Get a list of contacts for the calling user.


This method requires authentication with 'read' permission.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
filter (Optional)
An optional filter of the results. The following values are valid:
Only contacts who are friends (and not family)
Only contacts who are family (and not friends)
Only contacts who are both friends and family
Only contacts who are neither friends nor family
page (Optional)
The page of results to return. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 1.
per_page (Optional)
Number of photos to return per page. If this argument is omitted, it defaults to 1000. The maximum allowed value is 1000.
sort (Optional)
The order in which to sort the returned contacts. Defaults to name. The possible values are: name and time.

Example Response

<contacts page="1" pages="1" perpage="1000" total="3">
  <contact nsid="12037949629@N01" username="Eric" iconserver="1" realname="Eric Costello" friend="1" family="0" ignored="1" />
  <contact nsid="12037949631@N01" username="neb" iconserver="1" realname="Ben Cerveny" friend="0" family="0" ignored="0" />
  <contact nsid="41578656547@N01" username="cal_abc" iconserver="1" realname="Cal Henderson" friend="1" family="1" ignored="0" />

Error Codes

1: Invalid sort parameter.
The possible values are: name and time.
95: SSL is required
SSL is required to access the Flickr API.
96: Invalid signature
The passed signature was invalid.
97: Missing signature
The call required signing but no signature was sent.
98: Login failed / Invalid auth token
The login details or auth token passed were invalid.
99: User not logged in / Insufficient permissions
The method requires user authentication but the user was not logged in, or the authenticated method call did not have the required permissions.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

API Explorer

API Explorer : flickr.contacts.getList