Chat

class telegram.Chat(id, type, title=None, username=None, first_name=None, last_name=None, is_forum=None, *, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Bases: telegram.TelegramObject

This object represents a chat.

Objects of this class are comparable in terms of equality. Two objects of this class are considered equal, if their id is equal.

Changed in version 20.0:

  • Removed the deprecated methods kick_member and get_members_count.

  • The following are now keyword-only arguments in Bot methods: location, filename, 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.

Changed in version 20.0: Removed the attribute all_members_are_administrators. As long as Telegram provides this field for backwards compatibility, it is available through api_kwargs.

Changed in version 21.3: As per Bot API 7.3, most of the arguments and attributes of this class have now moved to telegram.ChatFullInfo.

Parameters:
  • id (int) – Unique identifier for this chat.

  • type (str) – Type of chat, can be either PRIVATE, GROUP, SUPERGROUP or CHANNEL.

  • title (str, optional) – Title, for supergroups, channels and group chats.

  • username (str, optional) – Username, for private chats, supergroups and channels if available.

  • first_name (str, optional) – First name of the other party in a private chat.

  • last_name (str, optional) – Last name of the other party in a private chat.

  • is_forum (bool, optional) –

    True, if the supergroup chat is a forum (has topics enabled).

    Added in version 20.0.

id[source]

Unique identifier for this chat.

Type:

int

type[source]

Type of chat, can be either PRIVATE, GROUP, SUPERGROUP or CHANNEL.

Type:

str

title[source]

Optional. Title, for supergroups, channels and group chats.

Type:

str

username[source]

Optional. Username, for private chats, supergroups and channels if available.

Type:

str

first_name[source]

Optional. First name of the other party in a private chat.

Type:

str

last_name[source]

Optional. Last name of the other party in a private chat.

Type:

str

is_forum[source]

Optional. True, if the supergroup chat is a forum (has topics enabled).

Added in version 20.0.

Type:

bool

CHANNEL = 'channel'[source]

telegram.constants.ChatType.CHANNEL

GROUP = 'group'[source]

telegram.constants.ChatType.GROUP

PRIVATE = 'private'[source]

telegram.constants.ChatType.PRIVATE

SENDER = 'sender'[source]

telegram.constants.ChatType.SENDER

Added in version 13.5.

SUPERGROUP = 'supergroup'[source]

telegram.constants.ChatType.SUPERGROUP

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.approve_chat_join_request(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.approve_chat_join_request().

Added in version 13.8.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.ban_chat_sender_chat(
    sender_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.ban_chat_sender_chat().

Added in version 13.9.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.ban_chat_member(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.ban_chat_member().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.ban_chat_sender_chat(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.ban_chat_sender_chat().

Added in version 13.9.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.close_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.close_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.close_general_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.close_general_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.copy_message(from_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.copy_message().

Returns:

On success, returns the MessageId of the sent message.

Return type:

telegram.MessageId

async copy_messages(chat_id, message_ids, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, remove_caption=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.copy_messages(from_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.copy_messages().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, a tuple of MessageId of the sent messages is returned.

Return type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageId]

async create_forum_topic(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]

Shortcut for:

await bot.create_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.create_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

telegram.ForumTopic

Shortcut for:

await bot.create_chat_invite_link(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.create_chat_invite_link().

Added in version 13.4.

Changed in version 13.8: Edited signature according to the changes of telegram.Bot.create_chat_invite_link().

Returns:

telegram.ChatInviteLink

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.decline_chat_join_request(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.decline_chat_join_request().

Added in version 13.8.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.delete_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.delete_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.delete_message(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.delete_message().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.delete_messages(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.delete_messages().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.delete_chat_photo(
    chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.delete_chat_photo().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.edit_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.edit_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.edit_general_forum_topic(
   chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.edit_general_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

Shortcut for:

await bot.edit_chat_invite_link(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.edit_chat_invite_link().

Added in version 13.4.

Changed in version 13.8: Edited signature according to the changes of telegram.Bot.edit_chat_invite_link().

Returns:

telegram.ChatInviteLink

property effective_name[source]

Convenience property. Gives title if not None, else full_name if not None.

Added in version 20.1.

Type:

str

Shortcut for:

await bot.export_chat_invite_link(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.export_chat_invite_link().

