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Tech2Blog.com

Try to add the bot to the group and then try the command.

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Eugene Karataev

The bot was in the group, but the request in Postman failed 🤷‍♀️

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Tech2Blog.com

Strange, mine was also failing, but after adding to the group issue was resolved. Just check if the bot has admin privilege.

Also, try with curl once.

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Eugene Karataev

Oh, I think I figured out the difference in results between Postman and browser requests.
Telegram servers are blocked here in Russia, that's why Postman requests fail. But in the browser I use VPN extension and the request resolves as expected.
Thanks for your help 😉

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Rajitha Gunathilake Author

wow , that's some serious debugging.
for me the results came after i added the bot to the group and then i send some messages to the group. so there is some data to show.

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Eugene Karataev

Yeah, but in normal situation even if you don't add the bot to the group and send request https://api.telegram.org/bot<token>/getUpdates, you'll get an emtpy response like {"ok":true,"result":[]}.
In the case of access restriction on a government level, there is no response in Postman at all.
no response

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