Delete a Google Workspace subscription

This page explains how to delete a Google Workspace subscription using the subscriptions.delete() method.

When you delete a subscription, your app no longer receives any events. If a subscription expires, the Google Workspace Events API deletes it automatically.



  • Python 3.6 or greater
  • The pip package management tool
  • The latest Google client libraries for Python. To install or update them, run the following command in your command-line interface:
      pip3 install --upgrade google-api-python-client google-auth-oauthlib
  • A Google Workspace subscription. To create one, see Create a subscription.

  • Requires authentication:

    • For user authentication, requires a scope that supports at least one of the event types for the subscription. To identify a scope, see Scopes by event type.
    • For app authentication, requires the scope (Google Chat apps only).

Delete a subscription authorized by a user

The following code sample deletes a Subscription resource using user authentication.

To delete a subscription:


  1. In your working directory, create a file named and add the following code:

    """Delete subscription."""
    from google_auth_oauthlib.flow import InstalledAppFlow
    from googleapiclient.discovery import build
    # Specify required scopes.
    SCOPES = ['SCOPE']
    # Authenticate with Google Workspace and get user authentication.
    flow = InstalledAppFlow.from_client_secrets_file('client_secrets.json', SCOPES)
    CREDENTIALS = flow.run_local_server()
    # Call the Workspace Events API using the service endpoint.
    service = build(
    NAME = 'subscriptions/SUBSCRIPTION_ID'
    response = service.subscriptions().delete(name=NAME).execute()

    Replace the following:

    • SCOPE: An OAuth scope that supports at least one event type from the subscription. For example, if your subscription receives events an updated Chat space,
    • SUBSCRIPTION_ID: The ID of the subscription. To get the ID, you can use any of the following:
      • The value of the uid field.
      • The ID of the resource name represented in the name field. For example, if the resource name is subscriptions/subscription-123, use subscription-123.
  2. In your working directory, make sure you've stored your OAuth client ID credentials and named the file client_secrets.json. The code sample uses this JSON file to authenticate with Google Workspace and get user credentials. For instructions, see Create OAuth client ID credentials.

  3. To delete the subscription, run the following in your terminal:

The Google Workspace Events API returns a long-running operation that contains the instance of the Subscription resource.