Update profilePhoto

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the photo for the signed-in user, or the specified group or contact. Since there is currently a limit of 4MB on the total size of each REST request, this limits the size of the photo you can add to under 4MB.

You can use either PATCH or PUT for this operation in version 1.0.

Note This operation in version 1.0 supports only a user's work or school mailboxes and not personal mailboxes.

Permissions

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

To update the profile photo of the signed-in user

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) User.ReadWrite, User.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application User.ReadWrite.All

To update the profile photo of a group

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Group.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Group.ReadWrite.All

To update the profile photo of a contact

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Contacts.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Contacts.ReadWrite

Note

  1. To update the photo of any user in the organization, your app must have the User.ReadWrite.All application permission and call this API under its own identity, not on behalf of a user. To learn more, see get access without a signed-in user. Updating the photo of the signed-in user only requires User.ReadWrite permission.
  2. There is currently a known issue with accessing group photos using application permissions.
  3. Updating a user's photo using the Microsoft Graph API is currently not supported in Azure AD B2C tenants.

HTTP request

PATCH /me/photo/$value
PATCH /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/photo/$value
PATCH /groups/{id}/photo/$value
PATCH /me/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PATCH /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PATCH /me/contactfolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PATCH /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactfolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value

PUT /me/photo/$value
PUT /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/photo/$value
PUT /groups/{id}/photo/$value
PUT /me/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PUT /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PUT /me/contactfolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value
PUT /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/contactfolders/{contactFolderId}/contacts/{id}/photo/$value

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type image/jpeg. Required.

Request body

In the request body, include the binary data of the photo in the request body.

Response

If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code.

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

PUT https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/photo/$value
Content-type: image/jpeg

Binary data for the image

Response

The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 200 OK