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When users hover over the like column, they can see all the likers (users who liked the item.)

I wonder where does SharePoint store those information "likedby", and how can I retrieve it? For example, if I added the like column to a document library, how can I see a list of all the documents I have liked ?

2 Answers 2


1) Enable ratings in your document library. ( List/Library Settings > Rating Settings)

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2) LikedBy is the column which stores the users who have liked list items.

After that you can use the below REST api to get all like by users:


Here LikedBy is OOTB column which is enabled after ratings is activated in the library.

  • What is "$expand=LikedBy" means? If we can retrieve via REST, does it mean I can get the data from Search? Because I can't find any managed property, can't get "LikedBy" from search tool either
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 14:07
  • It just says The field or property 'LikedBy' does not exist
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 14:12
  • LikedBy is a multi valued lookup column. So u need to use $expand it in the query. The error looks strange. Did you enable the ratings as i have in the screenshot ? Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 15:14
  • I enable the rating in the very first step, that's how I get the screenshot. I found another REST api actually works. Just slightly different from this answer
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 15:19
  • It's the same endpoint. This answer is "$select=Title,LikedBy" but my site couldn't find LikedBy at that time. Another answer is "$select=LikesCount,LikedBy/Title&$expand=LikedBy" which enable me to get what I want
    – YogaPanda
    Commented Jan 27, 2017 at 15:28

This actually works for me after researching a while:

/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('List Name')/Items?$select=LikesCount,LikedBy/Title&$expand=LikedBy

This SP CRUD Operation tutorial helps a lot.

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