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Method: messages.sendMessage

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Sends a message to a chat


no_webpageBoolSet this flag to disable generation of the webpage previewOptional
silentBoolSend this message silently (no notifications for the receivers)Optional
backgroundBoolSend this message as background messageOptional
clear_draftBoolClear the draft fieldOptional
noforwardsBoolOnly for bots, disallows forwarding and saving of the messages, even if the destination chat doesn’t have content protection enabledOptional
update_stickersets_orderBoolWhether to move used stickersets to top, see here for more info on this flag »Optional
invert_mediaBoolIf set, any eventual webpage preview will be shown on top of the message instead of at the bottom.Optional
peerUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeerThe destination where the message will be sentOptional
reply_toInputReplyToIf set, indicates that the message should be sent in reply to the specified message or story.Optional
messagestringThe messageOptional
reply_markupReplyMarkupReply markup for sending bot buttonsOptional
entitiesArray of MessageEntityMessage entities for sending styled textOptional
parse_modestringWhether to parse HTML or Markdown markup in the messageOptional
schedule_dateintScheduled message date for scheduled messagesOptional
send_asUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeerSend this message as the specified peerOptional

Return type: Updates

Can bots use this method: YES

MadelineProto Example (now async for huge speed and parallelism!):

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('', '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, noforwards: $Bool, update_stickersets_order: $Bool, invert_media: $Bool, peer: $InputPeer, reply_to: $InputReplyTo, message: 'string', reply_markup: $ReplyMarkup, entities: [$MessageEntity, $MessageEntity], parse_mode: 'string', schedule_date: $int, send_as: $InputPeer, quick_reply_shortcut: $InputQuickReplyShortcut, effect: $long, );

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 parse_mode:

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

Set parse_mode to Markdown to enable markdown 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="">URL</a>
<a href="mention:@danogentili">Mention by username</a>
<a href="mention:186785362">Mention by user id</a>
<a href="tg://user?id=186785362">Mention by user id</a>
Custom emoji: <emoji id="5368324170671202286">👍</emoji>
Custom emoji: <tg-emoji emoji-id="5368324170671202286">👍</tg-emoji>
<pre language="json">Pre tags can have a language attribute</pre>

You can also use normal markdown (bot API MarkdownV2 syntax), note that to create mentions you can also use the mention: syntax like in html:

*bold \*text*
_italic \*text_
*bold _italic bold ~italic bold strikethrough ||italic bold strikethrough spoiler||~ __underline italic bold___ bold*
[inline URL](
[inline mention of a user](tg://user?id=123456789)
\`inline fixed-width code\`
pre-formatted fixed-width code block
pre-formatted fixed-width code block written in the PHP programming language

[Mention by username](mention:@danogentili)
[Mention by user id](mention:186785362)
[Mention by user id](tg://user?id=186785362)