2captcha

2Captcha.com API

2Captcha is a human-powered image and CAPTCHA recognition service. 2Captcha's main purpose is solving your CAPTCHAs in a quick an accurate way by human employees, but the service is not limited only to CAPTCHA solving. You can convert to text any image that a human can recognize.

Introduction

We provide an API that allows you to automate the process and integrate your software with our service.

There are few simple steps to solve your captcha or recognize the image:

  1. Send your image or captcha to our server.
  2. Get the ID of your task.
  3. Start a cycle that checks if your task is completed.
  4. Get the result.

Recent Changes

September 6, 2017

KeyCaptcha method is currenly unavailable.

February 24, 2017

Added some notes on Invisible ReCaptcha solving. More info here.

November 24, 2016

We've added new error codes to our API corresponding to requests limits. More info here.

November 9, 2016

We've added some new examples for ReCaptcha V2 API check them out here.

November 9, 2016

At the moment ReCaptcha V2 can be solved for any website. It's required to send us the full URL of the page where you get ReCaptcha (it wasn't required before). Sending the proxy information is not obligatory yet but it's recommended.

Rates

Our rates depend on type of captcha that you want to solve and the method used. Rate for normal captcha also depends on current service load.

Type of captcha/method Rate per 1000 Description
Normal Captcha
Text Captcha
$0.5-$1 The rate is flexible and depends on current load of the service. You can see current rate and limit max rate in your account settings.
Big Captcha $1 Big captcha is an image that has sum of height and width more than 400px. The method is the same as for Normal Captcha.
ReCaptcha V2 $2.99 The rate applies to Google's ReCaptcha V2 solved via token.
ReCaptcha V2 (old method)
Solving ClickCaptcha
$1.2 The rate applies to any captcha where you need to click images.
RotateCaptcha
FunCaptcha
$0.5 The rate applies to any captcha where you need to rotate images.
Audio ReCaptcha V2
SolveMedia audio captcha
$1.2 The rate applies to audio captchas.

Solving Captchas

The process of solving captchas with 2captcha is really easy and it's mostly the same for all types of captchas:

  1. Get your API key from your account settings page. Each user is given a uniqe authentication token, we call it API key. It's a 32-characters string that looks like: 1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8 This key will be used for all your requests to our server.
  2. Submit a HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php with parameters corresponding to the type of your captcha.
    Server will return captcha ID or an error code if something gone wrong.
  3. Make a timeout: 20 seconds for ReCaptcha, 5 seconds for other types of captchas.
  4. Submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.
    If captha is already solved server will return the answer in format corresponding to the type of your captcha.
    By default answers are returned as plain text like: OK|Your answer. But answer can also be returned as JSON {"status":1,"request":"TEXT"} if json parameter is used.
    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.
    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

Normal Captcha

Normal Captcha is an image that contains distored but human-readable text. To solve the captcha user have to type the text from the image.

To solve the captcha with our service you have to submit the image with HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php
Server accepts images in multipart or base64 format.

Multipart sample form

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="post">
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
The CAPTCHA file:
<input type="file" name="file">
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is Your API key.

Base64 sample form

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="base64">
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
The CAPTCHA file body in base64 format:
<textarea name="body">BASE64_FILE</textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

BASE64_FILE is base64-encoded image body.

You can provide additional parameters with your request to define what kind of captcha you're sending and to help workers to solve your captcha correctly. You can find the full list of parameters in the table below.

If everything is fine server will return the ID of your captcha as plain text, like: OK|2122988149 or as JSON {"status":1,"request":"2122988149"} if json parameter was used.

If something gone wrong server will return an error. See Error Handling chapter for the list of errors.

Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php providing the captcha ID. The list of parameters is in the table below.

If everything is fine and your captcha is solved server will return the answer as plain text, like: OK|TEXT or as JSON {"status":1,"request":"TEXT"} if json parameter was used.

Otherwise server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY that means that your captcha is not solved yet. Just repeat your request in 5 seconds.

If something gone wrong server will return an error. See Error Handling chapter for the list of errors.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes post - defines that you're sending an image with multipart form
base64 - defines that you're sending a base64 encoded image
phrase Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - captcha contains one word
1 - captcha contains two or more words
regsense Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - captcha in not case sensitive
1 - captcha is case sensitive
numeric Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - captcha contains only numbers
2 - captcha contains only letters
3 - captcha contains only numbers OR only letters
4 - captcha contains both numbers AND letters
calc Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - captcha requires calculation (like type the result 4 + 8 = )
min_len Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1..20 - minimal number of symbols in captcha
max_len Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1..20 - maximal number of symbols in captcha
language Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - Cyrillic captcha
2 - Latin captcha
textinstructions String
Max 140 characters
Endcoding: UTF-8
No Text will be shown to worker to help him to solve the captcha correctly.
For example: type red symbols only.
Also used for solving Text Captcha.
imginstructions Image
Max 100x100px, 25 kB
No Image will be shown to worker to help him to solve the captcha correctly.
Server accepts images from multipart form or base64-encoded.
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled res.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications.

