class telegram.ForceReply(force_reply=True, selective=False, **kwargs)

Bases: telegram.replymarkup.ReplyMarkup

Upon receiving a message with this object, Telegram clients will display a reply interface to the user (act as if the user has selected the bot’s message and tapped ‘Reply’). This can be extremely useful if you want to create user-friendly step-by-step interfaces without having to sacrifice privacy mode.


True – Shows reply interface to the user.


bool – Optional. Force reply from specific users only.

  • selective (bool, optional) –

    Use this parameter if you want to force reply from specific users only. Targets:

    1. users that are @mentioned in the text of the Message object
    2. if the bot’s message is a reply (has reply_to_message_id), sender of the original message.
  • **kwargs (dict) – Arbitrary keyword arguments.