POST statuses/destroy/:id

Destroys the status specified by the required ID parameter. The authenticating user must be the author of the specified status. Returns the destroyed status if successful.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/destroy/:id.json

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes (user context only)
Rate limited? Yes

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
id required The numerical ID of the desired status.   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.   true

Example Request

POST https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/destroy/240854986559455234.json

Example Response

{
  "coordinates": null,
  "favorited": false,
  "created_at": "Wed Aug 29 16:54:38 +0000 2012",
  "truncated": false,
  "id_str": "240854986559455234",
  "entities": {
    "urls": [
      {
        "expanded_url": "http://venturebeat.com/2012/08/29/vimeo-dropbox/#.UD5JLsYptSs.twitter",
        "url": "http://t.co/7UlkvZzM",
        "indices": [
          69,
          89
        ],
        "display_url": "venturebeat.com/2012/08/29/vim\u2026"
      }
    ],
    "hashtags": [

    ],
    "user_mentions": [

    ]
  },
  "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
  "text": "\"Vimeo integrates with Dropbox for easier video uploads and shares\": http://t.co/7UlkvZzM",
  "contributors": null,
  "retweet_count": 1,
  "id": 240854986559455234,
  "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
  "geo": null,
  "retweeted": false,
  "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
  "possibly_sensitive": false,
  "place": null,
  "user": {
    "name": "Jason Costa",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "86A4A6",
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "A0C5C7",
    "profile_background_tile": false,
    "profile_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1751674923/new_york_beard_normal.jpg",
    "created_at": "Wed May 28 00:20:15 +0000 2008",
    "location": "",
    "is_translator": true,
    "follow_request_sent": false,
    "id_str": "14927800",
    "profile_link_color": "FF3300",
    "entities": {
      "url": {
        "urls": [
          {
            "expanded_url": "http://www.jason-costa.blogspot.com/",
            "url": "http://t.co/YCA3ZKY",
            "indices": [
              0,
              19
            ],
            "display_url": "jason-costa.blogspot.com"
          }
        ]
      },
      "description": {
        "urls": [

        ]
      }
    },
    "default_profile": false,
    "contributors_enabled": false,
    "url": "http://t.co/YCA3ZKY",
    "favourites_count": 883,
    "utc_offset": -28800,
    "id": 14927800,
    "profile_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1751674923/new_york_beard_normal.jpg",
    "profile_use_background_image": true,
    "listed_count": 150,
    "profile_text_color": "333333",
    "protected": false,
    "lang": "en",
    "followers_count": 8760,
    "time_zone": "Pacific Time (US & Canada)",
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme6/bg.gif",
    "verified": false,
    "profile_background_color": "709397",
    "notifications": false,
    "description": "Platform at Twitter",
    "geo_enabled": true,
    "statuses_count": 5531,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "friends_count": 166,
    "profile_background_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme6/bg.gif",
    "show_all_inline_media": true,
    "screen_name": "jasoncosta",
    "following": false
  },
  "possibly_sensitive_editable": true,
  "source": "Tweet Button",
  "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
  "in_reply_to_status_id": null
}