# Method: messages.sendMessage

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Sends a message to a chat

# Parameters:

Name Type Description Required
no_webpage Bool Set this flag to disable generation of the webpage preview Optional
silent Bool Send this message silently (no notifications for the receivers) Optional
background Bool Send this message as background message Optional
clear_draft Bool Clear the draft field Optional
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer The destination where the message will be sent Optional
reply_to_msg_id int The message ID to which this message will reply to Optional
message string The message Yes
reply_markup ReplyMarkup Reply markup for sending bot buttons Optional
entities Array of MessageEntity Message entities for sending 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->sendMessage(['no_webpage' => Bool, 'silent' => Bool, 'background' => Bool, 'clear_draft' => Bool, 'peer' => InputPeer, 'reply_to_msg_id' => int, 'message' => 'string', 'reply_markup' => ReplyMarkup, 'entities' => [MessageEntity, MessageEntity], 'parse_mode' => 'string', 'schedule_date' => int, ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.sendMessage({no_webpage=Bool, silent=Bool, background=Bool, clear_draft=Bool, peer=InputPeer, reply_to_msg_id=int, 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 BOT_DOMAIN_INVALID Bot domain invalid
400 BOT_INVALID This is not a valid bot
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_ID_INVALID The provided chat id is invalid
400 CHAT_RESTRICTED You can’t send messages in this chat, you were restricted
400 ENCRYPTION_DECLINED The secret chat was declined
400 ENTITY_MENTION_USER_INVALID You mentioned an invalid user
400 FROM_MESSAGE_BOT_DISABLED Bots can’t use fromMessage min constructors
400 INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted
400 MESSAGE_EMPTY The provided message is empty
400 MESSAGE_TOO_LONG The provided message is too long
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
400 PINNED_DIALOGS_TOO_MUCH Too many pinned dialogs
400 REPLY_MARKUP_INVALID The provided reply markup is invalid
400 SCHEDULE_BOT_NOT_ALLOWED Bots cannot schedule messages
400 SCHEDULE_DATE_TOO_LATE You can’t schedule a message this far in the future
400 SCHEDULE_TOO_MUCH There are too many scheduled messages
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 YOU_BLOCKED_USER You blocked this user
406 AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
401 AUTH_KEY_PERM_EMPTY The temporary auth key must be binded to the permanent auth key to use these methods.
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
-500 No workers running Internal error
-504 memory limit exit Internal error
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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