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Timeline events

The Timeline events API can return different types of events triggered by timeline activity in issues and pull requests.

About the Timeline events API

The Timeline events API can return different types of events triggered by timeline activity in issues and pull requests. For more information about the specific events that you can receive from the Issue Events API, see "Issue event types." An events API for GitHub activity outside of issues and pull requests is also available. For more information, see the "GitHub Events API."

You can use this API to display information about issues and pull request or determine who should be notified of issue comments.

Every pull request is an issue, but not every issue is a pull request. For this reason, "shared" actions for both features, like managing assignees, labels, and milestones, are provided within Issues API.

List timeline events for an issue

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

See preview notices
Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

issue_numberintegerRequired

The number that identifies the issue.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

410

Gone

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/issues/{issue_number}/timeline
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: token <TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/repos/OWNER/REPO/issues/ISSUE_NUMBER/timeline

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 6430295168, "node_id": "LOE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAF_RoSA", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6430295168", "actor": { "login": "github", "id": 9919, "node_id": "MDEyOk9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbjk5MTk=", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/9919?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/github", "html_url": "https://github.com/github", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github/received_events", "type": "Organization", "site_admin": false }, "event": "locked", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-04-13T20:49:13Z", "lock_reason": null, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "id": 6430296748, "node_id": "LE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAF_Roqs", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6430296748", "actor": { "login": "github-product-roadmap", "id": 67656570, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjY3NjU2NTcw", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/67656570?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap", "html_url": "https://github.com/github-product-roadmap", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "event": "labeled", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-04-13T20:49:34Z", "label": { "name": "beta", "color": "99dd88" }, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "id": 6635165802, "node_id": "RTE_lADODwFebM5HwC0kzwAAAAGLfJhq", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/events/6635165802", "actor": { "login": "github-product-roadmap", "id": 67656570, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjY3NjU2NTcw", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/67656570?v=4", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap", "html_url": "https://github.com/github-product-roadmap", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/github-product-roadmap/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "event": "renamed", "commit_id": null, "commit_url": null, "created_at": "2022-05-18T19:29:01Z", "rename": { "from": "Secret scanning: dry-runs for enterprise-level custom patterns (cloud)", "to": "Secret scanning: dry-runs for enterprise-level custom patterns" }, "performed_via_github_app": null }, { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/comments/1130876857", "html_url": "https://github.com/github/roadmap/issues/493#issuecomment-1130876857", "issue_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/493", "id": 1130876857, "node_id": "IC_kwDODwFebM5DZ8-5", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 94867353, "node_id": "U_kgDOBaePmQ", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/94867353?v=4", "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": true }, "created_at": "2022-05-19T00:52:15Z", "updated_at": "2022-05-19T00:52:15Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "body": "🚢 Shipped to the cloud: https://github.blog/changelog/2022-05-12-secret-scanning-dry-runs-for-enterprise-level-custom-patterns/", "reactions": { "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/github/roadmap/issues/comments/1130876857/reactions", "total_count": 0, "+1": 0, "-1": 0, "laugh": 0, "hooray": 0, "confused": 0, "heart": 0, "rocket": 0, "eyes": 0 }, "performed_via_github_app": null, "event": "commented", "actor": { "login": "octocat", "id": 94867353, "node_id": "U_kgDOBaePmQ", "avatar_url": "https://avatars.githubusercontent.com/u/94867353?v=4", "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": true } } ]

Preview notices

The API to get issue timeline events 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.mockingbird-preview

Project card details are now shown in REST API v3 responses for project-related issue and timeline events. This feature is now available for developers to preview. For details, see the blog post.

To receive the project_card attribute, project boards must be enabled for a repository, and you must provide a custom media type in the Accept header:

application/vnd.github.starfox-preview+json