Method: messages.startBot

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Name Type Required
bot InputUser Yes
peer InputPeer Yes
start_param string Yes

Return type: Updates

Can bots use this method: NO

Errors this method can return:

Error Description
PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid
START_PARAM_EMPTY The start parameter is empty
START_PARAM_INVALID Start parameter invalid


$MadelineProto = new \danog\MadelineProto\API();
if (isset($number)) { // Login as a user
    $sentCode = $MadelineProto->phone_login($number);
    echo 'Enter the code you received: ';
    $code = '';
    for ($x = 0; $x < $sentCode['type']['length']; $x++) {
        $code .= fgetc(STDIN);

$Updates = $MadelineProto->messages->startBot(['bot' => InputUser, 'peer' => InputPeer, 'start_param' => 'string', ]);

Or, if you’re using the PWRTelegram HTTP API:

As a user:



bot - Json encoded InputUser

peer - Json encoded InputPeer

start_param - Json encoded string

Or, if you’re into Lua:

Updates = messages.startBot({bot=InputUser, peer=InputPeer, start_param='string', })