Method: messages.getHistory

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Get previous messages of a group


Name Type Description Required
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer The chat Optional
offset_id int The last fetched message ID, initially 0 Yes
offset_date int The date of the last previously fetched message, initially 0 Yes
add_offset int Additional offset, can be 0 Yes
limit int Number of messages to fetch Yes
max_id int Maximum message ID to fetch Yes
min_id int Minumum message ID to fetch Yes
hash Array of int IDs of messages you already fetched Optional

Return type: messages_Messages

Can bots use this method: NO

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');

$messages_Messages = $MadelineProto->messages->getHistory(['peer' => InputPeer, 'offset_id' => int, 'offset_date' => int, 'add_offset' => int, 'limit' => int, 'max_id' => int, 'min_id' => int, 'hash' => [int, int], ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

messages_Messages = messages.getHistory({peer=InputPeer, offset_id=int, offset_date=int, add_offset=int, limit=int, max_id=int, min_id=int, hash={int}, })


Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHAT_ID_INVALID The provided chat id is invalid
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
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.
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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