Method: channels.updateUsername

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Update the username of a supergroup/channel


Name Type Description Required
channel Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputChannel The channel/supergroup Optional
username string The new username Yes

Return type: Bool

Can bots use this method: NO

MadelineProto Example:

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('', 'madeline.php');
include 'madeline.php';

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

$Bool = $MadelineProto->channels->updateUsername(['channel' => InputChannel, 'username' => 'string', ]);

PWRTelegram HTTP API example (NOT FOR MadelineProto):

As a user:



channel - Json encoded InputChannel

username - Json encoded string

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Bool = channels.updateUsername({channel=InputChannel, username='string', })

Errors this method can return:

Error Description
CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
CHANNELS_ADMIN_PUBLIC_TOO_MUCH You’re admin of too many public channels, make some channels private to change the username of this channel
CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
USERNAME_INVALID The provided username is not valid
USERNAME_OCCUPIED The provided username is already occupied