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Search contacts


Name Type Description Required
q string The search query Yes
limit int How many results should be returned Yes

Return type: contacts_Found

Can bots use this method: NO

MadelineProto Example (now async for huge speed and parallelism!):

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

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

$contacts_Found = $MadelineProto->contacts->search(['q' => 'string', 'limit' => int, ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

contacts_Found ={q='string', limit=int, })

Errors this method can return:

Error Description
QUERY_TOO_SHORT The query string is too short
SEARCH_QUERY_EMPTY The search query is empty
Timeout A timeout occurred while fetching data from the bot
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