Method: people.createContact

Create a new contact and return the person resource for that contact.

The request returns a 400 error if more than one field is specified on a field that is a singleton for contact sources:

  • biographies
  • birthdays
  • genders
  • names

Mutate requests for the same user should be sent sequentially to avoid increased latency and failures.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Query parameters


string (FieldMask format)

Required. A field mask to restrict which fields on each person are returned. Multiple fields can be specified by separating them with commas. Defaults to all fields if not set. Valid values are:

  • addresses
  • ageRanges
  • biographies
  • birthdays
  • calendarUrls
  • clientData
  • coverPhotos
  • emailAddresses
  • events
  • externalIds
  • genders
  • imClients
  • interests
  • locales
  • locations
  • memberships
  • metadata
  • miscKeywords
  • names
  • nicknames
  • occupations
  • organizations
  • phoneNumbers
  • photos
  • relations
  • sipAddresses
  • skills
  • urls
  • userDefined

enum (ReadSourceType)

Optional. A mask of what source types to return. Defaults to READ_SOURCE_TYPE_CONTACT and READ_SOURCE_TYPE_PROFILE if not set.

Request body

The request body contains an instance of Person.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Person.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.