegram apps will support caching starting in version 3.14. Defaults to 0.

getUserChatBoosts

Use this method to get the list of boosts added to a chat by a user. Requires administrator rights in the chat. Returns a UserChatBoosts object.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the chat or username of the channel (in the format @channelusername)
user_id Integer Yes Unique identifier of the target user

getBusinessConnection

Use this method to get information about the connection of the bot with a business account. Returns a BusinessConnection object on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Yes Unique identifier of the business connection

setMyCommands

Use this method to change the list of the bot's commands. See this manual for more details about bot commands. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
commands Array of BotCommand Yes A JSON-serialized list of bot commands to be set as the list of the bot's commands. At most 100 commands can be specified.
scope BotCommandScope Optional A JSON-serialized object, describing scope of users for which the commands are relevant. Defaults to BotCommandScopeDefault.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code. If empty, commands will be applied to all users from the given scope, for whose language there are no dedicated commands

deleteMyCommands

Use this method to delete the list of the bot's commands for the given scope and user language. After deletion, higher level commands will be shown to affected users. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
scope BotCommandScope Optional A JSON-serialized object, describing scope of users for which the commands are relevant. Defaults to BotCommandScopeDefault.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code. If empty, commands will be applied to all users from the given scope, for whose language there are no dedicated commands

getMyCommands

Use this method to get the current list of the bot's commands for the given scope and user language. Returns an Array of BotCommand objects. If commands aren't set, an empty list is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
scope BotCommandScope Optional A JSON-serialized object, describing scope of users. Defaults to BotCommandScopeDefault.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code or an empty string

setMyName

Use this method to change the bot's name. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Optional New bot name; 0-64 characters. Pass an empty string to remove the dedicated name for the given language.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code. If empty, the name will be shown to all users for whose language there is no dedicated name.

getMyName

Use this method to get the current bot name for the given user language. Returns BotName on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code or an empty string

setMyDescription

Use this method to change the bot's description, which is shown in the chat with the bot if the chat is empty. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
description String Optional New bot description; 0-512 characters. Pass an empty string to remove the dedicated description for the given language.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code. If empty, the description will be applied to all users for whose language there is no dedicated description.

getMyDescription

Use this method to get the current bot description for the given user language. Returns BotDescription on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code or an empty string

setMyShortDescription

Use this method to change the bot's short description, which is shown on the bot's profile page and is sent together with the link when users share the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
short_description String Optional New short description for the bot; 0-120 characters. Pass an empty string to remove the dedicated short description for the given language.
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code. If empty, the short description will be applied to all users for whose language there is no dedicated short description.

getMyShortDescription

Use this method to get the current bot short description for the given user language. Returns BotShortDescription on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
language_code String Optional A two-letter ISO 639-1 language code or an empty string

setChatMenuButton

Use this method to change the bot's menu button in a private chat, or the default menu button. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target private chat. If not specified, default bot's menu button will be changed
menu_button MenuButton Optional A JSON-serialized object for the bot's new menu button. Defaults to MenuButtonDefault

getChatMenuButton

Use this method to get the current value of the bot's menu button in a private chat, or the default menu button. Returns MenuButton on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target private chat. If not specified, default bot's menu button will be returned

setMyDefaultAdministratorRights

Use this method to change the default administrator rights requested by the bot when it's added as an administrator to groups or channels. These rights will be suggested to users, but they are free to modify the list before adding the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
rights ChatAdministratorRights Optional A JSON-serialized object describing new default administrator rights. If not specified, the default administrator rights will be cleared.
for_channels Boolean Optional Pass True to change the default administrator rights of the bot in channels. Otherwise, the default administrator rights of the bot for groups and supergroups will be changed.

getMyDefaultAdministratorRights

Use this method to get the current default administrator rights of the bot. Returns ChatAdministratorRights on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
for_channels Boolean Optional Pass True to get default administrator rights of the bot in channels. Otherwise, default administrator rights of the bot for groups and supergroups will be returned.

Inline mode methods

Methods and objects used in the inline mode are described in the Inline mode section.

Updating messages

The following methods allow you to change an existing message in the message history instead of sending a new one with a result of an action. This is most useful for messages with inline keyboards using callback queries, but can also help reduce clutter in conversations with regular chat bots.

Please note, that it is currently only possible to edit messages without reply_markup or with inline keyboards.

editMessageText

Use this method to edit text and game messages. On success, if the edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned. Note that business messages that were not sent by the bot and do not contain an inline keyboard can only be edited within 48 hours from the time they were sent.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
text String Yes New text of the message, 1-4096 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the message text. See formatting options for more details.
entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in message text, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
link_preview_options LinkPreviewOptions Optional Link preview generation options for the message
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard.

editMessageCaption

Use this method to edit captions of messages. On success, if the edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned. Note that business messages that were not sent by the bot and do not contain an inline keyboard can only be edited within 48 hours from the time they were sent.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
caption String Optional New caption of the message, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional Mode for parsing entities in the message caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media. Supported only for animation, photo and video messages.
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard.

editMessageMedia

Use this method to edit animation, audio, document, photo, or video messages. If a message is part of a message album, then it can be edited only to an audio for audio albums, only to a document for document albums and to a photo or a video otherwise. When an inline message is edited, a new file can't be uploaded; use a previously uploaded file via its file_id or specify a URL. On success, if the edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned. Note that business messages that were not sent by the bot and do not contain an inline keyboard can only be edited within 48 hours from the time they were sent.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
media InputMedia Yes A JSON-serialized object for a new media content of the message
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for a new inline keyboard.

editMessageLiveLocation

Use this method to edit live location messages. A location can be edited until its live_period expires or editing is explicitly disabled by a call to stopMessageLiveLocation. On success, if the edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
latitude Float Yes Latitude of new location
longitude Float Yes Longitude of new location
live_period Integer Optional New period in seconds during which the location can be updated, starting from the message send date. If 0x7FFFFFFF is specified, then the location can be updated forever. Otherwise, the new value must not exceed the current live_period by more than a day, and the live location expiration date must remain within the next 90 days. If not specified, then live_period remains unchanged
horizontal_accuracy Float Optional The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500
heading Integer Optional Direction in which the user is moving, in degrees. Must be between 1 and 360 if specified.
proximity_alert_radius Integer Optional The maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. Must be between 1 and 100000 if specified.
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for a new inline keyboard.

stopMessageLiveLocation

Use this method to stop updating a live location message before live_period expires. On success, if the message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message with live location to stop
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for a new inline keyboard.

