Follow and unfollow sites using REST and Graph API - Strange behaviour

Chandani Prajapati 1 Reputation point
2022-04-15T12:28:52.27+00:00

I am using Graph API to follow/unfollow sites for SPFx. But while calling API, I am always getting a successful response but when I check it in particular SharePoint site, It does not reflect the update. Also tried the same thing using REST API but unfortunately, got the same issue.

http://domain.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx?v=following

e.g. When I am using followedSites endpoint, I am getting 10 followed sites but after following/unfollowing any sites I am getting an updated response in followedSites. while I am checking the particular SharePoint site, it's not reflecting updates over there.

Graph API

I am using the below endpoints,
followedSites - to get all followed sites,
followedSites/add - to follow site
followedSites/remove - to unfollow site

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REST API

Using below ednpoints,
/_api/social.following/follow - to follow
/_api/social.following/stopfollowing - to stop follow
/_api/social.following/isfollowed - to check is followed or not so based on this can follow/unfollow

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Is it default behavior or I am missing something?

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  1. ShivaniRai-MSFT 2,726 Reputation points
    2022-04-19T13:52:25.307+00:00

    Hi @Chandani Prajapati ,

    As per my testing using Graph API, I found out that it takes couple of minutes to get reflected in SharePoint site UI after making Graph call to follow site. You can verify the same at your end.

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