GET statuses/show/:id

Returns a single Tweet, specified by the id parameter. The Tweet's author will also be embedded within the Tweet.

See GET statuses / lookup for getting Tweets in bulk (up to 100 per call). See also Embedded Timelines, Embedded Tweets, and GET statuses/oembed for tools to render Tweets according to Display Requirements.

About Geo

If there is no geotag for a status, then there will be an empty <geo></geo> or "geo" : {}. This can only be populated if the user has used the Geotagging API to send a statuses/update.

The JSON response mostly uses conventions laid out in GeoJSON. The coordinates that Twitter renders are reversed from the GeoJSON specification (GeoJSON specifies a longitude then a latitude, whereas Twitter represents it as a latitude then a longitude), eg: "geo": { "type":"Point", "coordinates":[37.78029, -122.39697] }

Resource URL

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

Resource Information

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

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
id required The numerical ID of the desired Tweet. 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
include_my_retweet optional When set to either true , t or 1 , any Tweets returned that have been retweeted by the authenticating user will include an additional current_user_retweet node, containing the ID of the source status for the retweet. true
include_entities optional The entities node will not be included when set to false. false
include_ext_alt_text optional If alt text has been added to any attached media entities, this parameter will return an ext_alt_text value in the top-level key for the media entity. If no value has been set, this will be returned as null true
include_card_uri optional When set to either true , t or 1 , the retrieved Tweet will include a card_uri attribute when there is an ads card attached to the Tweet and when that card was attached using the card_uri value. true

Example Request

GET https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/show.json?id=210462857140252672

Example Response

{
  "created_at": "Wed Oct 10 20:19:24 +0000 2018",
  "id": 1050118621198921728,
  "id_str": "1050118621198921728",
  "text": "To make room for more expression, we will now count all emojis as equal—including those with gender‍‍‍ and skin t… https://t.co/MkGjXf9aXm",
  "truncated": true,
  "entities": {
    "hashtags": [],
    "symbols": [],
    "user_mentions": [],
    "urls": [
      {
        "url": "https://t.co/MkGjXf9aXm",
        "expanded_url": "https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1050118621198921728",
        "display_url": "twitter.com/i/web/status/1…",
        "indices": [
          117,
          140
        ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "source": "<a href="http://twitter.com" rel="nofollow">Twitter Web Client</a>",
  "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,
  "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
  "user": {
    "id": 6253282,
    "id_str": "6253282",
    "name": "Twitter API",
    "screen_name": "TwitterAPI",
    "location": "San Francisco, CA",
    "description": "The Real Twitter API. Tweets about API changes, service issues and our Developer Platform. Don't get an answer? It's on my website.",
    "url": "https://t.co/8IkCzCDr19",
    "entities": {
      "url": {
        "urls": [
          {
            "url": "https://t.co/8IkCzCDr19",
            "expanded_url": "https://developer.twitter.com",
            "display_url": "developer.twitter.com",
            "indices": [
              0,
              23
            ]
          }
        ]
      },
      "description": {
        "urls": []
      }
    },
    "protected": false,
    "followers_count": 6128663,
    "friends_count": 12,
    "listed_count": 12900,
    "created_at": "Wed May 23 06:01:13 +0000 2007",
    "favourites_count": 32,
    "utc_offset": null,
    "time_zone": null,
    "geo_enabled": null,
    "verified": true,
    "statuses_count": 3659,
    "lang": "null",
    "contributors_enabled": null,
    "is_translator": null,
    "is_translation_enabled": null,
    "profile_background_color": "null",
    "profile_background_image_url": "null",
    "profile_background_image_url_https": "null",
    "profile_background_tile": nulll,
    "profile_image_url": "null",
    "profile_image_url_https": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/942858479592554497/BbazLO9L_normal.jpg",
    "profile_banner_url": "https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/6253282/1497491515",
    "profile_link_color": "null",
    "profile_sidebar_border_color": "null",
    "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "null",
    "profile_text_color": "null",
    "profile_use_background_image": null,
    "has_extended_profile": null,
    "default_profile": false,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "following": nul,
    "follow_request_sent": null,
    "notifications": null,
    "translator_type": "null"
  },
  "geo": null,
  "coordinates": null,
  "place": null,
  "contributors": null,
  "is_quote_status": false,
  "retweet_count": 161,
  "favorite_count": 296,
  "favorited": false,
  "retweeted": false,
  "possibly_sensitive": false,
  "possibly_sensitive_appealable": false,
  "lang": "en"
}

This request could also be obtained with: GET https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/show/210462857140252672.json