Get contact

Important: APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are in preview and are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Retrieve the properties and relationships of contact object.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Contacts.Read, Contacts.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Contacts.Read, Contacts.ReadWrite
Application Contacts.Read, Contacts.ReadWrite

HTTP request

A contact in the user's mailbox.

GET /me/contacts/{id}
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contacts/{id}

A contact from a top level contactFolder of the user's.

GET /me/contactfolders/{Id}/contacts/{id}
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactfolders/{id}/contacts/{id}

A contact contained in a child folder of a contactFolder. The example below shows one level of nesting, but a contact can be located in a child of a child and so on.

GET /me/contactFolder/{id}/childFolders/{id}/.../contacts/{id}
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactFolders/{id}/childFolders/{id}/contacts/{id}

Optional query parameters

Name Value Description
$expand string Comma-separated list of relationships to expand and include in the response. See relationships table of contact object for supported names.
$select string Comma-separated list of properties to include in the response.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and contact object in the response body.

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

GET https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/contacts/{id}
Response

Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 1977

{
  "id": "AAMkAGI2THk0AAA=",
  "createdDateTime": "2014-10-19T23:08:24Z",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2014-10-19T23:08:24Z",
  "changeKey": "EQAAABYAAACd9nJ/tVysQos2hTfspaWRAAADTIa4",
  "categories": [],
  "parentFolderId": "AAMkAGI2AAEOAAA=",
  "birthday": "1974-07-22",
  "fileAs": "Fort, Garth",
  "displayName": "Garth Fort",
  "givenName": "Garth",
  "initials": "G.F.",
  "middleName": null,
  "nickName": "Garth",
  "surname": "Fort",
  "title": null,
  "yomiGivenName": null,
  "yomiSurname": null,
  "yomiCompanyName": null,
  "generation": null,
  "emailAddresses": [
    {
      "name": "Garth",
      "address": "garth@a830edad9050849NDA1.onmicrosoft.com"
    }
  ],
  "imAddresses": [
    "sip:garthf@a830edad9050849nda1.onmicrosoft.com"
  ],
  "jobTitle": "Web Marketing Manager",
  "companyName": "Contoso, Inc.",
  "department": "Sales & Marketing",
  "officeLocation": "20/1101",
  "profession": null,
  "assistantName": null,
  "manager": null,
  "phones": [{
    "type": "business",
    "number": "+1 918 555 0101"
  }],
  "postalAddresses": [{
    "type": "business",
    "postOfficeBox": "P.O. Box 100",
    "street": "123 Some street",
    "city": "Seattle",
    "state": "WA",
    "countryOrRegion": "USA",
    "postalCode": "98121"
  }],
  "spouseName": null,
  "personalNotes": null,
  "children": [], 
  "gender": null,
  "websites": [{
      "type": "work",
      "address": "http://www.contoso.com",
      "name": "Contoso"
  }],
  "weddingAnniversary": null
}

See also