List messages in a chat

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Retrieve the list of messages in a chat.

This method supports federation. To list chat messages in application context, the request must be made from the tenant that the channel owner belongs to (represented by the tenantId property on the channel).

Note: This API supports subscribing to changes (create, update, and delete) using change notifications. This allows callers to subscribe and get changes in real time. For details, see Get notifications for messages.

Permissions

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) Chat.Read, Chat.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Chat.Read.All, Chat.ReadWrite.All

Note

Before calling this API with application permissions, you must request access. For details, see Protected APIs in Microsoft Teams.

HTTP request

GET /me/chats/{chat-id}/messages
GET /users/{user-id | user-principal-name}/chats/{chat-id}/messages
GET /chats/{chat-id}/messages

Optional query parameters

This method supports the following OData query parameters.

Name Description
$top Controls the number of items per response. Maximum allowed $top value is 50.
$orderBy Currently supports the lastModifiedDateTime (default) and createdDateTime properties in descending order. The ascending order is currently not supported.
$filter Sets the date range filter for the lastModifiedDateTime and createdDateTime properties. The lastModifiedDateTime property supports the ge and le operators. The createdDateTime property supports the le operator. You can only filter results if the request URL contains the $orderBy and $filter query parameters configured for the same property; otherwise, the $filter query option is ignored.

The other OData query parameters are not currently supported.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a collection of chatMessage objects in the response body.

Examples

Example 1: Request without optional Prefer header

The following is an example of the request. $top=2 is passed to retrieve two messages.

Request

The following example shows the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2

Response

The following example shows the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#chats('19%3A2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437%40thread.v2')/messages",
    "@odata.count": 3,
    "@odata.nextLink": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$skiptoken=M2UyZDAwMDAwMDMxMzkzYTMyNjQ2MTM0NjMzMjM5NjYzNjY0MzczMDM0MzE2NTYzNjEzNzMwNjIzNjMzMzg2MjM0MzM2NDM0MzUzNDMzMzc0MDc0Njg3MjY1NjE2NDJlNzYzMjAxZThmYjY4M2Y3ODAxMDAwMDg4NjA5ODdhNzgwMTAwMDB8MTYxNjk2NDUwOTgzMg%3d%3d",
    "value": [
        {
            "id": "1616964509832",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1616964509832",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "text",
                "content": "Hello world"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615971548136",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615971548136",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<div><div><div><span><img height=\"63\" src=\"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages/1615971548136/hostedContents/aWQ9eF8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNix0eXBlPTEsdXJsPWh0dHBzOi8vdXMtYXBpLmFzbS5za3lwZS5jb20vdjEvb2JqZWN0cy8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNi92aWV3cy9pbWdv/$value\" width=\"67\" style=\"vertical-align:bottom; width:67px; height:63px\"></span></div></div></div>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615943825123",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615943825123",
            "messageType": "unknownFutureValue",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-1706:47:05.123Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-1706:47:05.123Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "from": null,
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<systemEventMessage/>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": [],
            "eventDetail": {
                "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.chatRenamedEventMessageDetail",
                "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
                "chatDisplayName": "Graph Members",
                "initiator": {
                    "application": null,
                    "device": null,
                    "user": {
                        "id": "1fb8890f-423e-4154-8fbf-db6809bc8756",
                        "displayName": null,
                        "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Example 2: Request with optional Prefer header

The following is an example of the request. $top=2 is passed to retrieve two messages.

Request

The following example shows the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2

Prefer: include-unknown-enum-members

Response

The following is an example of the response when Prefer: include-unknown-enum-members is provided in the request header.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#chats('19%3A2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437%40thread.v2')/messages",
    "@odata.count": 3,
    "@odata.nextLink": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$skiptoken=M2UyZDAwMDAwMDMxMzkzYTMyNjQ2MTM0NjMzMjM5NjYzNjY0MzczMDM0MzE2NTYzNjEzNzMwNjIzNjMzMzg2MjM0MzM2NDM0MzUzNDMzMzc0MDc0Njg3MjY1NjE2NDJlNzYzMjAxZThmYjY4M2Y3ODAxMDAwMDg4NjA5ODdhNzgwMTAwMDB8MTYxNjk2NDUwOTgzMg%3d%3d",
    "value": [
        {
            "id": "1616964509832",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1616964509832",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "text",
                "content": "Hello world"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615971548136",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615971548136",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<div><div><div><span><img height=\"63\" src=\"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages/1615971548136/hostedContents/aWQ9eF8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNix0eXBlPTEsdXJsPWh0dHBzOi8vdXMtYXBpLmFzbS5za3lwZS5jb20vdjEvb2JqZWN0cy8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNi92aWV3cy9pbWdv/$value\" width=\"67\" style=\"vertical-align:bottom; width:67px; height:63px\"></span></div></div></div>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615943825123",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615943825123",
            "messageType": "systemEventMessage",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-1706:47:05.123Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-1706:47:05.123Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "from": null,
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<systemEventMessage/>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": [],
            "eventDetail": {
                "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.chatRenamedEventMessageDetail",
                "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
                "chatDisplayName": "Graph Members",
                "initiator": {
                    "application": null,
                    "device": null,
                    "user": {
                        "id": "1fb8890f-423e-4154-8fbf-db6809bc8756",
                        "displayName": null,
                        "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}

Example 3: List chat messages sorted by creation date

The following is an example of a request that lists the top two messages ($top=2) and sorts them by the createdDateTime property ($orderBy=createdDateTime).

