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Method: contacts.addContact

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Add an existing telegram user as contact.

Use contacts.importContacts to add contacts by phone number, without knowing their Telegram ID.

Parameters:

NameTypeDescriptionRequired
add_phone_privacy_exceptionBoolAllow the other user to see our phone number?Optional
idUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputUserTelegram ID of the other userOptional
first_namestringFirst nameYes
last_namestringLast nameYes
phonestringUser’s phone numberYes

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');
$MadelineProto->start();

// PHP 8+ syntax, use an array on PHP 7.
$Updates = $MadelineProto->contacts->addContact(add_phone_privacy_exception: Bool, id: InputUser, first_name: 'string', last_name: 'string', phone: 'string', );