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

Text Captcha

Text Captcha is a type of captcha that is represented as text and doesn't contain images. Usually you have to answer a question to pass the verification.

For example: "If tomorrow is Saturday, what day is today?".

To solve text captcha with our service you have to set method to textcaptcha and submit the text as a value of textinstructions parameter with HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php

Sample form for Text Captcha

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
</head>

<body>
<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data" accept-charset="UTF-8">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="textcaptcha">
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
<input type="text" name="textinstructions" value="If tomorrow is Saturday, what day is today?">
<input type="submit" value="Send and get the ID">
</form>
</body>
</html>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

You can provide additional parameters with your request to tell us more about your captcha and to help workers to solve it correctly. You can find the full list of parameters in the table below.

If everything is fine server will return the ID of your captcha as plain text, like: OK|2122988149 or as JSON {"status":1,"request":"2122988149"} if json parameter was used.

If something gone wrong server will return an error. See Error Handling chapter for the list of errors.

Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php providing the captcha ID. The list of parameters is in the table below.

If everything is fine and your captcha is solved server will return the answer as plain text, like: OK|TEXT or as JSON {"status":1,"request":"TEXT"} if json parameter was used.

Otherwise server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY that means that your captcha is not solved yet. Just repeat your request in 5 seconds.

If something gone wrong server will return an error. See Error Handling chapter for the list of errors.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes textcaptcha - defines that you're sending a text captcha
language Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - Cyrillic (Russian) captcha
2 - Latin captcha
textinstructions String
Max 140 characters
Endcoding: UTF-8
No Text will be shown to worker to help him to solve the captcha correctly.
For example: type red symbols only.
Also used for solving Text Captcha.
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled res.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications.

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

ReCaptcha V2

ReCaptcha V2 also known as I'm not a robot reCaptcha is a very popular type of captcha that looks like this:

Solving ReCaptcha V2 with our new method is pretty simple and doesn't require browser emulation:

  • Look at the element's code at the page where you found ReCaptcha.

  • Find a link that begins with www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/anchor or find data-sitekey parameter.

  • Copy the value of k parameter of the link (or value of data-sitekey parameter).

  • Submit a HTTP GET or POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php with method set to userrecaptcha and provide the value found on previous step as value for googlekey and full page URL as value for pageurl. Sending proxies is not obligatory ar the moment but it's recommended.
    You can find the full list of parameters in the table below.

    Request URL example:

    http://2captcha.com/in.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&method=userrecaptcha&googlekey=6Le-wvkSVVABCPBMRTvw0Q4Muexq1bi0DJwx_mJ-&pageurl=http://mysite.com/page/with/recaptcha?appear=1&here=now
  • If everything is fine server will return the ID of your captcha as plain text, like: OK|2122988149 or as JSON {"status":1,"request":"2122988149"} if json parameter was used.
    Otherwise server will return an error code.

  • Make a 15-20 seconds timeout then submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.
    The full list of parameters is in the table below.

    If captha is already solved server will respond in plain text or JSON and return the answer token that looks like:

    03AHJ_Vuve5Asa4koK3KSMyUkCq0vUFCR5Im4CwB7PzO3dCxIo11i53epEraq-uBO5mVm2XRikL8iKOWr0aG50sCuej9bXx5qcviUGSm4iK4NC_Q88flavWhaTXSh0VxoihBwBjXxwXuJZ-WGN5Sy4dtUl2wbpMqAj8Zwup1vyCaQJWFvRjYGWJ_TQBKTXNB5CCOgncqLetmJ6B6Cos7qoQyaB8ZzBOTGf5KSP6e-K9niYs772f53Oof6aJeSUDNjiKG9gN3FTrdwKwdnAwEYX-F37sI_vLB1Zs8NQo0PObHYy0b0sf7WSLkzzcIgW9GR0FwcCCm1P8lB-50GQHPEBJUHNnhJyDzwRoRAkVzrf7UkV8wKCdTwrrWqiYDgbrzURfHc2ESsp020MicJTasSiXmNRgryt-gf50q5BMkiRH7osm4DoUgsjc_XyQiEmQmxl5sqZP7aKsaE-EM00x59XsPzD3m3YI6SRCFRUevSyumBd7KmXE8VuzIO9lgnnbka4-eZynZa6vbB9cO3QjLH0xSG3-egcplD1uLGh79wC34RF49Ui3eHwua4S9XHpH6YBe7gXzz6_mv-o-fxrOuphwfrtwvvi2FGfpTexWvxhqWICMFTTjFBCEGEgj7_IFWEKirXW2RTZCVF0Gid7EtIsoEeZkPbrcUISGmgtiJkJ_KojuKwImF0G0CsTlxYTOU2sPsd5o1JDt65wGniQR2IZufnPbbK76Yh_KI2DY4cUxMfcb2fAXcFMc9dcpHg6f9wBXhUtFYTu6pi5LhhGuhpkiGcv6vWYNxMrpWJW_pV7q8mPilwkAP-zw5MJxkgijl2wDMpM-UUQ_k37FVtf-ndbQAIPG7S469doZMmb5IZYgvcB4ojqCW3Vz6Q

    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.

