Get primaryChannel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get the default channel, General, of a team.


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) Channel.ReadBasic.All, ChannelSettings.Read.All, ChannelSettings.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application ChannelSettings.Read.Group*, ChannelSettings.ReadWrite.Group*, Channel.ReadBasic.All, ChannelSettings.Read.All, ChannelSettings.ReadWrite.All

Note: Permissions marked with * use resource-specific consent.

Note: This API supports admin permissions. Global admins and Microsoft Teams service admins can access teams that they are not a member of.

HTTP request

GET /teams/{id}/primaryChannel

Optional query parameters

This method supports the $filter, $select, and $expand OData query parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


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



The following is an example of the request.



The following is an example of the response.

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

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

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#teams('32e3b156-66b2-4135-9aeb-73295a35a55b')/primaryChannel/$entity",
    "id": "",
    "displayName": "General",
    "description": "Microsoft Teams Platform team discussions",
    "email": "",
    "webUrl": ""