Method: spaces.messages.list

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Lists messages in a space that the caller is a member of, including messages from blocked members and spaces. Requires user authentication and the chat.messages or chat.messages.readonly authorization scope.

This method is only supported in spaces that don't allow users from outside the Workspace organization to join.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the space to list messages from.

Format: spaces/{space}

Query parameters



The maximum number of messages returned. The service may return fewer messages than this value.

If unspecified, at most 25 are returned.

The maximum value is 1000; values above 1000 are coerced to 1000.

Negative values return an INVALID_ARGUMENT error.



Optional, if resuming from a previous query.

A page token received from a previous list messages call. Provide this to retrieve the subsequent page.

When paginating, all other parameters provided should match the call that provided the page token. Passing different values to the other parameters may lead to unexpected results.



A query filter.

You can filter messages by date (createTime) and thread (

To filter messages by the date they were created, specify the createTime with a timestamp in RFC-3339 format and double quotation marks. For example, "2023-04-21T11:30:00-04:00". You can use the greater than operator > to list messages that were created after a timestamp, or the less than operator < to list messages that were created before a timestamp. To filter messages within a time interval, use the AND operator between two timestamps.

To filter by thread, specify the, formatted as spaces/{space}/threads/{thread}. You can only specify one per query.

To filter by both thread and date, use the AND operator in your query.

For example, the following queries are valid:

createTime > "2012-04-21T11:30:00-04:00"

createTime > "2012-04-21T11:30:00-04:00" AND = spaces/AAAAAAAAAAA/threads/123

createTime > "2012-04-21T11:30:00+00:00" AND

createTime < "2013-01-01T00:00:00+00:00" AND = spaces/AAAAAAAAAAA/threads/123 = spaces/AAAAAAAAAAA/threads/123

Invalid queries are rejected by the server with an INVALID_ARGUMENT error.



Optional, if resuming from a previous query.

How the list of messages is ordered. Specify a value to order by and an ordering operation. Valid ordering operation values are:

  • ASC for ascending.

  • DESC for descending.

The default ordering is createTime ASC.



Whether to include deleted messages. Deleted messages include deleted time and metadata about their deletion, but message content is unavailable.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "messages": [
      object (Message)
  "nextPageToken": string

object (Message)

List of messages.



A token that can be sent as pageToken to retrieve the next page of results. If empty, there are no subsequent pages.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.