Contacts

Field notes

  • Gender values are 1 for male, and 2 for female.

  • Phone number types are 0 for home, 1 for work, and 2 for mobile.

  • Location countries and languages are represented by two-letter country codes, though they are inconsistently cased -- some users have uppercase codes, others have lowercase.

  • Whilst users have first and last name fields, the Skype desktop clients only provide a single name field. As such, the names of many users are stored entirely in the first name field, with an empty last name. In addition, some users' display names are blank regardless of the values of their name fields.

    Note

    SkPy will automatically try to split names into the last name field if needed.

Contact list

GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/contacts

Retrieve a list of all users in the contact list, as well as suggestions from Skype.

Note

  • The suggested and favorite fields only appear if set to true (that is, missing implies false).
  • Contact entries for Skype bots will include an agent field that includes their permissions.
  • Changed from v1: user identifiers have moved to the mri key, and are now thread-prefixed.
  • Changed from v1: user-provided details (besides name) have moved to a nested profile object.
Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"contacts": [{"auth-certificate": "...",
               "authorized": true,
               "blocked": false,
               "display_name": "Joe Bloggs",
               "display_name_source": "user_edits",
               "favorite": true,
               "mri": "8:joe.4",
               "person_id": "aaaaaaaa-0000-0000-0000-000000000000",
               "profile": {"avatar_url": "https://api.skype.com/users/joe.4/profile/avatar?auth_key=...",
                           "locations": [{"city": "London", "state": null, "country": "GB"}],
                           "mood": "Happy <ss type=\"laugh\">:D</ss>",
                           "name": {"first": "Joe", "surname": "Bloggs", "nickname": "Joe Bloggs"},
                           "phones": [{"number": "+442099887766", "type": 0},
                                      {"number": "+442020900900", "type": 1},
                                      {"number": "+447711223344", "type": 2},
                                      ...]}},
              {"authorized": false,
               "blocked": true,
               "display_name": "Anna Cooper",
               "email_hashes": ["..."],
               "mri": "8:anna.7",
               "profile": {"name": {"first": "Anna", "surname": "Cooper"}},
               "suggested": true},
              ...],
 "count": 4,
 "scope": "full"}
GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/blocklist

Retrieve a list of blocked users.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"blocklist": [{"mri": "8:anna.7"},
               ...],
 "scope": "full"}
GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/groups

Retrieve a list of contact groups defined by the user. Also includes the _Favourites_ group.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"count": 3,
 "groups": [{"contacts": ["28:concierge"],
             "id": "aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee",
             "name": "Bots"},
            {"contacts": ["8:joe.4"],
             "id": "aaaaaaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd-eeeeeeeeeeee",
             "is_favorite": true,
             "name": "Favourites"},
            ...],
 "scope": "full"}
GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)

Retrieves all information on contacts and groups. Combines the three requests above into a single response.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"blocklist": [...],
 "contacts": [...],
 "groups": [...]}

Authorisation

GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/invites

Retrieves any pending contact requests. A user may have multiple requests open.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"invite_list": [{"invites": [{"message": "Hi Fred, I'd like to add you as a contact.",
                               "time": "2016-01-01T00:00:00.000Z"},
                              ...],
                  "mri": "8:anna.7"}
                 ...]}
POST https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/contacts

Send a contact request to a user.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
JSON Parameters
  • mri -- thread identifier of requesting user
  • greeting -- message to include with the request
PUT https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/invites/(string: otherId)/(string: action)

Accepts an open contact request, authorising this user to send and receive messages, or declines it.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
  • otherId -- thread identifier of requesting user
  • action -- either accept or decline
DELETE https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/contacts/(string: otherId)

Removes the authorisation for a user, revoking their ability to send and receive messages.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
  • otherId -- thread identifier of requesting user
PUT https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/blocklist/(string: otherId)

Block a user from sending messages and seeing presence. Note that this a second form of authorisation, and doesn't affect the main auth status.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
  • otherId -- thread identifier of requesting user
JSON Parameters
  • ui_version -- skype.com
  • report_abuse -- true if the user should be reported to Skype
DELETE https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v2/users/(string: id)/blocklist/(string: otherId)

Unblock a previously blocked user.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
  • otherId -- thread identifier of requesting user
PUT https://client-s.gateway.messenger.live.com/v1/users/ME/contacts/(string: id)

Add a user to the current user's contact list. This has no effect on auth status, which must be approved by accepting an invite.

Parameters
  • id -- user thread identifier of not-yet-contact
DELETE https://client-s.gateway.messenger.live.com/v1/users/ME/contacts/(string: id)

Remove a user from the current user's contact list. This has no effect on auth status, which must be revoked separately.

Parameters
  • id -- user thread identifier of contact

Profile information

GET https://api.skype.com/users/(string: id)/profile

Returns the full profile for the given user, with both public and contact-private fields. The current user is only authorised to request information for users in their contact list.

The value of id may be set to self, to retrieve the same information as if using the current user's identifier.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of contact
{"about": "I am a Skype user.",
 "avatarUrl": "https://api.skype.com/users/joe.4/profile/avatar?auth_key=...",
 "birthday": "1987-01-02",
 "city": "London",
 "country": "GB",
 "emails": ["joe.bloggs@live.co.uk"],
 "firstname": "Joe",
 "gender": "1",
 "homepage": "http://www.joebloggs.com",
 "jobtitle": "Skype user",
 "language": "EN",
 "lastname": "Bloggs",
 "mood": "Happy :D",
 "phoneHome": "+442099887766",
 "phoneMobile": "+447711223344",
 "phoneOffice": "+442020900900",
 "province": "Greater London",
 "richMood": "Happy <ss type=\"laugh\">:D</ss>",
 "username": "joe.4"}
POST https://api.skype.com/users/self/contacts/profiles

Retrieves public information for any user, regardless of contact status.

