version: 2.1.3


Use this method to send animation files (GIF or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video without sound). On success, the sent Message is returned. Bots can currently send animation files of up to 50 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.


chat_id int | string Unique identifier for the target chat or username of the target channel (in the format @channelusername) Optional
animation InputFile | string Animation to send. Pass a file_id as String to send an animation that exists on the Telegram servers (recommended), pass an HTTP URL as a String for Telegram to get an animation from the Internet, or upload a new animation using multipart/form-data. More info on Sending Files » Yes
duration int Duration of sent animation in seconds Optional
width int Animation width Optional
height int Animation height Optional
thumb InputFile | string Thumbnail of the file sent; can be ignored if thumbnail generation for the file is supported server-side. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 kB in size. A thumbnail's width and height should not exceed 320. Ignored if the file is not uploaded using multipart/form-data. Thumbnails can't be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file, so you can pass “attach://” if the thumbnail was uploaded using multipart/form-data under . More info on Sending Files » Optional
caption string Animation caption (may also be used when resending animation by file_id), 0-1024 characters after entities parsing Optional
parse_mode string Mode for parsing entities in the animation caption. See formatting options for more details. Optional
caption_entities Array of MessageEntity A JSON-serialized list of special entities that appear in the caption, which can be specified instead of parse_mode Optional
disable_notification bool Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound. Optional
protect_content bool Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving Optional
reply_to_message_id int If the message is a reply, ID of the original message Optional
allow_sending_without_reply bool Pass True, if the message should be sent even if the specified replied-to message is not found Optional
reply_markup InlineKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardRemove | ForceReply Additional interface options. A JSON-serialized object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user. Optional
token String You can use this method on another bot with specify this parameter Optional
return_array Boolean Specify the result type , if pass true results will be array otherwise will be object Optional
forgot Boolean You can set to not receive request result, dont set it or pass null for turn it off Optional
answer Boolean You can set to answer to webhook, dont set it or pass null for turn it off Optional

Method errors

required parameters not found required parameter for this method is not founded. you can see them in log
answer mode not allowed you can use answer mode only once for each webhook update and you already did
answer mode not allowed bc multi you can't use answer mode when multi is on

Method examples

$this->sendAnimation(['chat_id' => int | string, 'animation' => InputFile | string, 'duration' => int, 'width' => int, 'height' => int, 'thumb' => InputFile | string, 'caption' => string, 'parse_mode' => string, 'caption_entities' => Array of MessageEntity, 'disable_notification' => bool, 'protect_content' => bool, 'reply_to_message_id' => int, 'allow_sending_without_reply' => bool, 'reply_markup' => InlineKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardRemove | ForceReply]);
$this->sendAnimation(['animation' => InputFile | string]);

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