    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

  • Locate the element with id g-recaptcha-response and make it visible deleting display:none parameter.

    Please note: sometimes content on the page is generated dynamically and you will not see this element in html source.
    In such cases you have to explore javascript code that generates the content. "Inspect" option in Google Chrome can help in that.

    As an alternative you can just use javascript to set the value of g-recaptcha-response field:

    document.getElementById("g-recaptcha-response").innerHTML="TOKEN_FROM_2CAPTCHA";

  • An input field will appear on the page. And you just have to paste the answer token to that field and submit the form.

  • Congratulations, you've passed the recaptha

  • But sometimes there's no submit button and a callback function is used isntead of this. The function is executed when reCaptcha is solved.

    Callback function is usually defined in data-callback parameter of reCaptcha, for example:

    data-callback="myCallbackFunction"

    Or sometimes it's defined as callback parameter of grecaptcha.render function, for example:

    grecaptcha.render('example', {
      'sitekey' : 'someSitekey',
      'callback' : myCallbackFunction,
      'theme' : 'dark'
    });

    And all you have to do is to call that function:

    myCallbackFunction();

Invisible ReCaptcha V2

Not long ago Google updated ReCaptcha V2 with invisible version.
You can check how it looks like here: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo?invisible=true
Read how to deal with invisible ReCaptcha below.

Now there’s no need to click “I’m not a robot”, ReCaptcha is located on a hidden DIV layer positioned -10 000 px from top that makes it invisible for user.

ReCaptcha is activated when user submits the form. If user’s cookies are fine then he will just pass it automatically without any additional action. Otherwise user will see standard ReCaptcha form on the screen where he should select images.

Generally ReCaptcha’s algorithm hasn’t changed, but some of our customers faced difficulties with invisible ReCaptcha.

If you’re making POST requests with ‘g-recaptcha-response’ parameter to a website with ReCaptcha you shouldn’t even notice any changes. But those who use some kind of browser engine (like selenium) to automate their tasks faced an issue.


What to do to bypass invisible ReCaptcha in browser?


Method 1: using javascript:

  • Change the value of g-recaptcha-response element to the answer token you received from our server:
  • document.getElementById("g-recaptcha-response").innerHTML="TOKEN_FROM_2CAPTCHA";
    
  • Execute the action that needs to be performed on the page after solving reCaptcha.

  • Usually there's a form that should be submitted and you need to identify the form by id or name or any other attribute and then submit the form. Here are few examples:

    document.getElementById("recaptcha-demo-form").submit(); //by id "recaptcha-demo-form"
    document.getElementsByName("myFormName")[0].submit(); //by element name "myFormName"
    document.getElementsByClassName("example").submit(); //by class name "example"
    

    Or sometimes there's a callback function executed when reCaptcha is solved.

    Callback function is usually defined in data-callback parameter of reCaptcha, for example:

    data-callback="myCallbackFunction"

    Or sometimes it's defined as callback parameter of grecaptcha.render function, for example:

    grecaptcha.render('example', {
      'sitekey' : 'someSitekey',
      'callback' : myCallbackFunction,
      'theme' : 'dark'
    });

    And all you have to do is to call that function:

    myCallbackFunction();
  • Voila! You've done that with just 2 strings of code.

Method 2: changing HTML:

  • Cut the div containing ReCaptcha from page body.
  • <div style="visibility: hidden; position: absolute; width:100%; top: -10000px; left: 0px; right: 0px; transition: visibility 0s linear 0.3s, opacity 0.3s linear; opacity: 0;">
    <div style="width: 100%; height: 100%; position: fixed; top: 0px; left: 0px; z-index: 2000000000; background-color: #fff; opacity: 0.5;  filter: alpha(opacity=50)">
    </div>
    <div style="margin: 0 auto; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; position: absolute; border: 1px solid #ccc; z-index: 2000000000; background-color: #fff; overflow: hidden;">
    <iframe src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/bframe?hl=en&amp;v=r20170213115309&amp;k=6LfP0CITAAAAAHq9FOgCo7v_fb0-pmmH9VW3ziFs#zglq3yifgkmj" title="recaptcha challenge" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;" scrolling="no" name="zglq3yifgkmj" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    </div>
    </div>
    
