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Deleting Messages Sent by a Specified User

Last updated: 2022-06-20 17:23:20

    Feature Description

    This API is used to recall messages sent by a specified user within the last 1,000 messages.

    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.
    Community Yes.

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


    • Livestreaming groups (AVChatRoom groups) do not support storing message history (in this document, recalling messages means recalling messages stored in the message history). Therefore, you cannot recall user messages in groups of this type. However, no error will be returned if you attempt to do so.
    • This API supports recalling silent messages only. Messages are marked as recalled on the server side, with no notification sent to the client side. The user is aware of the message recall operation only when the message history is pulled.

    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/delete_group_msg_by_sender 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 on how to generate the signature, 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

    Recall group messages. Specifically, recall messages sent by a certain user within the last 1,000 messages.

       "GroupId": "@TGS#2C5SZEAEF",    // Required
       "Sender_Account": "leckie"      // Required

    Request packet fields

    Field Type Required Description
    GroupId String Required ID of the group for which messages are to be recalled
    Sender_Account String Required ID of the sender whose messages are to be recalled

    Sample response packet body

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

    Response packet fields

    Field Type Description
    ActionStatus String Result of the request. OK indicates that the request was successful, and FAIL indicates that the request failed.
    ErrorInfo String Error information
    ErrorCode Integer Error code. 0 indicates that the request was successful, and any non-zero value indicates that the request failed.

    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 An internal server error occurred. Please try again.
    10003 The request command word is invalid.
    10004 A parameter is invalid. Check the error description and troubleshoot the issue.
    10007 The operation permissions are insufficient. For example, to remove someone from a public group requires admin permissions.
    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.


    Deleting group members (v4/group_open_http_svc/delete_group_member)

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