Form Parameters
  • contacts[] -- user identifiers
[{"avatarUrl": "https://api.skype.com/users/anna.7/profile/avatar?cacheHeaders=1",
  "city": "Manchester",
  "country": "GB",
  "displayname": "Anna Cooper",
  "firstname": "Anna",
  "lastname": "Cooper",
  "mood": "Excited!",
  "richMood": "<i raw_pre=\"_\" raw_post=\"_\">Excited!</i>",
  "username": "anna.7"},
 ...]

Skype directory

GET https://skypegraph.skype.com/search/v1.1/namesearch/swx/

Search the Skype directory for users.

Query Parameters
  • searchstring -- string to search for
  • requestId -- anything
{"results": [{"nodeProfileData": {"about": "I am a Skype user.",
                                  "age": "29",
                                  "avatarUrl": "https://api.skype.com/users/joe.4/profile/avatar",
                                  "city": "London",
                                  "contactType": "Skype",
                                  "country": "United Kingdom",
                                  "countryCode": "gb",
                                  "gender": "1",
                                  "language": "en",
                                  "name": "Joe",
                                  "skypeId": "joe.4",
                                  "state": "Greater London"}},
             ...]}

Bot users

GET https://api.aps.skype.com/v1/agents

Retrieve information about a Skype bot user. Without an identifier, retrieves all bots.

Query Parameters
  • agentId -- UUID or username of the bot
{"agentDescriptions": [{"agentId": "concierge",
                        "agentType": "Participant",
                        "capabilities": [],
                        "description": "This is a built-in certified Skype bot that will help you get the most from your Skype experience by providing tips and guidance.",
                        "developer": "Skype",
                        "displayName": "Skype",
                        "extra": "<a href=\"https://go.skype.com/tou\">Terms of Service</a><br/><a href=\"https://go.skype.com/privacy\">Privacy Statement</a>",
                        "isTrusted": true,
                        "privacyStatement": "https://go.skype.com/privacy",
                        "starRating": 5.0,
                        "supportedLocales": ["en-US", "en-GB"],
                        "tos": "https://go.skype.com/tou",
                        "userTileExtraLargeUrl": "https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/dam/skype/media/concierge-assets/avatar/avatarcnsrg-800.png",
                        "userTileLargeUrl": "https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/dam/skype/media/concierge-assets/avatar/avatarcnsrg-402.png",
                        "userTileMediumUrl": "https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/dam/skype/media/concierge-assets/avatar/avatarcnsrg-144.png",
                        "userTileSmallUrl": "https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/dam/skype/media/concierge-assets/avatar/avatarcnsrg-95.png",
                        "userTileStaticUrl": "https://az705183.vo.msecnd.net/dam/skype/media/concierge-assets/avatar/avatarcnsrg-144.png",
                        "webpage": "https://go.skype.com/faq.skype.bot"},
                       ...],
 "continuationToken": null}

Old endpoints

GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v1/users/(string: id)/contacts

This provides a collection of users, both contacts (where the current user has accepted the contact's auth request, or sent one to them), and suggestions (users suggested by Skype but are not currently contacts) -- the latter have their suggested property set to true.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of connected account
{"contacts": [{"authorized": true,
               "avatar_url": "https://api.skype.com/users/joe.4/profile/avatar?auth_key=...",
               "blocked": false,
               "display_name": "Joe Bloggs",
               "id": "joe.4",
               "locations": [{"city": "London", "state": null, "country": "GB"}],
               "mood": "Happy <ss type=\"laugh\">:D</ss>",
               "name": {"first": "Joe", "surname": "Bloggs", "nickname": "Joe Bloggs"},
               "phones": [{"number": "+442099887766", "type": 0},
                          {"number": "+442020900900", "type": 1},
                          {"number": "+447711223344", "type": 2},
                          ...],
               "type": "skype"},
              {"authorized": false,
               "blocked": false,
               "display_name": "Anna Cooper",
               "id": "anna.7",
               "name": {"first": "Anna", "surname": "Cooper"},
               "suggested": true,
               "type": "skype"},
              ...]}
GET https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v1/users/self/contacts/auth-request

Any pending auth requests sent from other users to the current user will be returned here.

[{"greeting": "Hi Fred Adams, I'd like to add you as a contact on Skype.",
  "sender": "anna.7"},
 ...]
PUT https://contacts.skype.com/contacts/v1/users/self/contacts/auth-request/(string: id)/(string: action)

Respond to an auth request. Note that accepting a request does not add the user to the current user's contacts, this must be done in a separate request. This also means that auth status is separate from appearing in the other user's contact list.

Parameters
  • id -- user identifier of requesting user
  • action -- either accept or decline
GET https://api.skype.com/search/users/any

Search the Skype directory for users.

Query Parameters
  • keyWord -- string to search for
  • contactTypes[] -- skype
[{"ContactCards": {"CurrentLocation": {"City": "London",
                                       "Country": "gb",
                                       "Province": "Greater London"},
                   "Skype": {"About": "I am a Skype user.",
                             "Age": "29",
                             "DisplayName": "Joe Bloggs",
                             "Gender": "1",
                             "Language": "en",
                             "Rank": 0,
                             "SkypeName": "joe.4"}}},
 ...]