Method: contacts.search

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Search contacts

Parameters:

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('https://phar.madelineproto.xyz/madeline.php', 'madeline.php');
}
include 'madeline.php';

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

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

Or, if you’re into Lua:

contacts_Found = contacts.search({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 Timeout while fetching data
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