Quotas & limits

The following quotas and limits apply to Cloud Tasks:

Resource Value Description
Maximum number of queues 1,000 queues The total number of queues that can exist in a project. Includes default queue. Note: This is the quota for queues created via Cloud Tasks API methods. Any queues created using queue.yaml however, are based on the older Task Queues method. These queues continue to have an initial quota of 100.

Can be increased by selecting Edit Quotas from the Quotas page of the Cloud Console.

API requests 6,000,000 requests per minute The total number of API requests that can be made per minute.

Can be increased by selecting Edit Quotas from the Quotas page of the Cloud Console.

Run task requests 60 requests per minute The total number of run task requests per minute.
List requests 600 requests per minute The total number of list tasks, list queues, and list locations requests per minute.
Task de-duplication window ~1 hour The time period during which adding a task with the same name as a recently deleted task will cause the service to reject it with an error. This is the length of time that task de-duplication remains in effect after a task is deleted.
Inactive queues Inactive after 30 days A queue is INACTIVE if no methods calls are made to the queue (from any API) and the queue has had no task dispatches for this period.
Max task retention 31 days The time between when a task is added to a queue and when it is automatically deleted.
Maximum schedule time for a task 30 days from current date and time The maximum amount of time in the future that a task can be scheduled.
Queue re-creation 7 days The time you must wait after deleting a queue to re-create a queue with the same name.
Queue dispatch rate 500 tasks dispatched per second per queue The maximum rate at which tasks can be dispatched from a queue. To dispatch at higher rates, use multiple queues.
Maximum task size 100 KB The maximum size of a task that can be added to a queue.

Quota increases

You can edit your quotas up to their maximum values by selecting Edit Quotas from the Quotas page of the Cloud Console page. To request an increase above the maximum quota, edit your quota with your requested increase and justification and submit your update. You will be notified when your request has been received. You might be contacted for more information regarding your request. After your request has been reviewed, you will be notified whether it has been approved or denied.