  • Cut all the block:
  • <div class=""><!-- BEGIN: ReCAPTCHA implementation example. -->
    <div id="recaptcha-demo" class="g-recaptcha" data-sitekey="6LfP0CITAAAAAHq9FOgCo7v_fb0-pmmH9VW3ziFs" data-callback="onSuccess" data-bind="recaptcha-demo-submit"><div class="grecaptcha-badge" style="width: 256px; height: 60px; transition: right 0.3s ease 0s; position: fixed; bottom: 14px; right: -186px; box-shadow: 0px 0px 5px gray;"><div class="grecaptcha-logo"><iframe src="https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/anchor?k=6LfP0CITAAAAAHq9FOgCo7v_fb0-pmmH9VW3ziFs&amp;co=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbTo0NDM.&amp;hl=en&amp;v=r20170213115309&amp;size=invisible&amp;cb=uror1hlow5a" title="recaptcha widget" scrolling="no" name="undefined" width="256" height="60" frameborder="0"></iframe></div><div class="grecaptcha-error"></div><textarea id="g-recaptcha-response" name="g-recaptcha-response" class="g-recaptcha-response" style="width: 250px; height: 40px; border: 1px solid #c1c1c1; margin: 10px 25px; padding: 0px; resize: none;  display: none; "></textarea></div></div>
    <script>
    var onSuccess = function(response) {
      var errorDivs = document.getElementsByClassName("recaptcha-error");
      if (errorDivs.length) {
        errorDivs[0].className = "";
      }
      var errorMsgs = document.getElementsByClassName("recaptcha-error-message");
      if (errorMsgs.length) {
        errorMsgs[0].parentNode.removeChild(errorMsgs[0]);
      }
      document.getElementById("recaptcha-demo-form").submit();};
    </script><!-- Optional noscript fallback. --><!-- END: ReCAPTCHA implementation example. --></div>
    
  • Put the following code instead of the block you’ve just cut:
  • <input type="submit">
    <textarea name="g-recaptcha-response">%g-recaptcha-response%</textarea>
    
    Where %g-recaptcha-response% - is an answer token you’ve got from our service.
  • You will see “Submit query” button.
    Press the button to submit the form with g-recaptcha-response and all other form data to the website.

List of GET/POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

Parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes userrecaptcha - defines that you're sending a ReCaptcha V2 with new method
googlekey String Yes Value of k or data-sitekey parameter you found on page
pageurl String Yes Full URL of the page where you see the ReCaptcha
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications. Also supported by res.php.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.
proxy String No Format: login:password@123.123.123.123:3128
You can find more info about proxies here.
proxytype String No Type of your proxy: HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, SOCKS5.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

ReCaptcha V2 (old deprecated method)

Solving ReCaptcha V2 with that old method is less accurate and more compex because it requires browser emulation. So we recommend to use the new method. But the old method is cheaper and we still support it.

We can solve recaptchas with different grids like 3x3, 2x4, 4x4.

Also you can solve ReCaptcha V2 with ClickCaptcha method if it's more suitable for you.

And of course we support ReCaptcha V2 challenges when you have to select around an object or few objects. Read more here.

To solve the ReCaptcha V2 you have to:

  • Click on initial ReCaptcha's checkbox. You will get a set of images and an instruction that tells you what to click. Actually it's one image with the grid on it.

  • Optionally: determine the grid and define it in your request with recaptchacols and recaptcharows parameters.
    If not defined we'll check the size of the image. If it's 300x300px we put 3x3 grid on it. If the size is different we put 4x4 grid.

  • Submit a HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php providing recaptcha parameter set to 1.

    Server accepts images in multipart or base64 format. You have to send only the image set without the grid and blue box.

    Also you can provide instructions as an image using imginstructions parameter. For more info please check the full list of parameters in the table below.

  • Server will return captcha ID or an error code if something gone wrong.

  • Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.

    If captha is already solved server will return the answer with numbers of grid cells that you need to click like: OK|click:3/8/9/.

    Grid cells are numbered starting from number 1 from left to right from top to bottom. If the grid contain more than 9 cells, letters a-g are used for cells 10-16.

    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.

    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

  • You simulate clicks on cells from the answer.

Canvas method

In case when ReCaptcha challenge is to select around object you can pass canvas parameter set to 1.

Server will return the result in the following format: canvas:x,y,x,y,x,y;x,y,x,y,x,y;

Where each pair of x and y are coordinates of points you need to click to select an area around object. If there are more than one area, coordininates of areas will be separated by semicolon.

For example:
canvas:5,5,3,91,93,90,90,7,8,6; - one area
canvas:5,5,3,91,93,90,90,7,8,6;208,211,208,287,294,294,293,209,207,210; - two areas
Point 0,0 is top left corner of the image.

You need to click on these points one by one to pass the challenge.

Multipart sample form for ReCaptcha V2 old method

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="post">
<input type="hidden" name="recaptcha" value="1"><br>
<input type="hidden" name="canvas" value="0"><br>
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
ReCaptcha file:
<input type="file" name="file">
Image with instruction:
<input type="file" name="imginstructions">
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is Your API key.

