GET users/show

Returns a variety of information about the user specified by the required user_id or screen_name parameter. The author’s most recent Tweet will be returned inline when possible.

GET users / lookup is used to retrieve a bulk collection of user objects.

You must be following a protected user to be able to see their most recent Tweet. If you don’t follow a protected user, the users Tweet will be removed. A Tweet will not always be returned in the current_status field.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/show.json

Resource Information

Response formats
JSON
Requires authentication?
Yes
Rate limited?
Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth)
180
Requests / 15-min window (app auth)
180

Parameters

user_id required

The ID of the user for whom to return results for. Either an id or screen_name is required for this method.

Example Values: 12345

screen_name required

The screen name of the user for whom to return results for. Either a id or screen_name is required for this method.

Example Values: noradio

include_entities optional

The entities node will be disincluded when set to false.

Example Values: false

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Example Request

GET
https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/show.json?screen_name=twitterdev

Example Result

{
  "contributors_enabled": false,
  "created_at": "Sat Dec 14 04:35:55 +0000 2013",
  "default_profile": false,
  "default_profile_image": false,
  "description": "Developer and Platform Relations @Twitter. We are developer advocates. We can't answer all your questions, but we listen to all of them!",
  "entities": {
    "description": {
      "urls": []
    },
    "url": {
      "urls": [
        {
          "display_url": "dev.twitter.com",
          "expanded_url": "https://dev.twitter.com/",
          "indices": [
            0,
            23
          ],
          "url": "https://t.co/66w26cua1O"
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  "favourites_count": 757,
  "follow_request_sent": false,
  "followers_count": 143916,
  "following": false,
  "friends_count": 1484,
  "geo_enabled": true,
  "id": 2244994945,
  "id_str": "2244994945",
  "is_translation_enabled": false,
  "is_translator": false,
  "lang": "en",
  "listed_count": 516,
  "location": "Internet",
  "name": "TwitterDev",
  "notifications": false,
  "profile_background_color": "FFFFFF",
  "profile_background_image_url": "http://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://abs.twimg.com/images/themes/theme1/bg.png",
  "profile_background_tile": false,
  "profile_banner_url": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/2244994945/1396995246",
  "profile_image_url": "http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/530814764687949824/npQQVkq8_normal.png",
  "profile_image_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/530814764687949824/npQQVkq8_normal.png",
  "profile_link_color": "0084B4",
  "profile_location": null,
  "profile_sidebar_border_color": "FFFFFF",
  "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "DDEEF6",
  "profile_text_color": "333333",
  "profile_use_background_image": false,
  "protected": false,
  "screen_name": "TwitterDev",
  "status": {
    "contributors": null,
    "coordinates": null,
    "created_at": "Fri Jun 12 19:50:18 +0000 2015",
    "entities": {
      "hashtags": [],
      "symbols": [],
      "urls": [
        {
          "display_url": "github.com/twitterdev/twi\u2026",
          "expanded_url": "https://github.com/twitterdev/twitter-for-bigquery",
          "indices": [
            36,
            59
          ],
          "url": "https://t.co/K5orgXzhOM"
        }
      ],
      "user_mentions": [
        {
          "id": 18518601,
          "id_str": "18518601",
          "indices": [
            3,
            13
          ],
          "name": "William Vambenepe",
          "screen_name": "vambenepe"
        }
      ]
    },
    "favorite_count": 0,
    "favorited": false,
    "geo": null,
    "id": 609447655429787648,
    "id_str": "609447655429787648",
    "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
    "in_reply_to_status_id": null,
    "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
    "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
    "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
    "lang": "en",
    "place": null,
    "possibly_sensitive": false,
    "retweet_count": 19,
    "retweeted": false,
    "retweeted_status": {
      "contributors": null,
      "coordinates": null,
      "created_at": "Fri Jun 12 05:19:11 +0000 2015",
      "entities": {
        "hashtags": [],
        "symbols": [],
        "urls": [
          {
            "display_url": "github.com/twitterdev/twi\u2026",
            "expanded_url": "https://github.com/twitterdev/twitter-for-bigquery",
            "indices": [
              21,
              44
            ],
            "url": "https://t.co/K5orgXzhOM"
          }
        ],
        "user_mentions": []
      },
      "favorite_count": 23,
      "favorited": false,
      "geo": null,
      "id": 609228428915552257,
      "id_str": "609228428915552257",
      "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
      "in_reply_to_status_id": null,
      "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
      "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
      "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
      "lang": "en",
      "place": null,
      "possibly_sensitive": false,
      "retweet_count": 19,
      "retweeted": false,
      "source": "Twitter Web Client",
      "text": "Twitter for BigQuery https://t.co/K5orgXzhOM See how easy it is to stream Twitter data into BigQuery.",
      "truncated": false
    },
    "source": "Twitter for iPhone",
    "text": "RT @vambenepe: Twitter for BigQuery https://t.co/K5orgXzhOM See how easy it is to stream Twitter data into BigQuery.",
    "truncated": false
  },
  "statuses_count": 1279,
  "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
  "url": "https://t.co/66w26cua1O",
  "utc_offset": -25200,
  "verified": true
}