# Method: channels.deleteChannel

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Delete a channel/supergroup

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
channel Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputChannel Channel/supergroup to delete Optional

# Return type: Updates

# Can bots use this method: NO

# MadelineProto Example (now async for huge speed and parallelism!):

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('https://phar.madelineproto.xyz/madeline.php', 'madeline.php');
include 'madeline.php';

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API('session.madeline');

$Updates = $MadelineProto->channels->deleteChannel(['channel' => InputChannel, ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = channels.deleteChannel({channel=InputChannel, })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHANNEL_TOO_LARGE Channel is too large to be deleted; this error is issued when trying to delete channels with more than 1000 members (subject to change)
400 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
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