Use this method to receive incoming updates using long polling (wiki). An Array of Update objects is returned.


  1. This method will not work if an outgoing webhook is set up.

  2. In order to avoid getting duplicate updates, recalculate offset after each server response.


Name Type Description
offset Optional[int] Optional. Identifier of the first update to be returned. Must be greater by one than the highest among the identifiers of previously received updates. By default, updates starting with the earliest unconfirmed update are returned. An update is considered confirmed as soon as getUpdates is called with an offset higher than its update_id. The negative offset can be specified to retrieve updates starting from -offset update from the end of the updates queue. All previous updates will forgotten.
limit Optional[int] Optional. Limits the number of updates to be retrieved. Values between 1-100 are accepted. Defaults to 100.
timeout Optional[int] Optional. Timeout in seconds for long polling. Defaults to 0, i.e. usual short polling. Should be positive, short polling should be used for testing purposes only.
allowed_updates Optional[List[str]] Optional. A JSON-serialized list of the update types you want your bot to receive. For example, specify ['message', 'edited_channel_post', 'callback_query'] to only receive updates of these types. See Update for a complete list of available update types. Specify an empty list to receive all updates regardless of type (default). If not specified, the previous setting will be used.


Type: List[Update]

Description: An Array of Update objects is returned.


As bot method

result: List[Update] = await bot.get_updates(...)

Method as object


  • from aiogram.methods import GetUpdates
  • from aiogram.api.methods import GetUpdates
  • from aiogram.api.methods.get_updates import GetUpdates

In handlers with current bot

result: List[Update] = await GetUpdates(...)

With specific bot

result: List[Update] = await bot(GetUpdates(...))