Create channel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

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

Note: You can add a maximum of 200 members when you create a private channel.

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) Channel.Create, Group.ReadWrite.All**, Directory.ReadWrite.All**
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Channel.Create.Group*, Channel.Create, Teamwork.Migrate.All, Group.ReadWrite.All**, Directory.ReadWrite.All**

Notes: Permissions marked with ** are supported only for backward compatibility. We recommend that you update your solutions to use an alternative permission listed in the previous table and avoid using these permissions going forward. Permissions marked with * use resource-specific consent.

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

In the future, Microsoft may require you or your customers to pay additional fees based on the amount of data imported using Teamwork.Migrate.All and/or migration APIs.

HTTP request

POST /teams/{team-id}/channels

Request headers

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

Request body

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

Response

If successful, this method returns a 201 Created response code and a channel object in the response body for a channel with a membershipType value of standard or private. For a channel with a membershipType value of shared, this method returns a 202 Accepted response code and a link to the teamsAsyncOperation.

Examples

Example 1: Create a standard channel

Request

The following example shows a request to create a standard channel.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5/channels
Content-type: application/json

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

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

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

{
  "id": "19:4b6bed8d24574f6a9e436813cb2617d8@thread.tacv2",
  "displayName": "Architecture Discussion",
  "description": "This channel is where we debate all future architecture plans"
}

Example 2: Create private channel on behalf of user

Request

The following example shows a request to create a private channel and add a user as an team owner.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5/channels
Content-type: application/json

{
  "@odata.type": "#Microsoft.Graph.channel",
  "membershipType": "private",
  "displayName": "My First Private Channel",
  "description": "This is my first private channels",
  "members":
     [
        {
           "@odata.type":"#microsoft.graph.aadUserConversationMember",
           "user@odata.bind":"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users('62855810-484b-4823-9e01-60667f8b12ae')",
           "roles":["owner"]
        }
     ]
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$entity",
    "id": "19:33b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype",
    "displayName": "My First Private Channel",
    "description": "This is my first private channels",
    "isFavoriteByDefault": null,
    "email": "",
    "webUrl": "https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19:33b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype/My%20First%20Private%20Channel?groupId=57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5&tenantId=0fddfdc5-f319-491f-a514-be1bc1bf9ddc",
    "membershipType": "private"
}

Example 3: Create a channel in migration mode

Request

The following example shows how to create a channel that will be used for importing messages.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5/channels
Content-Type: application/json

{
  "@microsoft.graph.channelCreationMode": "migration",
  "displayName": "Import_150958_99z",
  "description": "Import_150958_99z",
  "createdDateTime": "2020-03-14T11:22:17.067Z"
}

Response

The following example shows the response. The Content-Location header in the response specifies the path to the channel that is being provisioned. Once provisioned, this channel can be used for importing messages.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Location: /teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels('19:4b6bed8d24574f6a9e436813cb2617d8@thread.tacv2')

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$entity",
    "id": "19:987c7a9fbe6447ccb3ea31bcded5c75c@thread.tacv2",
    "createdDateTime": null,
    "displayName": "Import_150958_99z",
    "description": "Import_150958_99z",
    "isFavoriteByDefault": null,
    "email": null,
    "webUrl": null,
    "membershipType": null,
    "moderationSettings": null
}

Example 4: Create private channel on behalf of user using user principal name

Request

The following example shows a request to create a private channel and add a user as an team owner.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5/channels
Content-type: application/json

{
  "@odata.type": "#Microsoft.Graph.channel",
  "membershipType": "private",
  "displayName": "My First Private Channel",
  "description": "This is my first private channels",
  "members":
     [
        {
           "@odata.type":"#microsoft.graph.aadUserConversationMember",
           "user@odata.bind":"https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users('jacob@contoso.com')",
           "roles":["owner"]
        }
     ]
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$entity",
    "id": "19:33b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype",
    "displayName": "My First Private Channel",
    "description": "This is my first private channels",
    "isFavoriteByDefault": null,
    "email": "",
    "webUrl": "https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19:33b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype/My%20First%20Private%20Channel?groupId=57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5&tenantId=0fddfdc5-f319-491f-a514-be1bc1bf9ddc",
    "membershipType": "private"
}

Example 5: Create a shared channel on behalf of a user

Request

The following example shows how to create a shared channel.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5/channels
Content-type: application/json

{
  "displayName": "My First Shared Channel",
  "description": "This is my first shared channel",
  "membershipType": "shared",
  "members": [
    {
      "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.aadUserConversationMember",
      "user@odata.bind": "https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/users('7640023f-fe43-573f-9ff4-84a9efe4acd6')",
      "roles": [
        "owner"
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Location: /teams/7640023f-fe43-4cc7-9bd3-84a9efe4acd6/operations/359d75f6-2bb8-4785-ab2d-377bf3d573fa
Content-Length: 0