telegram.Bot

class telegram.Bot(token, base_url='https://api.telegram.org/bot', base_file_url='https://api.telegram.org/file/bot', request=None, get_updates_request=None, private_key=None, private_key_password=None, local_mode=False)[source]

Bases: telegram.TelegramObject, AbstractAsyncContextManager

This object represents a Telegram Bot.

Instances of this class can be used as asyncio context managers, where

async with bot:
    # code

is roughly equivalent to

try:
    await bot.initialize()
    # code
finally:
    await request_object.shutdown()

Note

  • Most bot methods have the argument api_kwargs which allows passing arbitrary keywords to the Telegram API. This can be used to access new features of the API before they are incorporated into PTB. However, this is not guaranteed to work, i.e. it will fail for passing files.

  • Bots should not be serialized since if you for e.g. change the bots token, then your serialized instance will not reflect that change. Trying to pickle a bot instance will raise pickle.PicklingError.

Examples

Raw API Bot

New in version 13.2: Objects of this class are comparable in terms of equality. Two objects of this class are considered equal, if their bot is equal.

Changed in version 20.0:

  • Removed the deprecated methods kick_chat_member, kickChatMember, get_chat_members_count and getChatMembersCount.

  • Removed the deprecated property commands.

  • Removed the deprecated defaults parameter. If you want to use telegram.ext.Defaults, please use the subclass telegram.ext.ExtBot instead.

  • Attempting to pickle a bot instance will now raise pickle.PicklingError.

  • The following are now keyword-only arguments in Bot methods: location, filename, venue, contact, {read, write, connect, pool}_timeout, api_kwargs. Use a named argument for those, and notice that some positional arguments changed position as a result.

  • For uploading files, file paths are now always accepted. If local_mode is False, the file contents will be read in binary mode and uploaded. Otherwise, the file path will be passed in the file URI scheme.

Parameters

Since this class has a large number of methods and attributes, below you can find a quick overview.

Sending Messages

send_animation()

Used for sending animations

send_audio()

Used for sending audio files

send_chat_action()

Used for sending chat actions

send_contact()

Used for sending contacts

send_dice()

Used for sending dice messages

send_document()

Used for sending documents

send_game()

Used for sending a game

send_invoice()

Used for sending an invoice

send_location()

Used for sending location

send_media_group()

Used for sending media grouped together

send_message()

Used for sending text messages

send_photo()

Used for sending photos

send_poll()

Used for sending polls

send_sticker()

Used for sending stickers

send_venue()

Used for sending venue locations.

send_video()

Used for sending videos

send_video_note()

Used for sending video notes

send_voice()

Used for sending voice messages

copy_message()

Used for copying the contents of an arbitrary message

forward_message()

Used for forwarding messages


Updating Messages

answer_callback_query()

Used for answering the callback query

answer_inline_query()

Used for answering the inline query

answer_pre_checkout_query()

Used for answering a pre checkout query

answer_shipping_query()

Used for answering a shipping query

answer_web_app_query()

Used for answering a web app query

edit_message_caption()

Used for editing captions

edit_message_media()

Used for editing the media on messages

edit_message_live_location()

Used for editing the location in live location messages

edit_message_reply_markup()

Used for editing the reply markup on messages

edit_message_text()

Used for editing text messages

stop_poll()

Used for stopping the running poll

delete_message()

Used for deleting messages.


Chat Moderation and information

ban_chat_member()

Used for banning a member from the chat

unban_chat_member()

Used for unbanning a member from the chat

ban_chat_sender_chat()

Used for banning a channel in a channel or supergroup

unban_chat_sender_chat()

Used for unbanning a channel in a channel or supergroup

restrict_chat_member()

Used for restricting a chat member

promote_chat_member()

Used for promoting a chat member

set_chat_administrator_custom_title()

Used for assigning a custom admin title to an admin

set_chat_permissions()

Used for setting the permissions of a chat

export_chat_invite_link()

Used for creating a new primary invite link for a chat

create_chat_invite_link()

Used for creating an additional invite link for a chat

edit_chat_invite_link()

Used for editing a non-primary invite link

revoke_chat_invite_link()

Used for revoking an invite link created by the bot

approve_chat_join_request()

Used for approving a chat join request

decline_chat_join_request()

Used for declining a chat join request

set_chat_photo()

Used for setting a photo to a chat

delete_chat_photo()

Used for deleting a chat photo

set_chat_title()

Used for setting a chat title

set_chat_description()

Used for setting the description of a chat

pin_chat_message()

Used for pinning a message

unpin_chat_message()

Used for unpinning a message

unpin_all_chat_messages()

Used for unpinning all pinned chat messages

get_user_profile_photos()

Used for obtaining user’s profile pictures

get_chat()

Used for getting information about a chat

get_chat_administrators()

Used for getting the list of admins in a chat

get_chat_member_count()

Used for getting the number of members in a chat

get_chat_member()

Used for getting a member of a chat

set_my_commands()

Used for setting the list of commands

delete_my_commands()

Used for deleting the list of commands

get_my_commands()

Used for obtaining the list of commands

get_my_default_administrator_rights()

Used for obtaining the default administrator rights for the bot

set_my_default_administrator_rights()

Used for setting the default administrator rights for the bot

get_chat_menu_button()

Used for obtaining the menu button of a private chat or the default menu button

set_chat_menu_button()

Used for setting the menu button of a private chat or the default menu button

leave_chat()

Used for leaving a chat


Stickerset management

add_sticker_to_set()

Used for adding a sticker to a set

delete_sticker_from_set()

Used for deleting a sticker from a set

create_new_sticker_set()

Used for creating a new sticker set

set_chat_sticker_set()

Used for setting a sticker set

delete_chat_sticker_set()

Used for deleting the set sticker set

set_sticker_position_in_set()

