Method: users.settings.delegates.create

Adds a delegate with its verification status set directly to accepted, without sending any verification email. The delegate user must be a member of the same Google Workspace organization as the delegator user.

Gmail imposes limitations on the number of delegates and delegators each user in a Google Workspace organization can have. These limits depend on your organization, but in general each user can have up to 25 delegates and up to 10 delegators.

Note that a delegate user must be referred to by their primary email address, and not an email alias.

Also note that when a new delegate is created, there may be up to a one minute delay before the new delegate is available for use.

This method is only available to service account clients that have been delegated domain-wide authority.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



User's email address. The special value "me" can be used to indicate the authenticated user.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Delegate.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains a newly created instance of Delegate.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.