# Method: channels.getChannels

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Get info about channels/supergroups

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
id Array of Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputChannel IDs of channels/supergroups to get info about Yes

# Return type: messages.Chats

# 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');

$messages_Chats = $MadelineProto->channels->getChannels(['id' => [InputChannel, InputChannel], ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

messages_Chats = channels.getChannels({id={InputChannel}, })

# 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
406 AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
401 SESSION_PASSWORD_NEEDED 2FA is enabled, use a password to login
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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