Update member in channel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the role of a conversationMember in a channel. This operation is allowed only for channels with a membershipType value of private or shared.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission Type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) ChannelMember.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported
Application ChannelMember.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

PATCH /teams/{team-id}/channels/{channel-id}/members/{membership-id}

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for the relevant fields to update. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
roles string collection The role for the user. Must be owner or empty. Guest users are automatically stamped with guest role and this value cannot be updated.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated conversationMember object in the response body.



The following is a request to apply the owner role to an existing member of a channel.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/ece6f0a1-7ca4-498b-be79-edf6c8fc4d82/channels/19%3A56eb04e133944cf69e603c5dac2d292e%40thread.skype/members/ZWUwZjVhZTItOGJjNi00YWU1LTg0NjYtN2RhZWViYmZhMDYyIyM3Mzc2MWYwNi0yYWM5LTQ2OWMtOWYxMC0yNzlhOGNjMjY3Zjk=
content-type: application/json
content-length: 26

  "roles": ["owner"]


Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#teams('ece6f0a1-7ca4-498b-be79-edf6c8fc4d82')/channels('19%3A56eb04e133944cf69e603c5dac2d292e%40thread.skype')/members/microsoft.graph.aadUserConversationMember/$entity",
  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.aadUserConversationMember",
  "roles": ["owner"],
  "displayName": "John Doe",
  "userId": "8b081ef6-4792-4def-b2c9-c363a1bf41d5",
  "email": null,
  "tenantId": "f2eea028-3898-4e55-b611-2e2d960f7512"

See also