Forwards messages by their IDs.

updatesTooLong#e317af7e = Updates;
updateShortMessage#313bc7f8 flags:# out:flags.1?true mentioned:flags.4?true media_unread:flags.5?true silent:flags.13?true id:int user_id:long message:string pts:int pts_count:int date:int fwd_from:flags.2?MessageFwdHeader via_bot_id:flags.11?long reply_to:flags.3?MessageReplyHeader entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
updateShortChatMessage#4d6deea5 flags:# out:flags.1?true mentioned:flags.4?true media_unread:flags.5?true silent:flags.13?true id:int from_id:long chat_id:long message:string pts:int pts_count:int date:int fwd_from:flags.2?MessageFwdHeader via_bot_id:flags.11?long reply_to:flags.3?MessageReplyHeader entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
updateShort#78d4dec1 update:Update date:int = Updates;
updatesCombined#725b04c3 updates:Vector<Update> users:Vector<User> chats:Vector<Chat> date:int seq_start:int seq:int = Updates;
updates#74ae4240 updates:Vector<Update> users:Vector<User> chats:Vector<Chat> date:int seq:int = Updates;
updateShortSentMessage#9015e101 flags:# out:flags.1?true id:int pts:int pts_count:int date:int media:flags.9?MessageMedia entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
messages.forwardMessages#c661bbc4 flags:# silent:flags.5?true background:flags.6?true with_my_score:flags.8?true drop_author:flags.11?true drop_media_captions:flags.12?true noforwards:flags.14?true from_peer:InputPeer id:Vector<int> random_id:Vector<long> to_peer:InputPeer top_msg_id:flags.9?int schedule_date:flags.10?int send_as:flags.13?InputPeer = Updates;


Name Type Description
flags # Flags, see TL conditional fields
silent flags.5?true Whether to send messages silently (no notification will be triggered on the destination clients)
background flags.6?true Whether to send the message in background
with_my_score flags.8?true When forwarding games, whether to include your score in the game
drop_author flags.11?true Whether to forward messages without quoting the original author
drop_media_captions flags.12?true Whether to strip captions from media
noforwards flags.14?true Only for bots, disallows further re-forwarding and saving of the messages, even if the destination chat doesn't have content protection enabled
from_peer InputPeer Source of messages
id Vector<int> IDs of messages
random_id Vector<long> Random ID to prevent resending of messages
to_peer InputPeer Destination peer
top_msg_id flags.9?int Destination forum topic
schedule_date flags.10?int Scheduled message date for scheduled messages
send_as flags.13?InputPeer Forward the messages as the specified peer



Possible errors

Code Type Description
400 BROADCAST_PUBLIC_VOTERS_FORBIDDEN You can't forward polls with public voters.
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid.
406 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven't joined this channel/supergroup.
403 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this.
406 CHAT_FORWARDS_RESTRICTED You can't forward messages from a protected chat.
403 CHAT_GUEST_SEND_FORBIDDEN You join the discussion group before commenting, see here » for more info.
400 CHAT_ID_INVALID The provided chat id is invalid.
400 CHAT_RESTRICTED You can't send messages in this chat, you were restricted.
403 CHAT_SEND_AUDIOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send audio messages in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_DOCS_FORBIDDEN You can't send documents in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_GAME_FORBIDDEN You can't send a game to this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_GIFS_FORBIDDEN You can't send gifs in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_MEDIA_FORBIDDEN You can't send media in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_PHOTOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send photos in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_PLAIN_FORBIDDEN You can't send non-media (text) messages in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_POLL_FORBIDDEN You can't send polls in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_STICKERS_FORBIDDEN You can't send stickers in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_VIDEOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send videos in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_VOICES_FORBIDDEN You can't send voice recordings in this chat.
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can't write in this chat.
400 GROUPED_MEDIA_INVALID Invalid grouped media.
400 INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted.
400 MEDIA_EMPTY The provided media object is invalid.
400 MESSAGE_IDS_EMPTY No message ids were provided.
400 MESSAGE_ID_INVALID The provided message id is invalid.
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided.
406 PAYMENT_UNSUPPORTED A detailed description of the error will be received separately as described here ».
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid.
400 QUIZ_ANSWER_MISSING You can forward a quiz while hiding the original author only after choosing an option in the quiz.
500 RANDOM_ID_DUPLICATE You provided a random ID that was already used.
400 RANDOM_ID_INVALID A provided random ID is invalid.
400 SCHEDULE_BOT_NOT_ALLOWED Bots cannot schedule messages.
400 SCHEDULE_DATE_TOO_LATE You can't schedule a message this far in the future.
400 SCHEDULE_TOO_MUCH There are too many scheduled messages.
400 SEND_AS_PEER_INVALID You can't send messages as the specified peer.
400 SLOWMODE_MULTI_MSGS_DISABLED Slowmode is enabled, you cannot forward multiple messages to this group.
420 SLOWMODE_WAIT_%d Slowmode is enabled in this chat: wait %d seconds before sending another message to this chat.
406 TOPIC_CLOSED This topic was closed, you can't send messages to it anymore.
406 TOPIC_DELETED The specified topic was deleted.
400 USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You're banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels.
403 USER_IS_BLOCKED You were blocked by this user.
400 USER_IS_BOT Bots can't send messages to other bots.
403 VOICE_MESSAGES_FORBIDDEN This user's privacy settings forbid you from sending voice messages.
400 YOU_BLOCKED_USER You blocked this user.

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