Send video messages.

Usable by Users Bots
  • 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).

  • video_note (str | BinaryIO) – Video note to send. Pass a file_id as string to send a video note that exists on the Telegram servers, pass a file path as string to upload a new video note that exists on your local machine, or pass a binary file-like object with its attribute “.name” set for in-memory uploads. Sending video notes by a URL is currently unsupported.

  • duration (int, optional) – Duration of sent video in seconds.

  • length (int, optional) – Video width and height.

  • thumb (str | BinaryIO, optional) – Thumbnail of the video sent. The thumbnail should be in JPEG format and less than 200 KB in size. A thumbnail’s width and height should not exceed 320 pixels. Thumbnails can’t be reused and can be only uploaded as a new file.

  • disable_notification (bool, optional) – Sends the message silently. Users will receive a notification with no sound.

  • reply_to_message_id (int, optional) – If the message is a reply, ID of the original message

  • schedule_date (datetime, optional) – Date when the message will be automatically sent.

  • protect_content (bool, optional) – Protects the contents of the sent message from forwarding and saving.

  • reply_markup (InlineKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardMarkup | ReplyKeyboardRemove | ForceReply, optional) – Additional interface options. An object for an inline keyboard, custom reply keyboard, instructions to remove reply keyboard or to force a reply from the user.

  • progress (Callable, optional) – Pass a callback function to view the file transmission progress. The function must take (current, total) as positional arguments (look at Other Parameters below for a detailed description) and will be called back each time a new file chunk has been successfully transmitted.

  • progress_args (tuple, optional) – Extra custom arguments for the progress callback function. You can pass anything you need to be available in the progress callback scope; for example, a Message object or a Client instance in order to edit the message with the updated progress status.

Other Parameters:
  • current (int) – The amount of bytes transmitted so far.

  • total (int) – The total size of the file.

  • *args (tuple, optional) – Extra custom arguments as defined in the progress_args parameter. You can either keep *args or add every single extra argument in your function signature.


Message | None – On success, the sent video note message is returned, otherwise, in case the upload is deliberately stopped with stop_transmission(), None is returned.


# Send video note by uploading from local file
await app.send_video_note("me", "video_note.mp4")

# Set video note length
await app.send_video_note("me", "video_note.mp4", length=25)