GET lists/show

Returns the specified list. Private lists will only be shown if the authenticated user owns the specified list.

Resource URL

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes
Rate limited? Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth) 75
Requests / 15-min window (app auth) 75


Name Required Description Default Value Example
list_id required The numerical id of the list.
slug required You can identify a list by its slug instead of its numerical id. If you decide to do so, note that you'll also have to specify the list owner using the owner_id or owner_screen_name parameters.
owner_screen_name optional The screen name of the user who owns the list being requested by a slug .
owner_id optional The user ID of the user who owns the list being requested by a slug .

Example Request


Example Response

  "id": 715919216927322112,
  "id_str": "715919216927322112",
  "name": "National-parks",
  "uri": "/TwitterDev/lists/national-parks",
  "subscriber_count": 92,
  "member_count": 8,
  "mode": "public",
  "description": "",
  "slug": "national-parks",
  "full_name": "@TwitterDev/national-parks",
  "created_at": "Fri Apr 01 15:10:17 +0000 2016",
  "following": false,
  "user": {
    "id": 2244994945,
    "id_str": "2244994945",
    "name": "Twitter Dev",
    "screen_name": "TwitterDev",
    "location": "Internet",
    "description": "Your official source for Twitter Platform news, updates & events. Need technical help? Visit ⌨️ #TapIntoTwitter",
    "url": "",
    "entities": {
      "url": {
        "urls": [
            "url": "",
            "expanded_url": "",
            "display_url": "",
            "indices": [
      "description": {
        "urls": [
            "url": "",
            "expanded_url": "",
            "display_url": "",
            "indices": [
      "protected": false,
      "followers_count": 502084,
      "friends_count": 1472,
      "listed_count": 1514,
      "created_at": "Sat Dec 14 04:35:55 +0000 2013",
      "favourites_count": 2203,
      "utc_offset": null,
      "time_zone": null,
      "geo_enabled": true,
      "verified": true,
      "statuses_count": 3393,
      "lang": "en",
      "contributors_enabled": false,
      "is_translator": false,
      "is_translation_enabled": null,
      "profile_background_color": "null",
      "profile_background_image_url": "null",
      "profile_background_image_url_https": "null",
      "profile_background_tile": null,
      "profile_image_url": "null",
      "profile_image_url_https": "",
      "profile_banner_url": "",
      "profile_link_color": "null",
      "profile_sidebar_border_color": "null",
      "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "null",
      "profile_text_color": "null",
      "profile_use_background_image": false,
      "has_extended_profile": null,
      "default_profile": false,
      "default_profile_image": false,
      "following": false,
      "follow_request_sent": false,
      "notifications": false,
      "translator_type": "null"