Comments

The Issue Comments API supports listing, viewing, editing, and creating comments on issues and pull requests.

Issue Comments use these custom media types. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

List comments on an issue

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/:number/comments

Issue Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

Parameters

Name Type Description
since string Only comments updated at or after this time are returned. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1",
    "body": "Me too",
    "user": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    },
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
  }
]

Reactions summary

An additional reactions object in the issue comment payload is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the APIs may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

To access the API you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.squirrel-girl-preview

The reactions key will have the following payload where url can be used to construct the API location for listing and creating reactions.

{
  "total_count": 5,
  "+1": 3,
  "-1": 1,
  "laugh": 0,
  "confused": 0,
  "heart": 1,
  "hooray": 0,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1/reactions"
}

List comments in a repository

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/comments

By default, Issue Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

Parameters

Name Type Description
sort string Either created or updated. Default: created
direction string Either asc or desc. Ignored without the sort parameter.
since string Only comments updated at or after this time are returned. This is a timestamp in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ.

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1",
    "body": "Me too",
    "user": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    },
    "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
  }
]

Reactions summary

An additional reactions object in the issue comment payload is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the APIs may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

To access the API you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.squirrel-girl-preview

The reactions key will have the following payload where url can be used to construct the API location for listing and creating reactions.

{
  "total_count": 5,
  "+1": 3,
  "-1": 1,
  "laugh": 0,
  "confused": 0,
  "heart": 1,
  "hooray": 0,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1/reactions"
}

Get a single comment

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/comments/:id

Response

Status: 200 OK
Link: <https://api.github.com/resource?page=2>; rel="next",
      <https://api.github.com/resource?page=5>; rel="last"
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1",
  "body": "Me too",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Reactions summary

An additional reactions object in the issue comment payload is currently available for developers to preview. During the preview period, the APIs may change without advance notice. Please see the blog post for full details.

To access the API you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

  application/vnd.github.squirrel-girl-preview

The reactions key will have the following payload where url can be used to construct the API location for listing and creating reactions.

{
  "total_count": 5,
  "+1": 3,
  "-1": 1,
  "laugh": 0,
  "confused": 0,
  "heart": 1,
  "hooray": 0,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1/reactions"
}

Create a comment

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/:number/comments

Input

Name Type Description
body string Required. The contents of the comment.
{
  "body": "Me too"
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
Location: https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1",
  "body": "Me too",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Edit a comment

PATCH /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/comments/:id

Input

Name Type Description
body string Required. The contents of the comment.
{
  "body": "Me too"
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/issues/comments/1",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/issues/1347#issuecomment-1",
  "body": "Me too",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z"
}

Delete a comment

DELETE /repos/:owner/:repo/issues/comments/:id

Response

Status: 204 No Content
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999

Custom media types

These are the supported media types for issue comments. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

application/vnd.github.VERSION.raw+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.text+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.html+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.full+json