editMessageReplyMarkup

Use this method to edit only the reply markup of messages. On success, if the edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned. Note that business messages that were not sent by the bot and do not contain an inline keyboard can only be edited within 48 hours from the time they were sent.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard.

stopPoll

Use this method to stop a poll which was sent by the bot. On success, the stopped Poll is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message to be edited was sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Yes Identifier of the original message with the poll
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for a new message inline keyboard.

deleteMessage

Use this method to delete a message, including service messages, with the following limitations:
- A message can only be deleted if it was sent less than 48 hours ago.
- Service messages about a supergroup, channel, or forum topic creation can't be deleted.
- A dice message in a private chat can only be deleted if it was sent more than 24 hours ago.
- Bots can delete outgoing messages in private chats, groups, and supergroups.
- Bots can delete incoming messages in private chats.
- Bots granted can_post_messages permissions can delete outgoing messages in channels.
- If the bot is an administrator of a group, it can delete any message there.
- If the bot has can_delete_messages permission in a supergroup or a channel, it can delete any message there.
Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_id Integer Yes Identifier of the message to delete

deleteMessages

Use this method to delete multiple messages simultaneously. If some of the specified messages can't be found, they are skipped. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_ids Array of Integer Yes A JSON-serialized list of 1-100 identifiers of messages to delete. See deleteMessage for limitations on which messages can be deleted

Stickers

The following methods and objects allow your bot to handle stickers and sticker sets.

Sticker

This object represents a sticker.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
type String Type of the sticker, currently one of “regular”, “mask”, “custom_emoji”. The type of the sticker is independent from its format, which is determined by the fields is_animated and is_video.
width Integer Sticker width
height Integer Sticker height
is_animated Boolean True, if the sticker is animated
is_video Boolean True, if the sticker is a video sticker
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Sticker thumbnail in the .WEBP or .JPG format
emoji String Optional. Emoji associated with the sticker
set_name String Optional. Name of the sticker set to which the sticker belongs
premium_animation File Optional. For premium regular stickers, premium animation for the sticker
mask_position MaskPosition Optional. For mask stickers, the position where the mask should be placed
custom_emoji_id String Optional. For custom emoji stickers, unique identifier of the custom emoji
needs_repainting True Optional. True, if the sticker must be repainted to a text color in messages, the color of the Telegram Premium badge in emoji status, white color on chat photos, or another appropriate color in other places
file_size Integer Optional. File size in bytes

StickerSet

This object represents a sticker set.

Field Type Description
name String Sticker set name
title String Sticker set title
sticker_type String Type of stickers in the set, currently one of “regular”, “mask”, “custom_emoji”
stickers Array of Sticker List of all set stickers
thumbnail PhotoSize Optional. Sticker set thumbnail in the .WEBP, .TGS, or .WEBM format

MaskPosition

This object describes the position on faces where a mask should be placed by default.

Field Type Description
point String The part of the face relative to which the mask should be placed. One of “forehead”, “eyes”, “mouth”, or “chin”.
x_shift Float Shift by X-axis measured in widths of the mask scaled to the face size, from left to right. For example, choosing -1.0 will place mask just to the left of the default mask position.
y_shift Float Shift by Y-axis measured in heights of the mask scaled to the face size, from top to bottom. For example, 1.0 will place the mask just below the default mask position.
scale Float Mask scaling coefficient. For example, 2.0 means double size.

InputSticker

This object describes a sticker to be added to a sticker set.

Field Type Description
sticker InputFile or String The added sticker. Pass a file_id as a String to send a file that already exists on the Telegram servers, pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, upload a new one using multipart/form-data, or pass “attach://<file_attach_name>” to upload a new one using multipart/form-data under <file_attach_name> name. Animated and video stickers can't be uploaded via HTTP URL. More information on Sending Files »
format String Format of the added sticker, must be one of “static” for a .WEBP or .PNG image, “animated” for a .TGS animation, “video” for a WEBM video
emoji_list Array of String List of 1-20 emoji associated with the sticker
mask_position MaskPosition Optional. Position where the mask should be placed on faces. For “mask” stickers only.
keywords Array of String Optional. List of 0-20 search keywords for the sticker with total length of up to 64 characters. For “regular” and “custom_emoji” stickers only.

sendSticker

Use this method to send static .WEBP, animated .TGS, or video .WEBM stickers. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
sticker InputFile or String Yes Sticker to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a .WEBP sticker from the Internet, or upload a new .WEBP, .TGS, or .WEBM sticker using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files ». Video and animated stickers can't be sent via an HTTP URL.
emoji String Optional Emoji associated with the sticker; only for just uploaded stickers
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardMarkup or ReplyKeyboardRemove or ForceReply Optional Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove a reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user

getStickerSet

Use this method to get a sticker set. On success, a StickerSet object is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Yes Name of the sticker set

getCustomEmojiStickers

Use this method to get information about custom emoji stickers by their identifiers. Returns an Array of Sticker objects.

Parameter Type Required Description
custom_emoji_ids Array of String Yes A JSON-serialized list of custom emoji identifiers. At most 200 custom emoji identifiers can be specified.

uploadStickerFile

Use this method to upload a file with a sticker for later use in the createNewStickerSet, addStickerToSet, or replaceStickerInSet methods (the file can be used multiple times). Returns the uploaded File on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier of sticker file owner
sticker InputFile Yes A file with the sticker in .WEBP, .PNG, .TGS, or .WEBM format. See https://core.telegram.org/stickers for technical requirements. More information on Sending Files »
sticker_format String Yes Format of the sticker, must be one of “static”, “animated”, “video”

createNewStickerSet

Use this method to create a new sticker set owned by a user. The bot will be able to edit the sticker set thus created. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier of created sticker set owner
name String Yes Short name of sticker set, to be used in t.me/addstickers/ URLs (e.g., animals). Can contain only English letters, digits and underscores. Must begin with a letter, can't contain consecutive underscores and must end in "_by_<bot_username>". <bot_username> is case insensitive. 1-64 characters.
title String Yes Sticker set title, 1-64 characters
stickers Array of InputSticker Yes A JSON-serialized list of 1-50 initial stickers to be added to the sticker set
sticker_type String Optional Type of stickers in the set, pass “regular”, “mask”, or “custom_emoji”. By default, a regular sticker set is created.
needs_repainting Boolean Optional Pass True if stickers in the sticker set must be repainted to the color of text when used in messages, the accent color if used as emoji status, white on chat photos, or another appropriate color based on context; for custom emoji sticker sets only

addStickerToSet

Use this method to add a new sticker to a set created by the bot. Emoji sticker sets can have up to 200 stickers. Other sticker sets can have up to 120 stickers. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier of sticker set owner
name String Yes Sticker set name
sticker InputSticker Yes A JSON-serialized object with information about the added sticker. If exactly the same sticker had already been added to the set, then the set isn't changed.

