Query error logs for Google Chat apps

This guide describes how to query Chat app error logs in Google Cloud Logs Explorer. Query logs to:

  • Learn if users encounter errors.
  • See how often errors occur, and which are most frequent.
  • Read descriptive error messages and log data that help you fix the errors.


Query error logs

  1. In the Google Cloud console, click Menu > More products > Logging > Logs Explorer.

    Go to Log Explorer

  2. If necessary, to show the query builder, turn on Show query.

  3. For Chat app error logs, enter the following query:

  4. To see recent errors, click Run query. Or, to see errors as they occur, click Stream logs. Chat app error logs appear in the "Query results" pane.

To learn more about Google Cloud Logs Explorer and writing queries, see these guides in the Logs Explorer documentation:

Read an error message from a log

After querying an error log, you can view individual logs which consist of a JSON payload describing the log. For Chat app errors, the JSON includes the error message at jsonPayload.error.message. For example, in the following sample log, the error message says that an Apps Script function failed to execute:


  "insertId": "INSERT_ID",
  "jsonPayload": {
    "@type": "type.googleapis.com/google.chat.logging.v1.ChatAppLogEntry",
    "error": {
      "code": 9,
      "message": "An Apps Script function failed to execute. To review AppsScript error logs, see \"Logging\" (https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/logging)."
    "deployment": "DEPLOYMENT_ID"
  "resource": {
    "type": "chat.googleapis.com/Project",
    "labels": {
      "project_id": "PROJECT_ID"
  "timestamp": "2022-12-06T05:24:18.697255Z",
  "severity": "ERROR",
  "logName": "projects/PROJECT_ID/logs/chat.googleapis.com%2Ferrors",
  "receiveTimestamp": "2022-12-06T05:24:19.207936968Z"


As you work with Chat app error logs in Google Cloud Logs Explorer, take note of these considerations:

  • For Google Chat apps, Logs Explorer currently includes logs with the following severities which help troubleshoot a malfunctioning app:

    • ERROR

    Logs of related services can also help debug a Chat app. For example, if a Chat app is deployed using Google Cloud Functions, then it's a best practice to check Logs Explorer for Cloud Functions logs too.

  • Error messages are always written in English.

  • Cloud Logging incurs a cost. For further information on Cloud Logging pricing, refer to Google Cloud's operations suite pricing.

After querying error logs, if you find errors, see the following guides for help fixing errors: