This guide explains how to delete a reaction to a message—like 👍, 🚲, and 🌞—with the Google Chat API. Deleting a reaction doesn't delete the message.
- Python 3.6 or greater
- The pip package management tool
The Google client libraries for Python. To install them, run the following command in your command line interface:
pip3 install --upgrade google-api-python-client google-auth-httplib2 google-auth-oauthlib oauth2client
A published Chat app. To create and publish a Chat app, see Build a Google Chat app.
Authorization configured for the Chat app. Deleting a reaction requires User authentication with the
Delete a reaction
To delete a reaction to a message, pass the following in your request:
- Specify the
- Call the
deletemethod on the
nameto the resource name of the reaction to delete.
The following example deletes the 😀 reaction to a message:
- In your working directory, create a file named
Include the following code in
import os.path from google.auth.transport.requests import Request from google.oauth2.credentials import Credentials from google_auth_oauthlib.flow import InstalledAppFlow from googleapiclient.discovery import build from googleapiclient.errors import HttpError # Define your app's authorization scopes. # When modifying these scopes, delete the file token.json, if it exists. SCOPES = ["https://www.googleapis.com/auth/chat.messages.reactions"] def main(): ''' Authenticates with Chat API via user credentials, then deletes a reaction to a message. ''' # Authenticate with Google Workspace # and get user authorization. flow = InstalledAppFlow.from_client_secrets_file( 'client_secrets.json', SCOPES) creds = flow.run_local_server() # Build a service endpoint for Chat API. chat = build('chat', 'v1', credentials=creds) # Use the service endpoint to call Chat API. result = chat.spaces().messages().reactions().delete( # The reaction to delete. # # Replace SPACE with a space name. # Obtain the space name from the spaces resource of Chat API, # or from a space's URL. # # Replace MESSAGE with a message name. # Obtain the message name from the response body returned # after creating a message asynchronously with Chat REST API. # # Replace REACTION with a reaction name. # Obtain the reaction name from the reaction resource of Chat API. name = 'spaces/SPACE/messages/MESSAGE/reactions/REACTION' ).execute() if __name__ == '__main__': main()
In the code, replace the following:
SPACE: a space name, which you can obtain from the
spaces.listmethod in the Chat API, or from a space's URL.
MESSAGE: a message name, which you can obtain from the response body returned after creating a message asynchronously with Chat API, or with the custom name assigned to the message at creation.
REACTION: a reaction name, which you can obtain from the
spaces.messages.reactions.listmethod in the Chat API or from the response body returned after creating a reaction asynchronously with the Chat API.
In your working directory, build and run the sample:
If successful, the response body is empty, which indicates that the reaction is deleted.