Base64 sample form for ReCaptcha V2 old method

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="base64">
<input type="hidden" name="recaptcha" value="1"><br>
<input type="hidden" name="canvas" value="0"><br>
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
ReCaptcha file body in base64 format:
<textarea name="body">BASE64_RECAPTCHA_FILE</textarea>
Image with instruction body in base64 format:
<textarea name="imginstructions">BASE64_INSTRUCTION_FILE</textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

BASE64_RECAPTCHA_FILE is base64-encoded image body of ReCaptcha V2.

BASE64_INSTRUCTION_FILE is base64-encoded image body of image with instruction.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes post - defines that you're sending an image with multipart form
base64 - defines that you're sending a base64 encoded image
recaptcha Integer Yes 1 - defines that you're sending recatcha as image
canvas Integer
Default: 0
No 1 - defines that you want to use canvas method
textinstructions String
Max 140 characters
Endcoding: UTF-8
Yes Text with instruction for solving ReCaptcha.
For example: select images with trees.
Not required if you're sending instruction as an image with imginstructions.
imginstructions Image
Max 100x100px, 25 kB
Yes Image with instruction for solving ReCaptcha.
Not required if you're sending instruction as text with textinstructions.
recaptcharows Integer No Number of rows in ReCaptcha grid.
recaptchacols Integer No Number of columns in ReCaptcha grid.
can_no_answer Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - possibly there's no images that fit the instruction.
Set the value to 1 only if it's possible that there's no images matching to the instruction.
We'll provide a button "No matching images" to worker and you will receive No_matching_images as answer.
language Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - Cyrillic captcha
2 - Latin captcha
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications. Also supported by res.php.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

Please note: you have to send the ReCaptcha image itself, not its screenshot. And you dont have to combine that image with anything you like, just send it as is.
Max size for ReCaptcha image is 100 kB.
Max size for imginstructions is 25 kB.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

ReCaptcha V1

ReCaptcha V1 is old and mostly replaced with ReCaptcha V2, but you still can find it on some websites.

It can have diffenent themes but usually looks like this:

To solve the ReCaptcha V1 you have to:

  • Download the page from the noscript element src link and find the element with id recaptcha_challenge_field in the source code of the page.

  • Get the image from link: www.google.com/recaptcha/api/image?c=recaptcha_challenge_field.

  • Submit the image with HTTP POST request to our server in the same way as for Normal Captcha.

The remaining part of the process is absolutely the same as for Normal Captchas so please refer to the description of Solving Normal Captcha process.

ClickCaptcha

This method allows you to solve any captcha that requires clicking on images, like Shapchat's Ghost Captcha, ReCaptcha V2, ASIRRA, etc.

To solve any ClickCaptcha you have to:

  • Get an image and an instruction that tells you what to click.

  • Submit a HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php providing coordinatescaptcha parameter set to 1.
    Server accepts images in multipart or base64 format.

    You can provide an instruction as text using textinstructions parameter, but it's not obligatory if the instruction is already indicated on the image.

    The full list of parameters is in the table below.

  • Server will return captcha ID or an error code if something gone wrong.

  • Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.

    If captha is already solved server will return the answer with coordinates of points where you have to click, for example: OK|coordinate:x=39,y=59;x=252,y=72. Where the point with x=0,y=0 is the upper left corner of the image.

    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.

    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

  • You simulate clicks on coordinates from the answer.

Multipart sample form for ClickCaptcha

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="post">
<input type="hidden" name="coordinatescaptcha" value="1">
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
ClickCaptcha file:
<input type="file" name="file">
Instruction:
<input type="text" name="textinstructions" value="Click on ghosts">
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is Your API key.

Base64 sample form for ClickCaptcha

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php">
<input type="hidden" name="method" value="base64">
<input type="hidden" name="coordinatescaptcha" value="1">
Your key:
<input type="text" name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY">
ClickCaptcha file body in base64 format:
<textarea name="body">BASE64_CLICKCAPTCHA_FILE</textarea>
Instruction
<input type="text" name="textinstructions" value="Click on ghosts">
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

BASE64_CLICKCAPTCHA_FILE is base64-encoded image body of ClickCaptcha.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes post - defines that you're sending an image with multipart form
base64 - defines that you're sending a base64 encoded image
coordinatescaptcha Integer Yes 1 - defines that you're sending recatcha as image
textinstructions String
Max 140 characters
Endcoding: UTF-8
Yes Text with instruction for solving ClickCaptcha.
For example: click on images with ghosts.
Not required if the image already contains the instruction.
language Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - not specified
1 - Cyrillic captcha
2 - Latin captcha
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications. Also supported by res.php.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

RotateCaptcha

RotateCaptcha is a type of captcha where you have to rotate images to solve it. The most popular is FunCaptcha.

To solve RotateCaptcha you have to:

  • Get an image or several images that should be rotated.

  • Optionally: determine the angle for one rotation step and provide it as a value for angle parameter.
    If not defined we'll use the default value for FunCaptcha: 40 degrees.

    The full list of parameters is in the table below.

  • Submit images to our server with HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php setting method parameter to rotatecaptcha. Server accepts images in multipart or base64 format.

    Server will return captcha ID or an error code if something gone wrong.

  • Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.

    If captha is already solved server will return the answer with angles for each image like: OK|40|200|-120.
    Positive values mean that images should be rotated clockwise.
    Negative values mean that images should be rotated counter-clockwise.

    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.
    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

  • Rotate images to given angles to solve your RotateCaptcha.

Sample form for RotateCaptcha

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
KEY:<br>
<input  name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY"><br>
Type<br>
<input  name="method" value="rotatecaptcha"><br>
Angle<br>
<input  name="angle" value="40"><br>
Files:<br>
<input type="file" name="file_1"><br>
<input type="file" name="file_2"><br>
<input type="file" name="file_3"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get the ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes HTML input method.
post - defines that you're sending an image with multipart form
base64 - defines that you're sending a base64 encoded image
method String Yes Captcha solving method.
rotatecaptcha - defines that you're sending RotateCaptcha
angle Integer
Default: 40
No Angle for one rotation step in degrees.
If not defined we'll use the default value for FunCaptcha: 40 degrees.
file_1
file_2
..
file_n
Image Yes Images to rotate in multipart format.
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications. Also supported by res.php.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

Audio Captcha

Audio captcha is a type of captcha where you have to listen to a message and type it as text.
Most known audio captchas are Audio ReCaptcha V2 and SolveMedia.

We provide automated audio recognition service for such types of captchas. Recogntion is made by robot.
For audio captchas we don't provide methods to report incorrect recognition that is available for other type of captchas.

To solve Audio Captcha you have to:

  • Download the audio file.

  • Submit the audio file in MP3 format to our server using HTTP POST request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/in.php setting:
    recaptchavoice parameter to 1 for Audio ReCaptcha V2.
    solveaudio parameter to 1 for SolveMedia.
    The full list of parameters is in the table below.

    Server accepts audio files sent with multipart form.

  • Server will return captcha ID or an error code if something gone wrong.

  • Make a 5 seconds timeout and submit a HTTP GET request to our API URL: http://2captcha.com/res.php to get the result.

    If captha is already solved server will return the text: OK|text from your audio.

    If captcha is not solved yet server will return CAPCHA_NOT_READY result. Retry your request after 5 seconds.

    If something gone wrong server will return an error code.

    If your IP address is banned by Google it will return an audio file where female voice says:
    "We're sorry, but your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. For more details visit www.google.com/recaptcha/securityhelp".
    We won't accept such captcha and charge you. You will receive the error: ERROR_YOUR_IP_IS_BANNED_BY_GOOGLE.

  • You just have to submit the text to the asnwer field.

Sample form for Audio Captcha

<form method="post" action="http://2captcha.com/in.php" enctype="multipart/form-data">
KEY:<br>
<input  name="key" value="YOUR_APIKEY"><br>
Type<br>
<input  name="recaptchavoice" value="1"><br>
File:<br>
<input type="file" name="file"><br>
<input type="submit" value="Upload and get ID">
</form>

YOUR_APIKEY is your API key.

List of POST request parameters for http://2captcha.com/in.php

POST parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
method String Yes HTML input method.
post - defines that you're sending audio file with multipart form.
recaptchavoice Integer Yes 1 - tells that you're sending Audio ReCaptcha V2.
Not required if you're sending SolveMedia.
solveaudio Integer Yes 1 - tells that you're sending SolveMedia.
Not required if you're sending Audio ReCaptcha V2.
header_acao Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - disabled
1 - enabled.
If enabled in.php will include Access-Control-Allow-Origin:* header in the response.
Used for cross-domain AJAX requests in web applications. Also supported by res.php.
pingback String No URL for pingback (callback) response that will be sent when captcha is solved.
URL should be registered on the server. More info here.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON
soft_id Integer No ID of software developer. Developers who integrated their software with 2captcha get reward: 10% of spendings of their software users.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes get - get the asnwer for your captcha
id Integer Yes ID of captcha returned by in.php.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request URL example:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get&id=2122988149

Error Handling

It's very important to use proper error handling in your code to avoid suspension of your account and service interruption.

Normally if something is wrong with your request server will return an error.
Below you can find tables with lists of errors with description:

Errors can be returned as plain text or as JSON if you provided json=1 parameter.

In very rare cases server can return an HTML page with error text like 500 or 502 - please keep it in mind and handle such cases correctly.
If you received anything that doesn't looks like the answer or error code - make a 5 seconds timeout and then retry your request.

