Method: messages.sendMessage

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Send a message


Name Type Description Required
no_webpage Bool Disable webpage preview? Optional
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 The chat where to send this message Optional
reply_to_msg_id int Reply to message by ID Optional
message string The message to send Yes
reply_markup ReplyMarkup Keyboards to send Optional
entities Array of MessageEntity Entities to send (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 (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->sendMessage(['no_webpage' => Bool, 'silent' => Bool, 'background' => Bool, 'clear_draft' => Bool, 'peer' => InputPeer, 'reply_to_msg_id' => int, 'message' => 'string', 'reply_markup' => ReplyMarkup, 'entities' => [MessageEntity, MessageEntity], 'parse_mode' => 'string', ]);

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.sendMessage({no_webpage=Bool, silent=Bool, background=Bool, clear_draft=Bool, peer=InputPeer, reply_to_msg_id=int, 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>
<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.

Errors this method can return:

Error Description
BUTTON_DATA_INVALID The data of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid
BUTTON_TYPE_INVALID The type of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid
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
CHAT_ID_INVALID The provided chat id is invalid
CHAT_RESTRICTED You can’t send messages in this chat, you were restricted
ENTITY_MENTION_USER_INVALID You mentioned an invalid user
INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted
MESSAGE_EMPTY The provided message is empty
MESSAGE_TOO_LONG The provided message is too long
MSG_ID_INVALID Provided reply_to_msg_id is invalid
PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
REPLY_MARKUP_INVALID The provided reply markup is invalid
USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You’re banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels
USER_IS_BLOCKED You were blocked by this user
USER_IS_BOT Bots can’t send messages to other bots
YOU_BLOCKED_USER You blocked this user
AUTH_KEY_DUPLICATED An auth key with the same ID was already generated
CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can’t write in this chat
Timeout Timeout while fetching data
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