Create channel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Important

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

Important

Shared channels are currently in public preview status. During this time, the Microsoft Graph API to create a shared channel is available to a limited audience. We recommend creating shared channels in the Teams client and using Microsoft Graph APIs to manage them. For details about how to enable shared channels in the Teams client, see Shared channels in Microsoft Teams (Preview).

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**

Note:

  • Permissions marked with * use resource-specific consent.
  • 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.

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

Note: 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 a channel object.

Response

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

If the request is unsuccessful, this method returns a 400 Bad Request response code. The following are common reasons for this response:

  • createdDateTime is set in the future.
  • createdDateTime is correctly specified but the channelCreationMode instance attribute is missing or set to an invalid value.

Examples

Example 1: Create a standard channel

Request

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

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/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/beta/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/beta/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/beta/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$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/beta/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 is an example of 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/beta/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$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 standard channel with moderation settings

Request

The following example shows a request to create a standard channel with moderation settings. This operation can only be performed for a standard channel.

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

{
    "displayName": "TestChannelModeration",
    "description": "Test channel moderation.",
    "membershipType": "standard",
    "moderationSettings": {
        "userNewMessageRestriction": "everyoneExceptGuests",
        "replyRestriction": "everyone",
        "allowNewMessageFromBots": true,
        "allowNewMessageFromConnectors": true
    }
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$entity",
    "id": "19:12b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype",
    "displayName": "My First Private Channel",
    "description": "This is my first private channels",
    "isFavoriteByDefault": null,
    "email": "",
    "webUrl": "https://teams.microsoft.com/l/channel/19:12b76eea88574bd1969dca37e2b7a819@thread.skype/My%20First%20Private%20Channel?groupId=57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5&tenantId=0fddfdc5-f319-491f-a514-be1bc1bf9ddc",
    "membershipType": "standard"
}

Example 5: 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/beta/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/beta/users('jacob@contoso.com')",
           "roles":["owner"]
        }
     ]
}

Response

The following is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 0

{
    "@odata.context": "https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/$metadata#teams('57fb72d0-d811-46f4-8947-305e6072eaa5')/channels/$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 6: 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/beta/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/beta/users('7640023f-fe43-gv3f-9gg4-84a9efe4acd6')",
      "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

See also