Use this method to send photos. On success, the sent message is returned.


Bots can currently send photo files of up to 20 MB in size, this limit may be changed in the future.

chat_idStringYesUnique identifier for the target chat or User_id
photoStringYesPhoto to send. Pass a file_id as String to send a photo that exists on the nandbox servers.
captionStringOptional"Photo caption 0-256 characters
disable_web_page_previewBooleanOptionalDisables link previews for links in this message
disable_notificationBooleanOptionalSends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.
reply_to_message_idStringOptionalIf the message is a reply, unique identification for the original (parent) message.
referenceLongYesUnique local identifier for the target chat/user
to_user_idStringOptionalif reply or send message to target user within a group chat or channel, unique identifier of the target user.
echoIntegerOptional1= repeat message 0= no echo
menu_refStringOptionalMenu reference for existing predefined Menu. The menu will be displayed as inline menu associated to the message.
inline_menuArray of MenuOptionalInline menu object to hold menus.If both inline_menu and menu_ref are defined. Priority for inline_menu.
chat_settingsIntegerOptional1= if you want to send to bot chat settings