# Method: messages.importChatInvite

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Import a chat invite and join a private chat/supergroup/channel

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
hash string hash from t.me/joinchat/hash Yes

# Return type: Updates

# 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();

$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->importChatInvite(['hash' => 'string', ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.importChatInvite({hash='string', })

# Errors

Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHANNELS_TOO_MUCH You have joined too many channels/supergroups
400 INVITE_HASH_EMPTY The invite hash is empty
400 INVITE_HASH_EXPIRED The invite link has expired
400 INVITE_HASH_INVALID The invite hash is invalid
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
400 USER_ALREADY_PARTICIPANT The user is already in the group
400 USERS_TOO_MUCH The maximum number of users has been exceeded (to create a chat, for example)
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
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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