get_history()

Client.get_history()

Retrieve a chunk of the history of a chat.

You can get up to 100 messages at once. For a more convenient way of getting a chat history see iter_history().

Parameters
  • chat_id (int | str) – Unique identifier (int) or username (str) of the target chat. For your personal cloud (Saved Messages) you can simply use “me” or “self”. For a contact that exists in your Telegram address book you can use his phone number (str).

  • limit (int, optional) – Limits the number of messages to be retrieved. By default, the first 100 messages are returned.

  • offset (int, optional) – Sequential number of the first message to be returned. Defaults to 0 (most recent message). Negative values are also accepted and become useful in case you set offset_id or offset_date.

  • offset_id (int, optional) – Pass a message identifier as offset to retrieve only older messages starting from that message.

  • offset_date (int, optional) – Pass a date in Unix time as offset to retrieve only older messages starting from that date.

  • reverse (bool, optional) – Pass True to retrieve the messages in reversed order (from older to most recent).

Returns

List of Message - On success, a list of the retrieved messages is returned.

Example

# Get the last 100 messages of a chat
app.get_history("pyrogramchat")

# Get the last 3 messages of a chat
app.get_history("pyrogramchat", limit=3)

# Get 3 messages after skipping the first 5
app.get_history("pyrogramchat", offset=5, limit=3)