When the user sends a message to your app, Google Chat dispatches a
MESSAGE interaction event.
The interaction event received by your app includes a request body, which is the
JSON payload representing the interaction event, including any attachments. The
data in the attachment is different depending on whether the attachment is
uploaded content (a local file) or is a file stored on Drive. The
represents a file uploaded to Google Chat, like images, videos, and documents.
represents an instance of media—a file—attached to a message. The
resource includes the metadata about the attachment, such as
where it's saved.
With the Google Chat API, you can asynchronously upload media and attach it to a message, as well as download media as an attachment by calling corresponding methods. The guide in this section explains how to do the following:
- Upload media as an attachment to upload media to Google Chat and then attach it to a message.
- Download media as an attachment to download media from Google Chat as a binary file.
- Get an attachment to retrieve metadata about a message attachment.