setStickerPositionInSet

Use this method to move a sticker in a set created by the bot to a specific position. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
sticker String Yes File identifier of the sticker
position Integer Yes New sticker position in the set, zero-based

deleteStickerFromSet

Use this method to delete a sticker from a set created by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
sticker String Yes File identifier of the sticker

replaceStickerInSet

Use this method to replace an existing sticker in a sticker set with a new one. The method is equivalent to calling deleteStickerFromSet, then addStickerToSet, then setStickerPositionInSet. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier of the sticker set owner
name String Yes Sticker set name
old_sticker String Yes File identifier of the replaced sticker
sticker InputSticker Yes A JSON-serialized object with information about the added sticker. If exactly the same sticker had already been added to the set, then the set remains unchanged.

setStickerEmojiList

Use this method to change the list of emoji assigned to a regular or custom emoji sticker. The sticker must belong to a sticker set created by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
sticker String Yes File identifier of the sticker
emoji_list Array of String Yes A JSON-serialized list of 1-20 emoji associated with the sticker

setStickerKeywords

Use this method to change search keywords assigned to a regular or custom emoji sticker. The sticker must belong to a sticker set created by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
sticker String Yes File identifier of the sticker
keywords Array of String Optional A JSON-serialized list of 0-20 search keywords for the sticker with total length of up to 64 characters

setStickerMaskPosition

Use this method to change the mask position of a mask sticker. The sticker must belong to a sticker set that was created by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
sticker String Yes File identifier of the sticker
mask_position MaskPosition Optional A JSON-serialized object with the position where the mask should be placed on faces. Omit the parameter to remove the mask position.

setStickerSetTitle

Use this method to set the title of a created sticker set. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Yes Sticker set name
title String Yes Sticker set title, 1-64 characters

setStickerSetThumbnail

Use this method to set the thumbnail of a regular or mask sticker set. The format of the thumbnail file must match the format of the stickers in the set. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Yes Sticker set name
user_id Integer Yes User identifier of the sticker set owner
thumbnail InputFile or String Optional A .WEBP or .PNG image with the thumbnail, must be up to 128 kilobytes in size and have a width and height of exactly 100px, or a .TGS animation with a thumbnail up to 32 kilobytes in size (see https://core.telegram.org/stickers#animated-sticker-requirements for animated sticker technical requirements), or a WEBM video with the thumbnail up to 32 kilobytes in size; see https://core.telegram.org/stickers#video-sticker-requirements for video sticker technical requirements. Pass a file_id as a String to send a file that already exists on the Telegram servers, pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or upload a new one using multipart/form-data. More information on Sending Files ». Animated and video sticker set thumbnails can't be uploaded via HTTP URL. If omitted, then the thumbnail is dropped and the first sticker is used as the thumbnail.
format String Yes Format of the thumbnail, must be one of “static” for a .WEBP or .PNG image, “animated” for a .TGS animation, or “video” for a WEBM video

setCustomEmojiStickerSetThumbnail

Use this method to set the thumbnail of a custom emoji sticker set. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Yes Sticker set name
custom_emoji_id String Optional Custom emoji identifier of a sticker from the sticker set; pass an empty string to drop the thumbnail and use the first sticker as the thumbnail.

deleteStickerSet

Use this method to delete a sticker set that was created by the bot. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
name String Yes Sticker set name

Inline mode

The following methods and objects allow your bot to work in inline mode.
Please see our Introduction to Inline bots for more details.

To enable this option, send the /setinline command to @BotFather and provide the placeholder text that the user will see in the input field after typing your bot's name.

InlineQuery

This object represents an incoming inline query. When the user sends an empty query, your bot could return some default or trending results.

Field Type Description
id String Unique identifier for this query
from User Sender
query String Text of the query (up to 256 characters)
offset String Offset of the results to be returned, can be controlled by the bot
chat_type String Optional. Type of the chat from which the inline query was sent. Can be either “sender” for a private chat with the inline query sender, “private”, “group”, “supergroup”, or “channel”. The chat type should be always known for requests sent from official clients and most third-party clients, unless the request was sent from a secret chat
location Location Optional. Sender location, only for bots that request user location

answerInlineQuery

Use this method to send answers to an inline query. On success, True is returned.
No more than 50 results per query are allowed.

Parameter Type Required Description
inline_query_id String Yes Unique identifier for the answered query
results Array of InlineQueryResult Yes A JSON-serialized array of results for the inline query
cache_time Integer Optional The maximum amount of time in seconds that the result of the inline query may be cached on the server. Defaults to 300.
is_personal Boolean Optional Pass True if results may be cached on the server side only for the user that sent the query. By default, results may be returned to any user who sends the same query.
next_offset String Optional Pass the offset that a client should send in the next query with the same text to receive more results. Pass an empty string if there are no more results or if you don't support pagination. Offset length can't exceed 64 bytes.
button InlineQueryResultsButton Optional A JSON-serialized object describing a button to be shown above inline query results

InlineQueryResultsButton

This object represents a button to be shown above inline query results. You must use exactly one of the optional fields.

Field Type Description
text String Label text on the button
web_app WebAppInfo Optional. Description of the Web App that will be launched when the user presses the button. The Web App will be able to switch back to the inline mode using the method switchInlineQuery inside the Web App.
start_parameter String Optional. Deep-linking parameter for the /start message sent to the bot when a user presses the button. 1-64 characters, only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _ and - are allowed.

Example: An inline bot that sends YouTube videos can ask the user to connect the bot to their YouTube account to adapt search results accordingly. To do this, it displays a 'Connect your YouTube account' button above the results, or even before showing any. The user presses the button, switches to a private chat with the bot and, in doing so, passes a start parameter that instructs the bot to return an OAuth link. Once done, the bot can offer a switch_inline button so that the user can easily return to the chat where they wanted to use the bot's inline capabilities.

InlineQueryResult

This object represents one result of an inline query. Telegram clients currently support results of the following 20 types:

Note: All URLs passed in inline query results will be available to end users and therefore must be assumed to be public.

