Create Outlook category

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Create an outlookCategory object in the user's master list of categories.


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) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Application MailboxSettings.ReadWrite

HTTP request

POST /me/outlook/masterCategories
POST /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/outlook/masterCategories

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

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


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



The following is an example of a request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-Length: 70

   "displayName": "Project expenses",
   "color": "preset9"


The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json

   "@odata.context": "$metadata#users('8ae6f565-0d7f-4ead-853e-7db94c912a1f')/outlook/masterCategories/$entity",
   "id": "bac262b7-485d-4739-b436-e31467d64fac",
   "displayName": "Project expenses",
   "color": "preset9"