List shared

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Calculated insight that includes the list of documents shared with a user.

This insight includes documents hosted on OneDrive/SharePoint in the user's Microsoft 365 tenant that are shared with the user, and documents that are attached as files and sent to the user.

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) Sites.Read.All Sites.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application Sites.Read.All Sites.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

Get a list of documents shared with the signed-in user.

Note: Only the user can make requests using the user's ID or principal name.

GET /me/insights/shared
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/insights/shared

Expand the resource referenced by a shared insight:


Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

You can use the $filter query parameter to filter shared items. For example, based on type:$filter=ResourceVisualization/Type eq 'PowerPoint'

See the available container types and types you can filter by in resourceVisualization.

You can also retrieve files shared by a specific user. For example, by specifying the lastshared/sharedby/address property:$filter=lastshared/sharedby/address eq ''

See the sharingDetail complex type.

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Accept application/json

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and a list of shared items in the response body.




The following is an example of a request.



The following example shows the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

    "value": [
            "id": "AWb0Qy4TEA1KhLW-k1L5mSjtxZAcxDFkTKiTNA-2kZDTXzrMX_4FhECOU0bKZVj1uReivYoYYoJNqTeuC-x1Agtm9EMuExANSoS1vpNS-ZkoBA",
            "lastShared": {
                "sharedDateTime": "2021-03-23T08:41:05Z",
                "sharingType": "Direct",
                "sharedBy": {
                    "displayName": "Megan Bowen",
                    "address": "",
                    "id": "3e0c9f05-b9b8-4cf5-9b35-a4e11b24b5b7"
                "sharingReference": {}
            "resourceVisualization": {
                "title": "CE Annual Report",
                "type": "Word",
                "mediaType": "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document",
                "previewImageUrl": "!ZvRDLhMQDUqEtb6TUvmZKO3FkBzEMWRMqJM0D7aRkNNfOsxf_gWEQI5TRsplWPW5/items/01K6ZMU4QXUK6YUGDCQJG2SN5OBPWHKAQL/thumbnails/0/small/thumbnailContent",
                "previewText": "Contoso Annual Report Anne Wallace Sales Contoso today announced financial results for its most recent fi",
                "containerWebUrl": "",
                "containerDisplayName": "Megan Bowen",
                "containerType": "OneDriveBusiness"
            "resourceReference": {
                "webUrl": "",
                "id": "drives/b!ZvRDLhMQDUqEtb6TUvmZKO3FkBzEMWRMqJM0D7aRkNNfOsxf_gWEQI5TRsplWPW5/items/01K6ZMU4QXUK6YUGDCQJG2SN5OBPWHKAQL",
                "type": "microsoft.graph.driveItem"