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

Resource Information

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


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


Example Response

  "created_at": "Tue Oct 16 00:37:45 +0000 2018",
  "id": 1051995576441733120,
  "id_str": "1051995576441733120",
  "text": "This will is going to be deleted",
  "truncated": false,
  "entities": {
    "hashtags": [],
    "symbols": [],
    "user_mentions": [],
    "urls": []
  "source": "Twitter Web Client",
  "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": 2244994945,
    "id_str": "2244994945",
    "name": "TwitterDev",
    "screen_name": "TwitterDev",
    "location": "The World",
    "description": "TwitterDev",
    "url": null,
    "entities": {
      "description": {
        "urls": []
    "protected": false,
    "followers_count": 2,
    "friends_count": 8,
    "listed_count": 0,
    "created_at": "Sun Jul 15 02:31:20 +0000 2018",
    "favourites_count": 10,
    "utc_offset": null,
    "time_zone": null,
    "geo_enabled": true,
    "verified": false,
    "statuses_count": 46,
    "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": null,
    "has_extended_profile": null,
    "default_profile": true,
    "default_profile_image": false,
    "following": false,
    "follow_request_sent": false,
    "notifications": false,
    "translator_type": "none"
  "geo": null,
  "coordinates": null,
  "place": null,
  "contributors": null,
  "is_quote_status": false,
  "retweet_count": 0,
  "favorite_count": 0,
  "favorited": false,
  "retweeted": false,
  "lang": "en"