InlineQueryResultArticle

Represents a link to an article or web page.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be article
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 Bytes
title String Title of the result
input_message_content InputMessageContent Content of the message to be sent
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
url String Optional. URL of the result
hide_url Boolean Optional. Pass True if you don't want the URL to be shown in the message
description String Optional. Short description of the result
thumbnail_url String Optional. Url of the thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_width Integer Optional. Thumbnail width
thumbnail_height Integer Optional. Thumbnail height

InlineQueryResultPhoto

Represents a link to a photo. By default, this photo will be sent by the user with optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the photo.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be photo
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
photo_url String A valid URL of the photo. Photo must be in JPEG format. Photo size must not exceed 5MB
thumbnail_url String URL of the thumbnail for the photo
photo_width Integer Optional. Width of the photo
photo_height Integer Optional. Height of the photo
title String Optional. Title for the result
description String Optional. Short description of the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the photo to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the photo caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the photo

InlineQueryResultGif

Represents a link to an animated GIF file. By default, this animated GIF file will be sent by the user with optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the animation.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be gif
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
gif_url String A valid URL for the GIF file. File size must not exceed 1MB
gif_width Integer Optional. Width of the GIF
gif_height Integer Optional. Height of the GIF
gif_duration Integer Optional. Duration of the GIF in seconds
thumbnail_url String URL of the static (JPEG or GIF) or animated (MPEG4) thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the thumbnail, must be one of “image/jpeg”, “image/gif”, or “video/mp4”. Defaults to “image/jpeg”
title String Optional. Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the GIF file to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the GIF animation

InlineQueryResultMpeg4Gif

Represents a link to a video animation (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound). By default, this animated MPEG-4 file will be sent by the user with optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the animation.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be mpeg4_gif
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
mpeg4_url String A valid URL for the MPEG4 file. File size must not exceed 1MB
mpeg4_width Integer Optional. Video width
mpeg4_height Integer Optional. Video height
mpeg4_duration Integer Optional. Video duration in seconds
thumbnail_url String URL of the static (JPEG or GIF) or animated (MPEG4) thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_mime_type String Optional. MIME type of the thumbnail, must be one of “image/jpeg”, “image/gif”, or “video/mp4”. Defaults to “image/jpeg”
title String Optional. Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the MPEG-4 file to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the video animation

InlineQueryResultVideo

Represents a link to a page containing an embedded video player or a video file. By default, this video file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the video.

If an InlineQueryResultVideo message contains an embedded video (e.g., YouTube), you must replace its content using input_message_content.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be video
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
video_url String A valid URL for the embedded video player or video file
mime_type String MIME type of the content of the video URL, “text/html” or “video/mp4”
thumbnail_url String URL of the thumbnail (JPEG only) for the video
title String Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the video to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the video caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
video_width Integer Optional. Video width
video_height Integer Optional. Video height
video_duration Integer Optional. Video duration in seconds
description String Optional. Short description of the result
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the video. This field is required if InlineQueryResultVideo is used to send an HTML-page as a result (e.g., a YouTube video).

InlineQueryResultAudio

Represents a link to an MP3 audio file. By default, this audio file will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the audio.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be audio
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
audio_url String A valid URL for the audio file
title String Title
caption String Optional. Caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the audio caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
performer String Optional. Performer
audio_duration Integer Optional. Audio duration in seconds
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the audio

InlineQueryResultVoice

Represents a link to a voice recording in an .OGG container encoded with OPUS. By default, this voice recording will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the the voice message.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be voice
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
voice_url String A valid URL for the voice recording
title String Recording title
caption String Optional. Caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the voice message caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
voice_duration Integer Optional. Recording duration in seconds
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the voice recording

InlineQueryResultDocument

Represents a link to a file. By default, this file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the file. Currently, only .PDF and .ZIP files can be sent using this method.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be document
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
title String Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the document to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the document caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
document_url String A valid URL for the file
mime_type String MIME type of the content of the file, either “application/pdf” or “application/zip”
description String Optional. Short description of the result
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the file
thumbnail_url String Optional. URL of the thumbnail (JPEG only) for the file
thumbnail_width Integer Optional. Thumbnail width
thumbnail_height Integer Optional. Thumbnail height

InlineQueryResultLocation

Represents a location on a map. By default, the location will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the location.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be location
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 Bytes
latitude Float Location latitude in degrees
longitude Float Location longitude in degrees
title String Location title
horizontal_accuracy Float Optional. The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500
live_period Integer Optional. Period in seconds during which the location can be updated, should be between 60 and 86400, or 0x7FFFFFFF for live locations that can be edited indefinitely.
heading Integer Optional. For live locations, a direction in which the user is moving, in degrees. Must be between 1 and 360 if specified.
proximity_alert_radius Integer Optional. For live locations, a maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. Must be between 1 and 100000 if specified.
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the location
thumbnail_url String Optional. Url of the thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_width Integer Optional. Thumbnail width
thumbnail_height Integer Optional. Thumbnail height

InlineQueryResultVenue

Represents a venue. By default, the venue will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the venue.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be venue
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 Bytes
latitude Float Latitude of the venue location in degrees
longitude Float Longitude of the venue location in degrees
title String Title of the venue
address String Address of the venue
foursquare_id String Optional. Foursquare identifier of the venue if known
foursquare_type String Optional. Foursquare type of the venue, if known. (For example, “arts_entertainment/default”, “arts_entertainment/aquarium” or “food/icecream”.)
google_place_id String Optional. Google Places identifier of the venue
google_place_type String Optional. Google Places type of the venue. (See supported types.)
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the venue
thumbnail_url String Optional. Url of the thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_width Integer Optional. Thumbnail width
thumbnail_height Integer Optional. Thumbnail height

InlineQueryResultContact

Represents a contact with a phone number. By default, this contact will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the contact.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be contact
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 Bytes
phone_number String Contact's phone number
first_name String Contact's first name
last_name String Optional. Contact's last name
vcard String Optional. Additional data about the contact in the form of a vCard, 0-2048 bytes
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the contact
thumbnail_url String Optional. Url of the thumbnail for the result
thumbnail_width Integer Optional. Thumbnail width
thumbnail_height Integer Optional. Thumbnail height

InlineQueryResultGame

Represents a Game.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be game
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
game_short_name String Short name of the game
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message

InlineQueryResultCachedPhoto

Represents a link to a photo stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this photo will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the photo.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be photo
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
photo_file_id String A valid file identifier of the photo
title String Optional. Title for the result
description String Optional. Short description of the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the photo to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the photo caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the photo

InlineQueryResultCachedGif

Represents a link to an animated GIF file stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this animated GIF file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with specified content instead of the animation.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be gif
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
gif_file_id String A valid file identifier for the GIF file
title String Optional. Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the GIF file to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the GIF animation

InlineQueryResultCachedMpeg4Gif

Represents a link to a video animation (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound) stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this animated MPEG-4 file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the animation.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be mpeg4_gif
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
mpeg4_file_id String A valid file identifier for the MPEG4 file
title String Optional. Title for the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the MPEG-4 file to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the video animation

