Create Channel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new channel in a Microsoft Team, as specified in the request body.

Note: There is a known issue with application permissions and this API. For details, see the known issues list.


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

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

POST /teams/{id}/channels

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of channel object.


If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and channel object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json

  "displayName": "Architecture Discussion",
  "description": "This channel is where we debate all future architecture plans"

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 201

  "id": "id-value",
  "displayName": "Architecture Discussion",
  "description": "This channel is where we debate all future architecture plans"