cloudCommunications: getPresencesByUserId

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get the presence information for multiple users.

Note: This API allows users to subscribe only to another user's presence. If an application wants to subscribe to presence information for all users, it uses fictitious users to create the subscription to collect the required data.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Presence.Read.All Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Presence.Read.All Presence.ReadWrite.All


  • Maximum of 650 user IDs are supported per API request.
  • The maximum request rate of this API is 1500 API requests in a 30 second period, per application per tenant.

HTTP Request

POST /communications/getPresencesByUserId

Request Headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.
Content-type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameter.

Parameter Type Description
ids String collection The user object IDs.


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



The following example shows a request.

Content-Type: application/json

	"ids": ["fa8bf3dc-eca7-46b7-bad1-db199b62afc3", "66825e03-7ef5-42da-9069-724602c31f6b"]


The following example shows the response.

Note: The response objects might be shortened for readability. All the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 1574

	"value": [{
			"id": "fa8bf3dc-eca7-46b7-bad1-db199b62afc3",
			"availability": "Busy",
			"activity": "InAMeeting"
			"id": "66825e03-7ef5-42da-9069-724602c31f6b",
			"availability": "Away",
			"activity": "Away"