Method: people.get

Provides information about a person by specifying a resource name. Use people/me to indicate the authenticated user.

The request returns a 400 error if 'personFields' is not specified.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



Required. The resource name of the person to provide information about.

  • To get information about the authenticated user, specify people/me.
  • To get information about a google account, specify people/{account_id}.
  • To get information about a contact, specify the resource name that identifies the contact as returned by people.connections.list.

Query parameters


object (RequestMask)

DEPRECATED (Please use personFields instead)

A mask to restrict results to a subset of person fields.


string (FieldMask format)

Required. A field mask to restrict which fields on the person are returned. Multiple fields can be specified by separating them with commas. 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_PROFILE and READ_SOURCE_TYPE_CONTACT if not set.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

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

Authorization scopes

No authorization required to access public data. For private data, one of the following OAuth scopes is required:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.