Used for moving a sticker’s position in the set

set_sticker_set_thumb()

Used for setting the thumbnail of a sticker set

get_sticker_set()

Used for getting a sticker set

upload_sticker_file()

Used for uploading a sticker file

get_custom_emoji_stickers()

Used for getting custom emoji files based on their IDs


Games

get_game_high_scores()

Used for getting the game high scores

set_game_score()

Used for setting the game score


Getting updates

get_updates()

Used for getting updates using long polling

get_webhook_info()

Used for getting current webhook status

set_webhook()

Used for setting a webhook to receive updates

delete_webhook()

Used for removing webhook integration


Forum topic management

close_forum_topic()

Used for closing a forum topic

create_forum_topic()

Used to create a topic

delete_forum_topic()

Used for deleting a forum topic

edit_forum_topic()

Used to edit a topic

reopen_forum_topic()

Used to reopen a topic

get_forum_topic_icon_stickers()

Used to get custom emojis to use as topic icons

unpin_all_forum_topic_messages()

Used to unpin all messages in a forum topic


Miscellaneous

create_invoice_link()

Used to generate an HTTP link for an invoice

close()

Used for closing server instance when switching to another local server

log_out()

Used for logging out from cloud Bot API server

get_file()

Used for getting basic info about a file

get_me()

Used for getting basic information about the bot


Properties

base_file_url

Telegram Bot API file URL

base_url

Telegram Bot API service URL

bot

The user instance of the bot as returned by get_me()

can_join_groups

Whether the bot can join groups

can_read_all_group_messages

Whether the bot can read all incoming group messages

id

The user id of the bot

name

The username of the bot, with leading @

first_name

The first name of the bot

last_name

The last name of the bot

local_mode

Whether the bot is running in local mode

username

The username of the bot, without leading @

link

The t.me link of the bot

private_key

Deserialized private key for decryption of telegram passport data

supports_inline_queries

Whether the bot supports inline queries

token

Bot’s unique authentication token



async addStickerToSet(user_id, name, emojis, png_sticker=None, mask_position=None, tgs_sticker=None, webm_sticker=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for add_sticker_to_set()

async add_sticker_to_set(user_id, name, emojis, png_sticker=None, mask_position=None, tgs_sticker=None, webm_sticker=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to add a new sticker to a set created by the bot. You must use exactly one of the fields png_sticker, tgs_sticker or webm_sticker. Animated stickers can be added to animated sticker sets and only to them. Animated sticker sets can have up to 50 stickers. Static sticker sets can have up to 120 stickers.

Warning

As of API 4.7 png_sticker is an optional argument and therefore the order of the arguments had to be changed. Use keyword arguments to make sure that the arguments are passed correctly.

Parameters
  • user_id (int) – User identifier of created sticker set owner.

  • name (str) – Sticker set name.

  • png_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    PNG image with the sticker, must be up to 512 kilobytes in size, dimensions must not exceed 512px, and either width or height must be exactly 512px. Pass a file_id as String to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or upload a new one. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting.

    Changed in version 13.2: Accept bytes as input.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • tgs_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    TGS animation with the sticker. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting. See https://core.telegram.org/stickers#animation-requirements for technical requirements.

    Changed in version 13.2: Accept bytes as input.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • webm_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    WEBM video with the sticker. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting. See https://core.telegram.org/stickers#video-requirements for technical requirements.

    New in version 13.11.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • emojis (str) – One or more emoji corresponding to the sticker.

  • mask_position (telegram.MaskPosition, optional) – Position where the mask should be placed on faces.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async answerCallbackQuery(callback_query_id, text=None, show_alert=None, url=None, cache_time=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for answer_callback_query()

async answerInlineQuery(inline_query_id, results, cache_time=None, is_personal=None, next_offset=None, switch_pm_text=None, switch_pm_parameter=None, *, current_offset=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for answer_inline_query()

async answerPreCheckoutQuery(pre_checkout_query_id, ok, error_message=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for answer_pre_checkout_query()

async answerShippingQuery(shipping_query_id, ok, shipping_options=None, error_message=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for answer_shipping_query()

async answerWebAppQuery(web_app_query_id, result, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for answer_web_app_query()

async answer_callback_query(callback_query_id, text=None, show_alert=None, url=None, cache_time=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to send answers to callback queries sent from inline keyboards. The answer will be displayed to the user as a notification at the top of the chat screen or as an alert. Alternatively, the user can be redirected to the specified Game URL. For this option to work, you must first create a game for your bot via @BotFather and accept the terms. Otherwise, you may use links like t.me/your_bot?start=XXXX that open your bot with a parameter.

Parameters
  • callback_query_id (str) – Unique identifier for the query to be answered.

  • text (str, optional) – Text of the notification. If not specified, nothing will be shown to the user, 0-200 characters.

  • show_alert (bool, optional) – If True, an alert will be shown by the client instead of a notification at the top of the chat screen. Defaults to False.

  • url (str, optional) –

    URL that will be opened by the user’s client. If you have created a Game and accepted the conditions via @BotFather, specify the URL that opens your game - note that this will only work if the query comes from a callback game button. Otherwise, you may use links like t.me/your_bot?start=XXXX that open your bot with a parameter.

  • cache_time (int, optional) – The maximum amount of time in seconds that the result of the callback query may be cached client-side. Defaults to 0.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

bool On success, True is returned.

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async answer_inline_query(inline_query_id, results, cache_time=None, is_personal=None, next_offset=None, switch_pm_text=None, switch_pm_parameter=None, *, current_offset=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to send answers to an inline query. No more than 50 results per query are allowed.

