class praw.models.LiveUpdate(reddit, thread_id=None, update_id=None, _data=None)

An individual LiveUpdate object.

Typical Attributes

This table describes attributes that typically belong to objects of this class. Since attributes are dynamically provided (see Determine Available Attributes of an Object), there is not a guarantee that these attributes will always be present, nor is this list necessarily comprehensive.

Attribute Description
author The Redditor who made the update.
body Body of the update, as Markdown.
body_html Body of the update, as HTML.
created_utc The time the update was created, as Unix Time.
stricken A bool representing whether or not the update was stricken (see strike()).
__init__(reddit, thread_id=None, update_id=None, _data=None)

Initialize a lazy LiveUpdate instance.

Either thread_id and update_id, or _data must be provided.

  • reddit – An instance of Reddit.
  • thread_id – A live thread ID, e.g., 'ukaeu1ik4sw5'.
  • update_id – A live update ID, e.g., '7827987a-c998-11e4-a0b9-22000b6a88d2'.


update = LiveUpdate(reddit, 'ukaeu1ik4sw5',
update.thread     # LiveThread(id='ukaeu1ik4sw5')         # '7827987a-c998-11e4-a0b9-22000b6a88d2'     # 'umbrae'

Provide an instance of LiveUpdateContribution.


thread ='ukaeu1ik4sw5')
update = thread['7827987a-c998-11e4-a0b9-22000b6a88d2']
update.contrib  # LiveUpdateContribution instance

Return the object’s fullname.

A fullname is an object’s kind mapping like t3 followed by an underscore and the object’s base36 ID, e.g., t1_c5s96e0.

classmethod parse(data, reddit)

Return an instance of cls from data.

  • data – The structured data.
  • reddit – An instance of Reddit.

Return LiveThread object the update object belongs to.


This list of attributes is not complete. PRAW dynamically provides the attributes that Reddit returns via the API. Because those attributes are subject to change on Reddit’s end, PRAW makes no effort to document them, other than to instruct you on how to discover what is available. See Determine Available Attributes of an Object for detailed information.