Create ContactFolder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create a new contactFolder as a child of a specified folder.

You can also create a new contactFolder under the user's default contact folder.

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) Contacts.ReadWrite Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Contacts.ReadWrite Not available.
Application Contacts.ReadWrite Not available.

HTTP request

POST /me/contactFolders/{id}/childFolders
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactFolders/{id}/childFolders

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of ContactFolder object.


If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and ContactFolder object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json

  "displayName": "Family"

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of contactFolder object.


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

  "displayName": "Family",