Get Tweet timelines

GET statuses/mentions_timeline

Returns the 20 most recent mentions (Tweets containing a users’s @screen_name) for the authenticating user.

The timeline returned is the equivalent of the one seen when you view your mentions on twitter.com.

This method can only return up to 800 tweets.

See Working with Timelines for instructions on traversing timelines.

Resource URL

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

Resource Information

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

Parameters

Name Required Description Default Value Example
count optional Specifies the number of Tweets to try and retrieve, up to a maximum of 200. The value of count is best thought of as a limit to the number of tweets to return because suspended or deleted content is removed after the count has been applied. We include retweets in the count, even if include_rts is not supplied. It is recommended you always send include_rts=1 when using this API method.    
since_id optional Returns results with an ID greater than (that is, more recent than) the specified ID. There are limits to the number of Tweets which can be accessed through the API. If the limit of Tweets has occured since the since_id, the since_id will be forced to the oldest ID available.   12345
max_id optional Returns results with an ID less than (that is, older than) or equal to the specified ID.   54321
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_entities optional The entities node will not be included when set to false.   false

Example Request

GET https://api.twitter.com/1.1/statuses/mentions_timeline.json?count=2&since_id=14927799

Example Response

[
  {
    "coordinates": null,
    "favorited": false,
    "truncated": false,
    "created_at": "Mon Sep 03 13:24:14 +0000 2012",
    "id_str": "242613977966850048",
    "entities": {
      "urls": [

      ],
      "hashtags": [

      ],
      "user_mentions": [
        {
          "name": "Jason Costa",
          "id_str": "14927800",
          "id": 14927800,
          "indices": [
            0,
            11
          ],
          "screen_name": "jasoncosta"
        },
        {
          "name": "Matt Harris",
          "id_str": "777925",
          "id": 777925,
          "indices": [
            12,
            26
          ],
          "screen_name": "themattharris"
        },
        {
          "name": "ThinkWall",
          "id_str": "117426578",
          "id": 117426578,
          "indices": [
            109,
            119
          ],
          "screen_name": "thinkwall"
        }
      ]
    },
    "in_reply_to_user_id_str": "14927800",
    "contributors": null,
    "text": "@jasoncosta @themattharris Hey! Going to be in Frisco in October. Was hoping to have a meeting to talk about @thinkwall if you're around?",
    "retweet_count": 0,
    "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
    "id": 242613977966850048,
    "geo": null,
    "retweeted": false,
    "in_reply_to_user_id": 14927800,
    "place": null,
    "user": {
      "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "EEEEEE",
      "profile_sidebar_border_color": "000000",
      "profile_background_tile": false,
      "name": "Andrew Spode Miller",
      "profile_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1227466231/spode-balloon-medium_normal.jpg",
      "created_at": "Mon Sep 22 13:12:01 +0000 2008",
      "location": "London via Gravesend",
      "follow_request_sent": false,
      "profile_link_color": "F31B52",
      "is_translator": false,
      "id_str": "16402947",
      "entities": {
        "url": {
          "urls": [
            {
              "expanded_url": null,
              "url": "http://www.linkedin.com/in/spode",
              "indices": [
                0,
                32
              ]
            }
          ]
        },
        "description": {
          "urls": [

          ]
        }
      },
      "default_profile": false,
      "contributors_enabled": false,
      "favourites_count": 16,
      "url": "http://www.linkedin.com/in/spode",
      "profile_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1227466231/spode-balloon-medium_normal.jpg",
      "utc_offset": 0,
      "id": 16402947,
      "profile_use_background_image": false,
      "listed_count": 129,
      "profile_text_color": "262626",
      "lang": "en",
      "followers_count": 2013,
      "protected": false,
      "notifications": null,
      "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/16420220/twitter-background-final.png",
      "profile_background_color": "FFFFFF",
      "verified": false,
      "geo_enabled": true,
      "time_zone": "London",
      "description": "Co-Founder/Dev (PHP/jQuery) @justFDI. Run @thinkbikes and @thinkwall for events. Ex tech journo, helps run @uktjpr. Passion for Linux and customises everything.",
      "default_profile_image": false,
      "profile_background_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/16420220/twitter-background-final.png",
      "statuses_count": 11550,
      "friends_count": 770,
      "following": null,
      "show_all_inline_media": true,
      "screen_name": "spode"
    },
    "in_reply_to_screen_name": "jasoncosta",
    "source": "JournoTwit",
    "in_reply_to_status_id": null
  },
  {
    "coordinates": {
      "coordinates": [
        121.0132101,
        14.5191613
      ],
      "type": "Point"
    },
    "favorited": false,
    "truncated": false,
    "created_at": "Mon Sep 03 08:08:02 +0000 2012",
    "id_str": "242534402280783873",
    "entities": {
      "urls": [

      ],
      "hashtags": [
        {
          "text": "twitter",
          "indices": [
            49,
            57
          ]
        }
      ],
      "user_mentions": [
        {
          "name": "Jason Costa",
          "id_str": "14927800",
          "id": 14927800,
          "indices": [
            14,
            25
          ],
          "screen_name": "jasoncosta"
        }
      ]
    },
    "in_reply_to_user_id_str": null,
    "contributors": null,
    "text": "Got the shirt @jasoncosta thanks man! Loving the #twitter bird on the shirt :-)",
    "retweet_count": 0,
    "in_reply_to_status_id_str": null,
    "id": 242534402280783873,
    "geo": {
      "coordinates": [
        14.5191613,
        121.0132101
      ],
      "type": "Point"
    },
    "retweeted": false,
    "in_reply_to_user_id": null,
    "place": null,
    "user": {
      "profile_sidebar_fill_color": "EFEFEF",
      "profile_sidebar_border_color": "EEEEEE",
      "profile_background_tile": true,
      "name": "Mikey",
      "profile_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1305509670/chatMikeTwitter_normal.png",
      "created_at": "Fri Jun 20 15:57:08 +0000 2008",
      "location": "Singapore",
      "follow_request_sent": false,
      "profile_link_color": "009999",
      "is_translator": false,
      "id_str": "15181205",
      "entities": {
        "url": {
          "urls": [
            {
              "expanded_url": null,
              "url": "http://about.me/michaelangelo",
              "indices": [
                0,
                29
              ]
            }
          ]
        },
        "description": {
          "urls": [

          ]
        }
      },
      "default_profile": false,
      "contributors_enabled": false,
      "favourites_count": 11,
      "url": "http://about.me/michaelangelo",
      "profile_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/profile_images/1305509670/chatMikeTwitter_normal.png",
      "utc_offset": 28800,
      "id": 15181205,
      "profile_use_background_image": true,
      "listed_count": 61,
      "profile_text_color": "333333",
      "lang": "en",
      "followers_count": 577,
      "protected": false,
      "notifications": null,
      "profile_background_image_url_https": "https://si0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme14/bg.gif",
      "profile_background_color": "131516",
      "verified": false,
      "geo_enabled": true,
      "time_zone": "Hong Kong",
      "description": "Android Applications Developer,  Studying Martial Arts, Plays MTG, Food and movie junkie",
      "default_profile_image": false,
      "profile_background_image_url": "http://a0.twimg.com/images/themes/theme14/bg.gif",
      "statuses_count": 11327,
      "friends_count": 138,
      "following": null,
      "show_all_inline_media": true,
      "screen_name": "mikedroid"
    },
    "in_reply_to_screen_name": null,
    "source": "Twitter for Android",
    "in_reply_to_status_id": null
  }
]