Added in version 13.4.

Returns:

New invite link on success.

Return type:

str

async forward_from(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]

Shortcut for:

await bot.forward_message(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.forward_message().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async forward_messages_from(from_chat_id, message_ids, 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]

Shortcut for:

await bot.forward_messages(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.forward_messages().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, a tuple of MessageId of sent messages is returned.

Return type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageId]

async forward_messages_to(chat_id, message_ids, 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]

Shortcut for:

await bot.forward_messages(from_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.forward_messages().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, a tuple of MessageId of sent messages is returned.

Return type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageId]

async forward_to(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]

Shortcut for:

await bot.forward_message(from_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.forward_message().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

property full_name[source]

Convenience property. If first_name is not None, gives first_name followed by (if available) last_name.

Note

full_name will always be None, if the chat is a (super)group or channel.

Added in version 13.2.

Type:

str

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.get_chat_administrators(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.get_chat_administrators().

Returns:

A tuple of administrators in a chat. An Array of telegram.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:

Tuple[telegram.ChatMember]

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.get_chat_member(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.get_chat_member().

Returns:

telegram.ChatMember

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.get_chat_member_count(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.get_chat_member_count().

Returns:

int

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.get_chat_menu_button(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.get_chat_menu_button().

Caution

Can only work, if the chat is a private chat.

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, the current menu button is returned.

Return type:

telegram.MenuButton

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.get_user_chat_boosts(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.get_user_chat_boosts().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, returns the boosts applied in the chat.

Return type:

telegram.UserChatBoosts

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.hide_general_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.hide_general_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.leave_chat(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.leave_chat().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

Convenience property. If the chat has a username, returns a t.me link of the chat.

Type:

str

mention_html(name=None)[source]

Added in version 20.0.

Parameters:

name (str) – The name used as a link for the chat. Defaults to full_name.

Returns:

The inline mention for the chat as HTML.

Return type:

str

Raises:

TypeError – If the chat is a private chat and neither the name nor the first_name is set, then throw an TypeError. If the chat is a public chat and neither the name nor the title is set, then throw an TypeError. If chat is a private group chat, then throw an TypeError.

mention_markdown(name=None)[source]

Note

'Markdown' is a legacy mode, retained by Telegram for backward compatibility. You should use mention_markdown_v2() instead.

Added in version 20.0.

Parameters:

name (str) – The name used as a link for the chat. Defaults to full_name.

Returns:

The inline mention for the chat as markdown (version 1).

Return type:

str

Raises:

TypeError – If the chat is a private chat and neither the name nor the first_name is set, then throw an TypeError. If the chat is a public chat and neither the name nor the title is set, then throw an TypeError. If chat is a private group chat, then throw an TypeError.

mention_markdown_v2(name=None)[source]

Added in version 20.0.

Parameters:

name (str) – The name used as a link for the chat. Defaults to full_name.

Returns:

The inline mention for the chat as markdown (version 2).

Return type:

str

Raises:

TypeError – If the chat is a private chat and neither the name nor the first_name is set, then throw an TypeError. If the chat is a public chat and neither the name nor the title is set, then throw an TypeError. If chat is a private group chat, then throw an TypeError.

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.pin_chat_message(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.pin_chat_message().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

async promote_member(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, can_post_stories=None, can_edit_stories=None, can_delete_stories=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.promote_chat_member(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.promote_chat_member().

Added in version 13.2.

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.

Changed in version 20.6: The arguments can_post_stories, can_edit_stories and can_delete_stories were added.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.reopen_forum_topic(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.reopen_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.reopen_general_forum_topic(
   chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.reopen_general_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.restrict_chat_member(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.restrict_chat_member().

Added in version 13.2.

Added in version 20.1: Added use_independent_chat_permissions.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

Shortcut for:

await bot.revoke_chat_invite_link(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.revoke_chat_invite_link().

Added in version 13.4.

