# Method: contacts.importContacts

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Imports contacts: saves a full list on the server, adds already registered contacts to the contact list, returns added contacts and their info.

Use contacts.addContact to add Telegram contacts without actually using their phone number.

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
contacts Array of InputContact List of contacts to import Yes

# Return type: contacts.ImportedContacts

# 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');

$contacts_ImportedContacts = $MadelineProto->contacts->importContacts(['contacts' => [InputContact, InputContact], ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

contacts_ImportedContacts = contacts.importContacts({contacts={InputContact}, })

# Errors

Code Type Description
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
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