GET statuses/show/:id

Returns a single Tweet, specified by the id parameter. The Tweet’s author will also be embedded within the tweet.

See GET statuses / lookup for getting Tweets in bulk (up to 100 per call). See also Embeddable Timelines, Embeddable Tweets, and GET statuses/oembed for tools to render Tweets according to Display Requirements.

About Geo

If there is no geotag for a status, then there will be an empty <geo/> or "geo" : {}. This can only be populated if the user has used the Geotagging API to send a statuses/update.

The JSON response mostly uses conventions laid out in GeoJSON. Unfortunately, the coordinates that Twitter renders are reversed from the GeoJSON specification (GeoJSON specifies a longitude then a latitude, whereas we are currently representing it as a latitude then a longitude). Our JSON renders as: "geo": { "type":"Point", "coordinates":[37.78029, -122.39697] }


If there are no contributors for a Tweet, then there will be an empty or "contributors" : {}. This field will only be populated if the user has contributors enabled on his or her account — this is a beta feature that is not yet generally available to all.

This object contains an array of user IDs for users who have contributed to this status (an example of a status that has been contributed to is this one). In practice, there is usually only one ID in this array. The JSON renders as such "contributors":[8285392].

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id required

The numerical ID of the desired Tweet.

Example Values: 123

trim_user optional

When set to either true, t or 1, each tweet returned in a timeline will include a user object including only the status authors numerical ID. Omit this parameter to receive the complete user object.

Example Values: true

include_my_retweet optional

When set to either true, t or 1, any Tweets returned that have been retweeted by the authenticating user will include an additional current_user_retweet node, containing the ID of the source status for the retweet.

Example Values: true

include_entities optional

The entities node will be disincluded when set to false.

Example Values: false

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Example Result

  "coordinates": null,
  "favorited": false,
  "truncated": false,
  "created_at": "Wed Jun 06 20:07:10 +0000 2012",
  "id_str": "210462857140252672",
  "entities": {
    "urls": [
        "expanded_url": "",
        "url": "",
        "indices": [
        "display_url": "\u2026"
    "hashtags": [
        "text": "Twitterbird",
        "indices": [
    "user_mentions": [

  "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
  "contributors": [
  "text": "Along with our new #Twitterbird, we've also updated our Display Guidelines:  ^JC",
  "retweet_count": 66,
  "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
  "id": 210462857140252672,
  "geo": null,
  "retweeted": true,
  "possibly_sensitive": false,
  "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
  "place": null,
  "user": {
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "DDEEF6",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "C0DEED",
    "profile_background_tile": false,
    "name": "Twitter API",
    "profile_image_url": "",
    "created_at": "Wed May 23 06:01:13 +0000 2007",
    "location": "San Francisco, CA",
    "follow_request_sent": false,
    "profile_link_color": "0084B4",
    "is_translator": false,
    "id_str": "6253282",
    "entities": {
      "url": {
        "urls": [
            "expanded_url": null,
            "url": "",
            "indices": [
      "description": {
        "urls": [

    "default_profile": true,
    "contributors_enabled": true,
    "favourites_count": 24,
    "url": "",
    "profile_image_url_https": "",
    "utc_offset": -28800,
    "id": 6253282,
    "profile_use_background_image": true,
    "listed_count": 10774,
    "profile_text_color": "333333",
    "lang": "en",
    "followers_count": 1212963,
    "protected": false,
    "notifications": null,
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "",
    "profile_background_color": "C0DEED",
    "verified": true,
    "geo_enabled": true,
    "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
    "description": "The Real Twitter API. I tweet about API changes, service issues and happily answer questions about Twitter and our API. Don't get an answer? It's on my website.",
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "profile_background_image_url": "",
    "statuses_count": 3333,
    "friends_count": 31,
    "following": true,
    "show_all_inline_media": false,
    "screen_name": "twitterapi"
  "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
  "source": "web",
  "in_reply_to_status_id": null

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