Example

An inline bot that sends YouTube videos can ask the user to connect the bot to their YouTube account to adapt search results accordingly. To do this, it displays a ‘Connect your YouTube account’ button above the results, or even before showing any. The user presses the button, switches to a private chat with the bot and, in doing so, passes a start parameter that instructs the bot to return an oauth link. Once done, the bot can offer a switch_inline button so that the user can easily return to the chat where they wanted to use the bot’s inline capabilities.

Warning

In most use cases current_offset should not be passed manually. Instead of calling this method directly, use the shortcut telegram.InlineQuery.answer() with telegram.InlineQuery.answer.auto_pagination set to True, which will take care of passing the correct value.

Parameters
  • inline_query_id (str) – Unique identifier for the answered query.

  • results (List[telegram.InlineQueryResult] | Callable) – A list of results for the inline query. In case current_offset is passed, results may also be a callable that accepts the current page index starting from 0. It must return either a list of telegram.InlineQueryResult instances or None if there are no more results.

  • cache_time (int, optional) – The maximum amount of time in seconds that the result of the inline query may be cached on the server. Defaults to 300.

  • is_personal (bool, optional) – Pass True, if results may be cached on the server side only for the user that sent the query. By default, results may be returned to any user who sends the same query.

  • next_offset (str, optional) – Pass the offset that a client should send in the next query with the same text to receive more results. Pass an empty string if there are no more results or if you don’t support pagination. Offset length can’t exceed 64 bytes.

  • switch_pm_text (str, optional) – If passed, clients will display a button with specified text that switches the user to a private chat with the bot and sends the bot a start message with the parameter switch_pm_parameter.

  • switch_pm_parameter (str, optional) – Deep-linking parameter for the /start message sent to the bot when user presses the switch button. 1- 64 characters, only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _ and - are allowed.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async answer_pre_checkout_query(pre_checkout_query_id, ok, error_message=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Once the user has confirmed their payment and shipping details, the Bot API sends the final confirmation in the form of an telegram.Update with the field telegram.Update.pre_checkout_query. Use this method to respond to such pre-checkout queries.

Note

The Bot API must receive an answer within 10 seconds after the pre-checkout query was sent.

Parameters
  • pre_checkout_query_id (str) – Unique identifier for the query to be answered.

  • ok (bool) – Specify True if everything is alright (goods are available, etc.) and the bot is ready to proceed with the order. Use False if there are any problems.

  • error_message (str, optional) – Required if ok is False. Error message in human readable form that explains the reason for failure to proceed with the checkout (e.g. “Sorry, somebody just bought the last of our amazing black T-shirts while you were busy filling out your payment details. Please choose a different color or garment!”). Telegram will display this message to the user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async answer_shipping_query(shipping_query_id, ok, shipping_options=None, error_message=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

If you sent an invoice requesting a shipping address and the parameter send_invoice.is_flexible was specified, the Bot API will send an telegram.Update with a telegram.Update.shipping_query field to the bot. Use this method to reply to shipping queries.

Parameters
  • shipping_query_id (str) – Unique identifier for the query to be answered.

  • ok (bool) – Specify True if delivery to the specified address is possible and False if there are any problems (for example, if delivery to the specified address is not possible).

  • shipping_options (List[telegram.ShippingOption]) – Required if ok is True. A list of available shipping options.

  • error_message (str, optional) – Required if ok is False. Error message in human readable form that explains why it is impossible to complete the order (e.g. “Sorry, delivery to your desired address is unavailable”). Telegram will display this message to the user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async answer_web_app_query(web_app_query_id, result, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to set the result of an interaction with a Web App and send a corresponding message on behalf of the user to the chat from which the query originated.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, a sent telegram.SentWebAppMessage is returned.

Return type

telegram.SentWebAppMessage

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async approveChatJoinRequest(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for approve_chat_join_request()

async approve_chat_join_request(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to approve a chat join request.

The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the telegram.ChatPermissions.can_invite_users administrator right.

New in version 13.8.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async banChatMember(chat_id, user_id, until_date=None, revoke_messages=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for ban_chat_member()

async banChatSenderChat(chat_id, sender_chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for ban_chat_sender_chat()

async ban_chat_member(chat_id, user_id, until_date=None, revoke_messages=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to ban a user from a group, supergroup or a channel. In the case of supergroups and channels, the user will not be able to return to the group on their own using invite links, etc., unless unbanned first. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights.

New in version 13.7.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target group or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

  • until_date (int | datetime.datetime, optional) – Date when the user will be unbanned, unix time. If user is banned for more than 366 days or less than 30 seconds from the current time they are considered to be banned forever. Applied for supergroups and channels only. For timezone naive datetime.datetime objects, the default timezone of the bot will be used, which is UTC unless telegram.ext.Defaults.tzinfo is used.

  • revoke_messages (bool, optional) –

    Pass True to delete all messages from the chat for the user that is being removed. If False, the user will be able to see messages in the group that were sent before the user was removed. Always True for supergroups and channels.

    New in version 13.4.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async ban_chat_sender_chat(chat_id, sender_chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to ban a channel chat in a supergroup or a channel. Until the chat is unbanned, the owner of the banned chat won’t be able to send messages on behalf of any of their channels. The bot must be an administrator in the supergroup or channel for this to work and must have the appropriate administrator rights.

New in version 13.9.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target group or username of the target supergroup or channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • sender_chat_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target sender chat.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

property base_file_url[source]

Telegram Bot API file URL, built from Bot.base_file_url and Bot.token.

New in version 20.0.

Type

str

property base_url[source]

Telegram Bot API service URL, built from Bot.base_url and Bot.token.

New in version 20.0.

Type

str

property bot[source]

User instance for the bot as returned by get_me().

Warning

This value is the cached return value of get_me(). If the bots profile is changed during runtime, this value won’t reflect the changes until get_me() is called again.

