Send a media

updatesTooLong#e317af7e = Updates;
updateShortMessage#313bc7f8 flags:# out:flags.1?true mentioned:flags.4?true media_unread:flags.5?true silent:flags.13?true id:int user_id:long message:string pts:int pts_count:int date:int fwd_from:flags.2?MessageFwdHeader via_bot_id:flags.11?long reply_to:flags.3?MessageReplyHeader entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
updateShortChatMessage#4d6deea5 flags:# out:flags.1?true mentioned:flags.4?true media_unread:flags.5?true silent:flags.13?true id:int from_id:long chat_id:long message:string pts:int pts_count:int date:int fwd_from:flags.2?MessageFwdHeader via_bot_id:flags.11?long reply_to:flags.3?MessageReplyHeader entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
updateShort#78d4dec1 update:Update date:int = Updates;
updatesCombined#725b04c3 updates:Vector<Update> users:Vector<User> chats:Vector<Chat> date:int seq_start:int seq:int = Updates;
updates#74ae4240 updates:Vector<Update> users:Vector<User> chats:Vector<Chat> date:int seq:int = Updates;
updateShortSentMessage#9015e101 flags:# out:flags.1?true id:int pts:int pts_count:int date:int media:flags.9?MessageMedia entities:flags.7?Vector<MessageEntity> ttl_period:flags.25?int = Updates;
messages.sendMedia#72ccc23d flags:# silent:flags.5?true background:flags.6?true clear_draft:flags.7?true noforwards:flags.14?true update_stickersets_order:flags.15?true invert_media:flags.16?true peer:InputPeer reply_to:flags.0?InputReplyTo media:InputMedia message:string random_id:long reply_markup:flags.2?ReplyMarkup entities:flags.3?Vector<MessageEntity> schedule_date:flags.10?int send_as:flags.13?InputPeer = Updates;


Name Type Description
flags # Flags, see TL conditional fields
silent flags.5?true Send message silently (no notification should be triggered)
background flags.6?true Send message in background
clear_draft flags.7?true Clear the draft
noforwards flags.14?true Only for bots, disallows forwarding and saving of the messages, even if the destination chat doesn't have content protection enabled
update_stickersets_order flags.15?true Whether to move used stickersets to top, see here for more info on this flag »
invert_media flags.16?true If set, any eventual webpage preview will be shown on top of the message instead of at the bottom.
peer InputPeer Destination
reply_to flags.0?InputReplyTo If set, indicates that the message should be sent in reply to the specified message or story.
media InputMedia Attached media
message string Caption
random_id long Random ID to avoid resending the same message
reply_markup flags.2?ReplyMarkup Reply markup for bot keyboards
entities flags.3?Vector<MessageEntity> Message entities for styled text
schedule_date flags.10?int Scheduled message date for scheduled messages
send_as flags.13?InputPeer Send this message as the specified peer



