I am trying to delete a message using telegram API and Telethon.
Here is my code:
from telethon import InteractiveTelegramClient from telethon.tl.types.input_peer_channel import InputPeerChannel from telethon.tl.functions.messages.delete_messages import DeleteMessagesRequest #... total_count, messages, senders = client.get_message_history( chat, limit=1) msg = messages result = client.invoke(DeleteMessagesRequest([msg.id]))
But first of all nothing happens, and second, it doesn’t look right, since msg.id is like 5 or 220 and it doesn’t look like a unique number.
Here is the message:
msg: (message (ID: 0xc09bexxx) = (out=None, mentioned=None, media_unread=None, silent=None, post=True, id=5, from_id=None, to_id=(peerChannel (ID: 0xbdddexxx) = (channel_id=1234)), fwd_from=None, via_bot_id=None, reply_to_msg_id=None, date=2017-06-14 14:39:23, message=test33, media=None, reply_markup=None, entities=None, views=1, edit_date=None))
I also tried with the hex number 0xc09bexxx but that gives an exception.
So how can I delete a message in a channel?
So far I looked at this github issue to get started with the delete message. My guess is that maybe the following import is not the right one and I should import the version in the Channels package, which gets a channel id and a message id?
from telethon.tl.functions.messages.delete_messages import DeleteMessagesRequest
Using the other delete from channels package I was able to get the delete message working, but I am still curious to know how to get the delete from messages.delete_messages working.
from telethon.tl.functions.channels.delete_messages import DeleteMessagesRequest channel = InputPeerChannel(channel_id, access_hash) result = client.invoke(DeleteMessagesRequest(channel, [msg.id]))
and it will delete the message from the channel.
from telethon import TelegramClient client = TelegramClient('cookie', '123', 'XXX') id_group = -1001231231231 id_message = 3 await client.delete_messages(entity=id_group, message_ids=[id_message])
For example if u want to obtain all the msgs-ids in the channel and after of it delete all messages… this code works to me:
from telethon import TelegramClient client = TelegramClient('cookiename', Apiid, 'api_hash') id_group = -XXXX async def getmsgs(client,id_group): messagesid =  async for message in client.iter_messages(id_group): print(message.id) messagesid.append(message.id) return messagesid async def delmsgs(client,id_group,list_msgs_id): await client.delete_messages(entity=id_group, message_ids=list_msgs_id) with client: messages = client.loop.run_until_complete(getmsgs(client,id_group)) client.loop.run_until_complete(delmsgs(client,id_group,messages))