Users

Note

These examples assume you have read The Full API.

Retrieving full information

If you need to retrieve the bio, biography or about information for a user you should use GetFullUser:

from telethon.tl.functions.users import GetFullUserRequest

full = await client(GetFullUserRequest(user))
# or even
full = await client(GetFullUserRequest('username'))

bio = full.about

See UserFull to know what other fields you can access.

Updating your name and/or bio

The first name, last name and bio (about) can all be changed with the same request. Omitted fields won’t change after invoking UpdateProfile:

from telethon.tl.functions.account import UpdateProfileRequest

await client(UpdateProfileRequest(
    about='This is a test from Telethon'
))

Updating your username

You need to use account.UpdateUsername:

from telethon.tl.functions.account import UpdateUsernameRequest

await client(UpdateUsernameRequest('new_username'))

Updating your profile photo

The easiest way is to upload a new file and use that as the profile photo through UploadProfilePhoto:

from telethon.tl.functions.photos import UploadProfilePhotoRequest

await client(UploadProfilePhotoRequest(
    await client.upload_file('/path/to/some/file')
)))