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method Context.prototype.replyWithChatAction
import { Context } from "";

Context-aware alias for api.sendChatAction. Use this method when you need to tell the user that something is happening on the bot's side. The status is set for 5 seconds or less (when a message arrives from your bot, Telegram clients clear its typing status). Returns True on success.

Example: The ImageBot needs some time to process a request and upload the image. Instead of sending a text message along the lines of “Retrieving image, please wait…”, the bot may use sendChatAction with action = upload_photo. The user will see a “sending photo” status for the bot.

We only recommend using this method when a response from the bot will take a noticeable amount of time to arrive.


| "typing"
| "upload_photo"
| "record_video"
| "upload_video"
| "record_voice"
| "upload_voice"
| "upload_document"
| "choose_sticker"
| "find_location"
| "record_video_note"
| "upload_video_note"

Type of action to broadcast. Choose one, depending on what the user is about to receive: typing for text messages, upload_photo for photos, record_video or upload_video for videos, record_voice or upload_voice for voice notes, upload_document for general files, choose_sticker for stickers, find_location for location data, record_video_note or upload_video_note for video notes.

other: Other<"sendChatAction", "chat_id" | "action">

Optional remaining parameters, confer the official reference below

signal: AbortSignal

Optional AbortSignal to cancel the request

Official reference: