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Python module for easy integration with 2Captcha API

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Python Module for 2Captcha API

The easiest way to quickly integrate 2Captcha captcha solving service into your code to automate solving of any types of captcha.


This package can be installed with Pip:

pip3 install 2captcha-python


TwoCaptcha instance can be created like this:

from twocaptcha import TwoCaptcha

solver = TwoCaptcha('YOUR_API_KEY')

Also there are few options that can be configured:

config = {
            'server':           '',
            'apiKey':           'YOUR_API_KEY',
            'softId':            123,
            'callback':         '',
            'defaultTimeout':    120,
            'recaptchaTimeout':  600,
            'pollingInterval':   10,
solver = TwoCaptcha(**config)

TwoCaptcha instance options

Option Default value Description
server API server. You can set it to if your account is registered there
softId - your software ID obtained after publishing in 2captcha sofware catalog
callback - URL of your web-sever that receives the captcha recognition result. The URl should be first registered in pingback settings of your account
defaultTimeout 120 Polling timeout in seconds for all captcha types except ReCaptcha. Defines how long the module tries to get the answer from res.php API endpoint
recaptchaTimeout 600 Polling timeout for ReCaptcha in seconds. Defines how long the module tries to get the answer from res.php API endpoint
pollingInterval 10 Interval in seconds between requests to res.php API endpoint, setting values less than 5 seconds is not recommended

IMPORTANT: once callback is defined for TwoCaptcha instance, all methods return only the captcha ID and DO NOT poll the API to get the result. The result will be sent to the callback URL. To get the answer manually use getResult method

Solve captcha

When you submit any image-based captcha use can provide additional options to help 2captcha workers to solve it properly.

Captcha options

Option Default Value Description
numeric 0 Defines if captcha contains numeric or other symbols see more info in the API docs
minLen 0 minimal answer lenght
maxLen 0 maximum answer length
phrase 0 defines if the answer contains multiple words or not
caseSensitive 0 defines if the answer is case sensitive
calc 0 defines captcha requires calculation
lang - defines the captcha language, see the list of supported languages
hintImg - an image with hint shown to workers with the captcha
hintText - hint or task text shown to workers with the captcha

Below you can find basic examples for every captcha type. Check out examples directory to find more examples with all available options.

Normal Captcha

To bypass a normal captcha (distorted text on image) use the following method. This method also can be used to recognize any text on the image.

result = solver.normal('path/to/captcha.jpg', param1=..., ...)
# OR
result = solver.normal('', param1=..., ...)

Text Captcha

This method can be used to bypass a captcha that requires to answer a question provided in clear text.

result = solver.text('If tomorrow is Saturday, what day is today?', param1=..., ...)

ReCaptcha v2

Use this method to solve ReCaptcha V2 and obtain a token to bypass the protection.

result = solver.recaptcha(sitekey='6Le-wvkSVVABCPBMRTvw0Q4Muexq1bi0DJwx_mJ-',
                          param1=..., ...)

ReCaptcha v3

This method provides ReCaptcha V3 solver and returns a token.

result = solver.recaptcha(sitekey='6Le-wvkSVVABCPBMRTvw0Q4Muexq1bi0DJwx_mJ-',
                            param1=..., ...)


FunCaptcha (Arkoselabs) solving method. Returns a token.

result = solver.funcaptcha(sitekey='6Le-wvkSVVABCPBMRTvw0Q4Muexq1bi0DJwx_mJ-',
                            param1=..., ...)


Method to solve GeeTest puzzle captcha. Returns a set of tokens as JSON.

result = solver.geetest(gt='f1ab2cdefa3456789012345b6c78d90e',
                        param1=..., ...)


Use this method to solve hCaptcha challenge. Returns a token to bypass captcha.

result = solver.hcaptcha(sitekey='10000000-ffff-ffff-ffff-000000000001',
                            param1=..., ...)

GeeTest v4

Use this method to solve GeeTest v4. Returns the response in JSON.

result = solver.geetest_v4(captcha_id='e392e1d7fd421dc63325744d5a2b9c73',
                            param1=..., ...)

Lemin Cropped Captcha

Use this method to solve hCaptcha challenge. Returns JSON with answer containing the following values: answer, challenge_id.

result = solver.lemin(captcha_id='CROPPED_1abcd2f_a1234b567c890d12ef3a456bc78d901d',
                            param1=..., ...)

Cloudflare Turnstile

Use this method to solve Cloudflare Turnstile. Returns JSON with the token.

result = solver.turnstile(sitekey='0x1AAAAAAAAkg0s2VIOD34y5',
                            param1=..., ...)

Amazon WAF

Use this method to solve Amazon WAF Captcha also known as AWS WAF Captcha is a part of Intelligent threat mitigation for Amazon AWS. Returns JSON with the token.

result = solver.amazon_waf(sitekey='0x1AAAAAAAAkg0s2VIOD34y5',
                            param1=..., ...)


Token-based method to solve KeyCaptcha.

result = solver.keycaptcha(s_s_c_user_id=10,
    				   param1=..., ...)


Token-based method to bypass Capy puzzle captcha.

result = solver.capy(sitekey='PUZZLE_Abc1dEFghIJKLM2no34P56q7rStu8v',
                     param1=..., ...)


Grid method is originally called Old ReCaptcha V2 method. The method can be used to bypass any type of captcha where you can apply a grid on image and need to click specific grid boxes. Returns numbers of boxes.

result = solver.grid('path/to/captcha.jpg', param1=..., ...)


Canvas method can be used when you need to draw a line around an object on image. Returns a set of points' coordinates to draw a polygon.

result = solver.canvas('path/to/captcha.jpg', param1=..., ...)


ClickCaptcha method returns coordinates of points on captcha image. Can be used if you need to click on particular points on the image.

result = solver.coordinates('path/to/captcha.jpg', param1=..., ...)


This method can be used to solve a captcha that asks to rotate an object. Mostly used to bypass FunCaptcha. Returns the rotation angle.

result = solver.rotate('path/to/captcha.jpg', param1=..., ...)

Other methods

send / getResult

These methods can be used for manual captcha submission and answer polling.

import time
. . . . . 

id = solver.send(file='path/to/captcha.jpg')

code = solver.get_result(id)


Use this method to get your account's balance

balance = solver.balance()


Use this method to report good or bad captcha answer., True) # captcha solved correctly, False) # captcha solved incorrectly

Error handling

In case of an error, the captcha solver throws an exception. It's important to properly handle these cases. We recommend using try except to handle exceptions.

    result = solver.text('If tomorrow is Saturday, what day is today?')
except ValidationException as e:
    # invalid parameters passed
except NetworkException as e:
	# network error occurred
except ApiException as e:
    # api respond with error
except TimeoutException as e:
    # captcha is not solved so far


You can pass your proxy as an additional argument for methods: recaptcha, funcaptcha and geetest. The proxy will be forwarded to the API to solve the captcha.

    'type': 'HTTPS',
    'uri': 'login:password@IP_address:PORT'

Async calls

You can also make async calls with asyncio, for example:

import asyncio
import concurrent.futures
from twocaptcha import TwoCaptcha

captcha_result = await captchaSolver(image)

async def captchaSolver(image):
    loop = asyncio.get_running_loop()
    with concurrent.future.ThreadPoolExecutor() as pool:
        result = await loop.run_in_executor(pool, lambda: TwoCaptcha(API_KEY).normal(image))
        return result

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