# Method: messages.sendMedia

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Send a media

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
silent Bool Send message silently (no notification should be triggered) Optional
background Bool Send message in background Optional
clear_draft Bool Clear the draft Optional
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer Destination Optional
reply_to_msg_id int Message ID to which this message should reply to Optional
media MessageMedia, Update, Message or InputMedia Attached media Optional
message string Caption Yes
reply_markup ReplyMarkup Reply markup for bot keyboards Optional
entities Array of MessageEntity Message entities for styled text Optional
parse_mode string Whether to parse HTML or Markdown markup in the message Optional
schedule_date int Scheduled message date for scheduled messages Optional

# Return type: Updates

# 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');

$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->sendMedia(['silent' => Bool, 'background' => Bool, 'clear_draft' => Bool, 'peer' => InputPeer, 'reply_to_msg_id' => int, 'media' => InputMedia, 'message' => 'string', 'reply_markup' => ReplyMarkup, 'entities' => [MessageEntity, MessageEntity], 'parse_mode' => 'string', 'schedule_date' => int, ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.sendMedia({silent=Bool, background=Bool, clear_draft=Bool, peer=InputPeer, reply_to_msg_id=int, media=InputMedia, message='string', reply_markup=ReplyMarkup, entities={MessageEntity}, parseMode='string', schedule_date=int, })

# Usage of reply_markup

You can provide bot API reply_markup objects here.

# Return value

If the length of the provided message is bigger than 4096, the message will be split in chunks and the method will be called multiple times, with the same parameters (except for the message), and an array of Updates will be returned instead.

# Usage of parseMode:

Set parseMode to html to enable HTML parsing of the message.

Set parseMode to Markdown to enable markown AND html parsing of the message.

The following tags are currently supported:

<br>a newline
<b><i>bold works ok, internal tags are stripped</i> </b>
<code>inline fixed-width code</code>
<pre>pre-formatted fixed-width code block</pre>
<blockquote>pre-formatted fixed-width code block</blockquote>
<a href="https://github.com">URL</a>
<a href="mention:@danogentili">Mention by username</a>
<a href="mention:186785362">Mention by user id</a>
<pre language="json">Pre tags can have a language attribute</pre>

You can also use normal markdown, note that to create mentions you must use the mention: syntax like in html:

[Mention by username](mention:@danogentili)
[Mention by user id](mention:186785362)

MadelineProto supports all html entities supported by html_entity_decode.

# Errors

Code Type Description
420 SLOWMODE_WAIT_X Slowmode is enabled in this chat: wait X seconds before sending another message to this chat.
400 BROADCAST_PUBLIC_VOTERS_FORBIDDEN You can’t forward polls with public voters
400 BUTTON_DATA_INVALID The data of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid
400 BUTTON_TYPE_INVALID The type of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid
400 BUTTON_URL_INVALID Button URL invalid
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
400 CHAT_RESTRICTED You can’t send messages in this chat, you were restricted
400 EXTERNAL_URL_INVALID External URL invalid
400 FILE_PART_LENGTH_INVALID The length of a file part is invalid
400 FILE_PARTS_INVALID The number of file parts is invalid
400 IMAGE_PROCESS_FAILED Failure while processing image
400 INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted
400 MD5_CHECKSUM_INVALID The MD5 checksums do not match
400 MEDIA_CAPTION_TOO_LONG The caption is too long
400 MEDIA_EMPTY The provided media object is invalid
400 MEDIA_INVALID Media invalid
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
400 PHOTO_EXT_INVALID The extension of the photo is invalid
400 PHOTO_INVALID_DIMENSIONS The photo dimensions are invalid
400 PHOTO_SAVE_FILE_INVALID Internal issues, try again later
400 POLL_ANSWERS_INVALID Invalid poll answers were provided
400 POLL_OPTION_DUPLICATE Duplicate poll options provided
400 POLL_OPTION_INVALID Invalid poll option provided
400 QUIZ_CORRECT_ANSWER_INVALID An invalid value was provided to the correct_answers field
400 QUIZ_CORRECT_ANSWERS_EMPTY No correct quiz answer was specified
400 REPLY_MARKUP_BUY_EMPTY Reply markup for buy button empty
400 REPLY_MARKUP_INVALID The provided reply markup is invalid
400 SCHEDULE_TOO_MUCH There are too many scheduled messages
400 TTL_MEDIA_INVALID Invalid media Time To Live was provided
400 USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You’re banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels
400 USER_IS_BLOCKED You were blocked by this user
400 USER_IS_BOT Bots can’t send messages to other bots
400 WEBPAGE_CURL_FAILED Failure while fetching the webpage with cURL
400 WEBPAGE_MEDIA_EMPTY Webpage media empty
400 YOU_BLOCKED_USER You blocked this user
406 AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
403 CHAT_SEND_GIFS_FORBIDDEN You can’t send gifs in this chat
403 CHAT_SEND_MEDIA_FORBIDDEN You can’t send media in this chat
403 CHAT_SEND_STICKERS_FORBIDDEN You can’t send stickers in this chat.
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
-504 memory limit exit Internal error
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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