SolvedTelethon GetParticipantsRequest gets only 10000 Members and not more.

Python 3.6

I am working on a project to get a list of members of a group or channel:

I followed the code sample given in the doc to retrieve all the members:

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http://telethon.readthedocs.io/en/latest/extra/examples/chats-and-channels.html#retrieving-all-chat-members-channels-too

offset = 0
limit = 100
all_participants = []
channel = 'thecoinfarm'
while True:
    participants = client(GetParticipantsRequest(
        channel, ChannelParticipantsRecent(), offset, limit,
        hash=0
    ))
    if not participants.users:
        break
    all_participants.extend(participants.users)
    offset += len(participants.users)
    print(offset)

I saw that it can only retrieve 10000 members and not more. The given test channel has approx 27 thousand members and I was able to extract only 10000 of them, so my question is, is that the limitation from telegram?

I went through the telegram API doc and was not able to find this limitation, I also tried with a negative offset in an attempt to traverse from the back but it didn't work.

Just wanted to know if it is possible to get all of the member lists.
Thanks for creating this project :) .

41 Answers

✔️Accepted Answer

Keen to know if you have implemented any mechanism to not to add members which have been already extracted

You use a dictionary by user {ID: user} to get it done:

for user in participants.users:
if len(all_participants) < limit:
all_participants[user.id] = user

No duplicates :) and I know, I don't like that if either. Oh, well.

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