Use this method to send text messages. On success, the sent Message is returned.
See sendMessage official docs for a list of supported parameters and other info.
The Bot API supports basic formatting for messages. You can use bold and italic text, as well as inline links and pre-formatted code in your bots' messages. Telegram clients will render them accordingly. You can use either markdown-style or HTML-style formatting.
Note that Telegram clients will display an alert to the user before opening an inline link (‘Open this link?’ together with the full URL).
To use this mode, pass Markdown in the parse_mode field when using sendMessage. Use the following syntax in your message:
*bold text* _italic text_ [text](URL) `inline fixed-width code` ```pre-formatted fixed-width code block```
To use this mode, pass HTML in the parse_mode field when using sendMessage. The following tags are currently supported:
<b>bold</b>, <strong>bold</strong> <i>italic</i>, <em>italic</em> <a href="URL">inline URL</a> <code>inline fixed-width code</code> <pre>pre-formatted fixed-width code block</pre>
- Only the tags mentioned above are currently supported.
- Tags must not be nested.
&symbols that are not a part of a tag or an HTML entity must be replaced with the corresponding HTML entities (
- All numerical HTML entities are supported.
- The API currently supports only the following named HTML entities: