Delete a message

This endpoint is only available to organization administrators.


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 a message, given the message's ID.
result = client.delete_message(message_id)

curl -sSX DELETE \


message_id integer required in path

Example: 43

The target message's ID.


Example response(s)

Changes: As of Zulip 7.0 (feature level 167), if any parameters sent in the request are not supported by this endpoint, a successful JSON response will include an ignored_parameters_unsupported array.

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"