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function session
import { session } from "";

Session middleware provides a persistent data storage for your bot. You can use it to let your bot remember any data you want, for example the messages it sent or received in the past. This is done by attaching session data to every chat. The stored data is then provided on the context object under ctx.session.

What is a session? Simply put, the session of a chat is a little persistent storage that is attached to it. As an example, your bot can send a message to a chat and store the identifier of that message in the corresponding session. The next time your bot receives an update from that chat, the session will still contain that ID.

Session data can be stored in a database, in a file, or simply in memory. grammY only supports memory sessions out of the box, but you can use third-party session middleware to connect to other storage solutions. Note that memory sessions will be lost when you stop your bot and the process exits, so they are usually not useful in production.

Whenever your bot receives an update, the first thing the session middleware will do is to load the correct session from your storage solution. This object is then provided on ctx.session while your other middleware is running. As soon as your bot is done handling the update, the middleware takes over again and writes back the session object to your storage. This allows you to modify the session object arbitrarily in your middleware, and to stop worrying about the database.


bot.on('message', ctx => {
  // The session object is persisted across updates!
  const session = ctx.session

It is recommended to make use of the initial option in the configuration object, which correctly initializes session objects for new chats.

You can delete the session data by setting ctx.session to null or undefined.

Check out the documentation on the website to know more about how sessions work in grammY.


options: SessionOptions<S, C> | MultiSessionOptions<S, C> = [UNSUPPORTED]

Optional configuration to pass to the session middleware