Method: people.deleteContactPhoto

Delete a contact's photo.

Mutate requests for the same user should be done sequentially to avoid // lock contention.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the contact whose photo will be deleted.

Query parameters


string (FieldMask format)

Optional. A field mask to restrict which fields on the person are returned. Multiple fields can be specified by separating them with commas. Defaults to empty if not set, which will skip the post mutate get. 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 must be empty.

Response body

The response for deleting a contact's photo.

If successful, the response body contains data with the following structure:

JSON representation
  "person": {
    object (Person)

object (Person)

The updated person, if personFields is set in the DeleteContactPhotoRequest; otherwise this will be unset.

Authorization scopes

Requires the following OAuth scope:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.