# Method: messages.editChatAbout

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Edit the description of a group/supergroup/channel.

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer The group/supergroup/channel. Optional
about string The new description Yes

# Return type: Bool

# Can bots use this method: YES

# 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();

$Bool = $MadelineProto->messages->editChatAbout(['peer' => InputPeer, 'about' => 'string', ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Bool = messages.editChatAbout({peer=InputPeer, about='string', })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHAT_ABOUT_NOT_MODIFIED About text has not changed
400 CHAT_ABOUT_TOO_LONG Chat about too long
400 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
400 CHAT_NOT_MODIFIED The pinned message wasn’t modified
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
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