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Method: messages.startBot

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Start a conversation with a bot using a deep linking parameter

Parameters:

NameTypeDescriptionRequired
botUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputUserThe botOptional
peerUsername, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeerThe chat where to start the bot, can be the bot’s private chat or a groupOptional
start_paramstringDeep linking parameterYes

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();

// PHP 8+ syntax, use an array on PHP 7.
$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->startBot(bot: InputUser, peer: InputPeer, start_param: 'string', );