Request

The following example shows the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$orderBy=createdDateTime desc

Response

The following example shows the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#chats('19%3A2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437%40thread.v2')/messages",
    "@odata.count": 2,
    "@odata.nextLink": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$skiptoken=M2UyZDAwMDAwMDMxMzkzYTMyNjQ2MTM0NjMzMjM5NjYzNjY0MzczMDM0MzE2NTYzNjEzNzMwNjIzNjMzMzg2MjM0MzM2NDM0MzUzNDMzMzc0MDc0Njg3MjY1NjE2NDJlNzYzMjAxZThmYjY4M2Y3ODAxMDAwMDg4NjA5ODdhNzgwMTAwMDB8MTYxNjk2NDUwOTgzMg%3d%3d",
    "value": [
        {
            "id": "1616964509832",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1616964509832",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-28T20:48:29.832Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "onBehalfOf": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "text",
                "content": "Hello world"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615971548136",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615971548136",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2021-03-17T08:59:08.136Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "onBehalfOf": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<div><div><div><span><img height=\"63\" src=\"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages/1615971548136/hostedContents/aWQ9eF8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNix0eXBlPTEsdXJsPWh0dHBzOi8vdXMtYXBpLmFzbS5za3lwZS5jb20vdjEvb2JqZWN0cy8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNi92aWV3cy9pbWdv/$value\" width=\"67\" style=\"vertical-align:bottom; width:67px; height:63px\"></span></div></div></div>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        }
    ]
}

Example 4: List chat messages filtered by last modified date range

The following is an example of a request that lists the top two messages ($top=2), sorts them in descending order by the lastModifiedDateTime property ($orderBy=lastModifiedDateTime desc), and filters the results for a specific date range ($filter=lastModifiedDateTime ge 2022-09-22T00:00:00.000Z and lastModifiedDateTime le 2022-09-24T00:00:00.000Z).

Request

The following example shows the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$orderBy=lastModifiedDateTime desc&$filter=lastModifiedDateTime ge 2022-09-22T00:00:00.000Z and lastModifiedDateTime le 2022-09-24T00:00:00.000Z

Response

The following example shows the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#chats('19%3A2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437%40thread.v2')/messages",
    "@odata.count": 2,
    "@odata.nextLink": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages?$top=2&$orderBy=lastModifiedDateTime desc&$filter=lastModifiedDateTime ge 2022-09-22T00:00:00.000Z and lastModifiedDateTime le 2022-09-24T00:00:00.000Z&$skiptoken=M2UyZDAwMDAwMDMxMzkzYTMyNjQ2MTM0NjMzMjM5NjYzNjY0MzczMDM0MzE2NTYzNjEzNzMwNjIzNjMzMzg2MjM0MzM2NDM0MzUzNDMzMzc0MDc0Njg3MjY1NjE2NDJlNzYzMjAxZThmYjY4M2Y3ODAxMDAwMDg4NjA5ODdhNzgwMTAwMDB8MTYxNjk2NDUwOTgzMg%3d%3d",
    "value": [
        {
            "id": "1616964509832",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1616964509832",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "onBehalfOf": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "text",
                "content": "Hello world"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        },
        {
            "id": "1615971548136",
            "replyToId": null,
            "etag": "1615971548136",
            "messageType": "message",
            "createdDateTime": "2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z",
            "lastModifiedDateTime": "2022-09-23T00:00:00.000Z",
            "lastEditedDateTime": null,
            "deletedDateTime": null,
            "subject": null,
            "summary": null,
            "chatId": "19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2",
            "importance": "normal",
            "locale": "en-us",
            "webUrl": null,
            "channelIdentity": null,
            "onBehalfOf": null,
            "policyViolation": null,
            "eventDetail": null,
            "from": {
                "application": null,
                "device": null,
                "user": {
                    "id": "8ea0e38b-efb3-4757-924a-5f94061cf8c2",
                    "displayName": "Robin Kline",
                    "userIdentityType": "aadUser"
                }
            },
            "body": {
                "contentType": "html",
                "content": "<div><div><div><span><img height=\"63\" src=\"https://graph.microsoft.com/1.0/chats/19:2da4c29f6d7041eca70b638b43d45437@thread.v2/messages/1615971548136/hostedContents/aWQ9eF8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNix0eXBlPTEsdXJsPWh0dHBzOi8vdXMtYXBpLmFzbS5za3lwZS5jb20vdjEvb2JqZWN0cy8wLXd1cy1kOS1lNTRmNjM1NWYxYmJkNGQ3ZTNmNGJhZmU4NTI5MTBmNi92aWV3cy9pbWdv/$value\" width=\"67\" style=\"vertical-align:bottom; width:67px; height:63px\"></span></div></div></div>"
            },
            "attachments": [],
            "mentions": [],
            "reactions": []
        }
    ]
}