InlineQueryResultCachedSticker

Represents a link to a sticker stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this sticker will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the sticker.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be sticker
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
sticker_file_id String A valid file identifier of the sticker
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the sticker

InlineQueryResultCachedDocument

Represents a link to a file stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the file.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be document
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
title String Title for the result
document_file_id String A valid file identifier for the file
description String Optional. Short description of the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the document to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the document caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the file

InlineQueryResultCachedVideo

Represents a link to a video file stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this video file will be sent by the user with an optional caption. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the video.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be video
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
video_file_id String A valid file identifier for the video file
title String Title for the result
description String Optional. Short description of the result
caption String Optional. Caption of the video to be sent, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the video caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
show_caption_above_media Boolean Optional. Pass True, if the caption must be shown above the message media
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the video

InlineQueryResultCachedVoice

Represents a link to a voice message stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this voice message will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the voice message.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be voice
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
voice_file_id String A valid file identifier for the voice message
title String Voice message title
caption String Optional. Caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the voice message caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the voice message

InlineQueryResultCachedAudio

Represents a link to an MP3 audio file stored on the Telegram servers. By default, this audio file will be sent by the user. Alternatively, you can use input_message_content to send a message with the specified content instead of the audio.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the result, must be audio
id String Unique identifier for this result, 1-64 bytes
audio_file_id String A valid file identifier for the audio file
caption String Optional. Caption, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the audio caption. See formatting options for more details.
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional. Inline keyboard attached to the message
input_message_content InputMessageContent Optional. Content of the message to be sent instead of the audio

InputMessageContent

This object represents the content of a message to be sent as a result of an inline query. Telegram clients currently support the following 5 types:

InputTextMessageContent

Represents the content of a text message to be sent as the result of an inline query.

Field Type Description
message_text String Text of the message to be sent, 1-4096 characters
parse_mode String Optional. Mode for parsing entities in the message text. See formatting options for more details.
entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. List of special entities that appear in message text, which can be specified instead of parse_mode
link_preview_options LinkPreviewOptions Optional. Link preview generation options for the message

InputLocationMessageContent

Represents the content of a location message to be sent as the result of an inline query.

Field Type Description
latitude Float Latitude of the location in degrees
longitude Float Longitude of the location in degrees
horizontal_accuracy Float Optional. The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500
live_period Integer Optional. Period in seconds during which the location can be updated, should be between 60 and 86400, or 0x7FFFFFFF for live locations that can be edited indefinitely.
heading Integer Optional. For live locations, a direction in which the user is moving, in degrees. Must be between 1 and 360 if specified.
proximity_alert_radius Integer Optional. For live locations, a maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. Must be between 1 and 100000 if specified.

InputVenueMessageContent

Represents the content of a venue message to be sent as the result of an inline query.

Field Type Description
latitude Float Latitude of the venue in degrees
longitude Float Longitude of the venue in degrees
title String Name of the venue
address String Address of the venue
foursquare_id String Optional. Foursquare identifier of the venue, if known
foursquare_type String Optional. Foursquare type of the venue, if known. (For example, “arts_entertainment/default”, “arts_entertainment/aquarium” or “food/icecream”.)
google_place_id String Optional. Google Places identifier of the venue
google_place_type String Optional. Google Places type of the venue. (See supported types.)

InputContactMessageContent

Represents the content of a contact message to be sent as the result of an inline query.

Field Type Description
phone_number String Contact's phone number
first_name String Contact's first name
last_name String Optional. Contact's last name
vcard String Optional. Additional data about the contact in the form of a vCard, 0-2048 bytes

InputInvoiceMessageContent

Represents the content of an invoice message to be sent as the result of an inline query.

Field Type Description
title String Product name, 1-32 characters
description String Product description, 1-255 characters
payload String Bot-defined invoice payload, 1-128 bytes. This will not be displayed to the user, use for your internal processes.
provider_token String Optional. Payment provider token, obtained via @BotFather. Pass an empty string for payments in Telegram Stars.
currency String Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, see more on currencies. Pass “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars.
prices Array of LabeledPrice Price breakdown, a JSON-serialized list of components (e.g. product price, tax, discount, delivery cost, delivery tax, bonus, etc.). Must contain exactly one item for payments in Telegram Stars.
max_tip_amount Integer Optional. The maximum accepted amount for tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a maximum tip of US$ 1.45 pass max_tip_amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies). Defaults to 0. Not supported for payments in Telegram Stars.
suggested_tip_amounts Array of Integer Optional. A JSON-serialized array of suggested amounts of tip in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). At most 4 suggested tip amounts can be specified. The suggested tip amounts must be positive, passed in a strictly increased order and must not exceed max_tip_amount.
provider_data String Optional. A JSON-serialized object for data about the invoice, which will be shared with the payment provider. A detailed description of the required fields should be provided by the payment provider.
photo_url String Optional. URL of the product photo for the invoice. Can be a photo of the goods or a marketing image for a service.
photo_size Integer Optional. Photo size in bytes
photo_width Integer Optional. Photo width
photo_height Integer Optional. Photo height
need_name Boolean Optional. Pass True if you require the user's full name to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_phone_number Boolean Optional. Pass True if you require the user's phone number to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_email Boolean Optional. Pass True if you require the user's email address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_shipping_address Boolean Optional. Pass True if you require the user's shipping address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_phone_number_to_provider Boolean Optional. Pass True if the user's phone number should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_email_to_provider Boolean Optional. Pass True if the user's email address should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
is_flexible Boolean Optional. Pass True if the final price depends on the shipping method. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.

ChosenInlineResult

Represents a result of an inline query that was chosen by the user and sent to their chat partner.

Field Type Description
result_id String The unique identifier for the result that was chosen
from User The user that chose the result
location Location Optional. Sender location, only for bots that require user location
inline_message_id String Optional. Identifier of the sent inline message. Available only if there is an inline keyboard attached to the message. Will be also received in callback queries and can be used to edit the message.
query String The query that was used to obtain the result

Note: It is necessary to enable inline feedback via @BotFather in order to receive these objects in updates.

answerWebAppQuery

Use this method to set the result of an interaction with a Web App and send a corresponding message on behalf of the user to the chat from which the query originated. On success, a SentWebAppMessage object is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
web_app_query_id String Yes Unique identifier for the query to be answered
result InlineQueryResult Yes A JSON-serialized object describing the message to be sent

SentWebAppMessage

Describes an inline message sent by a Web App on behalf of a user.

