Method: projects.snapshots.delete

Removes an existing snapshot. Snapshots are used in operations, which allow you to manage message acknowledgments in bulk. That is, you can set the acknowledgment state of messages in an existing subscription to the state captured by a snapshot. When the snapshot is deleted, all messages retained in the snapshot are immediately dropped. After a snapshot is deleted, a new one may be created with the same name, but the new one has no association with the old snapshot or its subscription, unless the same subscription is specified.

HTTP request


Path parameters



Required. The name of the snapshot to delete. Format is projects/{project}/snapshots/{snap}.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body is empty.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.