Returns:

telegram.ChatInviteLink

async send_action(action, message_thread_id=None, business_connection_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_chat_action(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_chat_action().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

async send_animation(animation, duration=None, width=None, height=None, caption=None, parse_mode=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, has_spoiler=None, thumbnail=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, show_caption_above_media=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_animation(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_animation().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_audio(audio, duration=None, performer=None, title=None, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, thumbnail=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_audio(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_audio().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_chat_action(action, message_thread_id=None, business_connection_id=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_chat_action(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_chat_action().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_contact(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_contact().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_copies(from_chat_id, message_ids, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, remove_caption=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.copy_messages(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.copy_messages().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

On success, a tuple of MessageId of the sent messages is returned.

Return type:

Tuple[telegram.MessageId]

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.copy_message(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.copy_message().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_dice(disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, emoji=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_dice(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_dice().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_document(document, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, disable_content_type_detection=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, thumbnail=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_document(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_document().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_game(game_short_name, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_game(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_game().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_invoice(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_markup=None, provider_data=None, send_phone_number_to_provider=None, send_email_to_provider=None, max_tip_amount=None, suggested_tip_amounts=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_invoice(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_invoice().

Warning

As of API 5.2 start_parameter 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 13.5: As of Bot API 5.2, the parameter start_parameter is optional.

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_location(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_location().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_media_group(media, disable_notification=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None, caption=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_media_group(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_media_group().

Returns:

On success, a tuple of Message instances that were sent is returned.

Return type:

Tuple[telegram.Message]

async send_message(text, parse_mode=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, link_preview_options=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, disable_web_page_preview=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_message(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_message().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_photo(photo, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, has_spoiler=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, show_caption_above_media=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_photo(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_photo().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_poll(question, options, is_anonymous=None, type=None, allows_multiple_answers=None, correct_option_id=None, is_closed=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, explanation=None, explanation_parse_mode=None, open_period=None, close_date=None, explanation_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, question_parse_mode=None, question_entities=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_poll(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_poll().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_sticker(sticker, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, emoji=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_sticker(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_sticker().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_venue(latitude=None, longitude=None, title=None, address=None, foursquare_id=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, foursquare_type=None, google_place_id=None, google_place_type=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, venue=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_venue(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_venue().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_video(video, duration=None, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, width=None, height=None, parse_mode=None, supports_streaming=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, has_spoiler=None, thumbnail=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, show_caption_above_media=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_video(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_video().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_video_note(video_note, duration=None, length=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, thumbnail=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_video_note(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_video_note().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

async send_voice(voice, duration=None, caption=None, disable_notification=None, reply_markup=None, parse_mode=None, caption_entities=None, protect_content=None, message_thread_id=None, reply_parameters=None, business_connection_id=None, message_effect_id=None, *, reply_to_message_id=None, allow_sending_without_reply=None, filename=None, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.send_voice(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.send_voice().

Returns:

On success, instance representing the message posted.

Return type:

telegram.Message

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_administrator_custom_title(
    update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_administrator_custom_title().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_description(
    chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_description().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_menu_button(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_menu_button().

Caution

Can only work, if the chat is a private chat.

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

async set_message_reaction(message_id, reaction=None, is_big=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_message_reaction(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_message_reaction().

Added in version 20.8.

Returns:

bool On success, True is returned.

async set_permissions(permissions, use_independent_chat_permissions=None, *, read_timeout=None, write_timeout=None, connect_timeout=None, pool_timeout=None, api_kwargs=None)[source]

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_permissions(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_permissions().

Added in version 20.1: Added use_independent_chat_permissions.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_photo(
    chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_photo().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.set_chat_title(
    chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.set_chat_title().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unban_chat_sender_chat(
    sender_chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unban_chat_sender_chat().

Added in version 13.9.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unban_chat_member(update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unban_chat_member().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unban_chat_sender_chat(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unban_chat_sender_chat().

Added in version 13.9.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unhide_general_forum_topic (
   chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs
)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unhide_general_forum_topic().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unpin_all_forum_topic_messages(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id,
   *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unpin_all_forum_topic_messages().

Added in version 20.0.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unpin_all_general_forum_topic_messages(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id,
   *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unpin_all_general_forum_topic_messages().

Added in version 20.5.

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unpin_all_chat_messages(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unpin_all_chat_messages().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool

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

Shortcut for:

await bot.unpin_chat_message(chat_id=update.effective_chat.id, *args, **kwargs)

For the documentation of the arguments, please see telegram.Bot.unpin_chat_message().

Returns:

On success, True is returned.

Return type:

bool