See also

initialize()

Type

telegram.User

property can_join_groups[source]

Bot’s telegram.User.can_join_groups attribute. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

bool

property can_read_all_group_messages[source]

Bot’s telegram.User.can_read_all_group_messages attribute. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

bool

async close(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to close the bot instance before moving it from one local server to another. You need to delete the webhook before calling this method to ensure that the bot isn’t launched again after server restart. The method will return error 429 in the first 10 minutes after the bot is launched.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success

Return type

True

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async closeForumTopic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for close_forum_topic()

async close_forum_topic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to close an open topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername).

  • message_thread_id (int) – Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async copyMessage(chat_id, from_chat_id, message_id, caption=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, reply_markup=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for copy_message()

async copy_message(chat_id, from_chat_id, message_id, caption=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, reply_markup=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to copy messages of any kind. Service messages and invoice messages can’t be copied. The method is analogous to the method forward_message(), but the copied message doesn’t have a link to the original message.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • from_chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the chat where the original message was sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int) – Message identifier in the chat specified in from_chat_id.

  • caption (str, optional) – New caption for media, 0-1024 characters after entities parsing. If not specified, the original caption is kept.

  • parse_mode (str, optional) – Mode for parsing entities in the new caption. See the constants in telegram.constants.ParseMode for the available modes.

  • caption_entities (List[telegram.MessageEntity], optional) – List of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode.

  • disable_notification (bool, optional) – Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.

  • protect_content (bool, optional) –

    Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving.

    New in version 13.10.

  • message_thread_id (int, optional) –

    Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only.

    New in version 20.0.

  • reply_to_message_id (int, optional) – If the message is a reply, ID of the original message.

  • allow_sending_without_reply (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the message should be sent even if the specified replied-to message is not found.

  • reply_markup (InlineKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardRemove | ForceReply, optional) – Additional interface options. An object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success

Return type

telegram.MessageId

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Alias for create_chat_invite_link()

async createForumTopic(chat_id, name, icon_color=None, icon_custom_emoji_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for create_forum_topic()

Alias for create_invoice_link()

async createNewStickerSet(user_id, name, title, emojis, png_sticker=None, mask_position=None, tgs_sticker=None, webm_sticker=None, sticker_type=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for create_new_sticker_set()

Use this method to create an additional invite link for a chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights. The link can be revoked using the method revoke_chat_invite_link().

New in version 13.4.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • expire_date (int | datetime.datetime, optional) – Date when the link will expire. Integer input will be interpreted as Unix timestamp. For timezone naive datetime.datetime objects, the default timezone of the bot will be used, which is UTC unless telegram.ext.Defaults.tzinfo is used.

  • member_limit (int, optional) – Maximum number of users that can be members of the chat simultaneously after joining the chat via this invite link; 1- 99999.

  • name (str, optional) –

    Invite link name; 0-32 characters.

    New in version 13.8.

  • creates_join_request (bool, optional) –

    True, if users joining the chat via the link need to be approved by chat administrators. If True, member_limit can’t be specified.

    New in version 13.8.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.ChatInviteLink

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async create_forum_topic(chat_id, name, icon_color=None, icon_custom_emoji_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to create a topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.ForumTopic

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Use this method to create a link for an invoice.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
  • title (str) – Product name. 1- 32 characters.

  • description (str) – Product description. 1- 255 characters.

  • payload (str) – Bot-defined invoice payload. 1- 128 bytes. This will not be displayed to the user, use for your internal processes.

  • provider_token (str) –

    Payments provider token, obtained via @BotFather.

  • currency (str) – Three-letter ISO 4217 currency code, see more on currencies.

  • prices (List[telegram.LabeledPrice) – Price breakdown, a list of components (e.g. product price, tax, discount, delivery cost, delivery tax, bonus, etc.).

  • max_tip_amount (int, optional) – The maximum accepted amount for tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). For example, for a maximum tip of US$ 1.45 pass max_tip_amount = 145. See the exp parameter in currencies.json, it shows the number of digits past the decimal point for each currency (2 for the majority of currencies). Defaults to 0.

  • suggested_tip_amounts (List[int], optional) – An array of suggested amounts of tips in the smallest units of the currency (integer, not float/double). At most 4 suggested tip amounts can be specified. The suggested tip amounts must be positive, passed in a strictly increased order and must not exceed max_tip_amount.

  • provider_data (str | object, optional) – Data about the invoice, which will be shared with the payment provider. A detailed description of required fields should be provided by the payment provider. When an object is passed, it will be encoded as JSON.

  • photo_url (str, optional) – URL of the product photo for the invoice. Can be a photo of the goods or a marketing image for a service.

  • photo_size (int, optional) – Photo size in bytes.

  • photo_width (int, optional) – Photo width.

  • photo_height (int, optional) – Photo height.

  • need_name (bool, optional) – Pass True, if you require the user’s full name to complete the order.

  • need_phone_number (bool, optional) – Pass True, if you require the user’s phone number to complete the order.

  • need_email (bool, optional) – Pass True, if you require the user’s email address to complete the order.

  • need_shipping_address (bool, optional) – Pass True, if you require the user’s shipping address to complete the order.

  • send_phone_number_to_provider (bool, optional) – Pass True, if user’s phone number should be sent to provider.

  • send_email_to_provider (bool, optional) – Pass True, if user’s email address should be sent to provider.

  • is_flexible (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the final price depends on the shipping method.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, the created invoice link is returned.

Return type

str

async create_new_sticker_set(user_id, name, title, emojis, png_sticker=None, mask_position=None, tgs_sticker=None, webm_sticker=None, sticker_type=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to create new sticker set owned by a user. The bot will be able to edit the created sticker set. You must use exactly one of the fields png_sticker, tgs_sticker, or webm_sticker.

