GET users/search

Provides a simple, relevance-based search interface to public user accounts on Twitter. Try querying by topical interest, full name, company name, location, or other criteria. Exact match searches are not supported.

Only the first 1,000 matching results are available.

Resource URL

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

Resource Information

Response formats JSON
Requires authentication? Yes (user context only)
Rate limited? Yes
Requests / 15-min window (user auth) 900

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
q required The search query to run against people search. Twitter%20API
page optional Specifies the page of results to retrieve. 3
count optional The number of potential user results to retrieve per page. This value has a maximum of 20. 5
include_entities optional The entities node will not be included in embedded Tweet objects when set to false . false

Example Request

$ curl --request GET 
  --url 'https://api.twitter.com/1.1/users/search.json?q=soccer' 
  --header 'authorization: OAuth oauth_consumer_key="consumer-key-for-app", 
  oauth_nonce="generated-nonce", oauth_signature="generated-signature", 
  oauth_signature_method="HMAC-SHA1", oauth_timestamp="generated-timestamp", 
  oauth_token="access-token-for-authed-user", oauth_version="1.0"'
$ twurl /1.1/users/search.json?q=soccer

Example Response

[
  {user-object},
  {user-object}
]