Returns the list of public groups a user is a member of.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
user_id (Required)
The NSID of the user to fetch groups for.
invitation_only (Optional)
Include public groups that require an invitation or administrator approval to join.

Example Response

  <group nsid="34427469792@N01" name="FlickrCentral" admin="0" eighteenplus="0" invitation_only="0" />
  <group nsid="37114057624@N01" name="Cal's Test Group" admin="1" eighteenplus="0" invitation_only="1" />
  <group nsid="34955637532@N01" name="18+ Group" admin="1" eighteenplus="1" invitation_only="0" />

The admin attribute indicates whether the user is an administrator of the group. The eighteenplus attribute indicates if the group is visible to members over 18 only. The invite_only attribute indicates whether a user can join the group without administrator approval.

Error Codes

1: User not found
The user id passed did not match a Flickr user.
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.people.getPublicGroups