Warning

As of API 4.7 png_sticker is an optional argument and therefore the order of the arguments had to be changed. Use keyword arguments to make sure that the arguments are passed correctly.

Changed in version 20.0: The parameter contains_masks has been removed. Use sticker_type instead.

Parameters
  • user_id (int) – User identifier of created sticker set owner.

  • name (str) – Short name of sticker set, to be used in t.me/addstickers/ URLs (e.g., animals). Can contain only english letters, digits and underscores. Must begin with a letter, can’t contain consecutive underscores and must end in “_by_<bot username>”. <bot_username> is case insensitive. 1- 64 characters.

  • title (str) – Sticker set title, 1- 64 characters.

  • png_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    PNG image with the sticker, must be up to 512 kilobytes in size, dimensions must not exceed 512px, and either width or height must be exactly 512px. Pass a file_id as String to send a file that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get a file from the Internet, or upload a new one. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting.

    Changed in version 13.2: Accept bytes as input.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • tgs_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    TGS animation with the sticker. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting. See https://core.telegram.org/stickers#animation-requirements for technical requirements.

    Changed in version 13.2: Accept bytes as input.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • webm_sticker (str | file object | bytes | pathlib.Path, optional) –

    WEBM video with the sticker. To upload a file, you can either pass a file object (e.g. open("filename", "rb")), the file contents as bytes or the path of the file (as string or pathlib.Path object). In the latter case, the file contents will either be read as bytes or the file path will be passed to Telegram, depending on the local_mode setting. See https://core.telegram.org/stickers#video-requirements for technical requirements.

    New in version 13.11.

    Changed in version 20.0: File paths as input is also accepted for bots not running in local_mode.

  • emojis (str) – One or more emoji corresponding to the sticker.

  • mask_position (telegram.MaskPosition, optional) – Position where the mask should be placed on faces.

  • sticker_type (str, optional) –

    Type of stickers in the set, pass telegram.Sticker.REGULAR or telegram.Sticker.MASK. Custom emoji sticker sets can’t be created via the Bot API at the moment. By default, a regular sticker set is created.

    New in version 20.0.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async declineChatJoinRequest(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for decline_chat_join_request()

async decline_chat_join_request(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to decline a chat join request.

The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the telegram.ChatPermissions.can_invite_users administrator right.

New in version 13.8.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async deleteChatPhoto(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_chat_photo()

async deleteChatStickerSet(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_chat_sticker_set()

async deleteForumTopic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_forum_topic()

async deleteMessage(chat_id, message_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_message()

async deleteMyCommands(scope=None, language_code=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_my_commands()

async deleteStickerFromSet(sticker, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_sticker_from_set()

async deleteWebhook(drop_pending_updates=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for delete_webhook()

async delete_chat_photo(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete a chat photo. Photos can’t be changed for private chats. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async delete_chat_sticker_set(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete a group sticker set from a supergroup. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights. Use the field telegram.Chat.can_set_sticker_set optionally returned in get_chat() requests to check if the bot can use this method.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

async delete_forum_topic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete a forum topic along with all its messages in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_delete_messages administrator rights.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername).

  • message_thread_id (int) – Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async delete_message(chat_id, message_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete a message, including service messages, with the following limitations:

  • A message can only be deleted if it was sent less than 48 hours ago.

  • Service messages about a supergroup, channel, or forum topic creation can’t be deleted.

  • A dice message in a private chat can only be deleted if it was sent more than 24 hours ago.

  • Bots can delete outgoing messages in private chats, groups, and supergroups.

  • Bots can delete incoming messages in private chats.

  • Bots granted can_post_messages permissions can delete outgoing messages in channels.

  • If the bot is an administrator of a group, it can delete any message there.

  • If the bot has can_delete_messages permission in a supergroup or a channel, it can delete any message there.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int) – Identifier of the message to delete.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async delete_my_commands(scope=None, language_code=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete the list of the bot’s commands for the given scope and user language. After deletion, higher level commands will be shown to affected users.

New in version 13.7.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async delete_sticker_from_set(sticker, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to delete a sticker from a set created by the bot.

Parameters

sticker (str) – File identifier of the sticker.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async delete_webhook(drop_pending_updates=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to remove webhook integration if you decide to switch back to get_updates().

Parameters

drop_pending_updates (bool, optional) – Pass True to drop all pending updates.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Alias for edit_chat_invite_link()

async editForumTopic(chat_id, message_thread_id, name, icon_custom_emoji_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_forum_topic()

async editMessageCaption(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, caption=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_message_caption()

async editMessageLiveLocation(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, latitude=None, longitude=None, reply_markup=None, horizontal_accuracy=None, heading=None, proximity_alert_radius=None, *, location=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_message_live_location()

async editMessageMedia(media, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_message_media()

async editMessageReplyMarkup(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_message_reply_markup()

async editMessageText(text, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, parse_mode=None, disable_web_page_preview=None, reply_markup=None, entities=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for edit_message_text()

Use this method to edit a non-primary invite link created by the bot. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights.

Note

Though not stated explicitly in the official docs, Telegram changes not only the optional parameters that are explicitly passed, but also replaces all other optional parameters to the default values. However, since not documented, this behaviour may change unbeknown to PTB.

New in version 13.4.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.ChatInviteLink

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async edit_forum_topic(chat_id, message_thread_id, name, icon_custom_emoji_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit name and icon of a topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async edit_message_caption(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, caption=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit captions of messages.

Note

It is currently only possible to edit messages without telegram.Message.reply_markup or with inline keyboards.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, if edited message is not an inline message, the edited message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async edit_message_live_location(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, latitude=None, longitude=None, reply_markup=None, horizontal_accuracy=None, heading=None, proximity_alert_radius=None, *, location=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit live location messages sent by the bot or via the bot (for inline bots). A location can be edited until its telegram.Location.live_period expires or editing is explicitly disabled by a call to stop_message_live_location().

