Delete a message

Permanently delete a message.


This API corresponds to the delete a message completely feature documented in the Zulip Help Center.

Usage examples

#!/usr/bin/env python

import zulip

# The user for this zuliprc file must be an organization administrator
client = zulip.Client(config_file="~/zuliprc-admin")

# Delete the message with ID "message_id"
result = client.delete_message(message_id)

curl -X DELETE{message_id} \


Argument Example Required Description
message_id 42 Yes

The ID of the message to delete.


Example response

A typical successful JSON response may look like:

    "msg": "",
    "result": "success"

An example JSON response for when the specified message does not exist:

    "code": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "msg": "Invalid message(s)",
    "result": "error"

An example JSON response for when the user making the query does not have permission to delete the message:

    "code": "BAD_REQUEST",
    "msg": "You don't have permission to delete this message",
    "result": "error"