List of in.php errors

Error code Description Action
ERROR_WRONG_USER_KEY You've provided key parameter value in incorrect format, it should contain 32 symbols. Stop sending requests. Check your API key.
ERROR_KEY_DOES_NOT_EXIST The key you've provided does not exists. Stop sending requests. Check your API key.
ERROR_ZERO_BALANCE You don't have money on your account. Stop sending requests. Deposit your account to continue solving captchas.
ERROR_PAGEURL pagurl parameter is missing in your request. Stop sending requests and change your code to provide valid pagurl parameter.
More info.
ERROR_NO_SLOT_AVAILABLE You can receive this error in two cases:
1. The queue of your captchas that are not distributed to workers is too long. Queue limit depends on total amount of captchas awaiting and it can be from 50 to 100 captchas.
2. Your maximum rate for normal captchas is lower than current rate on the server.
You can change your maximum rate in your account's settings.
If you received this error, don't try to submit your request again immediately. Make 2-3 seconds timeout and then retry to submit your request.
ERROR_ZERO_CAPTCHA_FILESIZE Image size is less than 100 bytes. Check the image file.
ERROR_TOO_BIG_CAPTCHA_FILESIZE Image size is more than 100 kB. Check the image file.
ERROR_WRONG_FILE_EXTENSION Image file has unsupported extension. Accepted extensions: jpg, jpeg, gif, png. Check the image file.
ERROR_IMAGE_TYPE_NOT_SUPPORTED Server can't recognize image file type. Check the image file.
ERROR_IP_NOT_ALLOWED The request is sent from the IP that is not on the list of your allowed IPs. Check the list of your allowed IPs here.
IP_BANNED Your IP address is banned due to many frequent attempts to access the server using wrong authorization keys. To lift the ban, please, contact our support team.
ERROR_CAPTCHAIMAGE_BLOCKED You've sent an image that is marked in our database as unrecognizable.
Usually that happens if the website where you found the captcha stopped sending you captchas and started to send "deny access" image.
Try to override website's limitations.
ERROR_YOUR_IP_IS_BANNED_BY_GOOGLE Applicable only to Audio ReCaptcha V2. That error means that Google banned your IP and started to send "deny access" audio. You can try to change your IP.
MAX_USER_TURN You made more than 60 requests to in.php within 3 seconds. Set at least 100 ms timeout between requests to in.php.
ERROR: NNNN Where NNNN is numeric error code.
You exceeded request limit and your account is temporary suspended.
You should set proper timeouts. Please refer to Request limits for more info.

List of res.php errors

Error code Description Action
CAPCHA_NOT_READY Your captcha is not solved yet. Make 5 seconds timeout and repeat your request.
ERROR_CAPTCHA_UNSOLVABLE We are unable to solve your captcha - three of our workers were unable solve it or we didn't get an answer within 90 seconds.
We will not charge you for that request.
You can retry to send your captcha.
ERROR_WRONG_USER_KEY You've provided key parameter value in incorrect format, it should contain 32 symbols. Stop sending requests. Check your API key.
ERROR_KEY_DOES_NOT_EXIST The key you've provided does not exists. Stop sending requests. Check your API key.
ERROR_WRONG_ID_FORMAT You've provided captcha ID in wrong format. The ID can contain numbers only. Check the ID of captcha or your code that gets the ID.
ERROR_WRONG_CAPTCHA_ID You've provided incorrect captcha ID. Check the ID of captcha or your code that gets the ID.
ERROR_BAD_DUPLICATES Error is returned when 100% accuracy feature is enabled. The error means that max numbers of tries is reached but min number of matches not found. You can retry to send your captcha again.
REPORT_NOT_RECORDED Error is returned to your complain request if you already complained lots of correctly solved captchas. Make sure that you're sending complain requests only for incorrectly solved captchas.
ERROR: NNNN Where NNNN is numeric error code.
You exceeded request limit and your account is temporary suspended.
You should set proper timeouts. Please refer to Request limits for more info.

Request limits

Please remember and understand that each your request to our API generates multuple requests to our databases. That's why we ask to set proper timeouts for your requests and use proper error handling for cases when server returns an error (error message, http error or html page with error).

For example:

  • If server returns ERROR_NO_SLOT_AVAILABLE make a 5 seconds timeout before sending next request.
  • If server returns ERROR_ZERO_BALANCE set the timeout to 60 seconds.
  • After uploading a captcha wait a least 5 seconds (10-20 for recaptcha) and only then try to get the answer.
  • If captcha is not solved yet - retry to get the answer after 5 seconds.

If your timeouts are configured incorrectly your account or IP address will be temporary blocked and server will return an error. See the list of error codes in the table below.

Error codes list for request limitations

Error code Blocking time Blocking reason
ERROR: 1001 10 minutes You received 120 ERROR_NO_SLOT_AVAILABLE errors in one minute because your current bid is lower than current bid on the server
ERROR: 1002 5 minutes You received 120 ERROR_ZERO_BALANCE errors in one minute because your balance is out
ERROR: 1003 30 seconds You are getting ERROR_NO_SLOT_AVAILABLE because you are uploading many captchas and server has a long queue of your captchas that are not distributed to workers.
You received three times more errors than amount of captchas you sent (but not less than 120 errors). Increase the timeout if you see this error.
ERROR: 1004 10 minutes Your IP address is blocked because there were 5 requests with incorrect API key from your IP.
ERROR: 1005 5 minutes You are making too many requests to res.php to get answers.
We use the following rule to block your account: R > C * 20 + 1200
Where:
R - the amount of your requests
C - the amount of captchas you've uploaded
That means that you don't have to make more than 20 requests to res.php per each captcha.
Please remember that balance request sent to res.php also counts!
To get your answer faster without a risk to be blocked you can use pingback feature and we will send you the answer when your captcha is solved.

