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
schedule_date int Schedule date Optional

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->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', 'schedule_date' => int, ]);

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', schedule_date=int, })

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>
<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.


Code Type Description
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid
400 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven’t joined this channel/supergroup
400 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this
400 CHAT_RESTRICTED You can’t send messages in this chat, you were restricted
400 EXTERNAL_URL_INVALID External URL invalid
400 FILE_PART_LENGTH_INVALID The length of a file part is invalid
400 FILE_PARTS_INVALID The number of file parts is invalid
400 IMAGE_PROCESS_FAILED Failure while processing image
400 INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted
400 MEDIA_CAPTION_TOO_LONG The caption is too long
400 MEDIA_EMPTY The provided media object is invalid
400 MEDIA_INVALID Media invalid
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
400 PHOTO_EXT_INVALID The extension of the photo is invalid
400 PHOTO_INVALID_DIMENSIONS The photo dimensions are invalid
400 PHOTO_SAVE_FILE_INVALID Internal issues, try again later
400 USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You’re banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels
400 USER_IS_BLOCKED You were blocked by this user
400 USER_IS_BOT Bots can’t send messages to other bots
400 WEBPAGE_CURL_FAILED Failure while fetching the webpage with cURL
400 WEBPAGE_MEDIA_EMPTY Webpage media empty
403 CHAT_SEND_MEDIA_FORBIDDEN You can’t send media in this chat
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
-503 Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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