ChannelSections: list

Returns a list of channelSection resources that match the API request criteria.

Quota impact: A call to this method has a quota cost of 1 unit.

Common use cases


HTTP request



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

Required parameters
part string
The part parameter specifies a comma-separated list of one or more channelSection resource properties that the API response will include.

If the parameter identifies a property that contains child properties, the child properties will be included in the response. For example, in a channelSection resource, the snippet property contains other properties, such as a display title for the section. If you set part=snippet, the API response will also contain all of those nested properties.

The following list contains the part names that you can include in the parameter value:
  • contentDetails
  • id
  • snippet
Filters (specify exactly one of the following parameters)
channelId string
The channelId parameter specifies a YouTube channel ID. If a request specifies a value for this parameter, the API will only return the specified channel's sections.
id string
The id parameter specifies a comma-separated list of IDs that uniquely identify the channelSection resources that are being retrieved. In a channelSection resource, the id property specifies the section's ID.
mine boolean
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Set this parameter's value to true to retrieve a feed of the channel sections associated with the authenticated user's YouTube channel.
Optional parameters
hl string
This parameter has been deprecated. The hl parameter provided support for retrieving localized metadata for a channel section. However, this functionality has been deprecated in YouTube Studio and in the YouTube app.
onBehalfOfContentOwner string
This parameter can only be used in a properly authorized request. Note: This parameter is intended exclusively for YouTube content partners.

The onBehalfOfContentOwner parameter indicates that the request's authorization credentials identify a YouTube CMS user who is acting on behalf of the content owner specified in the parameter value. This parameter is intended for YouTube content partners that own and manage many different YouTube channels. 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 CMS 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#channelSectionListResponse",
  "etag": etag,
  "items": [
    channelSection 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#channelSectionListResponse.
etag etag
The Etag of this resource.
items[] list
A list of ChannelSections that match the request criteria.


The following table identifies error messages that the API could return in response to a call to this method. Please see the error message documentation for more detail.

Error type Error detail Description
forbidden (403) channelSectionForbidden The requester is not allowed to access the requested channel sections.
invalidValue (400) idInvalid The request specifies an invalid channel section ID.
invalidValue (400) invalidCriteria The request could not be completed because the filter criteria are invalid.
notFound (404) channelNotFound The channel associated with the request cannot be found.
notFound (404) channelSectionNotFound The channel section associated with the request cannot be found.

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