Possible errors

Code Type Description
400 BOT_PAYMENTS_DISABLED Please enable bot payments in botfather before calling this method.
400 BROADCAST_PUBLIC_VOTERS_FORBIDDEN You can't forward polls with public voters.
400 BUTTON_DATA_INVALID The data of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid.
400 BUTTON_TYPE_INVALID The type of one or more of the buttons you provided is invalid.
400 BUTTON_URL_INVALID Button URL invalid.
400 CHANNEL_INVALID The provided channel is invalid.
406 CHANNEL_PRIVATE You haven't joined this channel/supergroup.
403 CHAT_ADMIN_REQUIRED You must be an admin in this chat to do this.
400 CHAT_FORWARDS_RESTRICTED You can't forward messages from a protected chat.
403 CHAT_GUEST_SEND_FORBIDDEN You join the discussion group before commenting, see here » for more info.
400 CHAT_RESTRICTED You can't send messages in this chat, you were restricted.
403 CHAT_SEND_AUDIOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send audio messages in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_DOCS_FORBIDDEN You can't send documents in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_GIFS_FORBIDDEN You can't send gifs in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_MEDIA_FORBIDDEN You can't send media in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_PHOTOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send photos in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_PLAIN_FORBIDDEN You can't send non-media (text) messages in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_POLL_FORBIDDEN You can't send polls in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_STICKERS_FORBIDDEN You can't send stickers in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_VIDEOS_FORBIDDEN You can't send videos in this chat.
403 CHAT_SEND_VOICES_FORBIDDEN You can't send voice recordings in this chat.
403 CHAT_WRITE_FORBIDDEN You can't write in this chat.
400 CURRENCY_TOTAL_AMOUNT_INVALID The total amount of all prices is invalid.
400 DOCUMENT_INVALID The specified document is invalid.
400 EMOTICON_INVALID The specified emoji is invalid.
400 ENTITY_BOUNDS_INVALID A specified entity offset or length is invalid, see here » for info on how to properly compute the entity offset/length.
400 EXTERNAL_URL_INVALID External URL invalid.
400 FILE_PARTS_INVALID The number of file parts is invalid.
400 FILE_PART_LENGTH_INVALID The length of a file part is invalid.
400 FILE_REFERENCE_EMPTY An empty file reference was specified.
400 FILE_REFERENCE_EXPIRED File reference expired, it must be refetched as described in the documentation.
400 GAME_BOT_INVALID Bots can't send another bot's game.
400 IMAGE_PROCESS_FAILED Failure while processing image.
400 INPUT_USER_DEACTIVATED The specified user was deleted.
400 MD5_CHECKSUM_INVALID The MD5 checksums do not match.
400 MEDIA_CAPTION_TOO_LONG The caption is too long.
400 MEDIA_EMPTY The provided media object is invalid.
400 MEDIA_INVALID Media invalid.
400 MESSAGE_EMPTY The provided message is empty.
400 MSG_ID_INVALID Invalid message ID provided.
400 PAYMENT_PROVIDER_INVALID The specified payment provider is invalid.
400 PEER_ID_INVALID The provided peer id is invalid.
400 PHOTO_EXT_INVALID The extension of the photo is invalid.
400 PHOTO_INVALID_DIMENSIONS The photo dimensions are invalid.
400 PHOTO_SAVE_FILE_INVALID Internal issues, try again later.
400 POLL_ANSWERS_INVALID Invalid poll answers were provided.
400 POLL_ANSWER_INVALID One of the poll answers is not acceptable.
400 POLL_OPTION_DUPLICATE Duplicate poll options provided.
400 POLL_OPTION_INVALID Invalid poll option provided.
400 POLL_QUESTION_INVALID One of the poll questions is not acceptable.
403 PREMIUM_ACCOUNT_REQUIRED A premium account is required to execute this action.
400 QUIZ_CORRECT_ANSWERS_EMPTY No correct quiz answer was specified.
400 QUIZ_CORRECT_ANSWERS_TOO_MUCH You specified too many correct answers in a quiz, quizzes can only have one right answer!
400 QUIZ_CORRECT_ANSWER_INVALID An invalid value was provided to the correct_answers field.
400 QUIZ_MULTIPLE_INVALID Quizzes can't have the multiple_choice flag set!
500 RANDOM_ID_DUPLICATE You provided a random ID that was already used.
400 REPLY_MARKUP_BUY_EMPTY Reply markup for buy button empty.
400 REPLY_MARKUP_INVALID The provided reply markup is invalid.
400 REPLY_MARKUP_TOO_LONG The specified reply_markup is too long.
400 SCHEDULE_BOT_NOT_ALLOWED Bots cannot schedule messages.
400 SCHEDULE_DATE_TOO_LATE You can't schedule a message this far in the future.
400 SCHEDULE_TOO_MUCH There are too many scheduled messages.
400 SEND_AS_PEER_INVALID You can't send messages as the specified peer.
420 SLOWMODE_WAIT_%d Slowmode is enabled in this chat: wait %d seconds before sending another message to this chat.
406 TOPIC_CLOSED This topic was closed, you can't send messages to it anymore.
406 TOPIC_DELETED The specified topic was deleted.
400 TTL_MEDIA_INVALID Invalid media Time To Live was provided.
400 USER_BANNED_IN_CHANNEL You're banned from sending messages in supergroups/channels.
403 USER_IS_BLOCKED You were blocked by this user.
400 USER_IS_BOT Bots can't send messages to other bots.
400 VIDEO_CONTENT_TYPE_INVALID The video's content type is invalid.
400 VOICE_MESSAGES_FORBIDDEN This user's privacy settings forbid you from sending voice messages.
400 WEBDOCUMENT_MIME_INVALID Invalid webdocument mime type provided.
400 WEBPAGE_CURL_FAILED Failure while fetching the webpage with cURL.
400 WEBPAGE_MEDIA_EMPTY Webpage media empty.
400 WEBPAGE_NOT_FOUND A preview for the specified webpage url could not be generated.
400 WEBPAGE_URL_INVALID The specified webpage url is invalid.
400 YOU_BLOCKED_USER You blocked this user.

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