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Changing Group Owner

Last updated: 2022-06-20 17:02:57

    Feature Description

    • This API is used by the app admin to transfer the ownership of a group.
    • For groups that do not have a group owner, an app admin can use this API to specify a member as the group owner.
    • The new group owner must be a member of the group.

    API Calling Description

    Applicable group types

    Group Type ID Is this RESTful API Supported?
    Private Yes. Same as Work (work group for friends) in the new version.
    Public Yes.
    ChatRoom Yes. Same as Meeting (temporary meeting group) in the new version.
    AVChatRoom No. See the notes below.
    Community Yes.

    These are the 4 built-in group types in IM. For detailed information, see the Group System.


    AVChatRooms (livestreaming groups) do not support transferring group ownership. Error 10007 will be returned if this operation is performed on a group of this type.

    Sample request URL


    Request parameters

    The list below contains only the parameters commonly used when calling this API and their descriptions. For more parameters, see RESTful API Overview.

    Parameter Description
    https The request protocol is HTTPS, and the request method is POST.
    xxxxxx The country/region where your SDKAppID is located.
  • China: console.tim.qq.com
  • Singapore: adminapisgp.im.qcloud.com
  • Seoul: adminapikr.im.qcloud.com
  • Frankfurt: adminapiger.im.qcloud.com
  • India: adminapiind.im.qcloud.com
  • v4/group_open_http_svc/change_group_owner Request API
    sdkappid SDKAppID assigned by the IM console when the application is created
    identifier The value must be the app admin account. For more information, see App Admins.
    usersig Signature generated by the app admin account. For details, see Generating UserSig.
    random A random 32-bit unsigned integer ranging from 0 to 4294967295
    contenttype Request format. The value is always json.

    Maximum calling frequency

    The maximum calling frequency is 200 calls per second.

    Sample request packet

    In this example, the ownership of a group is transferred, and the new owner of the group after the transfer must be a member of the group.

       "GroupId": "@TGS#1NVTZEAE4",  // ID of the group to be transferred (required)
       "NewOwner_Account": "peter" // ID of the new group owner (required)

    Request packet fields

    Field Type Required Description
    GroupId String Required ID of the group to be transferred
    NewOwner_Account String Required ID of the new group owner

    Sample response packet body

      "ActionStatus": "OK",
      "ErrorInfo": "",
      "ErrorCode": 0

    Response packet fields

    Field Type Description
    ActionStatus String The processing result of the request. OK: succeeded. FAIL: failed.
    ErrorCode Integer Error code. 0 indicates that the request was successful, and any non-zero value indicates that the request failed.
    ErrorInfo String Detailed error information

    Error Codes

    Unless a network error (such as error 502) occurs, the returned HTTP status code for this API is always 200. The specific error code and details can be found in the response packet fields such as ErrorCode and ErrorInfo.
    For public error codes (60000 to 79999), see Error Codes.
    The list below contains error codes specific to this API:

    Error Code Description
    10002 A system error occurred. Please try again or contact our technical support.
    10004 A parameter is invalid. Based on the ErrorInfo field in the response packet, check whether the required fields have been specified, or whether the fields are set according to the protocol requirements.
    10007 Insufficient operation permissions. Check whether the operator is the app admin.
    10010 The group does not exist, or once existed but has been disbanded.
    10015 The group ID is invalid. Be sure to use the correct group ID.

    API Debugging Tool

    Use the online debugging tool for RESTful APIs to debug this API.


    Recalling group messages (v4/group_open_http_svc/group_msg_recall)

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