event: cancel

Namespace: microsoft.graph

This action allows the organizer of a meeting to send a cancellation message and cancel the event.

The action moves the event to the Deleted Items folder. The organizer can also cancel an occurrence of a recurring meeting by providing the occurrence event ID. An attendee calling this action gets an error (HTTP 400 Bad Request), with the following error message:

"Your request can't be completed. You need to be an organizer to cancel a meeting."

This action differs from Delete in that Cancel is available to only the organizer, and lets the organizer send a custom message to the attendees about the cancellation.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Calendars.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Calendars.ReadWrite
Application Calendars.ReadWrite

HTTP request

POST /me/events/{id}/cancel
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/events/{id}/cancel
POST /groups/{id}/events/{id}/cancel

POST /me/calendar/events/{id}/cancel
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendar/events/{id}/cancel
POST /groups/{id}/calendar/events/{id}/cancel

POST /me/calendars/{id}/events/{id}/cancel
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendars/{id}/events/{id}/cancel

POST /me/calendarGroups/{id}/calendars/{id}/events/{id}/cancel
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/calendarGroups/{id}/calendars/{id}/events/{id}/cancel

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type string Nature of the data in the body of an entity. Required.

Request body

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

Parameter Type Description
comment String A comment about the cancellation sent to all the attendees. Optional.


If successful, this method returns 202 Accepted response code. It does not return anything in the response body.


Here is an example of how to call this API.


Here is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/events/{id}/cancel
Content-type: application/json

  "Comment": "Cancelling for this week due to all hands"

Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted