List channel messages


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Retrieve the list of messages (without the replies) in a channel of a team. To get the replies for a message, call the list message replies or the get message reply API.


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

HTTP request

GET /teams/{id}/channels/{id}/messages

Optional query parameters

The 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.


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



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability. All the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 201

  "value": [
        "id": "id-value",
        "replyToId": "id-value",
        "from" : {
            "user": { 
                "id":  "id-value",
                "displayName": "John Doe"
        "etag": "id-value",
        "messageType": "message",
        "createdDateTime": "2018-07-09T07:40:20.152Z",
        "lastModifiedDateTime": "2018-07-09T07:40:20.152Z",
        "body": {
            "content": "Hello World",
            "contentType": "Text"
        "attachments": [
              "id": "5e32f195-168a-474f-a273-123123123",
              "contentType": "reference",
              "contentUrl": "",
              "content": null,
              "name": "Test.txt",
              "thumbnailUrl": null
        "mentions": [
                "type": "user",
                "id": "id-value ",
                "mentionText": "Test User"
        "importance": "normal",
        "reactions": [
                "reactionType": "like",
                "user": {
                    "id": "id-value",
                    "displayName": "John Doe"
                "createdDateTime": "2018-07-09T07:40:20.152Z"
        "locale": "en-us"