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Use this method to get basic info about a file and prepare it for downloading. For the moment, bots can download files of up to 20MB in size. On success, a File object is returned. The file can then be downloaded via the link, where is taken from the response. It is guaranteed that the link will be valid for at least 1 hour. When the link expires, a new one can be requested by calling getFile again.

Note: This function may not preserve the original file name and MIME type. You should save the file's MIME type and name (if available) when the File object is received.


Name Type Description
file_id str File identifier to get info about


Type: File

Description: On success, a File object is returned.


As bot method

result: File = await bot.get_file(...)

Method as object


  • from aiogram.methods import GetFile
  • from aiogram.api.methods import GetFile
  • from aiogram.api.methods.get_file import GetFile

In handlers with current bot

result: File = await GetFile(...)

With specific bot

result: File = await bot(GetFile(...))