Returns a list of spaces based on a user's search. Requires user authentication. The user must be an administrator for the Google Workspace organization. In the request, set useAdminAccess to true.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Query parameters



When true, the method runs using the user's Google Workspace administrator privileges.

The calling user must be a Google Workspace administrator with the manage chat and spaces conversations privilege.

Requires either the chat.admin.spaces.readonly or chat.admin.spaces OAuth 2.0 scope.

This method currently only supports admin access, thus only true is accepted for this field.



The maximum number of spaces to return. The service may return fewer than this value.

If unspecified, at most 100 spaces are returned.

The maximum value is 1000. If you use a value more than 1000, it's automatically changed to 1000.



A token, received from the previous search spaces call. Provide this parameter 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 might lead to unexpected results.



Required. A search query.

You can search by using the following parameters: - createTime - customer - displayName - externalUserAllowed - lastActiveTime - spaceHistoryState - spaceType

createTime and lastActiveTime accept a timestamp in RFC-3339 format and the supported comparison operators are: =, <, >, <=, >=.

customer is required and is used to indicate which customer to fetch spaces from. customers/my_customer is the only supported value.

displayName only accepts the HAS (:) operator. The text to match is first tokenized into tokens and each token is prefix-matched case-insensitively and independently as a substring anywhere in the space's displayName. For example, Fun Eve matches Fun event or The evening was fun but not notFun event or even.

externalUserAllowed accepts either true or false.

spaceHistoryState only accepts values from the historyState field of a space resource.

spaceType is required and the only valid value is SPACE.

Across different fields, only AND operators are supported. A valid example is spaceType = "SPACE" AND displayName:"Hello" and an invalid example is spaceType = "SPACE" OR displayName:"Hello".

Among the same field, spaceType doesn't support AND or OR operators. displayName, 'spaceHistoryState', and 'externalUserAllowed' only support OR operators. lastActiveTime and createTime support both AND and OR operators. AND can only be used to represent a interval, such as lastActiveTime < "2022-01-01T00:00:00+00:00" AND lastActiveTime > "2023-01-01T00:00:00+00:00".

The following example queries are valid:

customer = "customers/my_customer" AND spaceType = "SPACE"

customer = "customers/my_customer" AND spaceType = "SPACE" AND
displayName:"Hello World"

customer = "customers/my_customer" AND spaceType = "SPACE" AND
(lastActiveTime < "2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00" OR lastActiveTime >

customer = "customers/my_customer" AND spaceType = "SPACE" AND
(displayName:"Hello World" OR displayName:"Fun event") AND
(lastActiveTime > "2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00" AND lastActiveTime <

customer = "customers/my_customer" AND spaceType = "SPACE" AND
(createTime > "2019-01-01T00:00:00+00:00" AND createTime <
"2020-01-01T00:00:00+00:00") AND (externalUserAllowed = "true") AND
(spaceHistoryState = "HISTORY_ON" OR spaceHistoryState = "HISTORY_OFF")


Optional. How the list of spaces is ordered.

Supported attributes to order by are:

  • membershipCount.joined_direct_human_user_count — Denotes the count of human users that have directly joined a space.
  • lastActiveTime — Denotes the time when last eligible item is added to any topic of this space.
  • createTime — Denotes the time of the space creation.

Valid ordering operation values are:

  • ASC for ascending. Default value.

  • DESC for descending.

The supported syntax are:

  • membershipCount.joined_direct_human_user_count DESC
  • membershipCount.joined_direct_human_user_count ASC
  • lastActiveTime DESC
  • lastActiveTime ASC
  • createTime DESC
  • createTime ASC

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

Response with a list of spaces corresponding to the search spaces request.

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

JSON representation
  "spaces": [
      object (Space)
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "totalSize": integer

object (Space)

A page of the requested spaces.



A token that can be used to retrieve the next page. If this field is empty, there are no subsequent pages.



The total number of spaces that match the query, across all pages. If the result is over 10,000 spaces, this value is an estimate.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.