Changes: list

Requires authorization

Lists the changes for a user or Team Drive. Try it now.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Required query parameters
pageToken string The token for continuing a previous list request on the next page. This should be set to the value of 'nextPageToken' from the previous response or to the response from the getStartPageToken method.
Optional query parameters
fields string The paths of the fields you want included in the response. If not specified, the response includes a default set of fields specific to this method. For development you can use the special value * to return all fields, but you'll achieve greater performance by only selecting the fields you need. For more information see the partial responses documentation.
includeCorpusRemovals boolean Whether changes should include the file resource if the file is still accessible by the user at the time of the request, even when a file was removed from the list of changes and there will be no further change entries for this file. (Default: false)
includeRemoved boolean Whether to include changes indicating that items have been removed from the list of changes, for example by deletion or loss of access. (Default: true)
includeTeamDriveItems boolean Whether Team Drive files or changes should be included in results. (Default: false)
pageSize integer The maximum number of changes to return per page. Acceptable values are 1 to 1000, inclusive. (Default: 100)
restrictToMyDrive boolean Whether to restrict the results to changes inside the My Drive hierarchy. This omits changes to files such as those in the Application Data folder or shared files which have not been added to My Drive. (Default: false)
spaces string A comma-separated list of spaces to query within the user corpus. Supported values are 'drive', 'appDataFolder' and 'photos'.
supportsTeamDrives boolean Whether the requesting application supports Team Drives. (Default: false)
teamDriveId string The Team Drive from which changes will be returned. If specified the change IDs will be reflective of the Team Drive; use the combined Team Drive ID and change ID as an identifier.


This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).


Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

  "kind": "drive#changeList",
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "newStartPageToken": string,
  "changes": [
    changes Resource
Property name Value Description Notes
kind string Identifies what kind of resource this is. Value: the fixed string "drive#changeList".
nextPageToken string The page token for the next page of changes. This will be absent if the end of the changes list has been reached. If the token is rejected for any reason, it should be discarded, and pagination should be restarted from the first page of results.
newStartPageToken string The starting page token for future changes. This will be present only if the end of the current changes list has been reached.
changes[] list The list of changes. If nextPageToken is populated, then this list may be incomplete and an additional page of results should be fetched.

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