The deletion-request ping


This ping is submitted when a user opts out of sending technical and interaction data.

This ping contains the client id.

This ping is intended to communicate to the Data Pipeline that the user wishes to have their reported Telemetry data deleted. As such it attempts to send itself at the moment the user opts out of data collection, and continues to try and send itself.


The deletion-request ping is automatically submitted when upload is disabled in Glean. If upload fails, it is retried after Glean is initialized.


The deletion-request does not contain additional metrics.

Example deletion-request ping

  "ping_info": {
    "seq": 0,
    "start_time": "2019-12-06T09:50-04:00",
    "end_time": "2019-12-06T09:53-04:00"
  "client_info": {
    "telemetry_sdk_build": "22.0.0",
    "first_run_date": "2019-03-29-04:00",
    "os": "Android",
    "android_sdk_version": "28",
    "os_version": "9",
    "device_manufacturer": "Google",
    "device_model": "Android SDK built for x86",
    "architecture": "x86",
    "app_build": "1",
    "app_display_version": "1.0",
    "client_id": "35dab852-74db-43f4-8aa0-88884211e545"