Method: messages.sendMedia

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Send a media


Name Type Description Required
silent Bool Disable notifications? Optional
background Bool Disable background notifications? Optional
clear_draft Bool Clear the message draft of this chat? Optional
peer Username, chat ID, Update, Message or InputPeer Where to send the media Optional
reply_to_msg_id int Reply to message by ID Optional
media MessageMedia, Update, Message or InputMedia The media to send Optional
message string The caption Yes
reply_markup ReplyMarkup Keyboards to send Optional
entities Array of MessageEntity Entities for styled text Optional
parse_mode string Whether to parse HTML or Markdown markup in the message Optional

Return type: Updates

Can bots use this method: YES

MadelineProto Example:

if (!file_exists('madeline.php')) {
    copy('', 'madeline.php');
include 'madeline.php';

$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API('session.madeline');

$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->sendMedia(['silent' => Bool, 'background' => Bool, 'clear_draft' => Bool, 'peer' => InputPeer, 'reply_to_msg_id' => int, 'media' => InputMedia, 'message' => 'string', 'reply_markup' => ReplyMarkup, 'entities' => [MessageEntity, MessageEntity], 'parse_mode' => 'string', ]);

PWRTelegram HTTP API example (NOT FOR MadelineProto):

As a bot:



As a user:



parse_mode - string

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.sendMedia({silent=Bool, background=Bool, clear_draft=Bool, peer=InputPeer, reply_to_msg_id=int, media=InputMedia, message='string', reply_markup=ReplyMarkup, entities={MessageEntity}, parse_mode='string', })

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 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>
<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.

Errors this method can return:

Error Description
CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
FILE_PART_LENGTH_INVALID The length of a file part is invalid
FILE_PARTS_INVALID The number of file parts is invalid
IMAGE_PROCESS_FAILED Failure while processing image
INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted
MEDIA_CAPTION_TOO_LONG The caption is too long
MEDIA_EMPTY The provided media object is invalid
PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
PHOTO_EXT_INVALID The extension of the photo is invalid
PHOTO_INVALID_DIMENSIONS The photo dimensions are invalid
USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You’re banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels
USER_IS_BLOCKED User is blocked
USER_IS_BOT Bots can’t send messages to other bots
WEBPAGE_CURL_FAILED Failure while fetching the webpage with cURL
WEBPAGE_MEDIA_EMPTY Webpage media empty
RANDOM_ID_DUPLICATE You provided a random ID that was already used
STORAGE_CHECK_FAILED Server storage check failed
CHAT_SEND_MEDIA_FORBIDDEN You can’t send media in this chat
CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
Timeout A timeout occurred while fetching data from the bot