Create contact

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Add a contact to the root Contacts folder or to the contacts endpoint of another 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


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

HTTP request

POST /me/contacts
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contacts
POST /me/contactFolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactFolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts

Request headers

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

Request body

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


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



The following example shows a request.

Content-type: application/json

  "givenName": "Pavel",
  "surname": "Bansky",
  "emailAddresses": [
      "address": "",
      "name": "Pavel Bansky"
  "businessPhones": [
    "+1 732 555 0102"


The following example shows the response. Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

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

  "id": "id-value",
  "createdDateTime": "2015-11-09T02:14:32Z",
  "lastModifiedDateTime": "2015-11-09T02:14:32Z",
   "displayName": "Pavel Bansky"