List contacts

Get a contact collection from the default Contacts folder of the signed-in user.


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API: Contacts.Read; Contacts.ReadWrite

HTTP request

To get all the contacts in a user's mailbox:

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

To get contacts in a specific folder in the user's mailbox:

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

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

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

For example, you can use the $filter query parameter to filter contacts based on the domain of their email addresses:$filter=emailAddresses/any(a:a/address eq '')

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer . Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and collection of Contact objects in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


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: 263

  "value": [
      "parentFolderId": "parentFolderId-value",
      "birthday": "datetime-value",
      "fileAs": "fileAs-value",
      "displayName": "displayName-value",
      "givenName": "givenName-value",
      "initials": "initials-value"