List used


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Calculated insight that returns the list of files used with a user.


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

HTTP request

GET /me/insights/used

Requesting other user's used documents returns results sorted by 'lastModifiedDateTime' and 'lastAccessedDateTime' is set to 'lastModifiedDateTime'.

GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/insights/used

Optional query parameters

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

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

Or based on Container Type:$filter=ResourceVisualization/containerType eq 'OneDriveBusiness'

See the available Container Types and Types you can filter by in resourceVisualization.

Request headers

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

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


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



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

    "value": [
            "id": "id-value",
            "lastused" : { 
                "lastAccessedDateTime" : "lastAccessedDateTime-value", 
                "lastModifiedDateTime": "lastModifiedDateTime-value" 
            "resourceVisualization": { 
                "title" : "title-value, 
                "type"  : "type-value",
                "mediaType" : "mediaType-value",
                "previewImageUrl" : previewImageUrl-value, 
                "previewText" : "previewText-value", 
                "containerWebUrl" : "containerWebUrl-value", 
                "containerDisplayName" : "containerDisplayName-value", 
                "containerType" : "containerType-value" 
            "resourceReference" : { 
                "webUrl" : "webUrl-value", 
                "id": "id-value", 
                "type: "type-value" 

Expanding resource

The resource referenced by a used insight can be expanded.