# Method: messages.getMessagesViews

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Get and increase the view counter of a message sent or forwarded from a channel

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer Peer where the message was found Optional
id Array of int ID of message Yes
increment Bool Whether to mark the message as viewed and increment the view counter Yes

# Return type: messages.MessageViews

# 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');

$messages_MessageViews = $MadelineProto->messages->getMessagesViews(['peer' => InputPeer, 'id' => [int, int], 'increment' => Bool, ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

messages_MessageViews = messages.getMessagesViews({peer=InputPeer, id={int}, increment=Bool, })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHAT_ID_INVALID The provided chat id is invalid
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
406 AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
-500 No workers running Internal error
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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