Follow, search, and get users

GET friendships/show

Returns detailed information about the relationship between two arbitrary users.

Resource URL

https://api.twitter.com/1.1/friendships/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) 15

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
source_id optional The user_id of the subject user.   3191321
source_screen_name optional The screen_name of the subject user.   raffi
target_id optional The user_id of the target user.   20
target_screen_name optional The screen_name of the target user.   noradio

Example Request

GET https://api.twitter.com/1.1/friendships/show.json?source_screen_name=bert&target_screen_name=ernie

Example Response

{
  "relationship": {
    "target": {
      "id_str": "12148",
      "id": 12148,
      "screen_name": "ernie",
      "following": false,
      "followed_by": false
    },
    "source": {
      "can_dm": false,
      "blocking": null,
      "muting": null,
      "id_str": "8649302",
      "all_replies": null,
      "want_retweets": null,
      "id": 8649302,
      "marked_spam": null,
      "screen_name": "bert",
      "following": false,
      "followed_by": false,
      "notifications_enabled": null
    }
  }
}