Note

You can either supply a latitude and longitude or a location.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit.

  • inline_message_id (str, optional) – Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message.

  • latitude (float, optional) – Latitude of location.

  • longitude (float, optional) – Longitude of location.

  • horizontal_accuracy (float, optional) – The radius of uncertainty for the location, measured in meters; 0-1500.

  • heading (int, optional) – Direction in which the user is moving, in degrees. Must be between 1 and 360 if specified.

  • proximity_alert_radius (int, optional) – Maximum distance for proximity alerts about approaching another chat member, in meters. Must be between 1 and 100000 if specified.

  • reply_markup (telegram.InlineKeyboardMarkup, optional) – An object for a new inline keyboard.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, if edited message is not an inline message, the edited message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

async edit_message_media(media, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit animation, audio, document, photo, or video messages. If a message is part of a message album, then it can be edited only to an audio for audio albums, only to a document for document albums and to a photo or a video otherwise. When an inline message is edited, a new file can’t be uploaded; use a previously uploaded file via its file_id or specify a URL.

Note

It is currently only possible to edit messages without telegram.Message.reply_markup or with inline keyboards.

Parameters
  • media (telegram.InputMedia) – An object for a new media content of the message.

  • chat_id (int | str, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit.

  • inline_message_id (str, optional) – Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message.

  • reply_markup (telegram.InlineKeyboardMarkup, optional) – An object for an inline keyboard.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, if edited message is not an inline message, the edited Message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async edit_message_reply_markup(chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit only the reply markup of messages sent by the bot or via the bot (for inline bots).

Note

It is currently only possible to edit messages without telegram.Message.reply_markup or with inline keyboards.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int, optional) – Required if inline_message_id is not specified. Identifier of the message to edit.

  • inline_message_id (str, optional) – Required if chat_id and message_id are not specified. Identifier of the inline message.

  • reply_markup (telegram.InlineKeyboardMarkup, optional) – An object for an inline keyboard.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, if edited message is not an inline message, the edited message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async edit_message_text(text, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, parse_mode=None, disable_web_page_preview=None, reply_markup=None, entities=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to edit text and game messages.

Note

It is currently only possible to edit messages without telegram.Message.reply_markup or with inline keyboards..

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, if edited message is not an inline message, the edited message is returned, otherwise True is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Alias for export_chat_invite_link()

Use this method to generate a new primary invite link for a chat; any previously generated link is revoked. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights.

Note

Each administrator in a chat generates their own invite links. Bots can’t use invite links generated by other administrators. If you want your bot to work with invite links, it will need to generate its own link using export_chat_invite_link() or by calling the get_chat() method. If your bot needs to generate a new primary invite link replacing its previous one, use export_chat_invite_link again.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

New invite link on success.

Return type

str

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

property first_name[source]

Bot’s first name. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

str

async forwardMessage(chat_id, from_chat_id, message_id, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for forward_message()

async forward_message(chat_id, from_chat_id, message_id, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to forward messages of any kind. Service messages can’t be forwarded.

Note

Since the release of Bot API 5.5 it can be impossible to forward messages from some chats. Use the attributes telegram.Message.has_protected_content and telegram.Chat.has_protected_content to check this.

As a workaround, it is still possible to use copy_message(). However, this behaviour is undocumented and might be changed by Telegram.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • from_chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the chat where the original message was sent (or channel username in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int) – Message identifier in the chat specified in from_chat_id.

  • disable_notification (bool, optional) – Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.

  • protect_content (bool, optional) –

    Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving.

    New in version 13.10.

  • message_thread_id (int, optional) –

    Unique identifier for the target message thread (topic) of the forum; for forum supergroups only.

    New in version 20.0.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, the sent Message is returned.

Return type

telegram.Message

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async getChat(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_chat()

async getChatAdministrators(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_chat_administrators()

async getChatMember(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_chat_member()

async getChatMemberCount(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_chat_member_count()

async getChatMenuButton(chat_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_chat_menu_button()

async getCustomEmojiStickers(custom_emoji_ids, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_custom_emoji_stickers()

async getFile(file_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_file()

async getForumTopicIconStickers(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_forum_topic_icon_stickers()

async getGameHighScores(user_id, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_game_high_scores()

async getMe(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_me()

async getMyCommands(scope=None, language_code=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_my_commands()

async getMyDefaultAdministratorRights(for_channels=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_my_default_administrator_rights()

async getStickerSet(name, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_sticker_set()

async getUpdates(offset=None, limit=None, timeout=None, allowed_updates=None, *, read_timeout=2, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_updates()

async getUserProfilePhotos(user_id, offset=None, limit=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_user_profile_photos()

async getWebhookInfo(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for get_webhook_info()

async get_chat(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get up to date information about the chat (current name of the user for one-on-one conversations, current username of a user, group or channel, etc.).

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.Chat

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_chat_administrators(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get a list of administrators in a chat.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, returns a list of ChatMember objects that contains information about all chat administrators except other bots. If the chat is a group or a supergroup and no administrators were appointed, only the creator will be returned.

Return type

List[telegram.ChatMember]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_chat_member(chat_id, user_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get information about a member of a chat.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.ChatMember

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_chat_member_count(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get the number of members in a chat.

New in version 13.7.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

Number of members in the chat.

Return type

int

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_chat_menu_button(chat_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get the current value of the bot’s menu button in a private chat, or the default menu button.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters

chat_id (int, optional) – Unique identifier for the target private chat. If not specified, default bot’s menu button will be returned.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, the current menu button is returned.

Return type

telegram.MenuButton

async get_custom_emoji_stickers(custom_emoji_ids, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get information about emoji stickers by their identifiers.