Field Type Description
inline_message_id String Optional. Identifier of the sent inline message. Available only if there is an inline keyboard attached to the message.

Payments

Your bot can accept payments from Telegram users. Please see the introduction to payments for more details on the process and how to set up payments for your bot.

sendInvoice

Use this method to send invoices. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
chat_id Integer or String Yes Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername)
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
title String Yes Product name, 1-32 characters
description String Yes Product description, 1-255 characters
payload String Yes Bot-defined invoice payload, 1-128 bytes. This will not be displayed to the user, use for your internal processes.
provider_token String Optional Payment provider token, obtained via @BotFather. Pass an empty string for payments in Telegram Stars.
currency String Yes Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, see more on currencies. Pass “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars.
prices Array of LabeledPrice Yes Price breakdown, a JSON-serialized list of components (e.g. product price, tax, discount, delivery cost, delivery tax, bonus, etc.). Must contain exactly one item for payments in Telegram Stars.
max_tip_amount Integer Optional The maximum accepted amount for tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a maximum tip of US$ 1.45 pass max_tip_amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies). Defaults to 0. Not supported for payments in Telegram Stars.
suggested_tip_amounts Array of Integer Optional A JSON-serialized array of suggested amounts of tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). At most 4 suggested tip amounts can be specified. The suggested tip amounts must be positive, passed in a strictly increased order and must not exceed max_tip_amount.
start_parameter String Optional Unique deep-linking parameter. If left empty, forwarded copies of the sent message will have a Pay button, allowing multiple users to pay directly from the forwarded message, using the same invoice. If non-empty, forwarded copies of the sent message will have a URL button with a deep link to the bot (instead of a Pay button), with the value used as the start parameter
provider_data String Optional JSON-serialized data about the invoice, which will be shared with the payment provider. A detailed description of required fields should be provided by the payment provider.
photo_url String Optional URL of the product photo for the invoice. Can be a photo of the goods or a marketing image for a service. People like it better when they see what they are paying for.
photo_size Integer Optional Photo size in bytes
photo_width Integer Optional Photo width
photo_height Integer Optional Photo height
need_name Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's full name to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_phone_number Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's phone number to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_email Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's email address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_shipping_address Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's shipping address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_phone_number_to_provider Boolean Optional Pass True if the user's phone number should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_email_to_provider Boolean Optional Pass True if the user's email address should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
is_flexible Boolean Optional Pass True if the final price depends on the shipping method. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard. If empty, one 'Pay total price' button will be shown. If not empty, the first button must be a Pay button.

createInvoiceLink

Use this method to create a link for an invoice. Returns the created invoice link as String on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
title String Yes Product name, 1-32 characters
description String Yes Product description, 1-255 characters
payload String Yes Bot-defined invoice payload, 1-128 bytes. This will not be displayed to the user, use for your internal processes.
provider_token String Optional Payment provider token, obtained via @BotFather. Pass an empty string for payments in Telegram Stars.
currency String Yes Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, see more on currencies. Pass “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars.
prices Array of LabeledPrice Yes Price breakdown, a JSON-serialized list of components (e.g. product price, tax, discount, delivery cost, delivery tax, bonus, etc.). Must contain exactly one item for payments in Telegram Stars.
max_tip_amount Integer Optional The maximum accepted amount for tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a maximum tip of US$ 1.45 pass max_tip_amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies). Defaults to 0. Not supported for payments in Telegram Stars.
suggested_tip_amounts Array of Integer Optional A JSON-serialized array of suggested amounts of tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). At most 4 suggested tip amounts can be specified. The suggested tip amounts must be positive, passed in a strictly increased order and must not exceed max_tip_amount.
provider_data String Optional JSON-serialized data about the invoice, which will be shared with the payment provider. A detailed description of required fields should be provided by the payment provider.
photo_url String Optional URL of the product photo for the invoice. Can be a photo of the goods or a marketing image for a service.
photo_size Integer Optional Photo size in bytes
photo_width Integer Optional Photo width
photo_height Integer Optional Photo height
need_name Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's full name to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_phone_number Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's phone number to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_email Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's email address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
need_shipping_address Boolean Optional Pass True if you require the user's shipping address to complete the order. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_phone_number_to_provider Boolean Optional Pass True if the user's phone number should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
send_email_to_provider Boolean Optional Pass True if the user's email address should be sent to the provider. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.
is_flexible Boolean Optional Pass True if the final price depends on the shipping method. Ignored for payments in Telegram Stars.

answerShippingQuery

If you sent an invoice requesting a shipping address and the parameter is_flexible was specified, the Bot API will send an Update with a shipping_query field to the bot. Use this method to reply to shipping queries. On success, True is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
shipping_query_id String Yes Unique identifier for the query to be answered
ok Boolean Yes Pass True if delivery to the specified address is possible and False if there are any problems (for example, if delivery to the specified address is not possible)
shipping_options Array of ShippingOption Optional Required if ok is True. A JSON-serialized array of available shipping options.
error_message String Optional Required if ok is False. Error message in human readable form that explains why it is impossible to complete the order (e.g. "Sorry, delivery to your desired address is unavailable'). Telegram will display this message to the user.

answerPreCheckoutQuery

Once the user has confirmed their payment and shipping details, the Bot API sends the final confirmation in the form of an Update with the field pre_checkout_query. Use this method to respond to such pre-checkout queries. On success, True is returned. Note: The Bot API must receive an answer within 10 seconds after the pre-checkout query was sent.

Parameter Type Required Description
pre_checkout_query_id String Yes Unique identifier for the query to be answered
ok Boolean Yes Specify True if everything is alright (goods are available, etc.) and the bot is ready to proceed with the order. Use False if there are any problems.
error_message String Optional Required if ok is False. Error message in human readable form that explains the reason for failure to proceed with the checkout (e.g. "Sorry, somebody just bought the last of our amazing black T-shirts while you were busy filling out your payment details. Please choose a different color or garment!"). Telegram will display this message to the user.

getStarTransactions

Returns the bot's Telegram Star transactions in chronological order. On success, returns a StarTransactions object.

Parameter Type Required Description
offset Integer Optional Number of transactions to skip in the response
limit Integer Optional The maximum number of transactions to be retrieved. Values between 1-100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.

refundStarPayment

Refunds a successful payment in Telegram Stars. Returns True on success.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes Identifier of the user whose payment will be refunded
telegram_payment_charge_id String Yes Telegram payment identifier

LabeledPrice

This object represents a portion of the price for goods or services.

Field Type Description
label String Portion label
amount Integer Price of the product in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a price of US$ 1.45 pass amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies).

Invoice

This object contains basic information about an invoice.

