GramJS

channels.DeleteMessages

Delete messages in a channel/supergroup

Example

const { Api, TelegramClient } = require("telegram");
const { StringSession } = require("telegram/sessions");

const session = new StringSession(""); // You should put your string session here
const client = new TelegramClient(session, apiId, apiHash, {});

(async function run() {
  await client.connect(); // This assumes you have already authenticated with .start()

  const result = await client.invoke(
    new Api.channels.DeleteMessages({
      channel: "username",
      id: [43],
    })
  );
  console.log(result); // prints the result
})();
import { Api, TelegramClient } from "telegram";
import { StringSession } from "telegram/sessions";

const session = new StringSession(""); // You should put your string session here
const client = new TelegramClient(session, apiId, apiHash, {});

(async function run() {
  await client.connect(); // This assumes you have already authenticated with .start()

  const result: Api.messages.AffectedMessages = await client.invoke(
    new Api.channels.DeleteMessages({
      channel: "username",
      id: [43],
    })
  );
  console.log(result); // prints the result
})();

Parameters

NameTypeDescription
channelInputChannelChannel/supergroup
idVector<int>IDs of messages to delete

Result

messages.AffectedMessages

Possible errors

CodeTypeDescription
400CHANNEL_INVALIDThe provided channel is invalid
400CHANNEL_PRIVATEYou haven't joined this channel/supergroup
403MESSAGE_DELETE_FORBIDDENYou can't delete one of the messages you tried to delete, most likely because it is a service message.
400MSG_ID_INVALIDInvalid message ID provided

Can bots use this method?

Yes

Channels

How to handle channels, supergroups, groups, and what's the difference between them.