Using proxies

Proxies can be used to solve ReCaptcha V2 from the same IP address as you load the page.
Using proxies is not obligatory at the moment but in future it ReCaptcha's algorithm can be changed and it will be required.
And even now some websites check IP address used for solving ReCaptcha V2. So we recommend you to be ready for these changes.

If you send us the proxy, we check it's availability trying to open the website through you proxy, and if we can't do that we will not use your proxy.
If we're able to use your proxy - we'll load the ReCaptcha through it for solving.

We don't have our own proxy servers that we can offer to you so you have to use 3rd-party services or setup your own proxy.

We support the following proxy types: SOCKS4, SOCKS5, HTTP, HTTPS with authentication by IP address or login and password.

If your proxy uses IP authentication you have to add our IP addresses to the list of allowed IPs of the proxy:
138.201.188.166
138.201.189.84

Then provide your proxy IP address and port as a value for proxy parameter.
And the type of your proxy as a value for proxytype parameter.

If your proxy uses login/password authentication you have to include your credentials in proxy parameter.

POST parameters for proxies

POST parameter Type Required Description
proxy String No Format for IP authentication: IP_address:PORT
Example: proxy=123.123.123.123:3128
Format for login/password authentication: login:password@IP_address:PORT
Example: proxy=proxyuser:strongPassword@123.123.123.123:3128
proxytype String No Type of your proxy: HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS4, SOCKS5.
Example: proxytype=SOCKS4

Pingback (callback)

We provide a pingback (callback) option that allows you to get the answer for your captcha automatically when it's ready.
It allows you to get answers without making requests to http://2captcha.com/res.php and also allows you to avoid account suspension.

To receive automated callback you have to:

  • Register your callback URL.
  • Provide your callback URL as value for pingback parameter of your request to http://2captcha.com/in.php.
  • Process HTTP POST request coming from our server to your callback URL. It contains captcha ID and the answer.

Manage pingback URLs

You can manage your pingback URLs making HTTP GET requests to http://2captcha.com/res.php
Request parameters are described in the table below.

Important: pingback URL can be added only from the same IP address that your URL is pointing on.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes add_pingback - register new pingback URL
get_pingback - get the list of your pingback URLs
del_pingback - delete pingback URL
addr String - Your pingback URL.
For example: http://mysite.com/pingback/url/ or 123.123.123.123/pingback/url/
You can use 'all' value together with del_pingback to delete all your URLs.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Request examples

Add pingback:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=add_pingback&addr=http://mysite.com/test.php

List pingback URLs:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=get_pingback&json=1

Delete all pingback URLs:

http://2captcha.com/res.php?key=1abc234de56fab7c89012d34e56fa7b8&action=del_pingback&addr=all

Complain incorrectly solved captcha

If your captcha is solved incorrectly you can complain it sending a HTTP GET request to http://2captcha.com/res.php with action parameter set to reportbad and ID of incorrectly solved captha.
Our moderators will check your captcha and worker's answer and decide was the answer correct or not.

If moderator decides that anwers is incorrect we'll return money to your balance.

Your reports also help us to ban workers that are making too many mistakes.

Important: don't try to report correctly solved captchas. If you will do that your account will be banned.
Please understand that moderators are humans too and they can make a mistake, don't contact us if moderator marked few incorrect answers as correct.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes reportbad - report incorrectly solved captha.
id String Yes ID of incorrectly solved captha.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Server will return OK_REPORT_RECORDED response to your request. Or an error code if something gone wrong.

If you're getting too many incorrectly solved captchas you may provide additional parameters with your captcha to help wokers to solve it correctly

Additional methods

You can also get some additional information with our API, like balance, current rate, etc.
Please check available parameters in the table below.

List of GET request parameters for http://2captcha.com/res.php

GET parameter Type Required Description
key String Yes your API key
action String Yes getbalance - get your balance
get - get answers for multiple captchas with one request.
Requires ids parameter.
ids String - Comma separated IDs of your captchas.
json Integer
Default: 0
No 0 - server will send the response as plain text
1 - tells the server to send the response as JSON

Code Examples

You can find code examples in our GitHub repo

Also you can check examples kindly provided by our users:

And also we have an iMacros form

Sandbox

We provide Sandbox mode that allows you to see and solve your captchas by yourself.
You can enable Sandbox mode in your settings

Important: please note that captchas sent in Sandbox mode are also charged.

When Sandbox mode is enabled your captchas will not be distributed to wokers and you will see them in Workers Interface

If you're sending ReCaptcha V2 you will be unable to see your ReCaptcha on the website - it's only visible in our software.

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