# Method: channels.deleteMessages

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Delete messages in a channel/supergroup

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
channel Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputChannel Channel/supergroup Optional
id Array of int IDs of messages to delete Yes

# Return type: messages.AffectedMessages

# Can bots use this method: YES

# 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');
$MadelineProto->start();

$messages.AffectedMessages = $MadelineProto->channels->deleteMessages(['channel' => InputChannel, 'id' => [int, int], ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

messages.AffectedMessages = channels.deleteMessages({channel=InputChannel, id={int}, })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
403 MESSAGE_DELETE_FORBIDDEN You can’t delete one of the messages you tried to delete, most likely because it is a service message.
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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