Clarification on Microsoft Graph Batch API Limits and Quota Increase for Microsoft Teams

Prathamesh Boratne 5 Reputation points

I am currently working on a project where I need to send messages to over 20+ users individually on Microsoft Teams using the Microsoft Graph Batch API. The first batch of 20 messages sends successfully, but when I try to send the next batch, I receive an error indicating that the API call quota has been exceeded.

Here are the details of my implementation:

  • I am using the Microsoft Graph Batch API (one-on-one) to send the messages.
  • The first batch of 20 messages works without any issues.
  • Subsequent batches fail with an "API call quota exceeds" error.
  • API Endpoint:$batch

According to the Microsoft documentation, it is mentioned that 20 requests per second (rps) are supported. However, after the first batch, I have to wait 8 seconds before sending the second batch, otherwise, I receive a 429 error.

I have a few questions:

  1. What are the specific limits on the number of messages or API calls that can be made within a certain timeframe when using the Microsoft Graph Batch API for Microsoft Teams?
  2. Is there a way to increase the quota for API calls?

Thank you for your assistance.

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  1. Yakun Huang-MSFT 2,185 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Prathamesh Boratne

    The limits on calling the Graph API are explained in detail in the documentation, and the limits on sending messages can be seen in the diagram.

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    There is no way to increase the quota of API calls, but the documentation provides other ways to handle limits, such as reducing the number of operands per request; Reduce the frequency of calls; Avoid retrying immediately, as all requests accumulate based on usage limits. See the documentation for more details.

    You should also take a look here: Microsoft Throttling Pattern

    Hope this helps.

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