Field Type Description
title String Product name
description String Product description
start_parameter String Unique bot deep-linking parameter that can be used to generate this invoice
currency String Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, or “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars
total_amount Integer Total price in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a price of US$ 1.45 pass amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies).

ShippingAddress

This object represents a shipping address.

Field Type Description
country_code String Two-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
state String State, if applicable
city String City
street_line1 String First line for the address
street_line2 String Second line for the address
post_code String Address post code

OrderInfo

This object represents information about an order.

Field Type Description
name String Optional. User name
phone_number String Optional. User's phone number
email String Optional. User email
shipping_address ShippingAddress Optional. User shipping address

ShippingOption

This object represents one shipping option.

Field Type Description
id String Shipping option identifier
title String Option title
prices Array of LabeledPrice List of price portions

SuccessfulPayment

This object contains basic information about a successful payment.

Field Type Description
currency String Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, or “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars
total_amount Integer Total price in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a price of US$ 1.45 pass amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies).
invoice_payload String Bot specified invoice payload
shipping_option_id String Optional. Identifier of the shipping option chosen by the user
order_info OrderInfo Optional. Order information provided by the user
telegram_payment_charge_id String Telegram payment identifier
provider_payment_charge_id String Provider payment identifier

ShippingQuery

This object contains information about an incoming shipping query.

Field Type Description
id String Unique query identifier
from User User who sent the query
invoice_payload String Bot specified invoice payload
shipping_address ShippingAddress User specified shipping address

PreCheckoutQuery

This object contains information about an incoming pre-checkout query.

Field Type Description
id String Unique query identifier
from User User who sent the query
currency String Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, or “XTR” for payments in Telegram Stars
total_amount Integer Total price in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a price of US$ 1.45 pass amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies).
invoice_payload String Bot specified invoice payload
shipping_option_id String Optional. Identifier of the shipping option chosen by the user
order_info OrderInfo Optional. Order information provided by the user

RevenueWithdrawalState

This object describes the state of a revenue withdrawal operation. Currently, it can be one of

RevenueWithdrawalStatePending

The withdrawal is in progress.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the state, always “pending”

RevenueWithdrawalStateSucceeded

The withdrawal succeeded.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the state, always “succeeded”
date Integer Date the withdrawal was completed in Unix time
url String An HTTPS URL that can be used to see transaction details

RevenueWithdrawalStateFailed

The withdrawal failed and the transaction was refunded.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the state, always “failed”

TransactionPartner

This object describes the source of a transaction, or its recipient for outgoing transactions. Currently, it can be one of

TransactionPartnerFragment

Describes a withdrawal transaction with Fragment.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the transaction partner, always “fragment”
withdrawal_state RevenueWithdrawalState Optional. State of the transaction if the transaction is outgoing

TransactionPartnerUser

Describes a transaction with a user.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the transaction partner, always “user”
user User Information about the user

TransactionPartnerOther

Describes a transaction with an unknown source or recipient.

Field Type Description
type String Type of the transaction partner, always “other”

StarTransaction

Describes a Telegram Star transaction.

Field Type Description
id String Unique identifier of the transaction. Coincides with the identifer of the original transaction for refund transactions. Coincides with SuccessfulPayment.telegram_payment_charge_id for successful incoming payments from users.
amount Integer Number of Telegram Stars transferred by the transaction
date Integer Date the transaction was created in Unix time
source TransactionPartner Optional. Source of an incoming transaction (e.g., a user purchasing goods or services, Fragment refunding a failed withdrawal). Only for incoming transactions
receiver TransactionPartner Optional. Receiver of an outgoing transaction (e.g., a user for a purchase refund, Fragment for a withdrawal). Only for outgoing transactions

StarTransactions

Contains a list of Telegram Star transactions.

Field Type Description
transactions Array of StarTransaction The list of transactions

Telegram Passport

Telegram Passport is a unified authorization method for services that require personal identification. Users can upload their documents once, then instantly share their data with services that require real-world ID (finance, ICOs, etc.). Please see the manual for details.

PassportData

Describes Telegram Passport data shared with the bot by the user.

Field Type Description
data Array of EncryptedPassportElement Array with information about documents and other Telegram Passport elements that was shared with the bot
credentials EncryptedCredentials Encrypted credentials required to decrypt the data

PassportFile

This object represents a file uploaded to Telegram Passport. Currently all Telegram Passport files are in JPEG format when decrypted and don't exceed 10MB.

Field Type Description
file_id String Identifier for this file, which can be used to download or reuse the file
file_unique_id String Unique identifier for this file, which is supposed to be the same over time and for different bots. Can't be used to download or reuse the file.
file_size Integer File size in bytes
file_date Integer Unix time when the file was uploaded

EncryptedPassportElement

Describes documents or other Telegram Passport elements shared with the bot by the user.

Field Type Description
type String Element type. One of “personal_details”, “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”, “address”, “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration”, “temporary_registration”, “phone_number”, “email”.
data String Optional. Base64-encoded encrypted Telegram Passport element data provided by the user; available only for “personal_details”, “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport” and “address” types. Can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
phone_number String Optional. User's verified phone number; available only for “phone_number” type
email String Optional. User's verified email address; available only for “email” type
files Array of PassportFile Optional. Array of encrypted files with documents provided by the user; available only for “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration” and “temporary_registration” types. Files can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
front_side PassportFile Optional. Encrypted file with the front side of the document, provided by the user; available only for “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card” and “internal_passport”. The file can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
reverse_side PassportFile Optional. Encrypted file with the reverse side of the document, provided by the user; available only for “driver_license” and “identity_card”. The file can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
selfie PassportFile Optional. Encrypted file with the selfie of the user holding a document, provided by the user; available if requested for “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card” and “internal_passport”. The file can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
translation Array of PassportFile Optional. Array of encrypted files with translated versions of documents provided by the user; available if requested for “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”, “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration” and “temporary_registration” types. Files can be decrypted and verified using the accompanying EncryptedCredentials.
hash String Base64-encoded element hash for using in PassportElementErrorUnspecified

EncryptedCredentials

Describes data required for decrypting and authenticating EncryptedPassportElement. See the Telegram Passport Documentation for a complete description of the data decryption and authentication processes.

Field Type Description
data String Base64-encoded encrypted JSON-serialized data with unique user's payload, data hashes and secrets required for EncryptedPassportElement decryption and authentication
hash String Base64-encoded data hash for data authentication
secret String Base64-encoded secret, encrypted with the bot's public RSA key, required for data decryption

setPassportDataErrors

Informs a user that some of the Telegram Passport elements they provided contains errors. The user will not be able to re-submit their Passport to you until the errors are fixed (the contents of the field for which you returned the error must change). Returns True on success.

