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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
peerUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeerThe destination where the message will be sentOptional
reply_to_msg_idintThe message ID to which this message will reply toOptional
messagestringThe messageYes
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');

// PHP 8+ syntax, use an array on PHP 7.
$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->sendMessage(no_webpage: Bool, silent: Bool, background: Bool, clear_draft: Bool, noforwards: Bool, update_stickersets_order: Bool, peer: InputPeer, reply_to_msg_id: int, top_msg_id: int, message: 'string', reply_markup: ReplyMarkup, entities: [MessageEntity, MessageEntity], parse_mode: 'string', schedule_date: int, send_as: InputPeer, );

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="">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.