Parameters

custom_emoji_ids (List[str]) – List of custom emoji identifiers. At most 200 custom emoji identifiers can be specified.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

List[telegram.Sticker]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_file(file_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get basic info about a file and prepare it for downloading. For the moment, bots can download files of up to 20 MB in size. The file can then be e.g. downloaded with telegram.File.download_to_drive(). It is guaranteed that the link will be valid for at least 1 hour. When the link expires, a new one can be requested by calling get_file again.

Note

This function may not preserve the original file name and MIME type. You should save the file’s MIME type and name (if available) when the File object is received.

Parameters

file_id (str | telegram.Animation | telegram.Audio | telegram.ChatPhoto | telegram.Document | telegram.PhotoSize | telegram.Sticker | telegram.Video | telegram.VideoNote | telegram.Voice) – Either the file identifier or an object that has a file_id attribute to get file information about.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.File

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_forum_topic_icon_stickers(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]
Use this method to get custom emoji stickers, which can be used as a forum topic

icon by any user. Requires no parameters.

New in version 20.0.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

List[telegram.Sticker]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_game_high_scores(user_id, chat_id=None, message_id=None, inline_message_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get data for high score tables. Will return the score of the specified user and several of their neighbors in a game.

Note

This method will currently return scores for the target user, plus two of their closest neighbors on each side. Will also return the top three users if the user and his neighbors are not among them. Please note that this behavior is subject to change.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

List[telegram.GameHighScore]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_me(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

A simple method for testing your bot’s auth token. Requires no parameters.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

A telegram.User instance representing that bot if the credentials are valid, None otherwise.

Return type

telegram.User

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_my_commands(scope=None, language_code=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get the current list of the bot’s commands for the given scope and user language.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, the commands set for the bot. An empty list is returned if commands are not set.

Return type

List[telegram.BotCommand]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_my_default_administrator_rights(for_channels=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get the current default administrator rights of the bot.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters

for_channels (bool, optional) – Pass True to get default administrator rights of the bot in channels. Otherwise, default administrator rights of the bot for groups and supergroups will be returned.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success.

Return type

telegram.ChatAdministratorRights

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_sticker_set(name, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get a sticker set.

Parameters

name (str) – Name of the sticker set.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.StickerSet

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_updates(offset=None, limit=None, timeout=None, allowed_updates=None, *, read_timeout=2, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to receive incoming updates using long polling.

Note

  1. This method will not work if an outgoing webhook is set up.

  2. In order to avoid getting duplicate updates, recalculate offset after each server response.

  3. To take full advantage of this library take a look at telegram.ext.Updater

Parameters
  • offset (int, optional) – Identifier of the first update to be returned. Must be greater by one than the highest among the identifiers of previously received updates. By default, updates starting with the earliest unconfirmed update are returned. An update is considered confirmed as soon as this method is called with an offset higher than its telegram.Update.update_id. The negative offset can be specified to retrieve updates starting from -offset update from the end of the updates queue. All previous updates will forgotten.

  • limit (int, optional) – Limits the number of updates to be retrieved. Values between 1- 100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.

  • timeout (int, optional) – Timeout in seconds for long polling. Defaults to 0, i.e. usual short polling. Should be positive, short polling should be used for testing purposes only.

  • allowed_updates (List[str]), optional) – A list the types of updates you want your bot to receive. For example, specify [“message”, “edited_channel_post”, “callback_query”] to only receive updates of these types. See telegram.Update for a complete list of available update types. Specify an empty list to receive all updates except telegram.Update.chat_member (default). If not specified, the previous setting will be used. Please note that this parameter doesn’t affect updates created before the call to the get_updates, so unwanted updates may be received for a short period of time.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

List[telegram.Update]

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_user_profile_photos(user_id, offset=None, limit=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get a list of profile pictures for a user.

Parameters
  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

  • offset (int, optional) – Sequential number of the first photo to be returned. By default, all photos are returned.

  • limit (int, optional) – Limits the number of photos to be retrieved. Values between 1- 100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.UserProfilePhotos

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async get_webhook_info(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to get current webhook status. Requires no parameters.

If the bot is using get_updates(), will return an object with the telegram.WebhookInfo.url field empty.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.WebhookInfo

property id[source]

Unique identifier for this bot. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

int

async initialize()[source]

Initialize resources used by this class. Currently calls get_me() to cache bot and calls telegram.request.BaseRequest.initialize() for the request objects used by this bot.

See also

shutdown()

New in version 20.0.

property last_name[source]

Optional. Bot’s last name. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

str

async leaveChat(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for leave_chat()

async leave_chat(chat_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method for your bot to leave a group, supergroup or channel.

Parameters

chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Convenience property. Returns the t.me link of the bot.

Type

str

property local_mode[source]

Whether this bot is running in local mode.

New in version 20.0.

Type

bool

async logOut(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for log_out()

async log_out(*, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to log out from the cloud Bot API server before launching the bot locally. You must log out the bot before running it locally, otherwise there is no guarantee that the bot will receive updates. After a successful call, you can immediately log in on a local server, but will not be able to log in back to the cloud Bot API server for 10 minutes.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success

Return type

True

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

property name[source]

Bot’s @username. Shortcut for the corresponding attribute of bot.

Type

str

async pinChatMessage(chat_id, message_id, disable_notification=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for pin_chat_message()

async pin_chat_message(chat_id, message_id, disable_notification=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to add a message to the list of pinned messages in a chat. If the chat is not a private chat, the bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the can_pin_messages admin right in a supergroup or can_edit_messages admin right in a channel.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • message_id (int) – Identifier of a message to pin.

