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Cancel Scheduled Message

Delayed delivery as well as repeated publish messages can be canceled using the API documented below:

Backendless.Messaging.cancel( messageId )
 .then( function( messageStatus ) {
 .catch( function( error ) {


Argument                Description
messageId ID of the message to cancel. Message ID must be obtained from the MessageStatus object returned in the result of the Publish method.

Return value

Method returns messageStatus object with the following structure:

  status : value,
  messageId: messageIdValue

If the status property is "cancelled", the cancellation has been successful.


The following errors may occur during the message cancellation API call. See the Error Handling section for details on how to retrieve the error code when the server returns an error:

Error Code
Message has already been canceled or does not exist.


var channel = "TestChannel",
    message = "Hello, world!",
    pubOps = null;
    deliveryOps = new Backendless.DeliveryOptions({
          publishAt: (new Date()).getTime() + 60 * 1000 // 1 minute delay

Backendless.Messaging.publish( channel, message, pubOps, deliveryOps )
 .then( function( messageStatus ) {
   Backendless.Messaging.cancel( response.messageId );
.catch( function( error ) {