Method: projects.subscriptions.modifyAckDeadline

Modifies the ack deadline for a specific message. This method is useful to indicate that more time is needed to process a message by the subscriber, or to make the message available for redelivery if the processing was interrupted. Note that this does not modify the subscription-level ackDeadlineSeconds used for subsequent messages.

HTTP request


Path parameters



The name of the subscription. Format is projects/{project}/subscriptions/{sub}.

Request body

The request body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "ackIds": [
  "ackDeadlineSeconds": number


List of acknowledgment IDs.



The new ack deadline with respect to the time this request was sent to the Pub/Sub system. For example, if the value is 10, the new ack deadline will expire 10 seconds after the subscriptions.modifyAckDeadline call was made. Specifying zero may immediately make the message available for another pull request. The minimum deadline you can specify is 0 seconds. The maximum deadline you can specify is 600 seconds (10 minutes).

Response body

If successful, the response body will be empty.

Authorization Scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authentication Overview.

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