  • disable_notification (bool, optional) – Pass True, if it is not necessary to send a notification to all chat members about the new pinned message. Notifications are always disabled in channels and private chats.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

property private_key[source]

Deserialized private key for decryption of telegram passport data.

New in version 20.0.

async promoteChatMember(chat_id, user_id, can_change_info=None, can_post_messages=None, can_edit_messages=None, can_delete_messages=None, can_invite_users=None, can_restrict_members=None, can_pin_messages=None, can_promote_members=None, is_anonymous=None, can_manage_chat=None, can_manage_video_chats=None, can_manage_topics=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for promote_chat_member()

async promote_chat_member(chat_id, user_id, can_change_info=None, can_post_messages=None, can_edit_messages=None, can_delete_messages=None, can_invite_users=None, can_restrict_members=None, can_pin_messages=None, can_promote_members=None, is_anonymous=None, can_manage_chat=None, can_manage_video_chats=None, can_manage_topics=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to promote or demote a user in a supergroup or a channel. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights. Pass False for all boolean parameters to demote a user.

Changed in version 20.0: The argument can_manage_voice_chats was renamed to can_manage_video_chats in accordance to Bot API 6.0.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

  • is_anonymous (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator’s presence in the chat is hidden.

  • can_manage_chat (bool, optional) –

    Pass True, if the administrator can access the chat event log, chat statistics, message statistics in channels, see channel members, see anonymous administrators in supergroups and ignore slow mode. Implied by any other administrator privilege.

    New in version 13.4.

  • can_manage_video_chats (bool, optional) –

    Pass True, if the administrator can manage video chats.

    New in version 20.0.

  • can_change_info (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can change chat title, photo and other settings.

  • can_post_messages (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can create channel posts, channels only.

  • can_edit_messages (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can edit messages of other users and can pin messages, channels only.

  • can_delete_messages (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can delete messages of other users.

  • can_invite_users (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can invite new users to the chat.

  • can_restrict_members (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can restrict, ban or unban chat members.

  • can_pin_messages (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can pin messages, supergroups only.

  • can_promote_members (bool, optional) – Pass True, if the administrator can add new administrators with a subset of his own privileges or demote administrators that he has promoted, directly or indirectly (promoted by administrators that were appointed by him).

  • can_manage_topics (bool, optional) –

    Pass True, if the user is allowed to create, rename, close, and reopen forum topics; supergroups only.

    New in version 20.0.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async reopenForumTopic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for reopen_forum_topic()

async reopen_forum_topic(chat_id, message_thread_id, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to reopen a closed topic in a forum supergroup chat. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have can_manage_topics administrator rights, unless it is the creator of the topic.

New in version 20.0.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername).

  • message_thread_id (int) – Unique identifier for the target message thread of the forum topic.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

property request[source]

The BaseRequest object used by this bot.

Warning

Requests to the Bot API are made by the various methods of this class. This attribute should not be used manually.

async restrictChatMember(chat_id, user_id, permissions, until_date=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for restrict_chat_member()

async restrict_chat_member(chat_id, user_id, permissions, until_date=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Use this method to restrict a user in a supergroup. The bot must be an administrator in the supergroup for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights. Pass True for all boolean parameters to lift restrictions from a user.

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target supergroup (in the format @supergroupusername).

  • user_id (int) – Unique identifier of the target user.

  • until_date (int | datetime.datetime, optional) – Date when restrictions will be lifted for the user, unix time. If user is restricted for more than 366 days or less than 30 seconds from the current time, they are considered to be restricted forever. For timezone naive datetime.datetime objects, the default timezone of the bot will be used, which is UTC unless telegram.ext.Defaults.tzinfo is used.

  • permissions (telegram.ChatPermissions) – An object for new user permissions.

Keyword Arguments
Returns

On success, True is returned.

Return type

bool

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

Alias for revoke_chat_invite_link()

Use this method to revoke an invite link created by the bot. If the primary link is revoked, a new link is automatically generated. The bot must be an administrator in the chat for this to work and must have the appropriate admin rights.

New in version 13.4.

Parameters
Keyword Arguments
Returns

telegram.ChatInviteLink

Raises

telegram.error.TelegramError

async sendAnimation(chat_id, animation, duration=None, width=None, height=None, thumb=None, caption=None, parse_mode=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_animation()

async sendAudio(chat_id, audio, duration=None, performer=None, title=None, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, thumb=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_audio()

async sendChatAction(chat_id, action, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_chat_action()

async sendContact(chat_id, phone_number=None, first_name=None, last_name=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, vcard=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, contact=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_contact()

async sendDice(chat_id, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, emoji=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_dice()

async sendDocument(chat_id, document, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, thumb=None, disable_content_type_detection=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_document()

async sendGame(chat_id, game_short_name, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_game()

async sendInvoice(chat_id, title, description, payload, provider_token, currency, prices, start_parameter=None, photo_url=None, photo_size=None, photo_width=None, photo_height=None, need_name=None, need_phone_number=None, need_email=None, need_shipping_address=None, is_flexible=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, provider_data=None, send_phone_number_to_provider=None, send_email_to_provider=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, max_tip_amount=None, suggested_tip_amounts=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_invoice()

async sendLocation(chat_id, latitude=None, longitude=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, live_period=None, horizontal_accuracy=None, heading=None, proximity_alert_radius=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, location=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_location()

async sendMediaGroup(chat_id, media, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None, caption=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None)[source]

Alias for send_media_group()

async sendMessage(chat_id, text, parse_mode=None, entities=None, disable_web_page_preview=None, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, reply_markup=None, message_thread_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_message()

async sendPhoto(chat_id, photo, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_to_message_id=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, *, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=20, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Alias for send_photo()

async sendPoll(chat_id, question, options, is_anonymous=None, type=None, allows_multiple_answers=None, correct_option_id=None, is_closed=None, disable_notification=