This guide explains how use the
delete method on the
Space resource of
the Google Chat API to delete a named space when it's no longer needed. Deleting a
space also deletes everything that it contains, including messages and
- 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-httplib2 google-auth-oauthlib oauth2client
A published Chat app. To create and publish a Chat app, see Build a Google Chat app.
Authorization configured for the Chat app. Deleting a space requires User authentication with the
chat.deleteauthorization scope from a user who has permission to delete the specified space.
Delete a named space
To delete an existing space in Google Chat, pass the following in your request:
- Specify the
- Call the
deletemethod on the
- Pass the
nameof the space to delete.
Here's how to delete a space:
- In your working directory, create a file named
Include the following code in
import os.path from google.auth.transport.requests import Request from google.oauth2.credentials import Credentials from google_auth_oauthlib.flow import InstalledAppFlow from googleapiclient.discovery import build from googleapiclient.errors import HttpError # Define your app's authorization scopes. # When modifying these scopes, delete the file token.json, if it exists. SCOPES = ["https://www.googleapis.com/auth/chat.delete"] def main(): ''' Authenticates with Chat API via user credentials, then deletes the specified space. ''' # Authenticate with Google Workspace # and get user authorization. flow = InstalledAppFlow.from_client_secrets_file( 'client_secrets.json', SCOPES) creds = flow.run_local_server() # Build a service endpoint for Chat API. chat = build('chat', 'v1', credentials=creds) # Use the service endpoint to call Chat API. result = chat.spaces().delete( # The space to delete. # # Replace SPACE with a space name. # Obtain the space name from the spaces resource of Chat API, # or from a space's URL. name='spaces/SPACE' ).execute() # Print Chat API's response in your command line interface. # When deleting a space, the response body is empty. print(result) if __name__ == '__main__': main()
In the code, replace
SPACEwith the space name, which you can obtain from the
spaces.listmethod in the Chat API, or from a space's URL.
In your working directory, build and run the sample:
If successful, the response body is empty, which indicates that the space is deleted.
- Create a space
- Get details about a space.
- List spaces.
- Update a space.
- Delete a space.
- Set up a space.
- Find a direct message space.