Python Client for Cloud Tasks API#

GA pypi versions

Cloud Tasks API: Manages the execution of large numbers of distributed requests.

Quick Start#

In order to use this library, you first need to go through the following steps:

  1. Select or create a Cloud Platform project.

  2. Enable billing for your project.

  3. Enable the Cloud Tasks API.

  4. Setup Authentication.


Install this library in a virtualenv using pip. virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. The basic problem it addresses is one of dependencies and versions, and indirectly permissions.

With virtualenv, it’s possible to install this library without needing system install permissions, and without clashing with the installed system dependencies.

Supported Python Versions#

Python >= 3.5

Deprecated Python Versions#

Python == 2.7. Python 2.7 support will be removed on January 1, 2020.


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
source <your-env>/bin/activate
<your-env>/bin/pip install google-cloud-tasks


pip install virtualenv
virtualenv <your-env>
<your-env>\Scripts\pip.exe install google-cloud-tasks

Next Steps#

API Reference#

This package includes clients for multiple versions of the Tasks API. By default, you will get v2, the latest version.

The previous beta releases, spelled v2beta3 and v2beta2, are provided to continue to support code previously written against them. In order to use them, you will want to import from e.g. in lieu of (or the equivalent




For a list of all google-cloud-tasks releases.