GroupItems: list

Important: API requests to this method require access to either:
  • the scope
  • the scope
    the scope

The first option uses one scope, which happens to be a read-write scope, while the second option uses two read-only scopes.

Note: The YouTube Analytics API (v1) has been deprecated as of November 1, 2018. If you have not done so already, please update your client to work with version 2 of the API to avoid service interruptions. See the API's migration guide for details.

Returns a collection of group items that match the API request parameters.


HTTP request



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

Scopes View YouTube Analytics reports for your YouTube content. This scope provides access to user activity metrics, like view counts and rating counts. View YouTube Analytics monetary reports for your YouTube content. This scope provides access to user activity metrics and to estimated revenue and ad performance metrics. Manage your YouTube account. In the YouTube Analytics API, channel owners use this scope to manage YouTube Analytics groups and group items. View and manage YouTube assets and associated content on YouTube. In the YouTube Analytics API, content owners use this scope to manage YouTube Analytics groups and group items.


The table below lists the parameters that this query supports. All of the parameters listed are query parameters.

Required parameters
groupId string
The id parameter specifies the unique ID of the group for which you want to retrieve group items.
Optional parameters
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels.

The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter indicates that the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube user who is acting on behalf of the content owner specified in the parameter value. It allows content owners to authenticate once and get access to all their video and channel data, without having to provide authentication credentials for each individual channel. The account that the user authenticates with must be linked to the specified YouTube content owner.

Request body

Do not provide a request body when calling this method.


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

  "kind": "youtube#groupItemListResponse",
  "etag": etag,
  "items": [
    groupItem Resource


The following table defines the properties that appear in this resource:

kind string
Identifies the API resource's type. The value will be youtube#groupItemListResponse.
etag etag
The Etag of this resource.
items[] list
A list of items that the group contains. Each item in the list represents a groupItem resource.


The API does not define any error messages that are unique to this API method. However, this method could still return general API errors listed in the error message documentation.

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