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Bot API 4.9 is ready for you.

Added the via_bot field to show through which bot a message was sent.
Supported video thumbnails for inline GIF and MPEG4 animations.
Supported the 🏀 animation for dice (in addition to 🎲 and 🎯).

Full change log:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api-changelog#june-4-2020
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Introducing Bot API 5.0

• Run your own Bot API server.
Transfer Bot ownership to another account.
• New options for Webhooks.
• New method copyMessage to send a copy of any message.
• Support for Live Locations, including the latest changes.
• Support for Multiple Pinned Messages
• Support for File Albums
• Support for Anonymous Admins.
• Support for ⚽️ and 🎰 animated emoji.
• And much more, read the full changelog here:

https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api-changelog#November-4-2020
Bot API 5.1

• Added updates about member status changes in chats: my_chat_member and chat_member
• Support for improved invite links
• Basic info about voice chats
• And more, read the full changelog here:

https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api-changelog#march-9-2021

Warning: After one of the upcoming Bot API updates, some user identifiers will become bigger than 2^31 - 1 and it will be no longer possible to store them in a signed 32-bit integer type. User identifiers will have up to 52 significant bits, so a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type would still be safe for storing them. Please make sure that your code can correctly handle such user identifiers.
Bot API 5.2

• Added support for Payments 2.0, including inline mode for invoices.
• Added the field chat_type to the class InlineQuery.
• And more, see the full changelog for details.

https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api-changelog#april-26-2021
Bot API 5.3

Personalized Commands
• Bots can now show commands that change to fit specific situations – like a user’s language, chat type, or admin status.
• A new Menu button now appears in chats with bots, making commands easier to see and send.

Custom Placeholders
• Bots can display a custom placeholder in the input field. See our latest blog for more on the bot menu and placeholders.

• And more, see the full changelog for details:

https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api#june-25-2021
New payment provider added: Global Pay, Uzbekistan

More about bot payments:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/payments
If you are using a self-hosted instance of the Bot API, please update to version 5.3.3 that supports user identifiers larger than 2^31-1 as soon as possible.

Otherwise, please make sure that your code can correctly handle such user identifiers.
New payment providers added:

PSB
Portmone
Paymega
Cascad

More about bot payments:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/payments
Bot API 5.4

• Added support for new invite links with Join Requests. Bots can now manage users who requested to join a group or channel.
• And more, see the full changelog for details:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api#november-5-2021
New payment provider added: LeoGaming 🇺🇦

More about bot payments:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/payments
Bot API 5.5

• Bots can now contact users who sent a join request to a chat where the bot is an admin – even if the user never interacted with the bot before.
• Added support for protected content in groups and channels.
• Added support for users posting as a channel in public groups and channel comments.
• Added support for mentioning users by their ID in inline keyboards.
• And more, see the full changelog for details:
https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api#december-7-2021


Warning: As previously announced, user identifiers can now have up to 52 significant bits and require a 64-bit integer or double-precision float type to be stored safely.
Bot API 5.6

• Improved support for protected content: bots can now send it to any chat via the protect_content parameter.
• Implemented spoiler entities both as a new MessageEntity and a supported MarkdownV2 and HTML formatting option.

• See the full changelog for details:

https://telete.in/s/dimotg/bots/api-changelog#december-30-2021

Warning: Clients released before December 30, 2021 will display messages containing spoilers as "unsupported message".