Use this if the data submitted by the user doesn't satisfy the standards your service requires for any reason. For example, if a birthday date seems invalid, a submitted document is blurry, a scan shows evidence of tampering, etc. Supply some details in the error message to make sure the user knows how to correct the issues.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier
errors Array of PassportElementError Yes A JSON-serialized array describing the errors

PassportElementError

This object represents an error in the Telegram Passport element which was submitted that should be resolved by the user. It should be one of:

PassportElementErrorDataField

Represents an issue in one of the data fields that was provided by the user. The error is considered resolved when the field's value changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be data
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the error, one of “personal_details”, “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”, “address”
field_name String Name of the data field which has the error
data_hash String Base64-encoded data hash
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorFrontSide

Represents an issue with the front side of a document. The error is considered resolved when the file with the front side of the document changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be front_side
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”
file_hash String Base64-encoded hash of the file with the front side of the document
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorReverseSide

Represents an issue with the reverse side of a document. The error is considered resolved when the file with reverse side of the document changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be reverse_side
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “driver_license”, “identity_card”
file_hash String Base64-encoded hash of the file with the reverse side of the document
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorSelfie

Represents an issue with the selfie with a document. The error is considered resolved when the file with the selfie changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be selfie
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”
file_hash String Base64-encoded hash of the file with the selfie
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorFile

Represents an issue with a document scan. The error is considered resolved when the file with the document scan changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be file
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration”, “temporary_registration”
file_hash String Base64-encoded file hash
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorFiles

Represents an issue with a list of scans. The error is considered resolved when the list of files containing the scans changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be files
type String The section of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration”, “temporary_registration”
file_hashes Array of String List of base64-encoded file hashes
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorTranslationFile

Represents an issue with one of the files that constitute the translation of a document. The error is considered resolved when the file changes.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be translation_file
type String Type of element of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”, “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration”, “temporary_registration”
file_hash String Base64-encoded file hash
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorTranslationFiles

Represents an issue with the translated version of a document. The error is considered resolved when a file with the document translation change.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be translation_files
type String Type of element of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue, one of “passport”, “driver_license”, “identity_card”, “internal_passport”, “utility_bill”, “bank_statement”, “rental_agreement”, “passport_registration”, “temporary_registration”
file_hashes Array of String List of base64-encoded file hashes
message String Error message

PassportElementErrorUnspecified

Represents an issue in an unspecified place. The error is considered resolved when new data is added.

Field Type Description
source String Error source, must be unspecified
type String Type of element of the user's Telegram Passport which has the issue
element_hash String Base64-encoded element hash
message String Error message

Games

Your bot can offer users HTML5 games to play solo or to compete against each other in groups and one-on-one chats. Create games via @BotFather using the /newgame command. Please note that this kind of power requires responsibility: you will need to accept the terms for each game that your bots will be offering.

  • Games are a new type of content on Telegram, represented by the Game and InlineQueryResultGame objects.
  • Once you've created a game via BotFather, you can send games to chats as regular messages using the sendGame method, or use inline mode with InlineQueryResultGame.
  • If you send the game message without any buttons, it will automatically have a 'Play GameName' button. When this button is pressed, your bot gets a CallbackQuery with the game_short_name of the requested game. You provide the correct URL for this particular user and the app opens the game in the in-app browser.
  • You can manually add multiple buttons to your game message. Please note that the first button in the first row must always launch the game, using the field callback_game in InlineKeyboardButton. You can add extra buttons according to taste: e.g., for a description of the rules, or to open the game's official community.
  • To make your game more attractive, you can upload a GIF animation that demostrates the game to the users via BotFather (see Lumberjack for example).
  • A game message will also display high scores for the current chat. Use setGameScore to post high scores to the chat with the game, add the edit_message parameter to automatically update the message with the current scoreboard.
  • Use getGameHighScores to get data for in-game high score tables.
  • You can also add an extra sharing button for users to share their best score to different chats.
  • For examples of what can be done using this new stuff, check the @gamebot and @gamee bots.

sendGame

Use this method to send a game. On success, the sent Message is returned.

Parameter Type Required Description
business_connection_id String Optional Unique identifier of the business connection on behalf of which the message will be sent
chat_id Integer Yes Unique identifier for the target chat
message_thread_id Integer Optional Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only
game_short_name String Yes Short name of the game, serves as the unique identifier for the game. Set up your games via @BotFather.
disable_notification Boolean Optional Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
protect_content Boolean Optional Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving
message_effect_id String Optional Unique identifier of the message effect to be added to the message; for private chats only
reply_parameters ReplyParameters Optional Description of the message to reply to
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup Optional A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard. If empty, one 'Play game_title' button will be shown. If not empty, the first button must launch the game.

Game

This object represents a game. Use BotFather to create and edit games, their short names will act as unique identifiers.

Field Type Description
title String Title of the game
description String Description of the game
photo Array of PhotoSize Photo that will be displayed in the game message in chats.
text String Optional. Brief description of the game or high scores included in the game message. Can be automatically edited to include current high scores for the game when the bot calls setGameScore, or manually edited using editMessageText. 0-4096 characters.
text_entities Array of MessageEntity Optional. Special entities that appear in text, such as usernames, URLs, bot commands, etc.
animation Animation Optional. Animation that will be displayed in the game message in chats. Upload via BotFather

CallbackGame

A placeholder, currently holds no information. Use BotFather to set up your game.

setGameScore

Use this method to set the score of the specified user in a game message. On success, if the message is not an inline message, the Message is returned, otherwise True is returned. Returns an error, if the new score is not greater than the user's current score in the chat and force is False.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes User identifier
score Integer Yes New score, must be non-negative
force Boolean Optional Pass True if the high score is allowed to decrease. This can be useful when fixing mistakes or banning cheaters
disable_edit_message Boolean Optional Pass True if the game message should not be automatically edited to include the current scoreboard
chat_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the sent message
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message

getGameHighScores

Use this method to get data for high score tables. Will return the score of the specified user and several of their neighbors in a game. Returns an Array of GameHighScore objects.

This method will currently return scores for the target user, plus two of their closest neighbors on each side. Will also return the top three users if the user and their neighbors are not among them. Please note that this behavior is subject to change.

Parameter Type Required Description
user_id Integer Yes Target user id
chat_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat
message_id Integer Optional Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the sent message
inline_message_id String Optional Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message

GameHighScore

This object represents one row of the high scores table for a game.

Field Type Description
position Integer Position in high score table for the game
user User User
score Integer Score

And that's about all we've got for now.
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